CompUSA Store Closings Mean Windows Vista Is Really Cheap
They’re selling everything. I mean everything. Even the employee BBQ Grill that they apparently used in the back somewhere (?!?!?). There’s a bunch of stuff left this last week, and while the sign says “up to” 70% off, most things are still at 40% off. I got a great 6 foot wide dry-erase marker board for my office for only $5.50 (see below where the $0.50 came from).
WARNING: THEY HAVE A LITTLE TRICK TO MAKE YOU PAY 10% MORE.
The one little catch that you don’t find out about until you hit the register is that the clearance sale is being run by a liquidator which charges an extra 10% “liquidation fee” to your bill — which is NOT advertised anywhere, so just be aware. If this isn’t illegal, it sure reeks of something super slimy.
SOME REAL DEALS ARE FOUND.
There are some deals to be found though. Projectors are one of them. There were a couple of presentation projectors on sale for $300 that was a great value. There was the Samsung 510N Color Laser Printer that’s network-ready and does auto-duplexing (prints on 2 sides) for $130. The then there’s the cage of Microsoft Windows Vista software on sale.
WINDOWS VISTA ISN’T FLYING OFF THE SHELVES.
The Windows Vista Cage had pretty much all flavors available for 40% off retail. From Home Basic, Home Premium all the way to Vista Ultimate. The price of the Home Premium Upgrade was at $59 which was pretty good. The full-version of Vista Home Premium was $149, which I just saw over at Office Depot for $239.
But there’s a bunch of these left. Which from my view means that the mass market isn’t really buying Windows Vista for their older machines. Although most people can get legal FULL versions of Vista Home Premium for as low as $129 ($69 for upgrade), Windows Vista doesn’t seem to be flying off the shelves from the looks of the stock at the store. However, the spin-meisters at Microsoft seem report otherwise in the news.
SEE YA COMPUSA.
Although there are a couple of deals to be found, the store closing clearance deals are nothing earth shattering. The best opportunities are if you’re already currently considering buying a larger non-routine item like a laptop, projector, plasma screen tv, color laser printer, etc. The smaller items are definitely discounted, but not to much that you’ll be wondering how to bring it all home.