I’ve been to Best Buy, Circuit City, Walmart, you name it. I have to say that Fry’s Electronics is the best Electronics superstore out there. They have it all and there are deals a plenty as well. Hubby and I don’t EVER go there for the heck of it because we know we are going to buy things that we don’t need but can’t live without. Yep, we only go when we need something and THEN we end up buying things that we don’t need but can’t live without. LOL
I swear, our house is the land of dying electronics and appliances. There is always something that breaks, not all at once but sometimes. LOL We break coffee carafes (and hate buying just the carafe, it’s too much!), our microwave decides to stop heating (it sounds like it works though, what a fooler!), our phone dies (even though the battery has been replaced)…it's just alway our luck. And we don’t buy expensive appliances and electronics, we want good quality for the best possible deal. Now it’s often hard for us to find both but when we do we most often find it at Fry’s. Just yesterday I found some mini DVD-R’s selling $17.99 for a 10-pack. That’s outrageously cheap for those! Any other brands were at least a 5 pack for $10. We did buy a $30 microwave there, which is the wacky one that messed up on us but I blame the manufacturer rather than Fry’s. Silly me didn’t keep the receipt like I always do.
There are so many departments in the store, probably the same as Best Buy but to me it looks like 10 times more. They have the typical areas like appliances, TV’s, video games, computers, DVDs, CDs yet the part that I haven’t seen at any other electronics store are computer parts that you can build a computer from scratch with. I have no idea how to do that but that just shows how in depth they get with what they sell. Beware of when you wait in line to check out. There are absolute tons of candy and snacks for last minute purchases. And don’t be scared by the lines…they actually move pretty quickly.
My only beef with Fry’s is that the return system takes forever. My hubby had to return a printer from his job and it took it at least an hour and had to visit 3 different areas of the store.
Fry’s has a website www.outpost.com which doesn’t show everything they have but don’t be fooled, there is SO much more. If you are lucky enough to live near one I highly suggest going there…but be careful, you can easily spend money there!