Computer Shopping at the Big Boxes

I went shopping for a new desktop computer at the big box stores today. It was an interesting trip, to say the least. Well, maybe interesting isn’t the right word. To tell the truth, I can’t boil the experience down to just one word. But looking back over time (as I’m prone to do), it’s simply amazing how much computer you can get for the money these days.

Today’s PC shopping trip was easy on the stress. I was shopping for a friend, not for myself. While I had an investment of good will in finding the right computer, it wasn’t a personal investment of cash. I simply wanted my buddy to walk out with the best computer he could afford.

We accomplished that task. He got a cool PC for just five big ones.

But what didn’t he get?

Computer Shopping at the Big Boxes, continued