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No. 0     Original Topic:  Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 12, 2014 at 8:17 PM   Viewed 21612 times     
Wow, this business has sure gone downhill, I don't know who's running it out but it's a poor business model, not like years ago when you could walk in and find all kinds of cool little electronic gadgets you wanted to buy.

Radio Shack has been closing some of their stores around me, when they cut the employee's pay to minimum wage and hiked up their prices, everything went down.
No. 1     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  listenandhear   Gender: F   Age: 56   on  Jan 12, 2014 at 9:03 PM     
it is the opposite of Robin Hood. robbing the poor and giving to the rich.
No. 2     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Jan 12, 2014 at 9:23 PM     
We used to love Radio Shack. And then my brother and I became ham radio operators and loved it even more.

But, over a period of time RS got away from it's core and roots and became more mass-market and useless to us. We don't even go into one anymore even if we are next door to one in a shopping center.

No. 3     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 12, 2014 at 10:12 PM     
I went into a Radio Shack the other night ONLY to buy a dummy load to put on the back of a CB radio, they didn't even carry this, this is a very cheap but handy item when checking for watt output on any CB as you know, I also noticed that the 4.99 solder irons were now marked up to 12.97 and the solder you use to be able to get in a small tube for 99 cents was now 4.97 AND they don't even sell any CB radios in the stores anymore, only online. They now only have young kids in there working the place and now ONLY one and if you ask him how much he makes, he will say minimum wage and you can make a little bit extra but you have to sell like HUGE to do this, he told me it usually doesn't happen.
No. 4     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 53   on  Jan 15, 2014 at 11:24 AM     
I still remember moving here in 1983 and Radio Shack was at it's absolute Peak, they gave their Store Managers not only great pay with commission, but they gave them all kinds of freebies too, it was the time when everyone wanted to stop into the nearest Radio Shack just to see what new gadget they had and the Store Managers loved working there but it was a time when it was managed well, those days have been long gone for many a year.
No. 5     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  listenandhear   Gender: F   Age: 56   on  Jan 15, 2014 at 2:11 PM     
insular926 wrote:

I still remember moving here in 1983 and Radio Shack was at it's absolute Peak, they gave their Store Managers not only great pay with commission, but they gave them all kinds of freebies too, it was the time when everyone wanted to stop into the nearest Radio Shack just to see what new gadget they had and the Store Managers loved working there but it was a time when it was managed well, those days have been long gone for many a year.
yes those were the days my friend.
No. 6     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Mar 4, 2014 at 11:29 AM     
3/04/2014 @ 8:54AM 52 views
RadioShack Closing 1,100 Stores After Same Store Sales Plummet 19%
http://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2014/03/04/radioshack-closing-1100-stores-after-same-store-sales-plummet-19/






So much for that Super Bowl boost: just one month after surging on the success of a Super Bowl ad triumph, shares of RadioShack are plummeting more than 20% in early Tuesday trading after the electronics retailer released abysmal fourth quarter fiscal 2013 earnings results that included a same-store-sales drop of 19% and news that the company is closing 1,100 under-performing stores.

RadioShack reported $935 million in fourth quarter revenue, a 20% decrease over the $1.17 billion reported for the same quarter in 2013 and missing Street expectations of $1.12 billion. Its net loss widened from the $63.3 million reported last year to $191.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, resulting in a loss of $1.90 per share. Analysts had been expecting a loss of just 16 cents per share.

The retailer’s full-year 2013 revenue came in at $3.43 billion, a decline from the $3.83 billion reported for full-year 2012. Comparable store sales were down 8.8% and the company’s net loss widened to $400.2 million, or $3.97 per diluted share, up from the net loss of $139.4 million reported last year.

Though special charges from the release of inventory reserves, goodwill impairment charges and losses from debt extinguishment contributed to the disappointing quarterly results, the largest culprit of the sales loss was a bad holiday season that saw a 19% same-store sales decline and, according to CEO Joseph Magnacca, “intense promotional activity particularly in consumer electronics, a very soft mobility marketplace and a few operational issues,” he said in a statement Tuesday morning. Magnacca emphasized that the company is seeking to make progress on its turnaround plan and is revamping product assortment, “reinvigorating the stores” and boosting operational efficiency.

In an effort to achieve that operating efficiency, RadioShack is closing 1,100 stores in under-performing markets. RadioShack said that in making the decision, it selected stores based on location, area demographics, lease life and financial performance. The store closures are subject to the approval of RadioShack’s lenders from its 2018 credit agreement.

The company did not provide guidance for either full-year or first quarter 2014, with Magnacca saying only that the company has a ”detailed strategic path to profitability” and that the whole RadioShack team is focused on execution and improving the company’s performance.

Following the news of the sales decline and earnings loss, shares of RadioShack plummeted more than 20% in Tuesday’s pre-market trading session and are currently down 66 cents, or 23.9%. Year over year, the stock is down 9.3%.
No. 7     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Mar 4, 2014 at 11:40 AM     
In reality though, Radio Shack is making a turnaround. I am impressed enough with my research on them that I purchased 10000 shares of their stock with it down. They have enough liquidity to survive a bankruptcy.

As far as an electronics store to shop in as I once did, they have lost their appeal to the genuine hobbyist. They appear to be attempting to turn themselves into such as a Brookstone with more. Which could be a big winner. Many like to shop Brookstone but get frustrated there is often no physical store local to them.

I still find things at my local Radio Shack that I most often otherwise would have to go online to obtain. In fact, I am going there today to get some unique size screws to modify my cube miners.
No. 8     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 47   on  Mar 4, 2014 at 12:05 PM     
they lost their appeal to me the day the held my computer ransom back in the late 90's I think it was.
No. 9     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Christian_gent   Gender: M   Age: 42   on  Mar 4, 2014 at 12:23 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Wow, this business has sure gone downhill, I don't know who's running it out but it's a poor business model, not like years ago when you could walk in and find all kinds of cool little electronic gadgets you wanted to buy.


That's the thing. Electronics used to be in & something we paired locally. Now, it's more like rip-n-replace when it comes to circuit boards or electronics because it's so cheap to buy it at the store. My father was an electronics electrician so that's what he used to do. When computers rolled around in the mid-90s, he was about to retire (65) and did.



Radio Shack has been closing some of their stores around me, when they cut the employee's pay to minimum wage and hiked up their prices, everything went down.


So now Radio Shack's go-to-market strategy has been to sell electronic devices like cell phones, radios, and personal devices which you could get at Walmart or Target. Now if it was high-end, that would be something different, but it's not. It's probably close to middle-of-the-line products, which really isn't a competitive advantage for them.


No. 10     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Christian_gent   Gender: M   Age: 42   on  Mar 4, 2014 at 12:26 PM     
insular926 wrote:

I still remember moving here in 1983 and Radio Shack was at it's absolute Peak, they gave their Store Managers not only great pay with commission, but they gave them all kinds of freebies too, it was the time when everyone wanted to stop into the nearest Radio Shack just to see what new gadget they had and the Store Managers loved working there but it was a time when it was managed well, those days have been long gone for many a year.


Yep, that's the Radio Shack I remember too. It was THE place to go for cool electronic gadgets & parts. ANY electronic part.


Miss those days....Ah, the '80s.


No. 11     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Mar 4, 2014 at 12:31 PM     
texascowgirl283 wrote:

they lost their appeal to me the day the held my computer ransom back in the late 90's I think it was.



They never really were the place to go for a computer except for the early TRS80s and/or if you were a hobbyist building your own PC. Even then, they have never offered much in the way of PCs except for being an early forerunner with the TRS line. And they could not really do anything except run BASIC but did serve as a good learning tool.
No. 12     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Mar 4, 2014 at 1:01 PM     
They paid their employee's minimum wage and then a little commission on top of that IF they met the sales quota, what Radio Shack Employee's told me is that they had to sell ridiculous amounts of stuff just to get the little commission so they had a hard time finding people to work for them and when they did, often it was someone who wasn't all that enthused about being there, now you know why.
No. 13     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Mar 4, 2014 at 1:30 PM     
Radio Shack has unique offerings planned to be sold in their stores starting in April. Items you simply just cannot run out and purchase anywhere locally. Typically only found online.

They will be carrying the Quirky items of which to the best of my knowledge you can currently only purchase online unless local to the entrepreneur's store. They may have their own website but are not yet known and therefore do not get much online traffic.

Radio Shack will also be offering unique new technology such as 3D printers and scanners of which there is a huge market niche but the likes of Best Buy and other electronics stores have thus far refused to offer them despite the demand that has been there for some time now. You could only find such online maybe from Amazon or directly from the manufacturer and then wait a long time for availability and delivery. I will soon have one. I am going to be using one of the printers and scanners as well as a vinyl cutting machine to produce low volume limited run items that the big guys do not feel there is a big enough market for them to gear up manufacturing for. There is a niche market for items that can be produced in low volume quickly.

Radio Shack's current line of products, and offerings planned, appeal to a younger generation that want unique items in their hands now. That is the market they are gearing for as well as still making a compromised effort to meet hobbyists needs.

They have a good plan. They just need to effectively implement it. They created their own inventory short comings during the Christmas selling period therefore not stocked with their best selling items when the demand was there.
No. 14     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  joyful   Gender: F   Age: 57   on  Mar 4, 2014 at 2:10 PM     
They told their employees to say Happy Holidays and NOT Merry Christmas, at Christmas. I have always liked Radio Shack, and now it is mostly just because I don't have to go on a safari in Walmart to get certain items. Its quick, just in and out if you know they have what you want. And they do have (very few now) sales and closeout items.
No. 15     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Mar 4, 2014 at 2:39 PM     
I also purchased some shares of Coca Cola. Like Radio Shack, they are doing some good things too, and they reliably pay a competitive dividend. A dividend payout is coming later this month.
No. 16     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Mar 4, 2014 at 2:46 PM     
BTW - Radio Shack cannot just say they are closing stores and then easily do so. They have landlord agreements of which landlords may lower the rents and prompt keeping a particular store open, and they have financing agreements already in place that prevent them from closing as many stores as they announced in one year without renegotiating financing. Easier said than done. Their financing is in place until 2018. And they appear to have enough capital that a bankruptcy effort would likely not be approved.
No. 17     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Mar 6, 2014 at 11:27 AM     
Not all that long ago JCP was in the same situation. They have made a major turn-around despite the naysayers indicating there would soon be no JCP.
No. 18     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Apr 17, 2014 at 9:46 AM     
Radio Shack's new concept stores debuted this month, but thus far does not appear to have garnered any "positive" for them as I thought it may.

I have stumbled onto a couple local wholesale electronics supply stores and a retail establishment in Detroit called Micro Electronics/Micro Center, that just about bring back the old thrill that Radio Shack used to provide.

Apparently, Micro Electronics/Micro Center is a nationwide chain founded out of Ohio and has a pretty large online presence also. One of my affiliates that provides and drop ships digital mining hardware for me just entered an agreement with Micro Electronics to be their supplier of mining hardware to all their stores nationwide. It is a big positive for both of them. I have had personal communication with the co-founder of the digital hardware supplier. They are good people. I do not personally know anyone of Micro Electronics/Micro Center but introductions are planned.

