“After nearly 36 years in business as the one-stop-shop and online resource for high-tech professionals across nine states and 31 stores, Fry’s Electronics has made the difficult decision to shut down its operations and close its business permanently,” Fry’s Electronics stated on its website.
It was a difficult decision for Fry’s, but they just couldn’t survive due to the pandemic and the competition with online retailing. Fry’s Twitter page has gone to private and then they have closed their Facebook page.
For over 2 years many of the store shelves have been bare, in particular the one in San Jose CA as well as the one in El Segundo, California. Fry’s was in such bad shape the only way they could sell merchandise is to make deals with wholesalers who then took the consignment funds after product that were sold.
Unfortunately for Fry’s employees they will all be left out of work and on an unemployment line in less they find other work sooner. Fry’s is just another example of the devastating situations that COVID- 19 has placed upon retailers that have been in business for decades.
Unlike Sears, which was able to become a major retail player online due to restructuring, Fry’s Electronics not have an online presence anymore.
For customers who have equipment currently being repaired, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange for return of your equipment.
For customers with items needing repair under a Performance Service Contract, please call (800) 811-1745.
For consignment vendors needing to pick up their consignment inventory at Fry’s locations, please email email@example.com.