I had one of those kits when I was little. Many, many happy hours spent with that.
I bought one of the new ones for my son this Christmas.
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.
It's probably still in my old closet at my parents' house....
The ink is on the paper.
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.
Where can I go now for car stereo?
Clearance sale at Radio Shack!
Hopefully the franchises will stay open. At least they have a few electronic components available.
You know. For when that transistor blows on a Sunday morning.
Looks like one of the stores I use will say open.
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'. The poor sales droid behind the counter face just went blank.
I want drawers.
They were actually some very nice drawers. I did buy a nice digital caliper for a few bucks.
Oh I know.
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.
Sorry to see you go RadioShack
A historical tidbit: their headquarters building in Fort Worth, Texas had its own subway (metro) line until 2002:
It was built in the 1960s by a department store that originally occupied that location.
The secret behind the success of American business.
Do you want to own "RadioShack"?
Even after it is transfered to new owner(s), how sure are we of the potential development of the current business, its employees satisfaction of their career growth - I have no clue how the current process would be any of help to them at all ?
The Radio Shack I loved has been gone for a while.
Me got drawers today. I bought the store's last set.
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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