While their electronics stock has been slowly diminishing for years, until recently it was still possible to make a quick run to Radio Shack for an emergency 7805 or 741, but it seems that day is over. I stopped by the local store yesterday and found only two drawers of stock with only the most common transistors. Heck, I now have four or five times the stock that they do! I still like to get proof of concept before handing over a circuit design for the surface mount layout, and Radio Shack has always been a great albeit limited resource. But they now have so little stock that they are basically no use at all. THAT means that I have to plan my orders better. Oh the horror of it all!!! IIRC, I started going to Radio Shack with dad at about age 5. I almost feel like someone died! It's all cell phones and junk now.