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melmag
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"RIP Radio Shack"


  

          

miracle how they been able to stay afloat all these years though with their overpriced junk..

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co branding with sprint...they aint goin nowhere
Feb 06th 2015
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sounds like Kinko's and FedEx or Mailboxes Etc and UPS.
Feb 06th 2015
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there's a closeout sale at three of the stores i've seen n/m
Feb 06th 2015
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they probably closing a few but it clearly says
Feb 06th 2015
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Bought my first mixer there
Feb 06th 2015
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      my first DJ mixer was the one with the crossfade
Feb 06th 2015
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      REALISTIC Model No. 32-1101A !!!
Feb 06th 2015
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first off, regarding your av......DAMN. now that that's out the way,
Feb 06th 2015
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As one of the only places i can get caps and trannys in a day
Feb 06th 2015
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RE: As one of the only places i can get caps and trannys in a day
Feb 06th 2015
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      Am I the only one that caught this? LOL. n/m
Feb 06th 2015
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I appreciated Radio Shack
Feb 06th 2015
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They were the spot for me and my lil bro's electronic hobby stuff
Feb 06th 2015
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Rest In Piss to a long overdue death for a really bad store
Feb 06th 2015
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Damn. They steal your girl too?
Feb 06th 2015
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no one store should have all this power..lol
Feb 06th 2015
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Sorry, does your daddy work for Radioshack? Did I offend his honor?
Feb 06th 2015
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oh you mean like radio stuff?
Feb 06th 2015
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I like where you cut that off
Feb 06th 2015
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Jesus...nm
Feb 06th 2015
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Yep. Last time I went the did everything they could
Feb 07th 2015
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fuck them
Feb 06th 2015
11
The link says Radio Shack still lives
Feb 06th 2015
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RS is like the walking dead
Feb 06th 2015
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First Circuity City now this. I was hoping Amazon would buy them.
Feb 06th 2015
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Wouldn't having stores kill Amazon's margins?
Feb 06th 2015
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      Bezos don't care bout no gotdamn margins!
Feb 06th 2015
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another note - I don't see how GNC stores survive
Feb 06th 2015
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Neither do I. Maybe brand recognition is carrying them.
Feb 06th 2015
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Name recognition. Like you said, their prices and self-branded products
Feb 06th 2015
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Every GNC I walk past always has people in 'em
Feb 06th 2015
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espcially after that ny study finding their supplements to be fakes
Feb 07th 2015
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Radio Shack sucks.
Feb 06th 2015
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Radio Shack was always my go-to for electronics parts
Feb 06th 2015
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I still use RadioShack for random audio stuff and adapters...
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LAbeathustla
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1. "co branding with sprint...they aint goin nowhere"
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Sprint will jus have a 3rd of their store space...

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2. "sounds like Kinko's and FedEx or Mailboxes Etc and UPS."
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as long as i still have a place to buy cords and stuff it's all good.

fuck you.

  

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3. "there's a closeout sale at three of the stores i've seen n/m"
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LAbeathustla
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6. "they probably closing a few but it clearly says "
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they will still be around

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TR808
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14. "Bought my first mixer there"
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The Realistic joint with no cross fade...

she served me well ....


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18. "my first DJ mixer was the one with the crossfade"
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I rocked that shit until the faders stopped working and the crossfade was barely working.
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30. "REALISTIC Model No. 32-1101A !!!"
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Ohhhhhhh you bring back some memories with that, I think I had the same mixer, it lacked the cross fade but had 5 vertical sliders I think for phonograph, mic and tape. This mug righ here.. dag that brings back memories.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTIyWDkyOA==/z/jZoAAOSwzOxUWBvc/.JPG

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4. "first off, regarding your av......DAMN. now that that's out the way,"
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for the past decade or so, Radio Shack has been one of those stores that you see and wonder why the hell they're still open. like how are they still in business?


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5. "As one of the only places i can get caps and trannys in a day"
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i'm kinda saddened. fucks with my workflow, (though micro center recently stepped up their offerings). that said shit was always way over priced (like 1.99 for a 0.12 cap). and that was literally the only reason i'd go there.

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"I ain't no entertainer, and ain't trying to be one. I am 1 thing, a musician." � Miles

"When the music stops he falls back in the abyss."

  

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7. "RE: As one of the only places i can get caps and trannys in a day"
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>i'm kinda saddened. fucks with my workflow, (though micro
>center recently stepped up their offerings). that said shit
>was always way over priced (like 1.99 for a 0.12 cap). and
>that was literally the only reason i'd go there.
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>Big PEMFin H & z's
>"I ain't no entertainer, and ain't trying to be one. I am 1
>thing, a musician." � Miles
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>"When the music stops he falls back in the abyss."

