Electronics store opens downtown

By Ryan Chodora

An electronic shop is the latest small business to move into downtown DeKalb.

Bobby’s Electronics, 663 E. Lincoln Highway, opened its doors Feb. 3.

The shop sells a variety of electronics, ranging from GPS devices to television sound bars. The shop also fixes broken screens, smartphones, tablets and iPods.

Co-owner Eric Zeiter fills his inventory by buying items wholesale, new and used. He plans to host video-game tournaments in the future.

“There’s a lot of resale shops here in DeKalb, but there’s not really many like this,” said Bobby’s Electronics co-owner Christine McCormick.

McCormick said one of her and Zeiter’s goals is to move the shop closer to NIU.

“Overall, I would have to say the city has been focusing and emphasizing on the business development, particularly in the downtown area,” said fifth ward Alderman Ron Naylor.

Zeiter manages an eBay storefront, selling new and used electronics.

“I don’t think there’s any main competition here in this town besides RadioShack, Best Buy, which are both big-box stores, and my prices are so much lower than theirs it’s ridiculous,” Zeiter said.