Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Leaves Thousands of PC Club Computer Owners Stranded in Utah and Nevada – PC Laptops Swoops in to Help More Abandoned PC Owners
- Tuesday’s surprise bankruptcy of PC Club shuttered 37 stores in eight states (including three stores in Utah and one in Las Vegas), plus its online ClubIT.com store
- As the leading independent personal computer company in the Rocky Mountain region, PC Laptops announced today a free lifetime service and support program for any PC Club computer
- PC Laptops has offered similar free service and support adoption programs with the prior closing of such companies or retailers, including Totally Awesome Computers, Micron Computers, Gateway and CompUSA
- PC Laptops also issued today an open invitation to any and all former PC Club employees to apply for a new job with PC Laptops
Like a mythical superhero with extraordinary capabilities, PC Laptops today announced it will begin offering free lifetime labor and service support to any owner of a PC Club brand computer.
Today’s announcement was made in light of the fact that the owners of PC Club were apparently forced into involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings on Tuesday, May 13, 2008. (See http://pcclub.com/.)
With the bankruptcy, PC Club closed 37 stores in eight states: Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Prior to today, PC Club had three stores in Utah (in Riverdale, Murray and Orem), as well as a store in Las Vegas. In addition, PC Club also shuttered its online e-commerce Website: ClubIT.com.
“It stinks to be left with no place to turn to for any help, particularly with something like a personal computer,” said Dan (“The Laptop Man”) Young, president and founder of PC Laptops. “That’s why (as the largest independent personal computer company in the Rocky Mountain region) we’re announcing free lifetime labor and service support to any owner of a PC Club brand computer. Simply put, if you own a PC Club computer and you need help, come see us. Bring your desktop or laptop into one of our eight stores in Utah and Nevada, and we’ll get you taken care of right away – at no cost for labor or service.”
The hardware components within all personal computers typically carry manufacturer warranties of between one to five years. In the case of component failure within a PC Club-brand personal computer (such as the failure of a hard drive, mother board, graphics controller and the like), PC Laptops will also assist customers in coordinating with component manufacturers to ensure the best possible outcomes for replacing or upgrading such components that are still under manufacturer warranty.
Previously, PC Laptops launched similar free service and support programs when other PC companies have closed their doors or left the retail marketplace, including such national players as CompUSA, Gateway and Micron Computers (MPC), as well as Totally Awesome Computers (at the time, one of the largest independent desktop computer companies in the U.S.). (See http://pclaptops.com/news/news_pclexpansion.php.)
For more information on PC Laptops’ free lifetime service and support program for owners of PC Club brand computers, please visit any PC Laptops store, http://www.pclaptops.com/TotallyAwesomeAdoption.php or call 866-602-8677.
PC Laptops Erects Virtual “Help Wanted” Sign for Former PC Club Employees
In connection with PC Club’s closing, PC Laptops also announced today that it has immediate full-time job openings in Utah and Nevada for both salespeople and computer enthusiasts. As such, PC Laptops is encouraging former PC Club employees to consider coming to work for the largest independent computer company in the region.
“PC Laptops is a fantastic place to work, with health benefits, a 401K program, bonuses, employee discounts, a crazy-fun environment and more,” said J.D. Smith, executive vice president of PC Laptops. “We’re always looking for great employees; so if you, a friend or a family member used to work at PC Club, get in touch with us – we should definitely talk.”
When Totally Awesome Computers ceased operations in March 2006 and closed eight stores in the metropolitan Salt Lake City area, PC Laptops organized an immediate job fair for former employees of Totally Awesome Computers. After multiple interviews with scores of job candidates during a 48-hour period, PC Laptops hired 26 new employees within two days, most of whom had previously worked for Totally Awesome Computers.
“With our ongoing, rapid growth, we have more than 20 open positions right now between Utah and Nevada,” Young said. “So I strongly encourage qualified individuals to contact us right away.”
PC Laptops currently employs more than 80 sales, technical and staff members and executives at its nine locations (seven stores along the Wasatch Front in Utah, its store in Henderson, Nevada and its executive offices/warehouse in South Jordan, Utah).
Prospective PC Laptops employees can submit a resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or can call the company’s Human Resources Department at 801-870-9960.
About PC Laptops
Founded in 1994, PC Laptops is the leading computer company in the Intermountain region. With seven stores in Utah and one in Las Vegas, PC Laptops delivers incredible personal service and support with each customized laptop, desktop or gaming computer the company sells for personal or professional use. For more information, please visit its Web site at http://www.pclaptops.com or call 877-596-SAVE (7283).