I guess someone bought the brand name during the bankruptcy proceedings - there are stores opening again:
Yes, CompUSA. The once-bankrupt electronics retailer is making a comeback, with about 30 new CompUSA stores nationwide and a new strategy that includes aggressive prices, remodeled stores, improved lighting and in-store web access for comparison shopping.
The interesting thing to me is that the new oweners recognize the impact of the web and mobile access. Rather than try to restrict access to comparison shopping, they are encouraging it:
The in-store web access may be the biggest gamble, since it raises the possibility that you might use a CompUSA floor model to find a better deal on Amazon.com for the very computer you're using to get that information.
I don't think it's as much of a risk as Wired seems to think. The shoppers coming to a CompUSA store likely have devices like iPhones, BlackBerries, or GPhones - so immediate price checking is something they'll be doing anyway. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em...
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