CompUSA Emerges From the Rubble with Three New Stores Featuring Retail 2.0 Concept



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Well it looks like CompUSA is slowly coming back from the dead. Taking a cue from the Sharper Image playbook in companies trying to resurrect themselves in a new era, CompUSA will actually be opening – not closing three new locations. These said locations will be in Houston, TX, Newark, DE, and Euless, TX and will feature a new shopping method called “Retail 2.0.” So what exactly is Retail 2.0?  CompUSA’s pioneering a new concept which will outfit these new stores with 300 screens; from laptops to desktops to HDTVs that will be able to access the internet.  Consumers will be able to access full product information, image galleries, product manuals, reviews, etc…they will also be able to browse a competitor site and comparison shop as if they were home. However there are no details if CompUSA will in fact beat or match a competitor’s price. I imagine they would if they are giving you this freedom. Talk about transparency with a single touch.  The new Houston, TX location is open already, and both the new Newark, DE/Euless, TX locations will be open in a few weeks.  It’s almost worth taking a trip just to see my old friend CompUSA in its new 2010 form.


[Via CompUSA Press Release]

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  • Kasey D.

    Many years ago, before CompUSA started selling cell phones and trying to be too much like Best Buy, it was my all-time favorite store. Unfortunately, no other store was like it, or is like it today. It’s good to see them back and trying something new. If they open one of those stores in the D.C. area, I’ll be one of the first to rush out and check it out ;-)

  • Kasey D.

    Many years ago, before CompUSA started selling cell phones and trying to be too much like Best Buy, it was my all-time favorite store. Unfortunately, no other store was like it, or is like it today. It’s good to see them back and trying something new. If they open one of those stores in the D.C. area, I’ll be one of the first to rush out and check it out ;-)