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Friends stare at me blankly when I proclaim, time and again, “I love Micro Center.” This place has just about everything that has anything to do with electronics: computer and even Mac spare parts, software, toys, stylish computer bags, “As Seen on TV” gadgets, and even a grumpy computer tech for when you need help. You might have to chase someone down if you have a question, but once you’ve got them, they’ll give you the time you need. Located close to Bucktown, this big-box, no-frills store is about a half hour from the Loop by train and bus. If you have a car, it’s easier to drive here.