Open a Store in San Antonio...PLEASE
I registered just to post this. Just finished up at the Dallas location shopping for a few parts I needed while I was in town for 24 hours. For God's sake, PLEASE give us a Micro Center in San Antonio. I'm tired of only being able to experience the in-store magic that is Micro Center when I happen to be in Houston, Dallas, or Denver (the three cities I travel to the most often with a Micro Center location). My sister, of all people, introduced me to Micro Center when she lived in Chicago back between 2004-2006.
Best Buy's limited selection isn't ideal, our local\regional "tech store" chain, (Altex) is an embarrassment to the aforementioned moniker, and we simply do not have enough options for buying real tech products. Between the Austin and San Antonio metros, the population is roughly 4.5 million people. There's more than enough of a potential customer base and more than enough cost-effective commercial retail real estate available. You could and SHOULD bury Altex in our region. Their selection is crap, their prices are outrageous on 90% of the things they sell, they know it, and they do it because they have no competition. I'm tired of their snotty, poorly trained sales people with their condescending attitudes. If I find that our one good small local computer shop doesn't have what I need (pretty often), I have to take a sedative before heading to Altex, to get whatever it is I need, just to make sure I don't completely lose it while I'm there.
You can slap one in North San Antonio (Live Oak, Selma, Cibolo, or Schertz) and be pretty accessible to Austinites, not to mention New Braunfels and San Marcos residents. Hell, open one in South Austin (so it's more easily accessible to those of us in SA) if you want. Austin has two Altex's, and a Fry's (Fry's is in North Austin close to Round Rock) but, as I stated previously, you can easily and JUSTLY bury them both. Let's be real here, is Fry's even considered competition these days?
Seriously, I love Micro Center, I've been an IT Professional for over 20 years, and if I can't make it to Denver to fix my dad's and his various business associates' equipment (seriously, they pay to fly me up there to address their computer and networking needs when physical presence is required to do so), I send them to Micro Center because you're the only ones I trust to do anything correctly. Ok, rant over...for now.