Geeks.com

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ComputerGeeks.com / Geeks.com
Type Private
Founded 1996 in Oceanside, California
Headquarters Oceanside, California, USA
Key people Scott E. Kusel, President
Industry Retail
Products Computer hardware, consumer electronics
Employees over 200
Website geeks.com and computergeeks.com

Geeks.com, also known as ComputerGeeks.com, is an Internet discount retailer of computer hardware, peripherals and consumer electronics to businesses, resellers and consumers. Geeks.com focuses on purchasing manufacturers' excess inventories, closeouts and out-of-date products which allows the company to provide competitive pricing, while at the same time deliver quality service and high customer satisfaction across its different channels.[1][2]

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Retail website

The company's website was launched in the spring of 1996 as CompGeeks.com. In 1998 Computer Geeks was able to acquire the domain names Geeks.com and ComputerGeeks.com. Computer Geeks is the company's registered trademark name and ComputerGeeks.com their business name[3], but the company rebranded and promotes itself as Geeks.com.

Tech tips

Tech Tips was designed to provide computer help, tips, or just some basic instructions on how to be a computer "geek". It was created to give consumers the computer information needed to stay current with trends and other industry related news. Tech Tips is published every Sunday to email subscribers and also posted to the TechTipsBlog.

History

Geeks.com was founded in 1996 in Oceanside, California (greater San Diego area). The company is privately owned by Genica Corp. The use of multiple online marketing channels enables the company to streamline the purchasing process and effectively distribute products to their customers and contributes to the company's growth. Geeks.com is one of the fastest growing private companies in San Diego[4] (in revenue growth) and is one of the city's top 5 computer resellers.[5]

The Internet Retailer lists Geeks.com among the top 200 online retailers nationwide in its 2006 issue of their "Top 500 Guide".[6] The guide is published annually by the Internet Retailer.

Company website

References

  1. Ratings and Reviews for Geeks.com at ResellerRatings.com
  2. Customer Ratings for Geeks.com at Epinions.com
  3. March 3, 1996 Registration Record for ComputerGeeks.com, State of California Business Portal, retrieved November 16, 2008
  4. Liz Wiedemann (September 25, 2006), "Fastest Growing Private Companies", San Diego Business Journal, July 30, 2007, p. 20, 22. #75 on the list, available online here
  5. Liz Wiedemann (February 12, 2007), "The Largest San Diego Computer Resellers", San Diego Business Journal, page 28, #5 available online here
  6. Internet Retailer "Top 500 Guide" 2006, page 140, online at InternetRetailer.com
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