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Old 07-16-06, 04:44 PM
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Radio Shack Going Out of Business!

Well, some of the stores anyway...


Do a store locate on the website, and if it has a red dollar sign next to it, it's going out of business!

Here in Phoenix there are a bunch of 'em ... 80-90% off.

The *one* thing I was hoping for that they had, they had! (lithium batteries for flashlights)... 2 for a dollar. Usually they're 4-5 bucks each.

They had USB cables, power adaptors, Ipod accessories, cellphones (mostly cingular from what I could tell), wires, crimpers, some dvds (nothing great)...

Happy hunting!
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You sound soooo excited that a lot of people will lose their jobs so you can save $9 on batteries!!!
Old 07-16-06, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by paulringodaman
You sound soooo excited that a lot of people will lose their jobs so you can save $9 on batteries!!!
Well, There is not much you can do about that now. Might as well save $9 on batteries. I wish they would close up where I live so I could save some $ but not yet. I might be intrested in some Titanium Headphones for $5 or less.
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While I don't wish anyone to lose a job, I have wondered how Radio Shack has stayed in business for so long. First it was the 'phone number for any purchase stuff', then if you really needed anything 'technical' you'd do better online, and generally all the toy stuff could be found cheaper elsewhere.
Hmm...only one out of the 20 nearest to me is closing.
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These stores have been closing for months now. As they get picked clean the percentage off goes up.
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Yep, the one by me has had a sale for two and a half months. It is very picked over now.
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... meant no ill will towards the employees, I'm sure it sucks for those that are still there...
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Probably a YMMV, but one of the stores closing that i went to gave me a coupon for $10 off that can be used at the Radio Shacks listed on the back. And yes, I bought batteries.
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Yes, I have a stack of them now. They're great for buying items that cost just over $20 (the minimum).
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I picked up about a dozen 1m and 2m monster component cables for $15 each. And they had 12' monster subwoofer cables for $8. Not bad at all.
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"You've got questions, we've got blank stares."
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Originally Posted by Qui Gon Jim
"You've got questions, we've got blank stares."
Originally Posted by dtcarson
While I don't wish anyone to lose a job, I have wondered how Radio Shack has stayed in business for so long. First it was the 'phone number for any purchase stuff', then if you really needed anything 'technical' you'd do better online...
Yes, yes, and absolutely. I don't wish lost jobs on anyone, but count me in as someone who could not believe they were still around. Compared to all the tech-geeks I know, I'm only mildly tech-savvy, but I always knew more than the clerks there (when I asked a question), plus they asked for my phone number and ADDRESS, even if I was just paying in cash... gahhh. A friend of mine would always pay in cash and give them their own address, and most of the time, they wouldn't even realize it.

I will be stopping by the one on the way home tonight as it is one of those closing (the ONLY one within 15 miles that is closing... apparently the dozens of others near east LA county are not closing?), thanks OP for the heads-up!
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Just got back from another trip at lunch. Picked up 300' of cat5e for $9.
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Bout time. I also wonder how this crappy franchise stayed in business so long.
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Out of all the stores listed for my zip code, not a single one is closing. Given the low number of people I usually see in a couple of them, that's a bit surprising.
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The RatShack in my locality is great. The people there are knowledgeable and actually pride themselves in CS. Guess thats why this store isn't closing. But I agree about how they've stayed in business so long. Everything is so expensive.
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Well it was picked almost clean when I went today, but I got a RS Kameleon 6 in 1 remote for $18, three 6 surge protectors for $6 each, Speakers (iPod, etc) for $9, and 3-12 selectable voltage with 7 plugs for $8. The remote is sweet... only the related keys light up. A breeze to set up - press the function button (i.e. TV, DVD), press and hold P for 3 secs, put in code, voila done. AND it does TiVo. I love that remote.

The manager said RS is not going out of business, they're just pruning underperforming stores, and that since there are so many left in Vegas, no one is out of a job if they don't want to be.
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Only 1 out of the 20 within 20 minutes from my house is closing, and this one is located in an old strip mall that lost all the anchor stores.

I kinda like RatShack.. It is nice to have a place to go and grab a toggle switch on the weekend if you need it (Wally World does not have that)
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What Radio Shack really needs is a revival of the TRS-80 Whiz Kids.
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If your RS only has a couple of days to go before it closes ask about the "bag sale". They let you fill their second-largest bag with whatever will fit for $30. I got about 30 pounds of odds and ends (80 items), color inkjet cartridges, power supplies, audio/video cables, watch batteries...
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Originally Posted by Chew
Out of all the stores listed for my zip code, not a single one is closing. Given the low number of people I usually see in a couple of them, that's a bit surprising.
Is there a website anywhere that says which ones are closing or is everyone just checking their local stores in person?
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Originally Posted by bravesmg
Is there a website anywhere that says which ones are closing or is everyone just checking their local stores in person?
It was mentioned in the first post. Put in your zip code in the store locator on their website.
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Originally Posted by The Cow
It was mentioned in the first post. Put in your zip code in the store locator on their website.
Ah gotcha, thanks. I misread the first post and missed the red dollar sign note, I did the store locator but the dozen or so in my area are staying in business so I didn't see any.
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GatorDeb,

Which location did you go to in Vegas and was there anything left after your raid?
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Radio Shack has knowlegeable staff members (at least the one I shop at) and carries some stuff that I would have a hard time finding anywhere else, and if I did (like at Best Buy) and asked an employee a question there about it, I'd only get a blank stare and some stammering out of the Best Buy employee.

It's not a store I frequent, but I am glad they are there when I need them.

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