July 16, 1997 |
CompUSA said it will begin selling its own line of PCs through its stores and on the Internet, starting in the fall. Dallas-based CompUSA, the country's largest computer retailer, will launch a full line of build-your-own desktop computers in an attempt to capture a new market segment. CompUSA's new computers will go head-to-head against products by Dell Computer Corp., a fast-growing maker of low-priced business computers, and Gateway 2000 Inc., a mail-order personal computer distributor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1991 |
A cashier at a computer store was shot and killed Friday night, and one man was arrested, police said. The name of the dead woman was not immediately available. Police at the scene said they believe robbery was the motive. The shooting occurred about 10:30 p.m. behind the COMPUSA computer store at 9380 Warner Ave. Although details of the shooting were sketchy, the store's manager, Dave Hutchinson, said police called him at home and asked him to come to the store to open it up.
December 2, 1996 |
The Christmas shopping season began Friday and the technology boom that has been underway for several years remains in full swing, yet much of the computer retailing industry is bracing for the holiday blues. Sales of personal computers to consumers aren't growing like they were last year or the year before. Too many stores are battling for too few customers, wiping out already thin profit margins.
August 25, 1995 |
Zero hour arrived Thursday for software giant Microsoft Corp. and countless computer stores around Southern California and the world, with nocturnal parties, big crowds and special promotions ushering in the Windows 95 personal computer program. But even though fun seemed to be had by all at the retailers' midnight sales festivals--and at the VIP gala on the Microsoft campus outside Seattle--some signs were emerging that Windows 95 might not live up to the prodigious hype.
February 28, 2007 |
CompUSA Inc. said Tuesday that it would shut 126 stores -- more than half its outlets -- by the end of May because of tough competition in the retail consumer electronics market. The closings will leave 103 stores, the company said. CompUSA also said it would receive $440 million in additional capital in the restructuring. Chief Executive Roman Ross cited "changing conditions in the consumer retail electronics market" for the decision.
January 24, 2000 |
CompUSA Inc. said R. Stephen Polley, head of its Cozone.com Internet unit, is resigning just three months after the revamped Web site made its debut. The computer retailer did not name a successor. CompUSA's Cozone.com had 405,001 visitors in December and ranked 183rd among Web retailers, according to market-research firm Media Metrix Inc. CompUSA revamped its electronic-commerce offerings last year with the goal of becoming a leading online seller of PCs, printers and other technology products.