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Posted by Morris Dovey on February 8, 2006, 6:40 pm
 
Jeff Thies (in uBqGf.15572$vU2.13441@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net)
said:

| <snip>
||| There is a kind of home appliances supermarket here in California
||| called Frys which stocks solar panels so they do show up in retail
||| stores.
||
|| Thank you for the info, but in South Carolina can I get Frys to
|| ship to me?
||
| The online store is:
| <URL: http://outpost.com/  >

Jeff...

Thanks for posting the link! When I last checked (SJ store in 1991)
all purchases had to be in-store and carried away (usually after
waiting in a long check-out line). This is good news to me!

--
Morris Dovey
DeSoto Solar
DeSoto, Iowa USA
http://www.iedu.com/DeSoto



Posted by Jeff Thies on February 9, 2006, 2:26 am
 
Morris Dovey wrote:


   You are welcome! The have PV panels for about $/watt.

    They built a Frys in my hometown of Atlanta and I have never seen
anything like it! Well, maybe the IKEA... Puts new meaning in the term
Big Box Store.

   The cashiers at Frys work on commission so you would probably find
that the lines move a lot faster!!!

   Cheers,
Jeff


Posted by CM on February 12, 2006, 3:04 am
 
Yea, it's like combining Best Buy and Radio Shack, then doubling the size!
The comparison is apt - Fry's is to other electronics stores what
IKEA is to other furniture stores.

They carry some things hard to find elsewhere, like electronic and computer
components, odd size batteries, inverters, solar panels, and at one time
they
even had small wind generators in stock.


The cashier commission was implemented in 2000, and it made a difference.
An even bigger difference came when they finally added bar code readers to
the registers, though it took a year to get all the UPC codes entered into
their database. I know - I used to work there.

CM



Posted by Windsun on February 12, 2006, 4:59 am
 They also have the worst customer service in the world.

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Jeff Thies wrote:


But their price for the 100W panel is a bit high, I'll bet several of
the on-line dealers will improve on that for equivalent 100W panels. If
they have them in stock and watch the shipping costs
    good luck --  Jim.


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