I have quickly established my own noticeable presence in the arena locally and on ebay. I am in the research stages of examining the viability of opening my own local digital mining store, but the industry is growing so quickly I need to hit the ground running. The digital mining hardware industry has quickly become one of the fastest growing segments of the electronics industry and no end is seen. Now considering a possible joint venture either with my affiliate or Micro Center or both. There is simply no such source here in Michigan north of Detroit and I may have their interest.

Sure there all kinds of little digital mining clubs on the various big college campuses of which some have started their own stores. But thus far, I have found as groups, most of them know less about the industry than I, and just since February I as a one man show via ebay have surpassed them as far as marketing digital mining. Before I was able to establish my own sources of hardware, I was running these little groups out of stock.
No. 19     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Apr 17, 2014 at 9:50 AM     
tell em' I want a CB radio
No. 20     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Gary208   Gender: M   Age: 66   on  Apr 17, 2014 at 12:20 PM     
Heck, I remember the days of Walter Ashe Radio Shack, Allied Electronics, Micronta and Knight Kits, etc.

They recently moved our local Radio Shack further south to get out of the high taxes after Knoxville Annexed almost all of Knox County, doubled taxes and cut services in half.

I've picked up a few things at the store during their moving sale. But I rarely went in, because they never carried anything I was in the market for. Before moving, they were able to get me half a dozen of the style mouse I use and three keyboards to pick up at the new store.

After that first time in there, it was a mess. I waited for about three months after their new store opened, to give them time to get organized and everything flowing smoothly.

I had a list of four consumer electronics items they should be carrying. I roamed around the store and couldn't find anything even close to any of them. Finally the only guy working there finished up his customers and came to help.

For each item I mentioned what I wanted to buy, he tried to up-sell me to a totally different type of product that did not do what I wanted at all.
We went down my list of four items, each one something they used to advertise and push heavily only a couple of years prior.

In each case, he said we no longer carry those, because this does the same thing or that does the same thing, but they don't, he tried in his attempt to show me and he couldn't get them to work either.

One of the most common features I use on a simple calculator is the ability to do plus and minus percentages. Almost no calculator available today can do it properly. Some can give you the correct answer IF you do NOT hit the equal key. But they all fail to give you the correct figures unless you perform totally separate operations to find them.

The salesman went through every calculator they offered and found NONE that could work plus and minus percentages. Then he started trying the printing calculators and finally found one, that if used in the printing mode, would print out the necessary figures, but they did not show that way on the display.

I used to bring my old calculators with me, when the new ones first quit functioning properly to show the salesfolks what I wanted. All I would get was, they don't make them that way anymore. Why Not? I don't know, but we have this computer that still works that way. Sorry, it won't fit in my shirt pocket...

Ironically, I picked up a wristwatch for my grandson for 9.99, it works plus and minus percentages perfectly. It also does a ton of other things. A nice toy, but the buttons are too small for me to use, hi hi...

TTUL
Gary
No. 21     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Apr 17, 2014 at 12:22 PM     
Heathkit used to be my favorite electronics catalog to look at.
No. 22     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Apr 17, 2014 at 12:24 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

BTW - Radio Shack cannot just say they are closing stores and then easily do so. They have landlord agreements of which landlords may lower the rents and prompt keeping a particular store open, and they have financing agreements already in place that prevent them from closing as many stores as they announced in one year without renegotiating financing. Easier said than done. Their financing is in place until 2018. And they appear to have enough capital that a bankruptcy effort would likely not be approved.



Radio Shack announced just today they are only closing 200 stores. As I said earlier, they may not be allowed to close 1000 stores. Creditors are not allowing them to close the other 800 stores.
No. 23     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Apr 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM     
Hey, I just read that Heathkit did reemerge, filed bankruptcy in 2013, and now plan to reemerge after reorganization. Cool

For those interested; in the electronics hobby market Adafruit.com and Sparkfun.com are now the Radio Shack we once knew in the 70s. I do admire Radio Shack's current efforts to get back to being considered in those ranks especially within the niche of hopefully being the local "brick n mortar" source for such interests.

And if you are really avid about such things, you are part of such forums at reddit.com.
No. 24     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 22   on  Apr 23, 2014 at 11:57 AM     
insular926 wrote:

Wow, this business has sure gone downhill, I don't know who's running it



A 19-year ex Target Corp veteran was essentially over Radio Shack stores. That might explain some of Target's constant past woes.
No. 25     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 23   on  May 13, 2014 at 6:45 PM     
I have at least five local Radio Shacks. In communications with employees at two of them yesterday, they are not aware of any plans to close their stores or any in this area.

BTW - Radio Shack had all the items I required and more to tackle a unique solder job on a circuit board of one of my bitcoin miners. In fact, they had so many options it made it tough to decide how I really wanted to proceed with the mod.

They also had the USB cables going from standard USB to mini B USB, which many of the Litecoin miners require, for 20% less coat than I have been paying for them at other local stores.
No. 26     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  May 13, 2014 at 7:10 PM     
Incidentally, if you are looking for anything electronic, and I do mean ANYTHING, the Dayton Hamvention is this weekend. People from all over the world attend this event (25,000 or more). I, myself, will be there for the entire weekend.

Following is a video about it by Joe Walsh....yes, THAT Joe Walsh and I'm going to assume the background music on the video is his. Joe Walsh has been a Ham radio operator for many, many years.

(Oh, Radio Shack always has a booth there also).

No. 27     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 23   on  May 13, 2014 at 10:52 PM     
Stormchaser wrote:

Incidentally, if you are looking for anything electronic, and I do mean ANYTHING, the Dayton Hamvention is this weekend. People from all over the world attend this event (25,000 or more). I, myself, will be there for the entire weekend.

Following is a video about it by Joe Walsh....yes, THAT Joe Walsh and I'm going to assume the background music on the video is his. Joe Walsh has been a Ham radio operator for many, many years.

(Oh, Radio Shack always has a booth there also).



I could see myself enjoying something like that. Years back, in the late 80s and through the 90s, I used to love visiting computer shows. This appears very similar. It was amazing for how few dollars one could carry home everything required to build your own computer from one of those shows. Turn around and sell it before the next show and then simply yourself the next latest greatest.

Chinese manufacturing has made it no longer a cost savings to build your own, in fact can now cost you more, but I still enjoy it.
No. 28     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 23   on  May 13, 2014 at 11:23 PM     
BTW - I went to Ham Nation and watched the Joe Walsh hosted broadcast. Pretty cool.
No. 29     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 23   on  May 16, 2014 at 9:25 AM     
I was in 3 of 5 of my local Radio Shacks yesterday. They were so busy they almost did not have time to give me personal attention, and when they did they were all out of stock on what I was after.
No. 30     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 23   on  May 17, 2014 at 12:59 PM     
I made the rounds to all 5 of my local Radio Shacks. Bought them all out of a specific cable I prefer for the Litecoin miners. In fact, they told me these are a clearance item and they would like to get rid of them if they do happen to find more at any of their other stores. I told them I would gladly take them.
No. 31     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  May 18, 2014 at 9:55 PM     
Interesting, interesting, interesting. Radio Shack was NOT at the Dayton Hamvention. Why is that significant?

1. They ALWAYS GO.

2. This event is one of the TOP electronic events of the year. Any progressive electronic company should be there.

3. Since they weren't, speculations arise...



Anyway, I went and in spite of cold, windy, rainy, hailstone (2X) weather, I had a pretty good time and was able to successfully achieve both my primary and secondary wishlists, including a radio that its particular model was the ONLY one I could find at the event, AND I SNAGGED IT!

Boondocked at a Flying J.

NOTE TO SELF: Never, EVER, buy a Flying J pizza again! :sick:
No. 32     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 23   on  May 18, 2014 at 10:54 PM     
Maybe it is just me, but something seems strange about the entire Radio Shack dilemma.

You would think that if they really wanted to file bankruptcy and/or close stores, their finance people and lawyers would have already known their creditors and courts would not allow them to do either before they attempted and garnered the free business/financial news that they publically achieved.

I lean towards it being a dramatic ploy to quickly attract attention that they are open for a merger and/or a take over. Looking at their data, it appears they actually have an attractive presence in the marketplace, a somewhat loyal customer base with new "young" "have to have it now" customers being attracted to them, and an enviable footprint of store locations. Appears to me with the right leadership and correct product mix, the sky could be the limit for RSH.

It would be interesting to see what "insiders" may be loading up on Radio Shack stock. I read last week that fund managers are "quietly" doing so.
No. 33     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 25   on  Jul 23, 2014 at 12:50 PM     
Radio Shack is in the process of opening newly remodeled stores. Kind of strange for a company that supposedly has not enough operating cash available.

Maybe the employees have been educated to say nothing, but when I question and/or make mention of the dilemma Radio Shack is supposedly in, they act and respond as if they do not know what I am talking about. Which I guess is maybe typical of most employees any where other than janitors at operations headquarters.

No. 34     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Aug 6, 2014 at 6:58 PM     
Radio Shack Stock fell to 65 cents a share today.
No. 35     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Aug 6, 2014 at 8:53 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Radio Shack Stock fell to 65 cents a share today.



Actually, 65 cents is up from yesterday's close for RSH.
No. 36     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Aug 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM     
Personally, I think Radio Shack is going to make a surprise turn around. It may take some other company merging with them and/or taking them over. There is simply too much of a successful location footprint to ignore.
No. 37     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Aug 7, 2014 at 2:31 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Personally, I think Radio Shack is going to make a surprise turn around. It may take some other company merging with them and/or taking them over. There is simply too much of a successful location footprint to ignore.


Are you SURE???

Check this out..

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/radioshack-sexually-suggestive-ads-article-1.1894278#siwkSOyB80TjdJTo.97
No. 38     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Aug 7, 2014 at 4:56 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

Personally, I think Radio Shack is going to make a surprise turn around. It may take some other company merging with them and/or taking them over. There is simply too much of a successful location footprint to ignore.


Are you SURE???

Check this out..

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/radioshack-sexually-suggestive-ads-article-1.1894278#siwkSOyB80TjdJTo.97



I am sure of little except my salvation.

Radio Shack has too much goodwill and presence to be ignored. Their major lien holders have blocked that closing of 1100 stores. I think there is a court order preventing it.
No. 39     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 52   on  Aug 9, 2014 at 7:17 PM     
I used to work at a Radio Shack 30 years ago. We were not a full fledged Radio Shack though and did not have everything that normal Radio Shack Stores carried. We were primarily a Service Shop. I worked as a repair tech there. When I was a kid I couldn't wait to ogle the latest Radio Shack and Lafayette Radio catalogs. The Internet online sales business has put a major dent into electronic sales. There is so much competition out there these days it has become harder for Radio Shack to compete in the retail store market.
No. 40     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Aug 18, 2014 at 4:01 PM     
Radio Shack stock "rockets" up over 15% today to .89 per share. BlueCrest has agreed they will assist with a $250 million buyout of Radio Shack debtholders.
No. 41     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Aug 19, 2014 at 10:59 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Radio Shack stock "rockets" up over 15% today to .89 per share. BlueCrest has agreed they will assist with a $250 million buyout of Radio Shack debtholders.




Well, that rally did not last long. Appears the substantial gain was lost with those taking their profits in after hours trading. All this controversy has made RSH a prime daily trading penny stock.
No. 42     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Aug 19, 2014 at 11:08 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

Radio Shack stock "rockets" up over 15% today to .89 per share. BlueCrest has agreed they will assist with a $250 million buyout of Radio Shack debtholders.




