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Lonny




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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:05 pm    Post subject: RIP: Radio Shack Reply with quote

i could not tell you the last time i steep foot in one. i rember the first item i got from there. 1970's style ham radio you put together yourself.

RadioShack declares bankruptcy

im surprised they lasted this long. i figured when they changed the name to The Shack from Radio Shack that was the end.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was never Radio Shack where I lived; it was called Tandy (or Tandy's?).

Back in the 80's it was literally the ONLY store in town for buying spare parts and DIY electronics. I loved the place, and I had a great time looking at all the stocked shelves, wondering what I could make with the displayed components. I never made anything useful, but it was a great place to loiter on a Saturday. Sad news indeed. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was called Tandy over seas in the U.K. Radio Shack was the the place for nerds when I was a kid growing up in North Hollywood. I say they did most of the damage to themselves with high prices, Fry's electronics helped as as well in Fry's early days.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our neighborhood Radio Shack closes at 6 p.m. tonight for the last time. About two hours ago I was there buying what good crap was left. All the Arduino materials were sold out. The total was $20.17. I was pulling out my wallet saying, "I've got a twenty and a five. Hold on a second." The clerk said, "Just give me the twenty. You don't need to break your five."

I handed the clerk a $20 bill. The clerk gave me 17 cents in change.

I gave the change back. "You see? This is why you're going out of business. You don't owe me any change." "Oh, yeah. Thanks."

So long Rat Shack!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best we've got now is Maplins but I think they're even dearer than Tandy ever was. Luckily I know someone in the trade who can get me pretty much whatever component I need, especially computer parts.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow, I was wondering if that was the case since I've seen them slowly disappearing all over the place. Was never really too frequent of a shopper at Radio Shack. Looks like they had a pretty good run though for the most part.
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