Bay Area Mac reseller
ComputerWare has closed its doors. MacCentral readers noted today that several of ComputerWare’s store locations were closed. A pre-recorded message played to callers from ComputerWare’s toll-free sales line confirmed the news.
ComputerWare was a chain of ten retail stores with locations in San Rafael, Berkeley, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Dublin, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and Capitola. The company also had an online mail-order business. ComputerWare opened its first store in Palo Alto in January 1985. ComputerWare was both an Apple authorized reseller and an Apple Specialist — an elite category of reseller that sells and services primarily Apple products, and meets Apple product knowledge and service standards.
“Dear ComputerWare customers,” said the pre-recorded message. “Regrettably, after seventeen years in the business, we are unable to continue. We thank you for your patronage over that time.”
The message also provided callers with information on getting systems serviced through a ComputerWare affiliate. Callers interested in ComputerWare’s liquidation sale are instructed to visit the company’s Sunnyvale location for details.
“Thank you for all your support over the years. Your friends at ComputerWare,” concluded the message.
Phones at ComputerWare’s Hayward headquarters were not answered when MacCentral attempted to contact the company for further information.