Well, that rally did not last long. Appears the substantial gain was lost with those taking their profits in after hours trading. All this controversy has made RSH a prime daily trading penny stock.


What's The Ticker Symbol for Radio Shack?
No. 43     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Aug 19, 2014 at 11:14 AM     
insular926 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

Radio Shack stock "rockets" up over 15% today to .89 per share. BlueCrest has agreed they will assist with a $250 million buyout of Radio Shack debtholders.




Well, that rally did not last long. Appears the substantial gain was lost with those taking their profits in after hours trading. All this controversy has made RSH a prime daily trading penny stock.


What's The Ticker Symbol for Radio Shack?



RSH
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Aug 21, 2014 at 3:15 PM     
RSH up over 8% today with release of news hailing them as a leading retailer connecting consumers with personalized solutions and what's possible through the latest in consumer electronics after the highly toted public support of Radio Shack assisting to celebrate the end of Oakland CA's prohibition of pinball.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Aug 21, 2014 at 3:17 PM     
I guess when you get to the bottom and even still courts of law will not allow you to cease business, there is no where to go but up.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Aug 25, 2014 at 9:09 AM     
Radio Shack stock up another 8% today following news of troubles at Game Stop which is kind of seen as a competitor for some potential categories.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Aug 26, 2014 at 2:32 PM     
Wow! Radio Shack stock jumps up almost another 20% today after news released that filing bankruptcy is likely to be avoided and/or prevented.
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Aug 27, 2014 at 9:38 AM     
Up another 16+% at the market open. If I sold right now, I have earned more than 50% on my investment in Radio Shack just since August 21.
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By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Aug 27, 2014 at 9:46 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Up another 16+% at the market open. If I sold right now, I have earned more than 50% on my investment in Radio Shack just since August 21.


you actually BOUGHT some?
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Aug 27, 2014 at 9:53 AM     
insular926 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

Up another 16+% at the market open. If I sold right now, I have earned more than 50% on my investment in Radio Shack just since August 21.


you actually BOUGHT some?



I bought 20000 shares.
No. 51     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Aug 27, 2014 at 9:59 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

Up another 16+% at the market open. If I sold right now, I have earned more than 50% on my investment in Radio Shack just since August 21.


you actually BOUGHT some?



I bought 20000 shares.


It looks like you could be another Warren Buffet, lol, you know what he says, right?

When there is blood in the streets, you buy buy buy, in other words, you back up the truck and LOAD IT!
No. 52     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Aug 27, 2014 at 10:18 AM     
insular926 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

Up another 16+% at the market open. If I sold right now, I have earned more than 50% on my investment in Radio Shack just since August 21.


you actually BOUGHT some?



I bought 20000 shares.


It looks like you could be another Warren Buffet, lol, you know what he says, right?

When there is blood in the streets, you buy buy buy, in other words, you back up the truck and LOAD IT!



The biggest impact for me of anything that Warren has said, as far as influencing investing strategy, is "I want to own nothing, but control everything". This was supposedly said primarily in relation to real estate, but the same is also practiced via options trading in the stock market.

But I think Warren kind of adopted or stole the quote: for Nelson Rockefeller said long before Warren “The secret to success is to own nothing, but control everything.”

Personally that is not really me as for my personality. I am more laid back and "pick my swings", I feel no need to control all. But it is likely the most wise and successful strategy when it comes to investing, especially with real estate.
No. 53     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Aug 29, 2014 at 9:22 AM     
RSH stock price jumps to $1.77

I am still riding
No. 54     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Aug 29, 2014 at 11:29 AM     
WOW!
No. 55     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Sep 2, 2014 at 7:44 PM     
I bailed out of the stock market with one stock today for a very nice 5 figure return accumulated over the past 3-4 weeks, but still riding Radio Shack.
No. 56     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Sep 3, 2014 at 9:47 PM     
So, $1.19 it's sitting at right now.
No. 57     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Sep 4, 2014 at 10:03 AM     
insular926 wrote:

So, $1.19 it's sitting at right now.



RSH is expected to go higher. Standard General has indicated they too are not going to allow them to go under, and will provide a large cash infusion to support Radio Shack.

I told you, there is too much goodwill and logistics in Radio Shack that the business world cannot afford to allow to go away. At a minimum someone will likely take them over and/or merge with them before allowing the potential with RSH to dissolve. Something like 4 different entities have now indicated "cash" support to Radio Shack.

Radio Shack is likely the only company of its kind currently in the ideal position to meet the electronics and gadget need for the "have to have it now" trend without forcing ordering the item online and waiting for delivery. Brookstone has made a valiant effort, but has done so with sub par quality items and are now paying for it. Micro Center is meeting some of the need, but simply does not have the name recognition. But Micro Center is quickly and quietly picking up potential Radio Shack market share.
No. 58     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Sep 11, 2014 at 9:17 AM     
Despite Radio Shack painting their own "bleak" picture with their recent regulatory filing, the stock is still up almost 14% today alone. There seems to be those that simply do not want to allow RSH to go under.

Radio Shack's earnings statement indicates that without a sale, partnership, or out-of-court restructuring, they will soon not have enough cash to stay afloat despite court orders not allowing them to close stores.
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By:  Gary208   Gender: M   Age: 66   on  Sep 12, 2014 at 11:26 AM     
I stopped in the brand new RS store again yesterday, where they built in Walmart's parking lot.
This is the third time I've stopped at their new store and left with nothing, because they no longer carry what I needed. Not even things that go WITH the few items they do sell.
I have no idea how they stay in business!





No. 60     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Oct 14, 2014 at 2:46 PM     
Wow! I have been really really busy and missed this earlier in the month:

"--Radioshack Shares Halted After Climbing 35% Pre-Market on Reported Refinancing Deal - BY Midnight Trader
— 9:44 AM ET 10/03/2014
09:44 AM EDT, 10/03/2014 (MT Newswires) --

Price: 1.34, Change: +0.35, Percent Change: +35.35"
No. 61     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Oct 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM     
I did cash in on Herbalife today though at almost a $3.40 per share gain for 1 day.
No. 62     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Gary208   Gender: M   Age: 66   on  Oct 15, 2014 at 8:52 AM     
Arrived early to meet some friends at a restaurant for lunch.
Walked across the parking lot to Radio Shack to pick up a simple PS2 to USB converter plug. I planned on buying ten of them, if they had that many in stock, which I figured they wouldn't, but surely thought they would have at least two.
No such luck, the manager said they quit carrying PS2 to USB adapters over three years ago. Oh really?
Most motherboards still had PS2 connectors until recently, only a few companies no longer put them on their motherboards.
My newest computer did not have PS2, but the MOBO was locked to a single proprietary OS, so I sent it back and waited two weeks for another Mobo to be shipped in. The new Motherboard still has PS2 connectors.
Hard to believe Radio Shack no longer stocks a simple connector people will NEED if they get a new computer without PS2 connectors.
I understand not carrying something that phased out completely. Like trying to find Parallel Port cables and printer switches. Forget it.
But with most computers still having PS2 ports, including my newest machine, for Radio Shack NOT to carry adapters is downright stupid in my opinion.
This makes the fourth time I've stopped at Radio Shack for something COMMON and should be stocked, but they no longer carry.
Ironically, the keyboards and meeces I have purchased from them, come with a USB to PS2 adapter included free in the box, so I have dozens of those on hand. The KVM switch they sold me two years ago has PS2 plugs, and they quit carrying PS2 to USB adapters a year prior to selling items with PS2 plugs. This is nonsense!

Reminds me of the time I bought a nail gun from Lowe's, but Lowe's did not stock the nails for it, had to get them special order. At least they took the nail gun back, since it was never used, because they didn't sell the nails for it. Dorks...

No. 63     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Oct 15, 2014 at 9:15 AM     
Gary208 wroteWalked across the parking lot to Radio Shack to pick up a simple PS2 to USB converter plug.


I rarely have a need for such these days, my current keyboards are all USB, but when I come across one I toss it into my spare parts draw. Never know.
No. 64     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Gary208   Gender: M   Age: 66   on  Oct 16, 2014 at 9:26 AM     
All of my keyboards, meeces, etc. are all USB also.

To save on wasting USB ports, and since ALL motherboards had PS2 slots, I purposely purchased a KVM (from Radio Shack) with PS2 plugs.

When I got a new computer after the lightning strike, it did not have PS2 slots. So to use my KVM I needed PS2 to USB adapters. I have dozens of USB to PS2 adapters, since they come free with every keyboard or mouse I ever purchased.

I had to take the new computer back, because the Military A Class motherboard in it was LOCKED to Windoze ONLY. Since I had to wait two weeks anyhow, I specified the exact motherboard and CPU I wanted the tech to replace it with. This is a brand new current model Asus motherboard and it DOES HAVE PS2 connectors, although they are currently unused, because I used a different KVM switch that has USB plugs in lieu of PS2 plugs.

The only problem is, I cannot Stack the KVM switches in reverse order. So I lose the functionality I had before.

For the above comment to make any sense, one does not normally Stack KVM switches, and most cannot be stacked due to how they work to keep your computer system alive.
Basically, I was using the KVM switch with the USB plugs (unplugged) as a Video switch to select which monitor I wanted the display on. I still needed the keyboard and mouse at my desk to be functional.
The KVM switch with the PS2 ports is the main KVM switch, I could connect the video from this KVM switch to the KVM switch with the USB plugs, but only use the Video connectors, one to each monitor, and it worked just fine.
I cannot use the KVM with the USB plugs, and connect the Video to the KVM with the PS2 plugs (unused) because it will not work with the KVM's Stacked in reverse order. I don't know why it works one way and not the other.

My new motherboard and graphics card lets me use three monitors, either mirrored, or like three monitors side by side as one super wide monitor.
Since it is my main computer anyhow, I can display everything from it, and use the other computers only on the top display.
Basically it means I'm back to having two keyboards and two meeces on my desk once again. Until I can find at least eight PS2 to USB connectors, I can't return to how I had things set up before, without buying new graphic cards for every computer.

If I had the money, I would buy a five monitor set-up, four upper monitors and the monitor inside my desk where the actual work takes place. Good luck finding such a graphics card, because I don't think such an animal is made.
Although I did find a Nine Monitor graphics card, which you don't have to use all the ports, and each port is individually configurable, but the price is more than all of my computers combined, hi hi...

TTUL
Gary
No. 65     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Oct 27, 2014 at 10:31 AM     
Radio Shack appears to be surviving. And although only slightly, appears to be on a turnaround. The Christmas holiday buying season is expected to write the rest of the story.
No. 66     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 26   on  Oct 29, 2014 at 6:23 PM     
This week one of my mining hardware customers shipped me one of his miners wanting me to take a look at it. He had somehow knocked a capacitor and heat sink loose from inside. Although the miner was working just fine and within spec with the cap missing, most such devices will, he did not desire to operate it that way.

I pulled the cover off the miner today and easily spotted where the cap and heat sink should have been on one of the processor boards. Appears a power cable was routed too close to the cap and was pulled against the cap breaking it off the board. I thought no big deal, I will simply solder it back to the board. But it turned out to be an almost impossible task get a solder iron tip where it needed to be without disassembling the entire of array of processor boards. I did not desire to do such for such a simple fix.

