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PC Corner, 7384 Two Notch Road: early 2012   16 comments

Posted at 12:57 am in Uncategorized




Garden Place Plaza is the strip mall at the south west corner of Two Notch Road and O'Neil Court, and has featured here at least twice before as both end anchors (Floor It Now & Beds Plus) closed.

Now computer store PC Corner (which was *not* in a corner spot.. ) has joined them, and fairly recently I think, as it was listed in this year's (February 2012) phonebook.

UPDATE 13 May 2012 -- Commenter Terry sends in this 1994 receipt for a top-of-the-line PC Corner system. Hey Terry, I think you can let that receipt go now -- I'm pretty sure the warranty has expired!

Written by ted on May 12th, 2012

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  1. Hmmm - is Cartridge One still open? I'm looking for a good place to buy re-manufactured ink cartridges.


    12 May 12 at 1:57 am

  2. There's a Cartridge World in the shopping center with the Piggly Wiggly on Forest Dr.


    12 May 12 at 7:46 am

  3. cartridge world also has locations in Lexington (Hwy 378) and Harbison (I think for Harbison). Call ahead to make sure they have your Cartridge in stock. I think they offer credits for bringing in your old ones, or you can get them to refill yours, but it takes a little while (an hour on Laser cartridges in my experience). Never had a problem. If you have a business, I think they will also deliver if scheduled ahead of time.


    12 May 12 at 11:59 am

  4. About PC Corner: they closed earlier this year and the two guys decided to operate a 'mobile' service and had phone numbers where you could book them for an appointment. It's a shame b/c my dad liked going here and they serviced both his computer and mine on a few occasions. I would have recommended them before Best Buy's Geek Squad.

    Cartridge world is no longer open at 1270 Bower Parkway but they still have locations at 5343 Sunset Blvd., Suite J (Lexington), 4711 Forest Drive, Suite 14 (Forest Park), 10253-B Two Notch Road.


    12 May 12 at 9:45 pm

  5. I forgot to mention that PC Corner was orginally in Capitol Centre behind Coumbia Place Mall and moved here a few years back.


    13 May 12 at 11:22 am

  6. LOL @ the check number being blocked out. I'm gonna go get me into some fraud with NBSC Check number 3050 or is it 3650? Oh shoot nevermind I can't commit the fraud I planned.


    14 May 12 at 9:24 am

  7. Peter, that account has been closed for over a decade. Good luck.


    14 May 12 at 10:37 am

  8. I've noticed they have a sign for Carolina Leather, but there is no Carolina Leather shop there. Odd.

    Miz T

    21 May 12 at 12:23 pm

  9. I use to help out at PC Corner when I was in HS (they were next to Office Max behind Columbia Mall). Saad and Mike were the most friendliest guys you would ever want to meet! I bought every part I could imagine for all my computer stuff.

    They had no competition really. I love the comfort of needing a part and they were there for you. Now ONCE AGAIN Columbia NE area, we have nothing. I do not recommend Geek Squad not even to take out your trash.

    There is a nice place further down two notch, iDavid Computers. They have a very friendly staff and their turn around time is fast. They just do not house parts like PC Corner did.


    22 Jul 12 at 2:23 pm

  10. I upgraded a system there one time with 4 MB of RAM at $35/MB. I saw an ad this week from Best Buy for 8GB of internal RAM for $41.99.


    15 Oct 12 at 11:19 am

  11. Terry, I also bought 4MB of RAM from there back in the early 90's, upgrading from 4MB of RAM to 8MB so I could run OS/2!


    16 Oct 12 at 3:36 pm

  12. It sounds like you are talking about the time that Windows 3.1 came out (I vaguely remember that system as I was in Elementary School at the time)


    16 Oct 12 at 8:15 pm

  13. As I recall it, OS/2 was originally a Microsoft&IBM project to take full advantage of the Intel 80286 hardware which Windows 3.1 did not do (being basically a visual shell on top of DOS). Unfortunately, Microsoft pulled out and while IBM got a good system eventually, the 286 hardware was so strange that even a good system couldn't do too much with it, and by the time IBM got OS/2 Warp running well on 386+ systems, Microsoft had eaten their lunch with Windows-95 (in spite of the fact that *it* was still just a shell on top of DOS).

    OS/2 is one of the great "what if"s of computer history. It did get taken up to some extent for embedded systems. I recall going to the BOA ATM in the Five Points Food Lion parking lot once right after a severe thunderstorm. I watched the ATM reboot, and it was OS/2...


    17 Oct 12 at 1:53 am

  14. Andrew: Yep, I had Windows 3.1 at the time, and it ran fine on 4MB of RAM, but was terrible at multitasking DOS programs (I ran a BBS at the time in the background). OS/2 was much better at managing it. When Windows 95 came out, I switched back, however.


    18 Oct 12 at 3:31 pm

  15. It was originally opened in the late 80s by Moamar aka Zack Zakary and Louay Abouassali. It was in Caopitol Centre between Circuit City and a music store. Capitol Centre was an awesome strip mall then... Cucos, a movie theater, etc.


    10 Jul 17 at 8:46 am

  16. Just found this post in 2021 and it brings back great memories! I bought several desktop systems from Saad, and even a Korg Audio Gallery AG-10 when I was first getting into MIDI circa mid-90s. Saad was HUGHELY patient and helpful and several times stayed late to resolve the inevitable technical issues that arose back in the Windows 95 era and afterward. It was the only game in town and I miss the place! I truly hope that Saad is doing well.


    18 Nov 21 at 6:12 am

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