by Brian Solis

Bow your heads. CompUSA is closing all 103 stores around the country.

RIP.

According to the AP, privately held CompUSA, controlled by Mexican financier Carlos Slim Helu’s Grupo Carso SA, said discussions were under way to sell certain stores in key markets. Stores that can’t be sold will be closed.

Gordon Brothers will also try to sell the company’s technical services business, CompUSA TechPro, and online business, CompUSA.com. The good news is that each location will run store-closing sales during the holidays. We’re planning a geek fieldtrip/photowalk to the SF location before Christmas.

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Brian Solis

Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research-based advisory firm. Solis is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging media on business, marketing, publishing, and culture. His current book, Engage, is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to build and measure success in the social web.

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Discussion

    no imageJeremy Pepper (Who am I?)7 December 2007 6:37 pm

    I find the SF store so depressing, even before this announcement.

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    no imageAnita Cohen-Williams (Who am I?)8 December 2007 1:39 am

    The company closed all the San Diego stores this summer.

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