Radio Shack

Ian S. King isking at
Thu Feb 5 14:37:47 CST 2015

I'll miss them - they are still convenient when I need a fuse, bulb or lots
of other small passive components.  Sure, there's Mouser, but $8 in
shipping when all I need is a couple of fuses is ridiculous.  Don't even
mention $$$Digi-Key$$$.

And I agree, they could have ridden the new maker wave.

On Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 12:27 PM, Ali <cctalk at> wrote:

> > So ..... Radio Shack is (more or less) finally dead.
> >
> RadioShack had it essentially right in the 2014 Super Bowl commercial -
> the 80s called and they did want their store back. What they screwed up was
> thinking that meant the old store had to go and be replaced with the
> current monstrosity.
> RadioShack should have brought back the store of the 1980s and updated it
> items like cheap cables, Raspberry Pi kits, etc. I.E. hobbyist and do it
> yourself stuff. Yes, they still would have to close a number of locations
> (do you really need a ratshack on every corner?) but what would have been
> left behind would have thrived...

Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS
Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School
University of Washington

An optimist sees a glass half full. A pessimist sees it half empty. An
engineer sees it twice as large as it needs to be.

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