Fry's Electronics - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-23-2004, 09:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 149
Default Fry's Electronics

Has anyone bought from this store online or at one of their outlets?

Northbridge is offline  
Old 06-23-2004, 09:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 59
Send a message via AIM to blankbandit

yeah, it's okay...get better deals from newegg though. they do have a good store return policy. no restocking fee. like i said, it's okay.

blankbandit is offline  
Old 06-23-2004, 09:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 527

I like frys myself. They have like everything. I would rather buy from newegg. But frys is like 10 mins away so its nice. I have done some business with them and had badluck with the parts i bought. So i just returned everything no questions asked. And when i had returned a video card before because it didnt work i told them it didnt so they put a discount label on it and put it back on the shelf. THat was nice! They have good deals in their add all the time so go in and look at their add or if you get on your newspaper. Like right now they might still have the sharp 17" monitor for only 350 bucks. Super cheap. 15" for like 250 i think. And most likely if you buy a lot of stuff you will get most of it free because the person working at the counter is not most intelligent generally. I ended up not paying for my case and dvd burner. Also you have to check and make sure the box your getting is unopened!
P4 2.26 ghz, Intel d850emv2 mobo, 768mb of pc800, sony 4x dvd-rw, teac burner, nvidia ti4600 graphics, enermax 330watt ps
4 silent uv fans, cold cathodes in full tower antec case, round ide cables

SOny vaio 2.66 ht ghz modded into raidmax case with green cold cathodes.
P4 2.8ghz HT, 512mb ddr, Intel KD865gbfl, onboard video, raidmax case, blue cathodes, round ide, loomed wires, 4x dvd burner, wd sata 80gb hard drive
Intel d865perl, 2.8ghz northwood, antec sonata, wd caviar 20gb, Corsair 512mbx1 for now. 380watt psu, ati 9600, dvdrom cdrw floppy in black too match case
mrzeeedler is offline  
Old 06-23-2004, 10:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
Master Techie
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,007

i buy from Fry's ALL the time. got my 17" monitor from them for 129, vid card for 99, ups for 50, fans and heatsink, neon lights, my blank cd's ($12 for a hundred!!). Yes their return policy is good, but you only get a full cash refund back if its returned within 15 days otherwise its store credit. They do have a lot of refurbished and marked down returned items. I always stay away from the returned stuff and keep an eye on whats being returned in the return line when i go in so i don't buy the same mistake.
The crappy thing the other day was there was such a long line to check out that i waited an hour and a 1/2 before my friend pulled me out of line cuz he got us a register but only cuz he has a friend who works there.
Yeah...I have spent way too much at fry's in the last 60 days....its a store that you can spend not only a lot of money in but time as well. I don't think i've ever spent less than an hour browsing and less than $50 afterward....sort of an addiction.
jaksback is offline  
Old 06-23-2004, 10:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 95

fry's electronic is da best! i go there almost every weekend. and it is so EZ to return stuff. i also like how the fry's near me has this thing where if you buy something for example $30, and you look in another store ad (for example compusa or best buy) and they have it for $25, you can go back to fry's and get those $5 store credit, even though it's only $5, still money.
unbornzodiac is offline  
Old 06-23-2004, 11:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 416
Send a message via AIM to chog

I LOVE Fry's
chog is offline  
Old 06-24-2004, 12:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 517
Send a message via AIM to YourPrinter

i just went there last week to get my vid card its JAM PACKED full of people and itslike 2x bigger n best buy
YourPrinter is offline  
Old 06-24-2004, 02:58 AM   #8 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 149

I'm going to build a computer sometime early in the fall and I'm going to the Dallas Fry's. I buying from there because their video card prices on the X800Pro are way better than newegg's and and i know most of the components I'm getting so with the difference in the video card's price and that I won't have to pay for shipping, Fry's will cost me less than newegg.
Northbridge is offline  
Old 06-24-2004, 04:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 694

Make sure you think about the tax when you're purchasing from FRYs. Tax here is about 8.5%. Thats $42.50 on a low-budget $500 computer.

If you buy from newegg, it's delivered to your front door and you don't have to pay sales tax.
Lian Li Aluminum Case
Intel D975XBXK2R Mobo
Core 2 Duo E6700 CPU
EVGA 8800 GTS Video Card
Corsair XMS 2 x 1gig RAM
Zalman 9500 CPU cooler
hercules_upw is offline  
Old 06-24-2004, 08:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
Older But Wiser
kboy's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 1,041

We got a Fry's right down the street from me. I shop there all the time. They have specials alot with some pretty good deals but then again everything is getting cheaper in regards to PC Hardware & Software. Buying On-Line got to be a hastle especially if ya gotta return something.

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
AMD FX-8150
16 GB Ram
ASUS GeForce 760 GTX

1TB Sata Seagate
100 Gig Maxtor Sata 7200 Rpm
ASUS DRW 24B3S7 ATA Optical
Windows 7 Home Premium
Dell E228WFP 22"
kboy is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.