Fry’s Electronics Goes Out of Business

It is a sad day for wireheads and gadget nerds. The venerable Fry’s Electronics has finally closed all of its stores nationwide.

Back in January, on Boing Boing, I wrote about several more of their stores being shuttered and the likelihood of the inevitable. The inevitable has happened. Rob of Boing Boing posted about the out-of-business announcement this morning.

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, Inc. (“Fry’s” or “Company”), has made the difficult decision to shut down its operations and close its business permanently as a result of changes in the retail industry and the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Company will implement the shut down through an orderly wind down process that it believes will be in the best interests of the Company, its creditors, and other stakeholders.

Read the rest of Fry’s farewell statement.


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