Fryes Electronics, or more correctly Fry's Electronics was founded in 1985 to become a retail store in the Silicon Valley area of California to meet the needs of the quickly building technological population.
Business boomed quickly, and after a while there were 7 stores in Northern California, 9 outlets in Southern California, 8 in Texas, 2 stores in Texas and 1 store in each of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Georgia, Indiana and Illinois.
In each of the store locations, there is a theme to the store. For example, in Northern California , the store in Palo Alto has a Wild West theme. In Anaheim , Southern California , the theme is the flight deck for the NASA space shuttle; Endeavor.
In Austin Texas, the theme is a tribute to the “Live Music Capital of The World”. Phoenix Arizona 's store carries an Aztec theme and the Fryes Electronics in Indiana pays tribute to the pre-1960's Indy Speedway.
Fryes Electronics carries thousands of different products including: computers and computer equipment, handhelds, phones and communications devices, audio and video equipment, cameras, car electronics, office products, games, DVDs, toys and health and beauty appliances.
The prices are not too bad at Fryes Electronics either. For a 42” Plasma HDTV, the price is only $1, 299. For a Fuji 3x digital camera, the price is only $149. Some other good deals at Fry's Electronics are a Daewoo KOR-630A Microwave is priced for only $39.99.
They also offer some household items such as the Hoover H3060 FloorMate SpinScrub Hard-Floor Cleaner, which retails online for $199, and the Roomba 4100 RED Cordless Robotic Vacuum Cleaner which sells for only $149 US.
All in all, the prices at Fry's are comparable to other product that are alike, and even beats a lot of the competition's prices, so we give it one thumb up.