I'll add another +1000 for a new Seattle location. I'm moving to the area right now for work and am very unhappy with having to give up Microcenter. Heck I'd even drive to Portland for large purchases (though this would definitely be lower frequency as it's a full day trip).
The service and savings Microcenter provides are unparalleled, from component selection and warranties (useful for critical machines that need to be fixed asap) to the open box motherboards that I've only ever had one issue with (which was of course taken care of immediately with a free replacement).
+1 for a Seattle store! Hope to see you guys soon!
I also just made a new account to +1 this. Dealing with Best Buy for things like the latest video cards is awful. Would love a Fry's replacement, and in my opinion, Microcenter is better than Frys.
+1000 I used to live in Minneapolis, MN with a microcenter less than 15 minutes away. Now I live in Seattle, WA and miss microcenter greatly. I signed up just to say this.
Yet another "I created this account just..."
Yes, for the love of all that is good and right, we absolutely need a Washington state franchise.
There is zero competition out here, and the nearest MC is 1300 miles away.
All we have are Best Buys, which typically only carry mid-range and generally undesirable hardware. For anything even remotely enthusiast-grade, I have to rely on e-tailers and we all know what a shitshow that's been for the past several years.
Love to see the interest in Micro Center across the country! Happily sharing the enthusiasm with our corporate teams!
I will throw in my support for one in Washington State as well. Though it seems that there must be a major reason it has never happened. Seattle area has been a heavy tech area for a long time. Several large tech companies are either based here (microsoft, amazon) or have a large presance. So it feels like there is a underlying reason not to be here. Hopefully one come eventually. As others have said, there is no equivalent stores and with PC building becoming more popular the last couple of years it would make sense.
That is my two cents.
Thanks for showing support! Perhaps one day it will happen!
In light of the recent announcement of a new Micro Center location being confirmed for opening in Indianapolis with 2 more locations to arrive by 2025, I'm casting my hat in for a Washington-based Micro Center as well!
I hear Redmond/Bellevue is always buzzing with growth and then some (or maybe even Issaquah/Sammammish?).....😁
Washington has a computer store in Federal Way called InfoTech. It is not a large store but the service is good and they can get you most of what you want. It is nice because when something breaks I got a way to get a part quickly. They have been in business as long as I can remember. Being a small store they are limited on how much stock they have on hand but the prices are fair. I would like to see a Micro Center here in Seattle area but it is what it is. FRYS screwed themselves and we are paying the price.
Thanks for your suggestions! No plans at the moment, however, Washington is highly requested. Thank you both for reaching out! 😁
+1 on this please! Also doesn't have to be in Seattle. We'll drive out for 20-30 miles easy if need be. The closer the better but just bring it in the area please!
Thanks for showing support! Perhaps it will happen sometime!
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The Seattle area has absolutely no computer store that's really worth mentioning. There are pretenders, but nothing worth while. I used to be able to go to Frys and pick up any component I want and not wait for slow order fulfillment and event slower shipping like I do now. Frys used to be so busy, I had to wait up to an hour sometimes to check out, before Frys' execs messed up. I was at the Tustin location during the renovation, talk about kid in a candy store. I picked up all kinds of stuff, but was limited to the room in my suitcase. I made sure we had half a day in socal set aside for Micro Center, Micro Center didn't disappoint. There is so much to be said about being able to just look at products on the shelf to get ideas for the build and load up the shopping cart. I hate Amazon, Best Buy (they are so limited and garbage customer service), NewEgg, and others I can't remember their business name at the moment. They don't have a physical location, I pay retail yet have to wait a week, or 2 weeks, to get what I ordered. Hell no! I pay retail, I want it now. If I have to wait for shipping, I better get a discount. There are exceptions to that, computer parts are not an exception.
Form a business standpoint, if you do want to consider, there's way more than just a potential windfall going on.
Those of use who want a store here, get a move on it! Get your friends to get on here and express their opinion. Get local businesses on here to express their opinion, local business can use Micro Center. Light this thread up. If we could get this thread to 50 pages in a couple of months, do you really think Micro Center can ignore that? Two pages in two years shows we just aren't needy enough.
We have so many people who want a location. In fact, I see an opening in the Redmond area, where an old Sears was taken down, I believe you can put a place there. Maybe you are already
Another +1 (or more if I could). I just moved here from the Detroit area - where I could and did make the 35 mile drive to Microcenter Madison Heights, and can't believe the lack of a great computer component/enthusiasts store anywhere here in the Seattle area.
Great to see the suggestions here! I'm not aware of any plans at this time but I will gladly pass the feedback over to the real estate team.
I signed up to +1 this. I used to live in Dallas and spent a fair bit of time there shopping and buying things. I was so shocked to move to the greater Seattle area and find no comparable options. I work at one of the big tech companies, my colleagues lament not having a Micro Center here. Some days you just want to go in and get inspired by inventory and walk out with a new PC's worth of parts, and it's just not the same without a Micro Center around.
It's disheartening to see every single MC Admin say there are currently no plans for a Washington location. I guess MicroCenter doesn't like money.
Unfortunately, the admins of our Community forum do not make the real estate decisions for the company, perhaps it will happen one day!
I signed up just to chime in that I'd also appreciate it! I'm always browsing sales and seeing "Microcenter, in store only", that we don't have one has probably saved me some money but also missing out on some great deals. Last night I dreamed I flew to LA just to visit microcenter (though it got jumbled up as dreams do before I got there). Until you guys do I think my best in store option is best buy.
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