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Old 03-07-2014, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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Nothing is ever Obama's fault. Haven't you learned anything from the first five years of his failed Presidency?
Well, apparently, you haven't learned to avoid over-generalization. There's always something to learn for everyone, every day.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:56 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Except when it collapses an economy to its knees. People on this page talk about online sales killing jobs at Toys R Us, Best Buy, Radio Shack, Kmart, Sears, ect. those jobs lost wont come back (to an extent thank goodness.) The low wage jobs at least somewhat help the economy, cut them off entirely and you'll have less buyers which will decrease aggregate demand and cut down workers even more. Does anyone else not see this as a problem?

Even than progress is great.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I'm not shedding tears over Radio Shack putting themselves out of business. I can remember when they were the place to go for hobbyists, and even when you needed an oddball part for some appliances. Now they're a glorified cell phone store that has a huge markup on all of their merchandise.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Recovery Summer 2014 Begins: Radio Shack to Close 1,100 Store; Staples to Close 225 Stores
Seems normal to me.

[trimming fat]
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:05 PM
 
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What exactly does this have to do with Obama. If you read the article it says Radio Shack is struggling to compete with the online and discount retailers. So how is this Obama's fault. If retailers can't keep up with their competition then of course they will loose profits and have to close. Just look at Blockbuster. They couldn't compete with their online competition so they are no more....which is sad because I loved them.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:26 PM
 
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1,325 stores...that's a lot of employees without jobs.
Yeah, well once upon a time we had people delivering ice. Thousands of them.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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What I wonder about is...since online purchasing is exploding, why are delivery jobs not exploding? A guy in a truck can only make so many stops a day. UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc ought to be hiring like crazy. At least some displaced retail workers ought to be able to drive a brown truck, right?

I know Amazon is working on delivery drones to fly the stuff to your house....but that's a ways off.

In the meantime, it's going to take a guy jumping out of a truck and running up to your door with your stuff!
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:40 PM
 
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Once a very useful electronics store, my last three visits there were almost a complete waste of time. The employees are clueless about the merchandise, the prices are off the wall, and the stock of things most likely needed at a Radio Shack are at or near zero. Might as well close em all. They'll never see me in there again.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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The state Radio Shack is in has little to do with the state of the economy as a whole which is doing pretty good from MY eyes ... The newest Radio Shack ads talk about leaving the eighties behind them and renewing their stores ... UMMMM Radio Shack was the popular store it was in the Eighties(and before) BECAUSE of the store it was, they started to decline when they decided to become a Computer then a Cell Phone store.


Throughout the eighties and beyond I spend thousands at Radio Shack; a transistor for a project or repair, a CD Player, VCR(remember those?), etc.. I even still have the speakers I purchased close to twenty years ago.

What is the target market for stores like Staples? Buyers in offices don't go to places like Staples, they open a catalog then go on-line or call and order what they need delivered to the office as soon as the next day, I did this at a previous job.

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