Tough Market For Software Stores

from the why-bother? dept

I remember when driving over to the local Egghead store was an adventure. That seems like such a long time ago. I stopped going to software stores long before Egghead went web-only (and then eventually nowhere). now has a story about the death of stores that focused only on selling software. The few that are left mainly only sell console games. PC software either comes bundled with the computer, is downloaded, or people pick it up at a Best Buy, Fry’s, Office Depot, or other electronics or office supply store. Most of this is obvious, but the story is a bit nostalgiac for anyone who used to wander through the aisles of software stores trying to figure out what cool software they could buy for their computer.

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rimmington says: Parnters with Office Depot

Well it looks like Office Depot is trying to pump new air into their hallways. I ran across some interesting information yesterday:, a subsidiary of SupportSoft Inc., a publically traded company (NasdaqGS:SPRT) has partnered with Office Depot. I have to say however, as exciting as this news is, I am troubled by the way, in which it was released. I found out through a rather unprofessional channel- that is to say- I think they published the information in the wrong place. I found their training material for Office Depot employees online. Check out this link ( For me this begs the question: should this be public knowledge yet?

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