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CompuZone, 10159 Two Notch Road Suite B: February 2012   4 comments

Posted at 11:11 pm in Uncategorized

There's an interesting little history of CompuZone at their web site. I did not know this, but the store started here in Columbia as The PC Store in 1992, though they eventually ended up with more stores in the Charleston area than here. As far as I know those other stores are still open.

I don't believe I ever shopped at this store though I certainly have bought my share of computer parts. I was living out of town for a good part of the time it was open, and when I got back to town, there was a Best Buy much closer to me. Their site does show some nice looking SATA drives -- eventually I will upgrade and have me some terabytes on this table..

The place has been thoroughly gutted in advance of the next operation, BatteriesPlus moving in. Their sign says they will have lightbulbs as well -- I wonder if they will import some 100W ones (though I stocked up on a enough to last me a good long time!)?

(Hat tip to commenter Badger)

Written by ted on March 11th, 2012

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  1. According to what I found on CompuZone's site (link listed on the main post), they have an operation at 378 Columbiana Drive

    Andrew

    11 Mar 12 at 11:51 pm

  2. When I first logged on to the web I had a CompuZone.com (or maybe .net) address. They were located at O'Neil Court back then and I recall buying additional ram for my 386 @ $35 per K. That is not a mis-print. Shortly after we upgraded to a 28.8 modem. Cruisin'!

    Terry

    12 Mar 12 at 2:57 am

  3. These commenters are right. I suspect this location replaced the O'Neil Ct. location.

    The one on Columbiana is right next to Bruster's, in front of Huller's Black Forest (which used to be Sticky Fingers). As I recall, the guy who owned this company was named Louie Assali. Like Terry I remember shopping there back in the day, for me it was the mid 90's.

    Chris

    12 Mar 12 at 5:03 am

  4. Prior to becoming Compuzone it was a bar for many years. It was called Back Tracks and was very popular with pool players. They hosted several competitive tournaments in the 1990s. It is a theme with bars along that stretch of Two Notch Rd to play with that railroad idea in there names.

    Natalue

    18 Mar 12 at 4:35 pm

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