the rumor is that Staples will buy CompUSA stores. CPU is spinning of their internet business (compusa.net) and the rumor is that the brick and mortar stores will be bought by Staples at $20. share--her is the link (check out the Fool board also)
Tell me why would SPLS take over a failing chain which has a price of $6 for the entire ball of wax for $20 for the stores. My guess is that most of those stores aren't owned but leased and SPLS would be better off going for new outlets with better positioning.
Besides, SPLS was smart awhile back and de-emphasized the hardware and emphasized the consumables for computers. CPU would just put them back into the tar pit.
If SPLS is going to buy anybody, it had better be accretive immediately or the stock will take a big hit. CPU would be diliutive.