Sometime ago I had read about a conductive glue. Got online and located some. Supposedly Radio Shack carries such a product. I headed on over to my local Radio Shack. They did not have exactly what was specified online, but they did have a product called "Electric Paint". Which at first glance appeared to be a only a conductive paint one might repair a circuit board trace with or a grid such as a broken trace on an auto window defogger. But upon taking a closer look at the package it also described it as being able to be used as an adhesive to solder components. Essentially can be used as both a liquid wire and/or a conductive adhesive. I purchased some. Cost about $10.

Worked great. Glued the cap and heat sink back on location making contact with the circuit board traces. Waited a few minutes and powered her up. All is A OK. Before putting the cover back on I did also put some dabs of regular super glue around the components to help reinforce the repair in preventing a future tug on the power cable from breaking the cap off again. I rerouted the power cable anyway which should prevent such from happening again, but I applied the super glue anyway.

The "Electric Paint" appears to be some great stuff. I can think of many past times I could have used such a product.

BTW - The young Radio Shack associate informed me that our local Radio Shack will not be closing, and she gave me a $10 coupon for use upon my next visit.
No. 67     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Nov 28, 2014 at 2:49 PM     
Black Friday special, 16 Gig Flash Drive for $4.99 at Radio Shack, limit 5!
No. 68     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 28   on  Nov 28, 2014 at 4:41 PM     
Radio Shack was supposed to be one of the first chain type stores making 3D printers available to the typical consumer, but it appears Micro Center beat them to it. But on the other hand, I do not consider the typical shopper at a Micro Center a typical consumer. Seems most consumers are not even aware Micro Centers exist, were as, at least for now, there are Radio Shacks all over with the typical consumer walking in the door and with what appears to be more starting do so with their efforts at a turn around.
No. 69     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 29   on  Nov 29, 2014 at 11:32 PM     
Radio Shack has secured financial backing. Standard General and other investors purchased their debt in exchange for at least 50% ownership of outstanding shares of stock.

I hold a considerable number of Radio Shack shares as far as a little fish in the sea. Have been accumulating them for some time since the price of the stock took its big dive. I received a letter from Radio Shack this weekend notifying me that if all goes as planned, I will soon be provided an opportunity to purchase more ownership at no more than .40 per share. That is less than half the current price per share. Tempting, but I already feel as if I am holding more shares than I care to.
No. 70     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Dec 3, 2014 at 1:53 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Radio Shack has secured financial backing. Standard General and other investors purchased their debt in exchange for at least 50% ownership of outstanding shares of stock.

I hold a considerable number of Radio Shack shares as far as a little fish in the sea. Have been accumulating them for some time since the price of the stock took its big dive. I received a letter from Radio Shack this weekend notifying me that if all goes as planned, I will soon be provided an opportunity to purchase more ownership at no more than .40 per share. That is less than half the current price per share. Tempting, but I already feel as if I am holding more shares than I care to.



http://247wallst.com/retail/2014/12/03/radioshacks-stock-price-races-toward-0/
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By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 29   on  Dec 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM     
insular926 wrote:


http://247wallst.com/retail/2014/12/03/radioshacks-stock-price-races-toward-0/



That is a report somewhat in error, too late, whatever. Any day now Radio Shack will have no obligation to those lenders. Those debts are being paid off by Standard General and other investors. After such, Radio Shack will essentially be debt free other than stock obligations.
No. 72     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 29   on  Dec 8, 2014 at 3:19 PM     
My guess is that RSH will tumble to at least .40 per share being that is the price being offered to "insiders" once the new investors have crossed all the T's, dotted all the I's, and signed all the lines.

Once all the debt is resolved, I expect to see the price per share go up.
No. 73     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 29   on  Dec 18, 2014 at 11:06 AM     
Ouch! Radio Shack took a much worse dive in share price than I would have expected. But then again the overall market took a pretty good hit.

Good thing I declined the offer from Radio Shack to purchase more shares of RSH at .40.
No. 74     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Jan 15, 2015 at 1:20 PM     
Looks like in the latest news, the stock will be liquidated, truly sad.
No. 75     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Jan 15, 2015 at 1:32 PM     
Actually, they are going to petition for bankruptcy and/or drastic cost cutting measures again. The courts stopped such action before, but if they do not have money and not making money, I am not sure how courts can viably stop then. Creditors claim there is more value and potential in the company than Radio Shack claims. Courts sided with that last time. But if that were true, you would think someone would quickly take them over or merge with them. I am surprised someone has not taken them over simply based on their level of goodwill and store location footprint.

From my experience with the electronics industry, Radio Shack is positioned with great market advantages, but appear to simply not take advantage of them.
No. 76     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 2, 2015 at 1:42 PM     
I knew somebody out there could not allow Radio Shack to go down.

As of today, at least half the stores will become owned and operated by Sprint. There is also talk that the stores will be co-branded retaining the Radio Shack name.

News says there is also a pending offer, not releasing the name of the potential buyer, to buy Radio Shack all together.
No. 77     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 3, 2015 at 11:58 AM     
Something must be up with RSH today. I noticed this am I could not pull historical stats on the stock. I am currently at the gym and decided to take second to check alerts. When I atempt to pull info on RSH I get a response "symbol not found". When I typically get this for a known good symbol, trading has been suspended or the stock pulled from the market.
No. 78     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 3, 2015 at 12:04 PM     
All Radio Shack needed was A CB Radio revival, heck, I'm trying to get one going even as I'm typing this!
No. 79     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Gary208   Gender: M   Age: 67   on  Feb 3, 2015 at 2:10 PM     
I wouldn't count on it Brad.

Assuming they did sell a CB Radio, they would NOT have coax (antenna cable), the connectors, or an antenna of any type to go with it. ONLY the Radio.

Not stocking the items that are needed with what they do sell, is why they are having so many problems these past few years.

Trying to stay afloat selling only mainline items and nothing else with them, against all the full-service competition for mainline items, is downright stupid.

I will give them credit for one thing, actually two things. They were able to order me a case of USB Thumb-ball meeces, and a case of USB Keyboards, a few years back. But they did not stock the connectors for them, to connect to the KVM I purchased from them, nor could they order them, said something about quit carrying them three years prior. So once again, they sold the major components, but not the parts to hook them up. Dumb and Dumber!

Other than one Netbook they had available. They've not had one thing I've gone in their store for in over six trips to their store.
Amazes me how they stay in business at all...
Wouldn't bother me one bit if they went belly up, save me the trouble of seeing if they have what I want and finding out they don't.

TTUL
Gary
No. 80     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 3, 2015 at 3:59 PM     
NYSE did suspend trading on shares of RadioShack today for failure to submit a business plan.

But the same article also confirmed the Radio Shack deal with Sprint to at least keep half the stores open.
No. 81     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 4, 2015 at 8:41 AM     
Radio Shack back on market with a new symbol of RSHC. I assume the symbol for a holding corp until they complete their transaction with Sprint and whomever else becomes involved. Share price is up this AM.
No. 82     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Deveray   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Feb 4, 2015 at 12:46 PM     
Deveray analysis of the Radio Shack failings and decline:

About 15 years ago, a short while after the wildfire of personal cellphones began, Radio Shack dedicated one store merchandise island to featuring maybe 6-10 phones available that could be signed up for at the store. I think at the time they were all Sprint.

Since the phenomenon became a craze, profit from that one island probably increased at a rate higher than the other stuff for sale.

At this point a shrewd observer of human nature along with the Radio Shack brand itself should have become keen to certain dynamics occurring right inside their already fairly small operations.

People do not GO TO a Radio Shack for cellphone shopping. They go to peruse the shelves and find out what neat gizmos are there. But hey, why not get two things done at once? Especially with store employees that at least used to have a clue about electronics. Being geeks, by extension they might provide worthy advice on a phone choice.

But the CEO, in my opinion, either failed to comprehend this condition or neglected to be wary. Instead, the stores began dedicating more and more space to cellphones, and putting them at the entry on both sides upon walking through the door, thus changing the entire feel of a visit. Also of course far less room for the alluring gizmos.

They had probably before the time of increasing to maybe 25% floor space devoted to phones basically turned off half of their customers and likely reduced the cool factor of dropping in markedly.

Of course it hardly helped that staff oftentimes had no clue about even simple principles of electricity or what items could be found in the store.

One other factor: Phones grew so cheap that I am confident profits from the ultimately decreased. Did Radio Shack adjust for this change? Not the ones I keep visiting. Still that huge block of floor and wall space at the entry all for one category.

The interesting thing here is that others will look on and avoid a future start-up retail operation based on the original Radio Shack model because of the ultimate failure without ever realizing that the original model did not fail at all. Just executive mistakes based on limited grasp of what the company meant to shoppers and how the cellphone craze fit into the situation.

I would have selected the top service providers - three at most - and offered for each their top 3 models along with the two most basic (translation: cheapest), plus made darn sure employees understood EVERYTHYING about those products. Explain to the customers what the thinking had been. Our guys know these models are superior to stuff not being offered. Of course we could obtain anything wanted and have it here tomorrow. But only the best are on display. That much could have been kept on the original lone island. One side or the other at the entry, perhaps further inside, never being the first and only thing seen upon walking in.

One other problem is that signing up for service takes a ridiculous amount of time, stripping at least one of the floor personnel away from customers. For me, coming up with a provider (Sprint, AT&T, etc) agreement would have been tried. We put a land-line or two in the store that goes right to Sprint setup tech support, then let users handle the whole thing on their own before leaving the store. Some refining of this idea would no doubt be in order.

Anyway, I am of the mind that the nation still yearns for an electronics and gizmo retail operation in every town, unlike Frys, which requires very large cities for them to build. Also maybe nothing within 10 miles of a Frys operation. Ya just gotta stick to what brings in the bodies and make sure to provide salesmen who are more than cashiers. There is no wow-factor in a cellphone these days. Put 'em near the back, a clean and organized space, to be sure, yet back there.
No. 83     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 4, 2015 at 3:29 PM     
Deveray wrote:
Anyway, I am of the mind that the nation still yearns for an electronics and gizmo retail operation in every town, unlike Frys, which requires very large cities for them to build. Also maybe nothing within 10 miles of a Frys operation. Ya just gotta stick to what brings in the bodies and make sure to provide salesmen who are more than cashiers. There is no wow-factor in a cellphone these days. Put 'em near the back, a clean and organized space, to be sure, yet back there.


Microcenter stores appear to be making a somewhat valiant effort. They are busy and packed every time I stop there.
No. 84     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 4, 2015 at 7:11 PM     
Since AM Radio Stations have become worse and worse to listen to, what Radio Shack ought to do is to come up with a simple designed amateur radio receiver (listen only) that would be exceptionally portable and easy to operate for the masses, I don't know why someone hasn't come up with this yet, oh sure there is the grundig yachtboy but it's rather complex, I'm talking about one with an old school type of dial, not digital and one that could really pull in stations well.
No. 85     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 6, 2015 at 10:03 AM     
Although Radio Shack did file for bankruptcy, the deal has been signed that Sprint will take over and operate as many as 1750-2400 of the existing 4000 US stores.

Radio Shack noted that discussions are underway with interested parties to sell all of the company's remaining assets. It was also noted the bankruptcy nor the agreement with Sprint includes the more than 1000 franchised owned stores, subsidiary operated stores, nor the Radio Shack stores in other countries.
No. 86     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 6, 2015 at 10:25 AM     
insular926 wrote:

Since AM Radio Stations have become worse and worse to listen to, what Radio Shack ought to do is to come up with a simple designed amateur radio receiver (listen only) that would be exceptionally portable and easy to operate for the masses, I don't know why someone hasn't come up with this yet, oh sure there is the grundig yachtboy but it's rather complex, I'm talking about one with an old school type of dial, not digital and one that could really pull in stations well.


