Now how about some other equal item in place of the allegedly sold out item? No way, Jose. They won't offer you an equal replacement item at all. What they will do is try and sell you a lower quality item on the shelf that is higher priced because the item you wanted is not available.
The item I am speaking of was a Gateway Intel quad core 6600 computer available the weekend of September 5-7 for the great price of $499. You know, a great price is only a great price if you can actually buy the item and take it away at that price. Yet here we were, none available, NO RAINCHECKS, nothing stating limited quantities or no more available, and , according to the sales clerk, just out of luck.
Well, thanks to Fried Electronics where you don't alwaye get the best buys, I was forced to look around some more and found, at Office Depot, a better Gateway DX Series computer with a faster Quad 6700 processor and memory, plus receive an instant $20 rebate PLUS a $130 mail in rebate which made the Office Depot deal a much better buy!
So, while Fry's touts the better buys, you can do better elsewhere and likely find the products advertised in stock. Nothing like wasting gas to run to Fry's and having nothing to show for your efforts. This isn't the first or second time this has happened to me so I say:
The Wise Don't Necessarily Buy at Fry's!