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Radio Shack Bites The Dust

  1. Feb 5, 2015 #1

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    I had one the kits with '100-in-1' electronic projects.

    I remember buying electronic components at local store. That was before they got more into consumer electronics and telecommunications. I suspect they couldn't compete against Best Buy and others. Circuit City was another that couldn't compete.
     
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    The ink is on the paper.

    http://radioshackcorporation.com/pdfs/Press-release%20.pdf [Broken]
     
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  7. Feb 5, 2015 #6

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    Best Buy has been circling the drain for a while. A lot of BB's traffic is people shopping for an item, so they go to the store to check it out and then buy the same item online from a different retailer.

    In a similar vein, Staples made an offer this week to buy Office Depot, which just got through swallowing Office Max. A lot of consolidation going on in the brick & mortar retailers of office supplies & business electronics.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2015 #7

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    Where can I go now for car stereo?


    Clearance sale at Radio Shack!
     
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    Hopefully the franchises will stay open. At least they have a few electronic components available.

    http://radioshackcorporation.com/pdfs/RS-Store-Closure-List_020415.pdf [Broken]
     
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    http://www.wired.com/2015/02/radioshack-helped-build-silicon-valley/
     
  13. Feb 7, 2015 #12

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    Went to a local closing store today. One of the liquidator reps was there so I asked about buying the parts drawers. She left a message for someone to call her back about selling them, when her phone rang with the answer the ring-tone was the theme song from the 'Walking Dead'. :eek: The poor sales droid behind the counter face just went blank.
     
  14. Feb 7, 2015 #13

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    :oldlaugh::oldlaugh::oldlaugh:

    I want drawers.
     
  15. Feb 7, 2015 #14

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    Same here. :biggrin:
     
  16. Feb 7, 2015 #15

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    They were actually some very nice drawers. I did buy a nice digital caliper for a few bucks.
    331016_Large_42383_AuctionGalleryImage.jpg
     
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    Oh I know. :oldlove:
     
  18. Feb 7, 2015 #17

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    The answer I got was that store 'fixtures' are going to be sold when they completely clear the store in 9 days but I think I'll check again next week early.
    http://globenewswire.com/news-relea...tions-throughout-the-U-S-and-Puerto-Rico.html
     
  19. Feb 8, 2015 #18

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    Sorry to see you go RadioShack

    tumblr_njfjjfZUKy1qewacoo1_500.jpg
     
  20. Feb 8, 2015 #19

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    A historical tidbit: their headquarters building in Fort Worth, Texas had its own subway (metro) line until 2002:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandy_Center_Subway

    http://www.ktransit.com/transit/NAmerica/uscentral/dfw/lightrail/ftwlr04.jpg

    It was built in the 1960s by a department store that originally occupied that location.
     
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    The secret behind the success of American business.
     
  22. Feb 25, 2015 #21

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    The Radio Shack I loved has been gone for a while.
     
  25. Mar 19, 2015 #24

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    Me got drawers today. I bought the store's last set.

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  26. Mar 19, 2015 #25

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    Sweet!
    I've been shredding and burning all of my paperwork from the last 40 years over the last month.
    I estimate that half of my receipts were from Radio Shack.
    I also found a check stub made out to them, dated Sept 4, 1991, for over $1400.
    I'm pretty sure I was paying off my RS credit card.
    Some people have alcohol problems. Other people have drug problems.
    I definitely had an electronics problem.....

    I bought my first computer from RS back around 1980. 4k of ram, running at 0.000895 Ghz.
    Everyone made fun of it, because it had a "chiclet" keyboard.
    I think that's somewhat funny now, as I'm typing on a Macbook Pro, with a, chiclet keyboard.....
     
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