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Author Topic: Radioshack Plummeting Again  (Read 11321 times)
KK4LGR
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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2014, 12:49:21 AM »

I don't know why I keep walking into my Radio Shack, they never have anything I'm looking for. "Wire strippers? *looks around for awhile* Nope."  It's time to put the old horse down.
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KB4XV
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2014, 06:27:33 PM »

I hate going into a Radio Shack. The sales people hover over you like you are going to steal something. Besides I know more about the parts I am hunting for than they do.
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N5INP
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2014, 05:30:10 AM »

I hate going into a Radio Shack. The sales people hover over you like you are going to steal something. Besides I know more about the parts I am hunting for than they do.

They want to sell you a cell phone.  Smiley
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K8AXW
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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2014, 08:17:51 AM »

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Besides I know more about the parts I am hunting for than they do.

Same here, which does save a lot of time, doesn't it?
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K1CJS
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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2014, 08:23:37 AM »

I had once, a dozen or so years back, applied for a part time job at mine local Radio Shack.  When I told the manager my background, he told me I wouldn't like working there, and he could not pay me what I was worth.  Kinda said a lot to me then--and it explains their 'associates' attitudes and training, doesn't it?
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KE4JOY
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« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2014, 04:22:03 PM »

The 80's called! They want their store back  Grin

http://www.stupidvideos.com/video/Superbowl_2014_Radio_Shack__The_80s_Called/?m=new#457031
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ONAIR
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« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2014, 05:50:00 PM »

   The Shack sure spend a fortune making that commercial and putting it on the Superbowl!  What do they have up their coaxial sleeve?
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KD0REQ
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« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2014, 06:28:45 PM »

the 80s called, and they want to bring THAT store back!  dump the one we got now.
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K1CJS
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« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2014, 06:30:57 AM »

Wasn't it in the early eighties that RS started their changes?  If it was, bring back the seventies Radio Shack!
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K2OWK
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« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2014, 02:35:17 PM »

Just read Radio Shack is closing 500 stores. It is a shame, because even though there prices are high they did have bits and pieces of components I used for building and repairing radios.

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KD0REQ
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« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2014, 02:46:53 PM »

the Wall Street formula for success (this quarter only)... dump outlets, dumb down the staff and training, try to sell the same stuff that 40 other outlets in the mall are selling.

ask Highland, Computer City, Circuit City, CompUSA, Sears, et al how that's working for them.
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« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2014, 01:03:42 PM »

So they have the problem that cellphones and so on is what everyone else is selling, and the market is cutthroat. Their original market that included components is now too small to justify the number of stores/franchises.

So what would you do as the CEO?

You could say that the dumbing down of the educational system as well as ham radio has made the market go away, and you could be right. If I was CEO, I'd liquidate  for as much as I could get for the whole caboosh.
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KD0REQ
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« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2014, 05:09:19 PM »

probably the right move.  except there's a "maker" movement that might pull a smaller Radio Shack out of the pits.  they could also go back to the REAL roots, which in the US would mean looking like a national Fry's.
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N5INP
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« Reply #28 on: February 05, 2014, 06:40:12 PM »

So what would you do as the CEO?

Truthfully?

Go out of business. Sad as it is to say, that's what I'd do.  Sad
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K1CJS
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« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2014, 05:25:06 AM »

...So what would you do as the CEO?...

For starters, I'd bring back the Realistic line.  Although not top of the line, their radios, amplifiers and associated items (such as speakers) did have a good following.  I still have a pair of Realistic Optimus 45 3 way speakers that I wouldn't part with.  They're better sounding than a lot of the newer systems ever will be.
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