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Aug. 4, 2008 at 5:59pm

PC Club Closes

The PC Club computer store just off the corner of S. 38th and Tacoma Mall Blvd (just behind Borders) is all closed up. The change happened a couple weeks ago and I happened upon it last Friday when looking for a good deal on a USB wifi device. No such luck and it looks like "Your Local Computer Partner" is no longer local at all. Shame too 'cause I did use to prefer to stop there first before visiting the late, nearby CompUSA store and especially Best Buy -- which seems nearly the only option in town (heaven forbid).

Anyone have any suggestions for other decent computer and parts shops in Tacoma? Where am I to get cheap OEM mice and sales staff that actually know what they're talking about? Last Stop on 6th Ave. is mostly repair and I haven't yet checked out Epic PC in the Stadium District. Nevertheless, so long PC Club. My wallet may not miss you but I will.

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by kmainc1 on 8/21/2008 @ 10:09pm
WOW that totally sucks cause the PC club and the Compusa (not that I will ever miss them) are both closed in OKC as well, been friends with the guys there for over 10 years now.... them I will miss. I wished I had more faith in Tiger Direct but.... I don't try new egg, I haven't heard anything bad about them.. yet.

by KevinFreitas on 8/22/2008 @ 6:44am
I've spent plenty with NewEgg over the last 5 years and have never had a bad experience. Still, it's nice to have a local place to go for some things. Sure wish we had a Fry's down here rather than up the freeway in Renton.

by izenmania on 8/22/2008 @ 7:18am
When Jake put together his computer it was from parts at CompuCare, all of half a block from PC Club.

by KevinFreitas on 8/22/2008 @ 10:47am
Thought I heard they've been closed for a while now too. Certainly hope not 'cause I have forgot about them.

by izenmania on 8/22/2008 @ 11:07am
It's possible. As a lifelong Mac-man I've not had reason to patronize them. I just liked standing across the street and seeing the two PC parts stores, each of them right next to a different home fitness store, barely 100 feet apart. It amused me.

by kaabee on 9/22/2008 @ 8:17pm
A store that I found, and it seems to be pretty good, is Northwest computer over in Auburn by the Super Mall in the strip mall between IHOP and McDonalds. (I had my computer's DVD RWdrive take a dive and I was going to take it back to PC Club where I bought the computer a few years ago and found that they were closed - damn). Northwest Computers replaced the drive with another (and I had them put two drives in - so I can copy disks with greater ease - and the charge was $40 each for the drives and $15 for install for both - that seemed very reasonable for the LG drives and labor. And it only took them about 10 minutes to install. They seem to be pretty good (of course I haven't had them do any major work on the computer yet, so who knows for sure). All I can say is that I'll be taking my computer back there if I need any repairs. I will say that on one of my other computers about 2 years ago, I took it over to the Costco computer service repair in the Costco over by South Center and they installed a DVD RW drive and it never worked properly. Something that simple should have up and running pretty easily, but Costco didn't get it right. This place did.

Here's the website for Northwest Computers:

www.techsonsite.com/

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