[QUOTE=negritude;2695306]Sad that they’re trying to blame Amazon for their demise, which is a delusion, since Amazon is not their competition. NewEgg, Fry’s Electronics, and eBay always had better deals on new and used stuff than Geeks ever did. I remember many times considering a purchase at Geeks, only to compare them and realize that there was little point.
That was not always true. For example, Geeks had LGA 771 socket chips for pretty reasonable prices as compared to most eBay auctions. If I hadn’t already bought some E5450’s I would have jumped on the X5450 deal they had the last week they were in operation.
Similarly, every 2 months or so they’d have a deal on HP xw8600 workstations. I got mine with 8Gb DDR2 667 RAM and 2 X5260’s at 3.30Ghz, 256Gb GDDR3 NVIDIA FX3500/4000 card, and a 160Gb Velociraptor drive for $260 w/shipping. There was a Free Shipping.com rebate that I then applied for a $15 rebate. So $245 total. Not too shabby.
The only thing I’d say is that they needed the good deals around more frequently. And they had pretty high prices on some things like video cards, with few decent sales on them.