Check out ccrane.com

I have been buying high quality high performance radios from them since I was a kid.
No. 87     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 6, 2015 at 10:36 AM     
http://www.ccrane.com/CCRadio-SW-AMFM-Shortwave-Radio

No. 88     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 6, 2015 at 2:02 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

http://www.ccrane.com/CCRadio-SW-AMFM-Shortwave-Radio



Thanks, this does look good, I've heard nothing but good things about the CC Company, they use to advertise on Art Bell's Radio Show during graveyard times.
No. 89     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 9, 2015 at 1:31 PM     
Now they have changed the stock symbol to RSHCQ

Information is confusing, but appears they have acquired a $10 million dollar loan allowing them to continue operations until they sell the existing stores versus closing them all.
No. 90     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 9, 2015 at 2:55 PM     
Stupid Amazon helped to kill Radio Shack.
No. 91     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 9, 2015 at 7:33 PM     
I just came back from Radio Shack and it was one of their stores that is not closing, but, they have a good sale going on right now through their regular sales circular, I picked up a 16 Gigabyte Flash Drive for 7.99
No. 92     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Feb 9, 2015 at 8:24 PM     
went to radio shack in denton today and the old boy said sprint was going to take it over, had been with their phone service for over 3 years,
said my phone service was about to end, he said cricket was taking over their in house service, so am still using my original phone, went to new store and turned in a radio shack phone and got me a new android HTC desire with LTE & 20 G yep thats right, 20 G's data for 60 a month no tax.

but cant get it under control it has a gazillion apps on it, so put it in Airplane mode and shut it off for now, the manager will be in tomorrow... cant figure the dang thing out, to many things running, and cant figure out the app for wifi/tether ,

only cost me 36.00 for service through the end of march
No. 93     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 9, 2015 at 8:35 PM     
Many of their CB radios are still highly sought after, depending upon which model number we're talking about, I hope they can still survive, although they don't have half of the stuff in their stores they use to have when I first moved to Dallas in 1983. Some of their Stereo Speakers are also still highly sought after, the one's which are heavy, have a lot of wood in them, I'm talking about mainly their speakers out of the 70's and 80's pretty much.
No. 94     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Feb 9, 2015 at 9:05 PM     
have a bunch of pa stuff to get rid of, mostly PV and other high end stuff
5000 watts, 2000 watts on the bass end, leslie mikes and more, used to do one man band stuff for decades, too old now
No. 95     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 11, 2015 at 8:14 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

http://www.ccrane.com/CCRadio-SW-AMFM-Shortwave-Radio



Thanks, this does look good, I've heard nothing but good things about the CC Company, they use to advertise on Art Bell's Radio Show during graveyard times.


I own a radio that almost looks exactly like this and has the same features. I purchased it from the old DAK a long time ago. DAK closed with the Asian meltdown back in like 1994. There is now a new DAK, http://dak2000.com/, which is supposedly owned by the same guy that had the original DAK.

But they do not appear to offer any where near the computer and electronic gadgets they once did. DAK is supposedly the company that introduced America to the bread maker.

DAK also played a role in Maxon products once being recognized as high quality electronics in the USA.
No. 96     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  jimmylynn   Gender: M   Age: 70   on  Feb 11, 2015 at 11:45 PM     
is Target in financial trouble?

maybe because of amazon?

blessings. Jim

No. 97     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 12, 2015 at 12:41 PM     
jimmylynn wrote:

is Target in financial trouble?

maybe because of amazon?

blessings. Jim



Last I heard, Target plans to close their stores in Canada. Not sure about overall performance.
No. 98     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 12, 2015 at 12:44 PM     
The news of Radio Shack filing for bankruptcy has essentially doubled their stock value since filing. Strange.

Rumors on the street are that Game Stop will be the next to experience a fate such as Radio Shack.
No. 99     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 12, 2015 at 4:58 PM     
One of the best speakers I ever had were these Radio Shack Speakers which were made for a short time back in the 1980's, very heavy, they had a 12 inch woofer and a 5 inch midrange and then a ribbon tweeter, the ribbon tweeters were really sweet, anyway, I used them so much that I wore them out, the woofers that is, I eventually threw them away but I did tear the ribbon tweeters out of them and their sitting in my storage, it's kinda strange, these ribbon tweeters had a 7 ohm rating, you'd think it would be 8 ohm.
No. 100     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 12, 2015 at 5:21 PM     
I still remember the Radio Shack CEO which had lied about him having A Bachelors Degree a few years back, Radio Shack reminds me of Fossil, Fossil is a watch company who's always paid their employee's pretty low wages.
No. 101     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 15, 2015 at 7:36 PM     
I see that my most immediate Radio Shack is on the list of those to close, as well as my next closest. In fact, 5 in this county are on the list. I will have to drive south about 20 miles or if I still desire to shop at a Radio Shack.

The way the statement reads, the remaining up to 2400 corporate owned stores will remain as Radio Shacks, but also contain a Sprint store within.
No. 102     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 16, 2015 at 1:24 PM     
been looking for a Radio Shack 15-1245 at the cheapest price, I'll have to keep watching what stores are going out of business.
No. 103     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 16, 2015 at 1:43 PM     
insular926 wrote:

been looking for a Radio Shack 15-1245 at the cheapest price, I'll have to keep watching what stores are going out of business.


An outdoor antenna rotor?
No. 104     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 16, 2015 at 1:53 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

been looking for a Radio Shack 15-1245 at the cheapest price, I'll have to keep watching what stores are going out of business.


An outdoor antenna rotor?


Yeah, now on their website it says that if I sign up for their e-mail advertisements, I can get a 10 dollar off coupon, so I would like to catch this rotor on sale and get the 10 dollars off.

I want to put up a WI-FI directional antenna which I could swing around different directions so as to switch WI-FI signals, not always stay on the same one.
No. 105     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 16, 2015 at 2:02 PM     
Seems that over in my rented storage I have a brand new, although purchased over 15 years ago, a Winegard/Motorola antennae rotor package with remote.
No. 106     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 16, 2015 at 2:07 PM     
I use to have a wineguard antenna rotor but I gave it to a kid down the street, it was a 5 wire type, I'd rather have a 3 wire type, this was a few years ago.
No. 107     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 16, 2015 at 2:10 PM     
I do not recall how many wires this has.

It amazes me at how much lower cost such things are these days compared to over 15 years ago. Seems I paid well over $100 for that package back then.
No. 108     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 16, 2015 at 2:15 PM     
Seems I paid like $1500 for my first VCR. I recall selling the thing in a garage sale for like $25. Still worked just fine.

I purchased a Sony Blu-ray player a while back for only like $39.
No. 109     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 20, 2015 at 7:41 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

been looking for a Radio Shack 15-1245 at the cheapest price, I'll have to keep watching what stores are going out of business.


An outdoor antenna rotor?


Today I went and picked up this exact rotor at a local Radio Shack which is closing up, I got it for 18 bucks, along with 100 feet of 3 conductor cable for 5 bucks.
No. 110     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 20, 2015 at 8:23 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

been looking for a Radio Shack 15-1245 at the cheapest price, I'll have to keep watching what stores are going out of business.


An outdoor antenna rotor?


Today I went and picked up this exact rotor at a local Radio Shack which is closing up, I got it for 18 bucks, along with 100 feet of 3 conductor cable for 5 bucks.


I went to two Radio Shacks today and purchased like $1100 worth of stuff for about $400. Both are only open another week and had most everything marked at 50-70% off.

Neither of the stores I went to had the rotors. You got a good deal on that rotor.
No. 111     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 21, 2015 at 3:06 PM     
Today as I inserted my ear buds into my ears at the gym, I got to wondering what is happening with all of Radio Shack's other entities. I have seen no news on such. There are brand name products out there that do not say Radio Shack on them, but companies owned by Radio Shack make them.

These great little headphones I was using today are Auvio brand. Radio Shack owns Auvio.
No. 112     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 21, 2015 at 4:07 PM     
Went back today and antenna rotors are now 6 bucks, not bad, this is down from 59.99 and they still had two left, but, I feel like I still got a really great deal only paying 18 bucks the other day for one.

Picked up a shortwave radio receiver for 10.33 and also a couple of weather radio's at 4.50 a piece.
No. 113     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 21, 2015 at 4:24 PM     
I would like to purchase some of the store fixtures and cabinets they have really marked down, but I simply have no place to store them right now. I have two rented storage facilities already full of "junk". I am looking at buying a garage/pole barn on 12 acres, but even if I do proceed with the purchase, the place will not be in my procession anytime soon enough to were as I could store things there.
No. 114     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 22, 2015 at 5:17 PM     
I went back to Radio Shack today and bought some more C-R-A-P!!!

I bought one of the two antenna rotors for 6 bucks, I was tempted to buy the other one too and the manager was encouraging me that I should but I didn't, I believe in leaving at least one if I can, this way it becomes a blessing for someone else and since I've started practicing this ritual, it seems that I run into deals where "the last one" is left for me, so obviously other people are doing what I do, it's wonderful.

I also bought a deluxe scanner antenna for 4 bucks and a telephone pickup for 10 cents, also bought a satellite signal meter, it's so if I ever hook up a satellite dish or other device that hooks up to a satellite, it will show the best position, as it shows the signal strength, don't know if I will ever use it but it was only 9 bucks so I said what the heck.

Bought some other odds and ends, including an am/fm portable pocket radio.
No. 115     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 61   on  Feb 22, 2015 at 5:23 PM     
Looks like I need to visit Radio Shack...for one, last time.
No. 116     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 22, 2015 at 8:13 PM     
Tomorrow I plan to go back there and buy some watch batteries, I have this really old cool looking retro RED LED watch, it takes two big batteries, it has huge battery drain, however, if the batteries come cheap, it's not so bad.
No. 117     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 22, 2015 at 11:01 PM     
LOL. I purchased one of those satellite signal meters also. In the past, I have drug a long extension cord, receiver, and a portable TV out to the dish with me and simply adjusted until I got the best signal strength displayed on the on screen meter.

I have also sometimes found myself on the roof or high up on a tower making adjustments and using a phone to communicate with someone inside watching the on screen meter and informing me as to when I hit the best signal strength.
No. 118     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 22, 2015 at 11:04 PM     
I also purchased 3 multi-band radio receivers for next to nothing. One base, one base/mobile, and one hand-held. The only issue is that they are analog and most everything these days is migrating to digital. Eventually they will only be good for weather radios and AM/FM radios.
No. 119     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 22, 2015 at 11:14 PM     
I have learned I have one local store that is not closing, and another about 35 minutes away that is not closing.
No. 120     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 54   on  Feb 22, 2015 at 11:24 PM     
I really like my NOAA weather radios, heck, they sell for 44.95 normally, these babies are of super beefy construction, black and red in color, I just gave my mother one and she loves it and I bought one for myself, I got them for 4.50 each

No. 121     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 24, 2015 at 8:31 PM     
I went back to two different Radio Shacks today and happened to buy some more C-R-A-AA-AAA-P!!!

More NOAA Radios and also 100 feet of coaxial cable (TV) for only 1.34

Also bought some tablet covers, quite nice ones, very very cheap.

