Radio Shack

Fred Cisin cisin at
Thu Feb 5 16:33:47 CST 2015

On Thu, 5 Feb 2015, Ali wrote:
> 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...

No, they would have had to take it back to the 1960s and 1970s.
By the 1980s, Radio Shack was already committed to changing from hobbyist
supplies to crappy consumer electronics.

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