Last Saturday I made a trip to Akihabara to buy a new keyboard since mine broke recently and to just kind of futs around. It's always interesting to see what's new or discover something I missed before.
T−Zone opened a new store on the side of which is the processor, memory and hard drive takeout counter.
It's very interesting to me just how big the Do It Yourself movement is in Japan. I know that it's also pretty big in the states but finding a place that carries all that stuff in the states is nearly impossible. Mostly you just have to mail order. You can risk going to Fry's but it will take you an hour to get service and then another 30 minutes waiting in line to pay.
In Akihabara there are probably 50 or more stores selling all those parts. I guess in that case instead of taking a hour to get service it takes an hour to find the store with the best deal as each store has a different loss−leader.
I also stumbled upon some whole in the wall place. I didn't go in but the list outside of their deals was interesting.
If you look close you'll see they are selling all kinds of Sun Servers, parts and memory and Cisco routers etc. Not the kind of thing you see everyday 😉