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Tiger Direct closing all retail stores - Keep an eye out for hot deals

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Tiger Direct closing all retail stores - Keep an eye out for hot deals

Word is that Tiger Direct will be closing all retail stores in Canada and the US.
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Who knew that charging more than their competition and regularly scamming consumers with shady MiR deals would lead to their downfall...
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Jep4444 wrote:
Mar 10th, 2015 11:30 pm
regularly scamming consumers with shady MiR deals would lead to their downfall...
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Happy to see this, no sympathy for them
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Jep4444 wrote:
Mar 10th, 2015 11:30 pm
Who knew that charging more than their competition and regularly scamming consumers with shady MiR deals would lead to their downfall...
Increased sales overall, but retail channel decreased. That doesn't sound like downfall, more like realigning resources to more profitable channels.
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Mar 26, 2008
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YES! Now no one will post those annoying deals with a 200 dollar MIR when you buy antivirus software bundle
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Mar 6, 2010
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they jack up the price so high that i never buy anything from them for the past 15 years! HURRAY!
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so, they are just going to be online store only like newegg?
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With all due respect to the few good employees that work at Tiger Direct, it's about damn time. I learned my lesson after buying 2 things here and have never shopped at TD since 2008.
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I liked the employees at TD in London. It was pretty much always empty and they would greet and help you with no problem. Aside from that, it's no surprise TD is doing this. I go once every other year... Nothing is priced well there. Don't even look at them when I buy online.
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Bought a $19.99 Optical drive about 3 or 4 years ago from Tiger Direct.... Never bought another item from them... Glad to see them go.
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There goes the last reason to shop from them. Sometimes there are deals, but usually it's marginally shipping kills the deal, and you can pick it up in store instead. Now it's just constantly SKD.
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importpsycho wrote:
Mar 11th, 2015 12:43 am
so, they are just going to be online store only like newegg?
That with much higher prices, ridiculous shipping, constant nagging to add Squaretrade warranty every time you add an item to the cart. And no option for local pickup. And bundle MIR traps.
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You people act like the online store is going away. It's just the retail stores closing, so there will be plenty of MIR deals posted here still. I'm glad to see them closing, frankly - the stores were always huge and disorganized, a terrible shopping experience. But I've picked up a few ok deals occasionally when they throw out those $20 off $100 coupons. Maybe now that they're closing down all their retail stores, they can afford to lower their prices some.

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