- Location: multiple locations
- Website: frys.com
- Founded: 1972
- Founded by: Charles Fry
- Headquarters: San Jose, California, USA
Oh, Fry's, how we love, yet also hate you! With your aisles upon aisles of everything and anything our tech-loving hearts desires, alongside magazines, candy and miscellaneous items we had no idea we needed. Fry's Electronics, for those of you who haven't had the pleasure/horror of experiencing, is to electronics as Costco is to food/home items; a warehouse sized store, each decorated with their own wondrously unique theme that ranges from Alice in Wonderland to a 1950's Alien Invasion...and also happens to sell electronics.
That all being said, any trip to Fry's is usually a fun one. Perusing the seemingly acre wide selection of popular and obscure DVD titles, browsing through a solid selection of computer books, and eyeing a car lot of audio/video gear side by side makes it a destination for hands-on comparison for most major brands. If and when you know what you want, it's likely there to be found at Fry's, from an assortment of CPU mod components, networking equipment galore, a candy aisle that puts many grocery stores to shame, and an impressive selection of magazines (some of questionable subject matter, though we did find one called "The Good Ole Days" and often find model railroading titles at locations). Just don't expect any help.