Fry’s Electronics is closing its doors

San Francisco — Fry’s Electronics, the go-to chain for tech tinkerers in search of obscure components, is closing for good. The corporate, maybe much more well-known for outlandish themes at a few of its shops, from Aztec to “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” mentioned Wednesday in a web-based posting that the COVID-19 pandemic had made it not possible to proceed.

Followers instantly took to Twitter to submit pictures and reminiscences (good and dangerous).

The chain was focused on the West Coast however had 31 shops in 9 states. It was based 36 years in the past.

The pandemic has severely broken retailers, however Fry’s was already getting hammered by on-line competitors and a battle between heavy-hitters Finest Purchase and

Fry’s Electronics Inc. mentioned its operations have ceased and the wind-down of areas will start instantly. Clients with electronics being repaired in-store retailer are being requested to select them up.

The chain’s on-line presence seems largely to have been shut down. 

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