CompUSA leaving Chicago market

Computer equipment and electronics retailer CompUSA has announced a major restructuring that will result in the closing of half of their retail stores nationwide, including all five in the Chicago area. The CompUSA stores in Chicago, Highland Park, Schaumburg, Skokie, and Geneva will be shut down within the next 90 days.

Details are in this WLS-TV posting.

I’m sorry to see them go. Their prices were almost always higher than what I could get on the Internet, but they were useful if I needed to get something quickly. Thankfully, we still have Fry’s Electronics in Downers Grove, which stocks practically everything computer-related. Here’s a map.

The good news, according to this article, is that there are bargains to be had if you move quickly.

Fare thee well, P.C. Modem. We’ll miss you.