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Old 03-06-2014, 02:53 PM
 
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True, but just because you don't shop there doesn't exactly mean you shouldn't know that they exist on every corner and in every mall. LOL
They only seem to be in the crappy malls at this point...
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Florida
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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.
I have. Radio Shack charges $50 for an electronic audio converter/adapter that I subsequently ordered online for $13. Exact same item. I then checked out a cable I needed that they were charging $20 for, and it actually was included with the adapter I ordered at no additional cost. Of course they are going out of business. Everything they sell is overpriced and the in-store stock is extremely limited. They should go out of business. Simple process of evolution.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:02 PM
 
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Bill Clinton signed a bill initiated by 'free markets' Reagan and Bush and which passed Congress on majority Republican votes.
P.S.: NAFTA gave nothing to China - no trade deals and not 'Most Favored Nation' status.
Didn't say that. Re-read my post.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
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1,325 stores...that's a lot of employees without jobs.
But this country is based on a free market of supply and demand. Radio Shack and Staples have not kept up so they lose. Maybe Romney can come in and save them by chopping up the company. Oh yeah--everyone gets laid off when Romney takes over, so it's a lose-lose for the employees of out-dated companies.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:08 PM
 
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Globalization began in the 60's.

China has had MFN status since 1934, when the U.S. gave every nation that status. China was suspended in 1952 when it invaded Tibet. It was restored in 1980. Congress approved the annual renewal of this status until 2001, when it was made permanent.

NAFTA was negotiated by Bush 1 and ceremoniously signed by him. Congress subsequently approved it and the President signed it. The NA in NAFTA stands for North American, as in Mexico and Canada, a small part of the globe.
Your facts are off. You completely missed the action by Clinton in 1993.

William J. Clinton: Statement on Most-Favored-Nation Trade Status for China

Clinton Grants China MFN, Reversing Campaign Pledge - The Tech

Isn't it just amazing how you glossed over the entire Presidency of Bill Clinton in your zest to provide incomplete facts?

Actually, no, it's not amazing at all. It's totally expected, as with every other post you put forth protecting Democrats. We're not surprised.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:17 PM
 
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True, but just because you don't shop there doesn't exactly mean you shouldn't know that they exist on every corner and in every mall. LOL
Seriously? Um, they really don't AeroDude, really they don't.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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Seriously? Um, they really don't AeroDude, really they don't.
There are approximately 4,500 Radio Shack stores in the United States.

Yes, Radio Shack is literally everywhere in America. You'd have to live under a rock to not know that Radio Shack was still in business.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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But this country is based on a free market of supply and demand. Radio Shack and Staples have not kept up so they lose. Maybe Romney can come in and save them by chopping up the company. Oh yeah--everyone gets laid off when Romney takes over, so it's a lose-lose for the employees of out-dated companies.
Or so you thought so you voted Obama into office.
Now they are getting layed off with Obama in office.

Any comment to that ?
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:56 PM
 
Location: NJ
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There are approximately 4,500 Radio Shack stores in the United States.

Yes, Radio Shack is literally everywhere in America. You'd have to live under a rock to not know that Radio Shack was still in business.
RS has been on a path to being the next Blockbuster for decades. LIke Blockbuster, it was best suited for decades past.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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There are approximately 4,500 Radio Shack stores in the United States.

Yes, Radio Shack is literally everywhere in America. You'd have to live under a rock to not know that Radio Shack was still in business.
No, there are over 11,000 Starbucks in the US, which means Starbucks is literally everywhere in America. Radio Shack is dying out, but you can still find your remote control cars on Amazon or something like that if you want.
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