CompUSA closing all 4 Minnesota Locations

myphoto.jpegIn a store closing wave impacting over half of its stores, CompUSA is closing up shop in Minnesota. All four locations in Woodbury, Minnetonka, Bloomington and Roseville will close over the next month. The MN stores are no longer reflected on CompUSA’s website.

It has been years since I set foot in a CompUSA. I find myself buying most of my computer items over the internet. I did like that they had an inventory checker on their site, and almost made a few instant gratification purchases using that tool. But enough other retailers have that tool now that it’s not a big loss.

4 Comments so far

  1. Erica (unregistered) on February 28th, 2007 @ 2:28 pm

    My first thought was, “That’s too bad.” And then I remembered that I haven’t been in a CompUSA in years. I’ve learned to not bother looking for anything Apple-specific anywhere other than online or at an Apple store. My handful of ill-fated trips to Microcenter have otherwise satisified my needs, albeit with a lot of frustration. Anything else I can think of I can pick up from Best Buy or FirstTech, or buy online.

  2. Stephen Gross (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 2:16 pm

    I’m a big time computer geek, so I remember checking out CompUSA when they first expanded into my area. I was very disappointed–not only was there selection crummy, but their people were really poorly trained.

    Maybe this will create an opening for microcenter to expand–they certainly run a better business!

    –Steve (

  3. Erica (unregistered) on March 1st, 2007 @ 2:26 pm

    Oh, see I totally disagree on Microcenter. As do others.

  4. Bill K (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 10:08 am

    I don’t really like any of the bricks and mortar places that sell computer stuff around here too much. I’ll buy if I need something right away, but most of them are more expensive than their internet counterparts.

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