Radio Shack

ben bfranchuk at
Thu Feb 5 17:52:00 CST 2015

On 2/5/2015 3:33 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
> 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.

I thought they started in the 70's ... The name brand stuff was always 
remarked surplus.

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