OT: Where have electronics hobby stores gone?

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Tue Nov 7 13:29:40 CST 2006

On 4 Nov 2006 at 14:40, jwhitton wrote:

>     I agree.., I'm appalled that RS has abandoned the hobbyist. It seems to
> be the trend..., retailers so driven by profit numbers and markets that they
> abandon those who put them in business in the first place.

What I don't understand is what keeps RS in business.  It can't be 
mobile phones or Dish TV.  Certainly not batteries (I think I still 
have an RS battery club card).  A lot of what they sell in the way of 
cable, etc. can be puchased at Wal Mart and Home Depot.


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