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Looks like Radio Shack is in trouble

Old 06-25-17, 09:15 AM
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Re: Looks like Radio Shack is in trouble

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
So where do we go if we need a diode, capacitator, or some other little doohickey?
Hint: You're posting on it right now.
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Old 06-25-17, 09:23 AM
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Re: Looks like Radio Shack is in trouble

I would add to Josh-da-man's sentence as follows

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
So where do we go if we need a diode, capacitator, or some other little doohickey immediately?
In which case "internet purchases" are not the solution.
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Old 06-25-17, 10:42 AM
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Re: Looks like Radio Shack is in trouble

Remember how when you'd need a random part, and you'd go down to Radio Shack, and they wouldn't have the part you need?

Well, now it's going to be just like that without the going down to Radio Shack part.

I understand you'd feel differently if you had a high "hit" rate with RS in these situations. I was below 50%, personally.
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Old 06-04-18, 10:32 PM
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Re: Looks like Radio Shack is in trouble

Some franchise stores are still open and doing quite well by focusing on the DIY crowd:
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/a...ack-backruptcy
In the last three years, RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy twice and closed nearly all of its corporate stores. But in the wake of the former retail giant’s death, independently owned franchise versions of the store have reinvented the brand and are actually doing pretty well—they’re even expanding...

Rather than focusing on landline phones and remote-control toys that lined the shelves of RadioShack’s past, many of the independently-owned stores have shifted focus to offer supplies for makers and DIY enthusiasts.
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Old 06-17-18, 10:32 AM
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Re: Looks like Radio Shack is in trouble

I always assumed this chain died in the 90s. Huh, no shit.
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