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Author Topic: RadioShack to close 400-700 company stores  (Read 801 times)
KE4DRN
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« on: February 17, 2006, 04:09:07 PM »

http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/060217/radioshack_mover.html?.v=1

CEO admits to having incorrect info on his resume !
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2006, 04:54:05 PM »

<yawn>

I wouldn't care if they closed all of them.

They've been pretty worthless for several years; a lot of upper management decisions haven't been good.

A shame, because they could have been a stellar success had they not dumbed down their entire operation and focused on markets so competitive that making any profit at all is almost impossible.

"Niche" markets are where profits can be made, and they did start out that way, about 50 years ago...

Oh well.

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KG4RUL
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2006, 04:43:00 AM »

DAMN!  I will have to find another place to not get cell phone questions answered!

Dennis KG4RUL
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WA4PTZ
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2006, 04:29:13 PM »

It is a shame. I still liked to get a few parts and
see what new IC's they stocked. The end of another
era. I still have a few Allied Radio note pads from
way back when, I guess they will join the ranks of
Lafayette and many other Radio distributors from
days gone by. The Internet and mail order are
cheaper and have better selections.
I think not.
73,
Tim WA4PTZ
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N3BIF
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2006, 09:09:55 PM »

 they can sell off those zip-codes they have been collecting
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N0IU
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2006, 01:27:45 AM »

You have questions?

They don't have a clue!
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KB9YUR
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2006, 04:07:10 AM »

Radio Shack could have been what Frys Electronics is today.
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N3BIF
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2006, 05:47:32 AM »

"Radio Shack could have been what Frys Electronics is today"

Frys 32 stores in maybe 10 states

RS  180 stores within 30 miles of Beverly hills CA
 
    What are you trying to say ?  I would say that half the country has never heard of Fry's,  I surely hadn't.  Are you saying Fry's is superior ?
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WA4DOU
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2006, 08:36:13 AM »

Since I tend to be a "plan ahead" person, I can live without them. For parts, Mouser, Jameco, Digi-key and others fill the bill nicely.
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K7UNZ
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2006, 08:44:26 PM »

What a bummer...!!!

I just got the guy at my local store to understand what I wanted when I asked for a "wall wart."

jim/k7unz
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K7AAT
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2006, 04:25:59 PM »


   "The end of another
era. I still have a few Allied Radio note pads from
way back when, I guess they will join the ranks of
Lafayette and many other Radio distributors from
days gone by."

   Just a note:  Allied Radio lives on, in the form of Allied Electronics.  A superb source of mail order parts.  Their catalog and breadth of stock is tremendous.  Check out:
http://www.alliedelec.com/AlliedHistory.asp
  for the history of Allied Radio.

 Ed   K7AAT

   
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W7LV
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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2006, 07:58:57 PM »

Growing up on the lower west coast of Florida in the 60's, there was Allied, Lafayette and Do Without. Newark had a nice catalog, but wasn't too interested in selling one (and only one) CK-722 and four 1N34's to am eleven year-old kid.

RS came onto the scene in the early 70's and was, on an absolute scale, somewhere between Less Than Useful and An Electronic Joke.

But: they were better than nothing!
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KB9YUR
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2006, 03:33:16 AM »

Anyone will notice the BIG difference between Radio Shack and Frys. It was at Frys that I first
noticed solar panels and other related equipment. According to their website, www.frys.com,
they're now located in 40+ states.
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AB7JK
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2006, 06:11:31 PM »

I was in a store this afternoon and the guy didn't know what a 6 foot cable with 1/8" plugs at each end was.

Still it's worth paying 300% too much if it saves having to wait three days for an item to arrive.

I'm getting misty eyed.

I often wonder whatever happened to the 'Hams at Heath'?
Died off, frozen in a meat locker, went to Ameco?
Life is full of mysteries....


Hey the guy who mentioned the Frye stores was making a joke. Hams are getting dumber all the time.  AB7JK
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