Also a phone from Verizon for 2 bucks and other odds and ends.
No. 122     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Feb 24, 2015 at 8:40 PM     
insular926 wrote:

I went back to two different Radio Shacks today and happened to buy some more C-R-A-AA-AAA-P!!!

More NOAA Radios and also 100 feet of coaxial cable (TV) for only 1.34

Also bought some tablet covers, quite nice ones, very very cheap.

Also a phone from Verizon for 2 bucks and other odds and ends.
good
maybe will have you wire up a mobile communications system, 2 jobs/income streams takes alot of energy,

also forgot to tell you in carrollton, and have dealt with them for decades is an electronic store called tanners, he buys stuff/parts world wide and sells it cheap, a real audiophile, all kinds of radio rebuild stuff, its not far from onan, generator rebuild shop
oh yeah we are an authorized onan repair service also
No. 123     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 24, 2015 at 9:08 PM     
crayons wrote:

insular926 wrote:

I went back to two different Radio Shacks today and happened to buy some more C-R-A-AA-AAA-P!!!

More NOAA Radios and also 100 feet of coaxial cable (TV) for only 1.34

Also bought some tablet covers, quite nice ones, very very cheap.

Also a phone from Verizon for 2 bucks and other odds and ends.
good
maybe will have you wire up a mobile communications system, 2 jobs/income streams takes alot of energy,

also forgot to tell you in carrollton, and have dealt with them for decades is an electronic store called tanners, he buys stuff/parts world wide and sells it cheap, a real audiophile, all kinds of radio rebuild stuff, its not far from onan, generator rebuild shop
oh yeah we are an authorized onan repair service also



The NOAA Weather Radios were still the same price, 4.50 and I told my friend out in Arlington about it so he went to some of the Radio Shacks over there but there was none so I was lucky to still find one at the store I was at a couple of days earlier, it's amazing, I'm glad I was able to get another one, these NOAA Radios are very stout, very utilitarian, very heavily built, you wouldn't believe it and they perform really well. Then getting 100 ft. of coaxial TV cable for 1.34, wow, I didn't think that would be there either.
No. 124     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Feb 24, 2015 at 9:24 PM     
insular926 wrote:

crayons wrote:

insular926 wrote:

I went back to two different Radio Shacks today and happened to buy some more C-R-A-AA-AAA-P!!!

More NOAA Radios and also 100 feet of coaxial cable (TV) for only 1.34

Also bought some tablet covers, quite nice ones, very very cheap.

Also a phone from Verizon for 2 bucks and other odds and ends.
good
maybe will have you wire up a mobile communications system, 2 jobs/income streams takes alot of energy,

also forgot to tell you in carrollton, and have dealt with them for decades is an electronic store called tanners, he buys stuff/parts world wide and sells it cheap, a real audiophile, all kinds of radio rebuild stuff, its not far from onan, generator rebuild shop
oh yeah we are an authorized onan repair service also



The NOAA Weather Radios were still the same price, 4.50 and I told my friend out in Arlington about it so he went to some of the Radio Shacks over there but there was none so I was lucky to still find one at the store I was at a couple of days earlier, it's amazing, I'm glad I was able to get another one, these NOAA Radios are very stout, very utilitarian, very heavily built, you wouldn't believe it and they perform really well. Then getting 100 ft. of coaxial TV cable for 1.34, wow, I didn't think that would be there either.
yeah the copper alone worth more than $1.34 more like 20 bucks, at the very least, you need coax cable,
we throw it away to keep people from trippin over it when cleaning out units, no one has time to deal with it.
No. 125     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 24, 2015 at 9:53 PM     
I think they ought to call it Radio Snack.
No. 126     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 24, 2015 at 10:43 PM     
Sounds as if Radio Shack is being tossed a couple more lifelines/options. Some hedge fund investor from Korea appears to be attempting to get his foot in the door and a group of other investors is supposedly attempting to divert the inclusion of the remaining stores being Sprint cell phone providers.

Both the Korean and the other group of investors desire Radio Shack to abandon cell phones all together, and get back to focusing on being a components and cable seller. Marketing cell phones became the majority of Radio Shack sales volume, it supposedly was about all most consumers were coming in the door for. But Radio Shack experienced little real profit from moving all those phones and service contracts.

Many business analyst have concluded that concentrating on cell phones is the major issue that brought Radio Shack down.
No. 127     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 25, 2015 at 12:33 PM     
Hmmm... Now GameStop is eying like 1100 Radio Shack locations to acquire. But I have read they are headed down the same path of facing closures same as Radio Shack.

Regardless, Radio Shack lawyers have a requested the bankruptcy court to delay the bankruptcy process with these new offers on the scene.
No. 128     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 25, 2015 at 12:39 PM     
http://www.wsj.com/articles/radioshack-name-going-up-for-auction-with-20-million-opening-offer-1424881775

Do you have 20 million dollars?

By the way, I was in on the conference call this morning, the Radio Shack Manager did it right there in the store, in front of the customers, supposedly they're bagging everything up for tomorrow, starting the bagging after today, supposedly they're going to offer stuff (crap) in bags and you pay a cheap price for the bag so they can get rid of it, lol
No. 129     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 25, 2015 at 12:40 PM     
tomorrow is THE FINAL DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, just bought me a virgin mobile pre-paid cell phone for 1.40 brand new.
No. 130     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 25, 2015 at 4:43 PM     
OK, all done now, I just bought a bunch of watch batteries for my old cool red LED watch which likes to eat batteries for dinner, all at 90 percent off, the watch takes two 386's and so I bought 24 of them with still leaving a few of them, this will give me 12 times I can change out the watch batteries.

I also bought 3 batteries for my cell phone.

This will probably start all over again IF Radio Shack decided to close for good, which means that around here anyway, it's roughly 1/2 of the stores which didn't decide to close this time around, so if the last remaining stores do close, yeah, I'll be back up there at some point buying more C---R---AA-AAA---P!
No. 131     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 25, 2015 at 5:00 PM     
I carried home a bag full of odds and ends for only $12. Two of the items in the bag are typically $50 items and a third normally cost $35. Bottom line everything was 5% or less of typical price.
No. 132     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 25, 2015 at 5:05 PM     
I have/had 7 local Radio Shacks. As of today 4 of those are done. Tomorrow is last day for a 5th. The other 2 are staying open. These stores did lots of cell phone business. But supposedly Radio Shack was making little profit on such.
No. 133     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 25, 2015 at 5:56 PM     
I'm glad I got what I did, the only thing that I might have overbought on was my cell phone batteries, they were 2.25 a piece, gonna charge all of them up and then use them in succession, the batteries I bought are 750ma whereas my battery in my phone currently is a 1000ma, I tried the 750ma one's I bought at RS and they work fine, the guy told me that they just won't last as long before I have to recharge the but my 1000ma lasts so long as it is, I could stand a battery that doesn't last as long so it's perfect.
No. 134     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 25, 2015 at 6:47 PM     
From Business Insider...


In court documents posted by RadioShack, the company and its creditors detailed plans about which RadioShack stores will close and when.

In all, the company plans to close at least 1,784 stores by March 31, with the closures coming in three waves, or tranches.

The first tranche of closures includes 162 stores and is set to be complete by Feb. 17.

The second tranche includes 986 stores set to be closed by Feb. 28.

And the third tranche includes 636 stores to be closed by March 31.

There's some language in a court document here that says with notice by Feb. 18, certain of the second tranche stores can have their closing date extended to the March 31 deadline.

But either way, 1,784 RadioShack's will be gone in less than two months.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/radioshack-store-closure-list-2015-2#ixzz3So7kF8kf
No. 135     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 25, 2015 at 7:43 PM     
insular926 wrote:

From Business Insider...


In court documents posted by RadioShack, the company and its creditors detailed plans about which RadioShack stores will close and when.

In all, the company plans to close at least 1,784 stores by March 31, with the closures coming in three waves, or tranches.

The first tranche of closures includes 162 stores and is set to be complete by Feb. 17.

The second tranche includes 986 stores set to be closed by Feb. 28.

And the third tranche includes 636 stores to be closed by March 31.

There's some language in a court document here that says with notice by Feb. 18, certain of the second tranche stores can have their closing date extended to the March 31 deadline.

But either way, 1,784 RadioShack's will be gone in less than two months.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/radioshack-store-closure-list-2015-2#ixzz3So7kF8kf


Just today though, Radio Shack petitioned the bankruptcy court to delay the closing of stores that were suppose to close by the end of this month, even though some have already closed. Supposedly Game Stop wants them and/or at least the locations.

The way I understood it, they want to delay closing any more stores until at least March 17th to allow the potential for new offers and/or alternative uses that have recently surfaced.
No. 136     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Gary208   Gender: M   Age: 67   on  Feb 26, 2015 at 11:05 AM     
The brand new RS building they just built in Walmarts parking lot near us is not closing, and is not participating in the sales found at stores which are closing. They are a Franchise store, not company owned, according to the guy working the counter.

This is the same store I quit going to because they never had anything I went in for. It has looked more like a cell-phone store ever since they opened, but I never paid attention to what brands they carried.

A good section of the right side of the store is cell-phones, the main focal point inside the door is GPS units, many brands. Next to the GPS is several brands of laptop computers, netbooks, and tablets.

Islands are mostly toys, and left wall is landline phones, mostly business type and TV stuff. What is blatantly missing in the store is anything bearing the Realistic or Radio Shack labels. They may own Gigaware, which is the brand of computer peripherals they carry, but used to order Logitech Thumb-ball meeces for me by the case as special order, before they moved.

Dumping Allied, Knight-kit, Micronta, and phasing out Realistic was the beginning of their long downhill slide. They only built-up the downhill momentum as they quit catering to the public's needs.



No. 137     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 26, 2015 at 2:32 PM     
Just went back again and they have a Virgin Hotspot Device to hook up to 5 devices, however, it's probably for pre-paid only, I don't know, my friend though does have Sprint and it says it's powered by Sprint but this still doesn't mean that my friend who has a contract through Sprint could use this hotspot device, supposedly the hotspot device by Virgin is for pre-paid stuff only, but if my friend could use it with his Iphone through Sprint, he could save a buttload of money being that the device is 90 percent off at 12 bucks.
No. 138     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 26, 2015 at 2:59 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Just went back again and they have a Virgin Hotspot Device to hook up to 5 devices, however, it's probably for pre-paid only, I don't know, my friend though does have Sprint and it says it's powered by Sprint but this still doesn't mean that my friend who has a contract through Sprint could use this hotspot device, supposedly the hotspot device by Virgin is for pre-paid stuff only, but if my friend could use it with his Iphone through Sprint, he could save a buttload of money being that the device is 90 percent off at 12 bucks.


I am maybe not grasping as to why your friend with an iPhone would require it.

Although I have a mobile hot spot, such is not required with my iPhone. The iPhone already has the hot spot feature built in.

All I ever use my mobile hot spot for is my tablets and pads, and if my iPhone is handy I do not need the mobile hot spot. They can all access the Internet via my iPhone. The mobile only serves as a back-up hot spot if my iPhone is not available, battery dead, etc.. In fact, if Wi-Fi is available I do not require my iPhone or the mobile hot spot to access the Internet with my other devices.

All my devices can use the iPhone as a mobile hot spot without any such other device being required, and at much less cost than using a mobile hot spot device.

