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Offline steve

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Radio Shack Still Exists?
« on: January 13, 2020, 02:58:13 PM »
I thought Radio Shack collapsed years ago. Yet I just visited their website.

https://www.radioshack.com/

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Re: Radio Shack Still Exists?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 04:02:23 PM »
Yup. They just closed their brick and mortar retail operations.
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Re: Radio Shack Still Exists?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 04:47:30 PM »
Ya, some of their stuff is actually useful when you're busy testing etc. It was a hell of a lot better when they were at the bottom of the hill from me though...

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Re: Radio Shack Still Exists?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2020, 06:03:20 PM »
I thought Radio Shack collapsed years ago. Yet I just visited their website.

https://www.radioshack.com/

cheers
steve

Thanks, Steve. Useful info. Also thought they were completely shut down.
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Re: Radio Shack Still Exists?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 07:15:37 AM »
while i certainly miss the old radioshack, i've been on their mailing list for quite a while.  if you want them to spam you, ;) add your email address at the bottom of this page:
https://www.radioshack.com

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Re: Radio Shack Still Exists?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 07:38:43 AM »
When tbey went out in my area, I went to 3 of them in my area and bought hundreds of dollars worth of stuff at up to 90% off. A lot of usefully stuff. Wish they were still around here. Great place to grab something for testing or that one switch or LED you forgot to order.

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Re: Radio Shack Still Exists?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2020, 07:44:16 AM »
  That is where I bought the Multimeter.

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Re: Radio Shack Still Exists?
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2020, 04:36:54 PM »
Nice comments/insites guys. I wish there was a store near me as well Folsom. I still have a 65-655 scientific calculator,
a 22-220 Micronta FET analog volt/amp/resistance meter with the x100k resistance range, and 40 watt soldering iron/tips that I still use.

Loved those small parts, resistors, switches, fuses, diodes etc., right there when an emergency came up, missing that one part, that one resistor, needed for testing a project. Now you gotta spend 6 bucks on shipping if you order a 10 cent resistor.

Yesterday was better in many respects, RS is one.

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Re: Radio Shack Still Exists?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2020, 09:13:47 PM »
Nice comments/insites guys. I wish there was a store near me as well Folsom. I still have a 65-655 scientific calculator,
a 22-220 Micronta FET analog volt/amp/resistance meter with the x100k resistance range, and 40 watt soldering iron/tips that I still use.

Loved those small parts, resistors, switches, fuses, diodes etc., right there when an emergency came up, missing that one part, that one resistor, needed for testing a project. Now you gotta spend 6 bucks on shipping if you order a 10 cent resistor.

Yesterday was better in many respects, RS is one.

steve
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Re: Radio Shack Still Exists?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2020, 09:02:21 AM »
i still buy their batteries (rechargeable).  I do miss them close though when you need something odd and quickly.
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