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Old 03-06-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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i bought a wireless router in 2011 from them. the location i bought that from is gone now. havent been in a store since.

i hate shopping. i buy online. radioshack never got with the program, which is why they are going goin gone.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:16 AM
 
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The Onion delivers, as usual:

Even CEO Can't Figure Out How RadioShack Still In Business | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Taxes do not destroy obsolete business models.

Nothing a federal state, county or municipal government can do to save obsolete business.
That's correct.
Radio Shack was very slow to change. While it's current competitors were refining their supply ordering systems, Radio Shack did not. As a result, the Shack's best selling items always tended to sell out and weren't replaced quickly enough in their stores at the time when the items were at their hottest.
By the time their stores received more of the items, the bloom was always off the rose. Customers had found similar items in competitor's stores.

Retail electronics is always full of ups and downs. Things always change suddenly. Look a Blackberry; 4 years ago, it owned the cell phone sector, and now they can't give one of their phones away.
Sony invested heavily outside their business and didn't stay on the leading edge of electronics, so now they're in trouble.

The real miracle is Radio Shack lasting as long as it has. It's business model was created in the 60's, and they had a lot of competition from others who were just like Radio Shack, and all of them are gone now except for the Shack. Times change. Radio Shack didn't.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Central Ohio
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I haven't been inside a Radio Shack in 2 decades. It's a miracle they've been around this long.
Kind of like the video rental store like Blockbuster
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Riverside
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right, because radio shack is a leading economic indicator
I think the OP wants us to see this as signs of the long-overdue collapse of the world, brought on by the election of Obama.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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right, because radio shack is a leading economic indicator
Retail is a pretty good indicator and office supply stores are a decent gauge of the relative health of the corporate sector.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:38 AM
 
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RadioShack is garbage, they are way over priced and barely have anything. They should of kept up with the times and listened to what people want or need .

But then again , this is a real ****ty thing to hear. Wish the employees the best of luck in this economy .
They have always been a sort of etelectronic hobbyist store
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:38 AM
 
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I think the OP wants us to see this as signs of the long-overdue collapse of the world, brought on by the election of Obama.
It HAS to be Wal-Marts fault since RS's are mom & pop owned.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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Kind of like the video rental store like Blockbuster

... or an actual bank.
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:46 AM
 
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It's Obama's fault that people are buying stuff online?
Nothing is ever Obama's fault. Haven't you learned anything from the first five years of his failed Presidency?
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