Radio Shack is Back?

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

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  1. KC9ZHR

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    Maybe they could team up with the new Ten-Tec and make arduino based digital P25 police scanner kits for $700 ($30 radio shack AC adapter not included)
     
  2. K5GHS

    K5GHS Ham Member QRZ Page

    There was actually a class action lawsuit regarding this a few years ago.

    The attorneys kept most of the settlement. I got a card in the mail that entitled me to... $11 off my next purchase basically.

    So I went in, got a few connector adapters and such and paid the guy 35 cents since thats how far I went over on the coupon.

    Haven't been back since.

    But supposedly part of that settlement was that they couldn't require it anymore. I know when I used the postcard I wasn't asked, and I hadn't been asked about 6 months before when I went in for a purchase.

    Might still be some individual stores that were doing that though. I want to say I got the card a few years ago. Maybe 2012-13ish? I almost forgot about it, it was good for a year. I wonder how many of them actually got used. Supposedly whatever didn't get used out of the fund for those was to be donated to charity too, if I recall correctly.
     
  3. KM4MKL

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    We still have a former RS in Cartersville, GA. I think it's been re-branded as a Sprint store. They still have the DIY stuff in the back corner, including a dozen or so parts drawers. I picked up a resistor yesterday.
     
  4. KC9UDX

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    Same here. I don't think they've quite figured out what they're going to do yet, though.
     
  5. KE4HTS

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    I make an annual trip into RatShack, just to remind myself why I don't shop there. Sometime you just need a part that they carried in the PAST. I can get most things in a week or less online, I am rarely in a hurry.
     
  6. K0RGR

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    Our local RS is still here and kicking. They actually have more of the stuff I go for and less crap. I don't know if they can stay in business doing that - the store looks more like a Dick Smith store now, with fewer parts, but a more open layout. They do have a fair assortment of 'Maker' stuff, and I hope that continues.
     
  7. NH6RF

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    They do have those drawers. Also found some RG8 in 25 and 50ft lengths but with crimp on SO-239's. They seem to mostly deal in Cell phones, drones and some computer stuff.
     
  8. KD8DEY

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    All of which could probably be bought elsewhere for about a 3rd less.....
     
  9. KC9UDX

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    On a Sunday afternoon?
     
  10. KD8DEY

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    Best Buy for the computer stuff, online for stuff you can wait a few days for?.....
     

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