Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Goodbye Radio Shack

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver put together a nice little going away video for Radio Shack. Radio Shack, or the Shack as I like to call it, has been struggling in the marketplace for over a decade. It's a shame really, back when I was a kid Radio Shack was like my favorite store to visit. They had computers, TVs, remote controlled cars, all kinds of wires and switches, oh baby. I could window shop in a Radio Shack for hours.

Of course marketplaces change. If you want a computer or a TV now you go to Best Buy or Costco. Cellphones are at the Apple store, RC cars at Toys R Us, Video Games at Gamestop. Even if you're a hardcore nerd who's into DIY electronics you've probably been buying your swag online for years. With the rise of big box stores like Best Buy and do it all retailers like Walmart and Fred Meyer, Radio Shack became a small specialty store without a specialty. Off the top of my head there's like maybe 4 things I can get at Radio Shack that I can't get at Walmart for much cheaper.

Oh well, here's to you Radio Shack. You were totes cool once.


B said...

I bought some coax cable there once.




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