That is a great price for a mobile device if one has a need for one. I cannot speak for all providers, but I am with Verizon and they charged an activation to add the device to my plan and I think it currently ads $35 per month to my plan. It is essentially the same as adding a second phone to your plan. Too much for something I really do not use all that much. I am about to cancel it.

Every smartphone I have owned since like 2003, regardless of brand, has had "mobile hot spot" capability built-in.
No. 139     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 26, 2015 at 3:27 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

Just went back again and they have a Virgin Hotspot Device to hook up to 5 devices, however, it's probably for pre-paid only, I don't know, my friend though does have Sprint and it says it's powered by Sprint but this still doesn't mean that my friend who has a contract through Sprint could use this hotspot device, supposedly the hotspot device by Virgin is for pre-paid stuff only, but if my friend could use it with his Iphone through Sprint, he could save a buttload of money being that the device is 90 percent off at 12 bucks.


I am maybe not grasping as to why your friend with an iPhone would require it.

Although I have a mobile hot spot, such is not required with my iPhone. The iPhone already has the hot spot feature built in.

All I ever use my mobile hot spot for is my tablets and pads, and if my iPhone is handy I do not need the mobile hot spot. They can all access the Internet via my iPhone. The mobile only serves as a back-up hot spot if my iPhone is not available, battery dead, etc..

All my devices can use the iPhone as a mobile hot spot without any such other device being required, and at much less cost than using a mobile hot spot device.

That is a great price for a mobile device if one has a need for one. I cannot speak for all providers, but I am with Verizon and they charged an activation to add the device to my plan and I think it currently ads $35 per month to my plan. For something I really do not use all that much.

Every smartphone I have owned since like 2003, regardless of brand, has had "mobile hot spot" capability built-in.


OK wait, what are you saying exactly? Are you saying that my friend with an Iphone can push a button on his Iphone and activate (through his Sprint Carrier with an additional fee) a signal going out from his Iphone so he CAN run his home computer WIRELESSLY via his IPHONE?
No. 140     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 26, 2015 at 3:34 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

Just went back again and they have a Virgin Hotspot Device to hook up to 5 devices, however, it's probably for pre-paid only, I don't know, my friend though does have Sprint and it says it's powered by Sprint but this still doesn't mean that my friend who has a contract through Sprint could use this hotspot device, supposedly the hotspot device by Virgin is for pre-paid stuff only, but if my friend could use it with his Iphone through Sprint, he could save a buttload of money being that the device is 90 percent off at 12 bucks.


I am maybe not grasping as to why your friend with an iPhone would require it.

Although I have a mobile hot spot, such is not required with my iPhone. The iPhone already has the hot spot feature built in.

All I ever use my mobile hot spot for is my tablets and pads, and if my iPhone is handy I do not need the mobile hot spot. They can all access the Internet via my iPhone. The mobile only serves as a back-up hot spot if my iPhone is not available, battery dead, etc..

All my devices can use the iPhone as a mobile hot spot without any such other device being required, and at much less cost than using a mobile hot spot device.

That is a great price for a mobile device if one has a need for one. I cannot speak for all providers, but I am with Verizon and they charged an activation to add the device to my plan and I think it currently ads $35 per month to my plan. For something I really do not use all that much.

Every smartphone I have owned since like 2003, regardless of brand, has had "mobile hot spot" capability built-in.


OK wait, what are you saying exactly? Are you saying that my friend with an Iphone can push a button on his Iphone and activate (through his Sprint Carrier with an additional fee) a signal going out from his Iphone so he CAN run his home computer WIRELESSLY via his IPHONE?



From what I just read it appears that it's ONLY available through Verizon and AT&T only, he has Sprint.
No. 141     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 26, 2015 at 3:34 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

Just went back again and they have a Virgin Hotspot Device to hook up to 5 devices, however, it's probably for pre-paid only, I don't know, my friend though does have Sprint and it says it's powered by Sprint but this still doesn't mean that my friend who has a contract through Sprint could use this hotspot device, supposedly the hotspot device by Virgin is for pre-paid stuff only, but if my friend could use it with his Iphone through Sprint, he could save a buttload of money being that the device is 90 percent off at 12 bucks.


I am maybe not grasping as to why your friend with an iPhone would require it.

Although I have a mobile hot spot, such is not required with my iPhone. The iPhone already has the hot spot feature built in.

All I ever use my mobile hot spot for is my tablets and pads, and if my iPhone is handy I do not need the mobile hot spot. They can all access the Internet via my iPhone. The mobile only serves as a back-up hot spot if my iPhone is not available, battery dead, etc..

All my devices can use the iPhone as a mobile hot spot without any such other device being required, and at much less cost than using a mobile hot spot device.

That is a great price for a mobile device if one has a need for one. I cannot speak for all providers, but I am with Verizon and they charged an activation to add the device to my plan and I think it currently ads $35 per month to my plan. For something I really do not use all that much.

Every smartphone I have owned since like 2003, regardless of brand, has had "mobile hot spot" capability built-in.


OK wait, what are you saying exactly? Are you saying that my friend with an Iphone can push a button on his Iphone and activate (through his Sprint Carrier with an additional fee) a signal going out from his Iphone so he CAN run his home computer WIRELESSLY via his IPHONE?


He does not incur any extra fees unless he runs his allotted usage over limit. The iPhone itself acts as a mobile hot spot by simply accessing the phone via Wi-Fi. I even use my iPhone with a desktop to access the Internet.

He may have to go into the phone settings and simply push enable "Personal Hotspot".

The iPhone is essentially a wireless router. It is already built into smartphones.

With some devices, Bluetooth may also have to be enabled.
No. 142     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 26, 2015 at 3:54 PM     
insular926 wrote:

From what I just read it appears that it's ONLY available through Verizon and AT&T only, he has Sprint.


Hmmm... I never thought about a provider controlling that. Maybe so.
No. 143     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Feb 26, 2015 at 7:59 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

From what I just read it appears that it's ONLY available through Verizon and AT&T only, he has Sprint.


Hmmm... I never thought about a provider controlling that. Maybe so.


since I am out of range of the main office on the edge of civilization
and watching 4 properties had to do some changes...

Yes it's true some providers do control data sharing, but since thie is such a small group will share this with you, there are times I wish I did not know this stuff. Things were much more simple in the ole days, here is the skinny.

Any phone that will run on wifi will do data sharing, BUT that feature will be disabled on many phones, when radio shack no contract phone
program said they were going to drop me in march the mgr of the store sent me to the provider, WHERE the new mgr saw what kind of service I had and had been payin for years, was eligible for this new phone an "lte 20g unlimited data for 60 a month no tax".

but after telling him what I just told you about any phone will data share he opened up to me and quickly became friends telling me new stuff; all the while stripping and rooting my phone, which now states on the phone in red experimental phone as soon as you turn it on. but by law cannot be completely unlocked for 6 months.

NOW, becuase I have used phones to run pc's, there are tricks to it,
otherwise you blow your data allowance,

this new rooted phone has a quad processor and 20 gig allowance,
Now with 10 days left till billing date have used less than 3 gigs data,

want to know how to limit you data running a computer all day and stay out of hot water? or do you already know.

No. 144     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 26, 2015 at 9:49 PM     
OK, I just talked to Sprint and they told me that yes, the hot spot box which was at Radio Shack for Virgin was for Pre-Paid phones which they sell there too, NOT the regular cell service so I'm glad I didn't buy it.

But, they said that yes, Iphones can create a hot spot with an additional charge from the provider, Sprint does do this too, on Iphones that is, however, he said that if you use this feature, your Iphone cannot receive or make telephone calls and most people don't like this, therefore the Hot Spot Box is what they usually get.

Sprint has a cool thing with this box you can get with a short antenna on it and you plug in your home phone into it and it makes it a phone on the cellular network for only 20 bucks a month, so what some people do is to buy a cordless (at home phone not cellular) and plug into it, one that has a long range away from the base and they keep the base out in their car and they simply bring in the handset at night to use in their house, as long al they're not park real far from their house, now it's ONLY voice, no texting or data but who cares, 20 bucks a month man and you got a phone up and running.
No. 145     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 27, 2015 at 9:37 AM     
crayons wrote:
want to know how to limit you data running a computer all day and stay out of hot water? or do you already know.



Unless you have an unlimited data plan, accessing the Internet all day long is likely going to max out any plan you have.
No. 146     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 27, 2015 at 9:44 AM     
insular926 wrote:
But, they said that yes, Iphones can create a hot spot with an additional charge from the provider, Sprint does do this too, on Iphones that is, however, he said that if you use this feature, your Iphone cannot receive or make telephone calls and most people don't like this, therefore the Hot Spot Box is what they usually get.


I never pay any extra for using my iPhone as a hot spot. It simply utilizes my current data plan same as if the phone itself was the only thing accessing the data plan. Now I do pay lots extra if I use my physical mobile hot spot.

With Verizon my iPhone will receive calls when using it as a hot spot. The Internet access is simply disabled automatically when I receive a call and/or make a call, both features simply cannot be used at same time. Personally, I have not found this to be any issue. At least not enough of an issue to make me desire to keep paying the high cost of having a mobile hot spot. But my brother-in-law does not like it, thus the reason his iPhones are on AT&T which do allow it. He is over the road a lot in his truck encountering the need to be accessing the Internet at the same time he needs to take or make calls.

With AT&T an iPhone can receive and make calls at same time Internet is being accessed. AT&T is the only provider with an agreement with iPhone that allows such at this time.

By June, the company I sell service for is supposed to have a greatly discounted package plan available with AT&T and I may move my service to them. But last time I had AT&T I had issues with getting service everywhere I desired when traveling across the US. I have had them all, and Verizon has provided the best overall service.
No. 147     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Feb 27, 2015 at 9:56 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

crayons wrote:
want to know how to limit you data running a computer all day and stay out of hot water? or do you already know.



Unless you have an unlimited data plan, accessing the Internet all day long is likely going to max out any plan you have.


well yes but no, a 4 g limited will be throttled down but almost half the data you use is background data, weather clock, google play , other google stuff, just all kinds of stuff is running in the background, more than Half

of you're data is background data, actually killing what you do on the internet, stopping it, on an unrooted phone you can in and turn off google manually and the other stuff plus turn off background data and put the phone on limited power or ultimate power save, making your computer fly,

But as soon as you stop using
your computer for a half hour or so or the phone rings everything reverts right back to all the apps running in the background, learned all this stuff on the other system when the sat would go down for days at a time,

now on a rooted phone its a different story...................
No. 148     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 27, 2015 at 3:13 PM     
crayons wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

crayons wrote:
want to know how to limit you data running a computer all day and stay out of hot water? or do you already know.



Unless you have an unlimited data plan, accessing the Internet all day long is likely going to max out any plan you have.


well yes but no, a 4 g limited will be throttled down but almost half the data you use is background data, weather clock, google play , other google stuff, just all kinds of stuff is running in the background, more than Half

of you're data is background data, actually killing what you do on the internet, stopping it, on an unrooted phone you can in and turn off google manually and the other stuff plus turn off background data and put the phone on limited power or ultimate power save, making your computer fly,

But as soon as you stop using
your computer for a half hour or so or the phone rings everything reverts right back to all the apps running in the background, learned all this stuff on the other system when the sat would go down for days at a time,

now on a rooted phone its a different story...................


