When I was first getting started I used to go down to two or three stores here in the NJ metro area and get all the parts I needed to build the machines i was using, not to mention the two USED parts stores where I would stand there and drool over the USED 100 MHz Evergreen chips that would take my 50 MHz 486 and turn it into a Pentium MoBo, WOW!!!
We never had a Fry's here but we did have CompUSA, and when almost all those stores (except for a few) went belly-up I LITERALLY CRIED!!! That was where I would stop by during the work day (I was driving for a living then) and spend 15 or 20 minutes just basking in the electron fields and recharging my soul, then I could go back and finish the day of driving crabby little old ladies & gents to their Dr. appointments, AHHHHH!!!
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