"when I was growin' up if we wanted a jacuzzi we had to fart in the tub!"

  

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28. "Am I the only one that caught this? LOL. n/m"
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*America's Favorite*

  

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8. "I appreciated Radio Shack"
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They seem to think about people who didn't have cars

They always kept several stores in the city proper. I didnt have to drive 30 minutes to get my Roku.

And they had great deals on batteries !
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9. "They were the spot for me and my lil bro's electronic hobby stuff"
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batteries and gyros and circuits...but there's no way they were making much money off of that.

>miracle how they been able to stay afloat all these years
>though with their overpriced junk..
>
>http://www.cnbc.com/id/102376507


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10. "Rest In Piss to a long overdue death for a really bad store"
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Motherfuck Radioshack. Everything about them is terrible.

The only thing they were good for- phono and RCA

connectors/splitters/what have you are all cheaper on Amazon.
I don’t see how they lasted this long selling so much badly overpriced, low quality garbage.
I’ve read bad things about their employment practices too.
That place died twenty years too late if this is true, and if that merger with Sprint is true, it’s just adding a shitty, overpriced network to their shitty, overpriced junk.
Anyone who shops there deserves their shitty, overpriced products though.

  

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12. "Damn. They steal your girl too?"
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17. "no one store should have all this power..lol"
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19. "Sorry, does your daddy work for Radioshack? Did I offend his honor? "
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I just think it's a horrible, poorly run company that offers poor products and high prices that got by on name recognition for far too long. And no, they didn't have to fuck my girl for me to see that or comment on it.

  

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20. "oh you mean like radio stuff?"
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>The only thing they were good for- phono and RCA
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27. "I like where you cut that off"
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Seeing as how the rest of that sentence gave you nothing to say.

  

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33. "Jesus...nm"
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35. "Yep. Last time I went the did everything they could"
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Not to give me my money back bc they claimed that I had already returned the item.

Refused to believe I didn't. Even with the damn thing in my hand.

I couldn't wait for it to go out of business. That wack ass, shady ass store. Lol.

  

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11. "fuck them"
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two of my worst jobs as a young bol went out of business (blockbuster and now radio shack)
both horrible places to work (radioshack more so)

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13. "The link says Radio Shack still lives"
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15. "RS is like the walking dead"
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they are never going to actually die.

  

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16. "First Circuity City now this. I was hoping Amazon would buy them. "
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And it became sort of like a same day store front for Amazon products.

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25. "Wouldn't having stores kill Amazon's margins?"
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>And it became sort of like a same day store front for Amazon
>products.



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31. "Bezos don't care bout no gotdamn margins!"
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21. "another note - I don't see how GNC stores survive"
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They're ridiculously priced compared to online supplement stores and even retail stores like Vitamin Shoppe. I've never seen GNC crowded ever.

  

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22. "Neither do I. Maybe brand recognition is carrying them."
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>They're ridiculously priced compared to online supplement
>stores and even retail stores like Vitamin Shoppe. I've never
>seen GNC crowded ever.

GNC is a name that most people know, so if you need something but aren't heavy into supplements I guess you'll go there first. But most of their stuff isn't high quality, and their prices aren't really competitive.

  

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32. "Name recognition. Like you said, their prices and self-branded products"
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are generally not the best.

  

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23. "Every GNC I walk past always has people in 'em"
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especially wannabe bodybuilders coppin the weight gain powders.

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34. "espcially after that ny study finding their supplements to be fakes"
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Sat Feb-07-15 12:45 AM by shygurl

  

          

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/04/americans-are-ignoring-the-science-and-spending-billions-on-dietary-supplements/

  

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24. "Radio Shack sucks."
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Let my love slide in and never slip out

  

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26. "Radio Shack was always my go-to for electronics parts"
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capacitors, resistors, transistors, LED's, breadboards, etc. Got my first PCB etching kit from there when I was middle school and their 200-in-1 and other kits were a mainstay in my bedroom through high school.
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forcing myself to actually respond to you is like bathing in ebola virus. - Binlahab

Like there is stupid, and then there is you, and then there is dead. - VAsBestBBW

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29. "I still use RadioShack for random audio stuff and adapters..."
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When you need something the same day and can't wait for Amazon delivery or something else, RadioShack has all kinds of audio cables and power adapters that you can't get from any other storefront.

But I'd guess that little stuff like that is a small part of their business so it isn't enough to keep them open.

I'd think a better partner for them than Sprint would be Best Buy - I know Best Buy was trying to transition into smaller retail stores (Best Buy Mobile) than the big boxes because of how much they have to spend on the real estate. Seems like a partnership there could help both companies - but if RadioShack has a ton of debt and Best Buy doesn't have the capital to take it then it wouldn't make sense.

  

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