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    Default Radio Shack is at the end of the road


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    i would go in from time to time, usually for stuff not really available at bestbuy or target, like certain types of batteries or led stuff. its over priced and they devote too much floor space to crappy phone and rc truck stuff. its a shame, when it was more focused on the electronic components it was a better store, but not profitable :/

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    Here in Canada the franchise has been but a shadow of itself for years. It is amazing it is still there. It has become the crap store nobody goes to.

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    I saw this just before coming home from work today. My local Radio Shack seemed to be sucking more than usual these last few months. I guess this explains it. I remember as a kid our families first two computers came from Radio Shack. I remember buying components from there all the time before shopping online became so common place. Then the Cell phone dark ages came. It seemed like the Shack was going to make a comeback a few years ago with all the arduino stuff. It never seemed to happen though.

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    One of the last great 80's stores....goodbye old friend.

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    I loved going to RS as a kid, looking at all the electronic stuff I didn't understand. I still go to the one in the mall every time I'm there and buy stuff regularly.
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    RadioShack was amazing in the 80's and 90's, but the march of advancing technology has not been kind to it.

    I've got a lot of good memories associated with the chain, but its time has passed.

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    I've never understood how they made it this far. As Obviously stated, it's time has passed. As a matter of fact, it passed quite a while ago.
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    I heard about the news earlier in the say. How sad. I enjoyed going to Radioshack back in the 80s and early 90s. Circuit City bough the RadioShack locations in Canada in 2004, rebranding them as The Source. In 2009, Circuit City’s U.S. parent company filed for bankruptcy protection. BCE Inc. bought the stores, rebranding them once again as The Source. They have managed to succeed simply because they sell items that big retail chains have not. Because of this, their revenue has increased year after year and the retail chain has grown across Canada.

    RadioShack may have turned things around had they followed The Source's playbook.
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    I was reading about this earlier today. Haven't been in a RadioShack for years, use to go all the time when I was younger but than there customer service went down the drain and I just started going less often.

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    Prices became freaking ridiculous. I remember paying $8-$10 for a stereo RCA cable. WTF? The same price for a RCA y-splitter too. WTF? And this was in 2005!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by David J. View Post
    Prices became freaking ridiculous. I remember paying $8-$10 for a stereo RCA cable. WTF? The same price for a RCA y-splitter too. WTF? And this was in 2005!!!
    very true. their prices on some things was good, but if you wanted anything you could get at walmart or bestbuy you were paying at least a few bucks more, for the RS brand no less!

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    They definitely stopped doing what they were good at. Granted they have the internet to compete against but they give me no reason to go. We have an awesome store here ,Elliot Electronic Supply that I will go to if I need anything. Sales tax is less than shipping and they have old goofy guys who know their stuff. Oddly it looks like they sell online as well.. http://www.elliottelectronicsupply.c...tronic-supply/

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    I can't believe they've been around as long as they have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse813 View Post
    I was reading about this earlier today. Haven't been in a RadioShack for years, use to go all the time when I was younger but than there customer service went down the drain and I just started going less often.
    ^This.

    I gave up on RadioShack years ago.

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