Fry's Electronics Abruptly Shuts Down Operations, Permanently Closes All Stores

Fry's Electronics Abruptly Shuts Down Operations, Permanently Closes All Stores

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Fry's Electronics has announced that after 36 years in business it has shut down operations and permanently closed all its stores.

The closure took effect at midnight last night and was officially announced with a notice posted to

After nearly 36 years in business as the one-stop-shop and online resource for high-tech professionals across nine states and 31 stores, Fry’s Electronics, Inc. (“Fry’s” or “Company”), has made the difficult decision to shut down its operations and close its business permanently as a result of changes in the retail industry and the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Company will implement the shut down through an orderly wind down process that it believes will be in the best interests of the Company, its creditors, and other stakeholders.

The Company ceased regular operations and began the wind-down process on February 24, 2021. It is hoped that undertaking the wind-down through this orderly process will reduce costs, avoid additional liabilities, minimize the impact on our customers, vendors, landlords and associates, and maximize the value of the Company’s assets for its creditors and other stakeholders.

The Company is in the process of reaching out to its customers with repairs and consignment vendors to help them understand what this will mean for them and the proposed next steps.

If you have questions, please contact us using the following email addresses:

For customers who have equipment currently being repaired, please email, to arrange for return of your equipment.

For customers with items needing repair under a Performance Service Contract, please call (800) 811-1745.

For consignment vendors needing to pick up their consignment inventory at Fry’s locations, please email

Please understand if we are a bit slow to respond given the large volume of questions. The Company appreciates your patience and support through this process.


Fry’s Electronics

Fry's started with one store in Sunnyvale, California and by 2019 it had 34 stores in 9 states. The company was recognized for its themed store locations which ranged from the 1893 World Fair to Aztec Temple to Alice in Wonderland.

More details on the history of the company can be found here and here.

Fry's Electronics Abruptly Shuts Down Operations, Permanently Closes All Stores
NoGoodNick - February 24, 2021 at 9:21pm
It’s sad, but we’ll have to see whether ANY retail stores survive once the pandemic is over!