Originally Posted by StardogChampion
I love MC too and I love that if I really want to I can just pop over and browse after work when I am down in The People's Republic (Cambridge).
However, I have to say, the Cambridge MC is kind of a dump. I know it's been there forever. I really think they should build one in tax free New Hampshire. It'd be a geek destination resort
I went into the Cambridge microcenter for the first time very yesterday. Mostly because of this thread.
Never been inside a microcenter before.
I was early for a business appointment in weymouth - and realized it was only 10 minutes from where I was currently. I took a walk through the store just to say I did. lol.
Reminds me of an oldschool circuit city combined with a Newegg. lol.
For a PC geek it's a cool store.
I just wonder how they make any money at retail when you factor in the aging of product effects margins- shrink/theft and paying for a retail storefront with labor and costs associated with a brick and mortar.
I mean PC hardware does not have tons of margin. how they do the super low prices on CPU and make money makes me wonder- or how they do the $50 off motherboards.
Both are great deals for a consumer.
Coolest thing was that you can see all the cases side by side and check them out.
Some of the ugly ones online actually looked good in person and some of the good online looks crappy in person.
But the cases were displayed poorly. Missing accessories and parts- open bays.. etc..
It was cool to see the in person quality of PC cases.
I also realized how excessively large my COSMOS II is. The other big full towers looked small next to it. (probably opposite of your build... lol)
Store was kinda dumpy but with cool products for sale.