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Old 03-06-2014, 06:17 PM
 
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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.
I don't live under a rock and I couldn't tell you where a Radio Shack is. Further, I had no idea they were still in business.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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I don't live under a rock and I couldn't tell you where a Radio Shack is. Further, I had no idea they were still in business.
You folks must live in the boondocks. Not necessarily a bad thing.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:51 PM
 
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You folks must live in the boondocks. Not necessarily a bad thing.
Chicago actually, but my point is that Radio Shack doesn't have much of a presence or any real relevance to my generation. I was 15 when I last went to Radio Shack and the location I went to no longer exists. For the record, Blockbuster is likely facing a similar fate in the long term. I guess they can become a used DVD retailer instead of a video rental retailer.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:03 PM
 
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Radio Shack should have offered public shares of nostalgia ten years ago.

They are as irrelevant as it gets. That writing has been on the wall for a while.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:14 PM
 
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Chicago actually, but my point is that Radio Shack doesn't have much of a presence or any real relevance to my generation. I was 15 when I last went to Radio Shack and the location I went to no longer exists. For the record, Blockbuster is likely facing a similar fate in the long term. I guess they can become a used DVD retailer instead of a video rental retailer.
Philly here.

I went to RadioShack 2 years ago to buy an emergency Cat 5 Ethernet cable on a Sunday. It wasn't on any corner nearby. Gawd what a cluster that was.

And I'm a recording engineer too, so they have stuff I need. But I always went to Pacific Radio when I lived in Hollywood, best cable and electronics bits and bob store ever. Now the Internet has every cable and connector etc known to man, cheap, only need a brick and mortar in a pinch.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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When I see a Radio Shack I am actually surprised. The store I went to during college closed about a decade ago. The one that was near my house closed 8 years ago. I later found one in a weird strip mall. And there happens to be one near my office. I don't think I know of any other stores. Oh there is one in downtown SF, in a prime location. They must have of signed a 20 year lease....the rent is too high for their profit now.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:43 PM
 
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This is mentally bankrupt. Companies go out of business, it happens. You are so out there on the koolaid I just have to put you on ignore.
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:28 AM
 
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The little fish go first.
But let's just ignore it because they aren't big enough.
radio shack isn't a little fish. size has nothing to do with this. radio shack is a dead, rotting carcass.
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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radio shack isn't a little fish. size has nothing to do with this. radio shack is a dead, rotting carcass.
They aren't dead because they are still in business.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:28 AM
 
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They aren't dead because they are still in business.
my bad.. they aren't dead, just inflicted with severe necrosis
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