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Radio Shack is Back?

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by W4KJG, Nov 28, 2015.

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  1. W4KJG

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  2. KG5KOG

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    It appears so.
    I went into one a couple weeks ago and said to one of the salespersons that I thought RS had declared bankruptcy.
    Salesperson stated that RS had pulled out of it. Don't know how/why...

    Actually the article does state how/why.

    Still its not the same RS I knew back in the 60s.
    I see less DIY items in there than there was.
  3. KD8DEY

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    after reading the first article....
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  4. N4AAB

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    Their web site says half the stores closed but they are still a going concern. They still charge more than other stores.
  5. K9ASE

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    I believe a venture capital company stuck more money into them last year.
    It was their last gasp and closing stores was part of their reorganization plan. I think this Christmas is make or break for them.
  6. KD8DEY

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    Dont have a social account so I sent them some feedback through the link about changing to survive while ignoring who got them there in the first place...
  7. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    I hear they're planning on launching a 3-transistor TRF AM radio kit without a tuning dial or speaker :rolleyes:

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  8. WC3T

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    It's not the RS of my yout' -- that's for sure. Although it is nice being able to go in and get some parts without waiting or paying shipping charges.
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  9. N0TZU

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    Do they still have some parts drawers for things like plugs, sockets, common electronic parts, etc. or did they do away with all that?
  10. W5BIB

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    We used to have 4 or 5 here in Mobile, Ala. & now we have one left.
    I asked the sales lady if RS was going to close the remaining store here & she said "Nope". So we have one that remains.
    I noticed on her smock that it said Radio Shack & I said that I thought that Sprint or someone had bought them out & the name would probably be changing. NOPE...

    I just went in to buy a Wall-Wart but it seemed to be stocked with all of the usual RS stuff.

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