J&R Music and Computer World Closes NYC Store

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Biro, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Steve
    This may not resonate as much with non-metro New Yorkers but J&R Music and Computer World (which also sold a lot of cameras) has closed its store in downtown Mahattan after 43 years. Still, they used to run newspaper ads in major newspapers across the country so they had a lot of mail, phone and, in later years, Internet orders. Apparently, they will continue to do business online and via Amazon.com.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-...s-after-43-years-as-lower-manhattan-icon.html

    I loved their old building on Park Row downtown. A really interesting place with a lot of atmosphere, even if my wife thought it was kinda creepy. I wish the Friedmans the best of luck.
     
  2. ajamils

    ajamils FujiXspot Regular

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    Very sad to see another great retailer fading away. Though I've mostly bought front their website I did visit this store last time I was in NY.

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  3. yakky

    yakky FujiXspot Regular

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    Wow, they were pretty big online a few years ago but I haven't seen deals from them in a few years.
     
  4. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Steve
    Apparently they'll be online. But, you're right, the deals lately haven't been in the B&H or Adorama league. They had great TV commercials, too. Edgy stuff that would only work in New York...

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NjAFwahIqFU
     
  5. Bob Brandoff

    Bob Brandoff FujiXspot Regular

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    My daughter goes to grad school (Pace) right near there... their prices weren't that great, though.