Hello! Glad to see the support here, hopefully one day it can happen!
:( Why am I an overpriced joke?
All in good fun @Gageous lol
i also just registered to add my hat to the bring a store to san antonio bandwagon... I own CSI Technologies and aside from structured cabling and low voltage cabling we also do network and computer support and installations to include custom built systems and i would love to be able to purchase the equipment we need locally instead of having to order and wait for shipping, ALTEX is a joke as far as an alternative shopping location, i go if i absolutely must have a part same day which i usually do... but having a micro center here would definatly save me and my customers a lot of headaches.. please please please make this happen...
Thank you for posting on the Micro Center Community! Thank you for providing us a location you think a Micro Center would be great at! I sadly don't have the pay-grade to make the decision of opening up a location but I will send your suggestion over to the proper teams for consideration!
Thanks for voicing your support! Perhaps one day it can happen!
Micro Center in San Antonio is way overdue. I have to plan family vacations around the hardware needs of my family and friends. We only travel north or east so I can hit either the Dallas or Houston store on the way to where we're going. My kids would like to travel west someday, but it just can't happen until SA gets its own MC. I simply refuse to spend another dime at Altex. After living in Houston for 11 years, it is impossible for me to shop anywhere else. I knew how great I had it in Houston, but didn't know how bad it was here. Even my kids know the difference.
So, in short, bring Micro Center to San Antonio; do it for the kids.
Hello, thanks for voicing your support for a new location!
Hello powers that be! I have also registered to show support for a location in San Antonio! I have lived in NW San Antonio (and Austin for a bit) for the past 10+ years after college and have been forced to deal with Altex and BestBuy as the only options for computer parts. Altex, as others have already mentioned, is way overpriced, closes super early, and always has an outdated selection.
Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley, we used to have a local CompUSA/Tiger Direct store for a while in McAllen that was awesome and I was surprised to come to a huge city like San Antonio and not even see any options close to even that. For a while I would make the drive up to Austin once or twice a year to get some parts for new builds, but now Fry's has closed down permanently, so there is truly no flagship computer store serving the Austin-San Antonio metro area of 3.5+ million people.
As far as a recommended location for a potential Micro Center in SA, I would also suggest the Forum area near 1604 and I35 where IKEA is. This would give both Austin, San Marcos and San Antonio customers the easiest access to the store as well as capture all of the travelers from South Texas heading north and everyone else heading south.
Another premium location for a store like this would be on the NW side near 1604 and I10, this is close by the RIM shopping center, UTSA, Costco, Fiesta Texas and a highly populated residential area with people who work at nearby company headquarters of USAA, Valero, HEB, Rackspace, Security Service FCU, FBI, Military Bases etc. We also have an NBA (Spurs) team like Houston and Dallas, so by putting a Micro Center here you would capture 100% of the Texas NBA market lol. The Spurs actually just broke ground on a new huge headquarters/retail/community space in this 1604/I10 area.
I really hope to see a Micro Center location in San Antonio soon. I still have yet to visit any locations, as I've only ever traveled past Houston/Dallas once or twice in my nearly 30 years living in Texas, but I've been up and down Austin/San Antonio hundreds of times as have others I'm sure.
Thank you for trying to get the ball rolling @Ian , @LandShark and @AlexS !
That's a great idea! We will let our real estate team know we are needed in San Antonio!
I also registered to show support on this...
A Micro Center is extremely necessary right now in SA..... It is 2022; still getting killed here with Altex.. There is hardly any knowledge, and high prices.
I go to Houston Microcenter for my needs, but it's a 3 hour drive for us. I have built and upgraded so many systems over the years... @ Microcenter is the go-to.,.. I hate that they are not here; I'm from New Jersey so believe me, when I moved to San Antonio 5 years ago one of the things that bothered me was the absence of this store. They would bury Altex instantly. They have no competition, Micro Center would be everything "computers" here... No one would go elsewhere.... Why would they? To not find what you're looking for and to pay more?
PLEASE BRING RETAIL STORE TO SAN ANTONIO...
The fastest growing city and area in Texas.
Hello! Perhaps one day it will happen!
Thanks for sharing your support! Perhaps one day it will happen!
I for one don’t want a Micro Center in San Antonio. Why? Because I’d go broke spending all my money there!
Seriously, though, I echo everyone’s comments here. PLEASE, please bring one here! Driving to Houston or Dallas isn’t convenient, especially with the cost of gas these days. Fry’s in Austin is gone. San Antonio is growing like gangbusters in population and tech savvy people, and we have desperately needed something better than “Worst Buy” and “Awful-Tex” forever now! I NEED my regular Micro Center fix!!
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