Today Thor talked about how DIT Computers Omaha closed its doors forever. DIT Computers stopped accepting service requests in mid-November and a visit to their Omaha location revealed a lone employee sweeping out their bay.
When Schrock opened its doors 17 years ago, DIT Computers was THE place to go in Omaha, Lincoln, and Urbandale, IA for components and computer repair.
About three years ago, DIT Corporation was listed for sale with a local business broker. Their Lincoln location changed hands about two years ago. The Omaha location moved to three different retail spaces in as many years.
Why is DIT Computers Omaha Closed?
With each move, DIT in Omaha had less inventory space and a smaller staff. Over the years the growth of online sales and web-based mega-stores providing discount PC parts cut into DIT’s once profitable margins.
That damage took it’s final toll last month on the once local-leviathan’s last operating computer repair location.
What is Schrock Doing to Help DIT Customers?
Schrock Innovations is taking care of DIT’s customers. Nothing is worse than buying a component or piece of equipment, thinking you have a warranty, and then suddenly finding out you do not.
Schrock is honoring all outstanding warranties on DIT computers and service work.
Bring in your original DIT paperwork in with your equipment to any of Schrock’s 3 locations to receive warranty service on your DIT repairs and new computer warranties.
While DIT and Schrock Innovations competed in some areas, there was enough difference between the two organizations to allow Schrock to grow and make a name for its self without intruding on DIT’s component sales business.
After DIT Computers Omaha closed, its website started redirecting to a business services IT company in Urbandale. It appears that DIT’s Urbandale location was sold or transferred to Dymin Systems, although that can not be independently verified at this time.
This is a continuation of the consolidation of local computer repair companies that Thor talked about on his radio shows in January.
This year several smaller repair shops have fallen by the wayside. Earlier in 2015 another larger local company in Bellevue, NE, Computers 2 Go, also closed its doors. It was reported that its owner experienced health issues.