Have you visited Frys lately? Have in Pixie Dust
We were out for our walk in October …and I told my wife …that I wanted to stop at Fry’s in Wilsonville…just to see some of the latest computers. https://www.frys.com
When we lived in California, I really didn’t have time to visit Frys’; my company had an excellent support staff. PAUSE The phone system was left for me …and that was enough!
After that, we moved to Oregon in 2001. PAUSE so I could start my career with egghead.com PAUSE They were in trouble at the time, …but I thought ….I could fix it.
Another Angle Silly me!!! Another Angle
We worked hard for 6 months, but they decided that they couldn’t got on any longer… PAUSE and declared bankruptcy. PAUSE Egghead looked at Fry’s for a financial commitment…. but at the last minute, the deal… fell through. PAUSE Now if you go to the egghead.com website, you will be redirected to a new site: amazon! show slide https://www.amazon.com/l/229534
So what happened to me?? I went from VP of sales of a 500 million dollar company …to a sole proprietor…working for myself. PAUSE You know what….I loved being my own boss. PAUSE EVERYTHING was new for me on my little network … and I was up for the challenge.
PAUSE But even after that experience, I still liked Fry’s. PAUSE
So I still visited Fry’s …probably about 2 times per year. PAUSE My kids we into electronics…so I could dazzle them with my knowledge. slide about dazzling them
About 3 years ago, my son Tom wanted to purchased something from Frys.
Another Angle Knowing everything about all small networks was fun, now I don’t remember anything. Guess it is the stroke! Another Angle
Eventually, I went with him to look around while he made his purchase. The store …was packed. show slide of busy store
I told him I would check out the computer section; checking out all the stuff was fascinating!…it was like a dream come true. PAUSE Fry’s was the best! PAUSE PAUSE
Then …I visited Fry’s in late September 2020. PAUSE Oh… my… gosh!!!! PAUSE
Remember when you first walked in?
We walked past …where they did returns … nobody was there… PAUSE so we walked into the store.
There used to be thousands of DVD’s show slide that you can choose from. PAUSE GONE… the shelves were gone; the floor was left bare.
PAUSE OK, I thought, maybe their cutting back on DVDs. Other places did that. PAUSE
So I walked further into the store. The radio section… PAUSE GONE PAUSE
The TV section…they had only 3 tvs…down from the dozens and dozens they hand earlier! PAUSE
Then I was sure they had their computer section; PAUSE it was why Fry’s existed. PAUSE PAUSE There were just shelves …empty of all merchandise.… PAUSE Back in 2018, there used to be computer equipment … on every shelf!!!
I couldn’t look anymore and I left the store.
PAUSE What happened? PAUSE
How do you re-build all that was lost? PAUSE Maybe it is Covid 19? PAUSE We’ll see! Concern