What do you mean "a rooted phone" are you on Ham Radio using A Phone Patch?
No. 149     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 27, 2015 at 3:32 PM     
My friend walked into A Radio Shack at Cooper and Pioneer in Arlington a couple of days ago and he said that everything was right at 50 percent off and that most of the store merchandise was still there.
No. 150     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Feb 27, 2015 at 3:36 PM     
insular926 wrote:

crayons wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

crayons wrote:
want to know how to limit you data running a computer all day and stay out of hot water? or do you already know.



Unless you have an unlimited data plan, accessing the Internet all day long is likely going to max out any plan you have.


well yes but no, a 4 g limited will be throttled down but almost half the data you use is background data, weather clock, google play , other google stuff, just all kinds of stuff is running in the background, more than Half

of you're data is background data, actually killing what you do on the internet, stopping it, on an unrooted phone you can in and turn off google manually and the other stuff plus turn off background data and put the phone on limited power or ultimate power save, making your computer fly,

But as soon as you stop using
your computer for a half hour or so or the phone rings everything reverts right back to all the apps running in the background, learned all this stuff on the other system when the sat would go down for days at a time,

now on a rooted phone its a different story...................


What do you mean "a rooted phone" are you on Ham Radio using A Phone Patch?



MMMMMM, I'm going to have to find out what "rooting" is all about.

No. 151     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Feb 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM     
insular926 wrote:

crayons wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

crayons wrote:
want to know how to limit you data running a computer all day and stay out of hot water? or do you already know.



Unless you have an unlimited data plan, accessing the Internet all day long is likely going to max out any plan you have.


well yes but no, a 4 g limited will be throttled down but almost half the data you use is background data, weather clock, google play , other google stuff, just all kinds of stuff is running in the background, more than Half

of you're data is background data, actually killing what you do on the internet, stopping it, on an unrooted phone you can in and turn off google manually and the other stuff plus turn off background data and put the phone on limited power or ultimate power save, making your computer fly,

But as soon as you stop using
your computer for a half hour or so or the phone rings everything reverts right back to all the apps running in the background, learned all this stuff on the other system when the sat would go down for days at a time,

now on a rooted phone its a different story...................


What do you mean "a rooted phone" are you on Ham Radio using A Phone Patch?
yeah I wish, you opened up a top secret can of worms there, and will stop here on that one,

will start by saying the samsungs are the most tedious.
a rooted phone is a phone that has been wiped clean, downloading all data
to a computer, and the process of removing factory apps unlocking the phone
etc. then reloading everything back onto the phone, been through this twice
so it;s best to have someone do it for you, tried it myself once and blue screened the phone, but learned quite a bit.

the way this one was done was the same way but doing it through the mfgr program by a pro,all apps have been stripped except for BARE essentials, in other words no voice rec. no maps no weather, google twitter facebookin, on and on, just the phone & messaging which can be turned off along with backdround data and it stays off, by law this phone cannot be completely unlocked completely for well 5 months now,

but it will data share and can talk on the phone at the same time on max power save or lowest power setting with background data OFF.
also legally 911 tower locator has to stay installed but not gps, that has been removed also along with the media app, but in other words a rooted phone gives you the opportunity to just strip all the crap out of it
just using bare essentials, making it Secure and no need for avg or security, unless you do banking on your phone and would not recommend that,
in other words there is nothing to secure if you have removed voice commands and dont use your browser, or get picked up by stingray,
I can explain the browser stuff later but for now just have it disabled

like I said before wish I never knew this stuff but i do,


No. 152     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Feb 27, 2015 at 4:30 PM     
insular926 wrote:

My friend walked into A Radio Shack at Cooper and Pioneer in Arlington a couple of days ago and he said that everything was right at 50 percent off and that most of the store merchandise was still there.


I am down to only two local stores left. They are not being closed, therefore not participating in the drastic markdowns.

Word is that the five that closed will be reopened. Not quite clear yet on if reopening as combined GameStop/Radio Shack stores or as GameStop only stores. Game Stop has petitioned the bankruptcy court to acquire the first 1100 stores that Radio Shack was closing.
No. 153     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Mar 3, 2015 at 11:08 AM     
Federal bankruptcy wathchdogs questioning why Radio Shack is still paying out bonuses as much as $500000 to top executives. The CEO was paid $8.8 million in 2013 including a $1 million bonus.
No. 154     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 3, 2015 at 2:53 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Federal bankruptcy wathchdogs questioning why Radio Shack is still paying out bonuses as much as $500000 to top executives. The CEO was paid $8.8 million in 2013 including a $1 million bonus.


Sounds like "Pigs Feeding At The Trough" before the ship goes down.
No. 155     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 3, 2015 at 3:10 PM     
I bought one of their simple pocket radios, I was shocked with the quality of it, very good channel separation and excellent reception of stations, here's a picture of it now..

No. 156     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Mar 4, 2015 at 12:04 PM     
Spring Mobile, GameStop's AT&T and Cricket sales chain, won bankruptcy court approval to obtain an option on Radio Shack leases of more than 1,600 Radio Shack stores yesterday.

Norman Pernick, a lawyer for Spring Mobile, said the company intends to exercise its option to pick up all the leases. Most stores are set to reopen as Spring AT&T cellphone retail outlets, about 11 will be new GameStop stores, and one will be a Simply Mac outlet, specializing in Apple sales and repairs.
No. 157     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Mar 4, 2015 at 12:11 PM     
Still not sure where this leaves me with my sizeable number of Radio Shack stock shares. I had an op to sell them recently for an attractive offer, but declined. I would take one of the closed local store locations in exchange.
No. 158     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 12, 2015 at 1:38 PM     
Was at Radio Shack two days ago, it's the last one in my area going out of business between now and the end of the month, I picked up an inverter for my car, it's very cool, it's only 75 watts of power but my laptop only takes 65 watts of power to run so I can now plug my laptop into it while it's in my car.

It was only 12 bucks, however, it was the last one left in the store, I'm heading back there in a little while, as soon as I get off of here and probably be buying a nice router and a PA Horn (10 watts) incase I need it TO BLAST The Left on their oxymoronic same sex marriage CRAP!
No. 159     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Mar 13, 2015 at 10:49 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Still not sure where this leaves me with my sizeable number of Radio Shack stock shares. I had an op to sell them recently for an attractive offer, but declined. I would take one of the closed local store locations in exchange.


My last couple of experiences with acquiring/holding shares of a bankrupt company resulted in clearing a profit, not starting to look that way with shares of Radio Shack.
No. 160     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 13, 2015 at 4:28 PM     
I just picked this up at Radio Shack, a 10 watt Powerhorn, it was their last one, it's going to come in mighty handy when I go out on political rallies, I plan to blow away The Left, I paid 39.99 down from 119.99

No. 161     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 13, 2015 at 7:56 PM     
I just picked up a 13.8 volt, 3 amp power supply, it was only 15 bucks, I bought it so I can hook up my one of many 23 channel CB radios which I all bought off of EBAY, only 1 Radio Shack store in the 4 left which are closing at the end of this month even had this, I was delighted, their old Micronta Power Supply which I use to run many years ago was 13.8 volts but with only 2.5 amps. Another feature of this power supply over the Micronta is that it has a cigarette lighter plug in besides having the standard red and black terminals.
No. 162     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Mar 13, 2015 at 8:31 PM     
insular926 wrote:

I just picked up a 13.8 volt, 3 amp power supply, it was only 15 bucks, I bought it so I can hook up my one of many 23 channel CB radios which I all bought off of EBAY, only 1 Radio Shack store in the 4 left which are closing at the end of this month even had this, I was delighted, their old Micronta Power Supply which I use to run many years ago was 13.8 volts but with only 2.5 amps. Another feature of this power supply over the Micronta is that it has a cigarette lighter plug in besides having the standard red and black terminals.


WOW 12 volt at 3-5 amps is what they call a pre amp, did not know that would run a radio have 3 or 4 of them was goin to throw them away,, will keep them now, you not only can use em as a power supply you have connections to pump up a signal too
No. 163     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 14, 2015 at 1:49 PM     
Alright, I just now got back from another Radio Shack and picked up a Netgear Router for just 12 bucks, 154 MPS, also picked up a memorex portable CD Player for 12 bucks, and a very old school with the BIG RED LED display for 8 bucks, very retro cool looking.

No. 164     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 14, 2015 at 2:21 PM     
Also picked up a mobile CB Radio Antenna, one that looks like it probably belongs on an 18 wheeler, it's beefy looking, top loaded fiberglass whip for 6 bucks, I might run it on my little saturn, I'd have to get the right mounting bracket.
No. 165     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 14, 2015 at 3:18 PM     
Wow, someone on EBAY is selling the same exact 4ft. CB Antenna I picked up for 6 bucks, only 7.95 on EBAY and with free shipping!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-4-ft-White-Radio-Shack-Fiberglass-Antenna-with-Tuneable-Tip/281602248192?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140602152332%26meid%3D738df5d63f3745cca7faef9b8b930d5b%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D281103820453
No. 166     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Mar 14, 2015 at 3:29 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Wow, someone on EBAY is selling the same exact 4ft. CB Antenna I picked up for 6 bucks, only 7.95 on EBAY and with free shipping!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-4-ft-White-Radio-Shack-Fiberglass-Antenna-with-Tuneable-Tip/281602248192?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140602152332%26meid%3D738df5d63f3745cca7faef9b8b930d5b%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D8%26sd%3D281103820453


Although happy with my finds, I would venture to say that most all the same stuff I recently picked up at Radio Shack is selling for less on ebay and shipped free.
No. 167     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 14, 2015 at 6:33 PM     
I got a 10 foot antenna mast for 5.99, Radio Shack, I'm going to try to buy another one, I also picked up a 5 foot one too, for 4 bucks.
No. 168     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Mar 14, 2015 at 6:44 PM     
I already have one, but I desired another HDTV indoor antenna. One of the closing Radio Shacks had a flat model for half price, still making them $25. Instead I purchased a Mohu Leaf 50 on ebay for $29 shipped. The same thing on Amazon is almost $70. The Mohu Leaf 50 is ranked as the best available of the flat models.
No. 169     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 14, 2015 at 6:48 PM     
I'm going to use one mast for a Rogue Wave and one for a Workman Electronic Base CB Antenna, I have looked at what you're talking about on EBAY, I want to purchase one of those too, supposedly these TV antennas already have a built in rotor.
No. 170     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Mar 14, 2015 at 6:55 PM     
you gonna be sellin any of that stuff?
No. 171     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 14, 2015 at 6:58 PM     
I don't know, I tried to only buy what I'm going to be using, I'll just have to see. I'm getting ready to call the 3 or 4 radio shacks out in Denton as soon as I finish this sentence, I'm going to see if any of these are closing at the end of this month.
No. 172     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Mar 14, 2015 at 7:06 PM     
insular926 wrote:
I have looked at what you're talking about on EBAY, I want to purchase one of those too, supposedly these TV antennas already have a built in rotor.


Mine do not have a built in physical rotor. The design is simply electronically inherent to receive multi-directionally as a fixed device.

Having said that, with my current cheaper RCA model, I have noticed better reception depending on where and how I position the antennae. The Mohu has arrived. I have not taken it out of the box and tried it yet.
No. 173     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 15, 2015 at 2:49 PM     
Went back today and bought some more goodies, however, am now going to wait until Thursday when the price drops again and see what exactly is left, if the Bearcat 300 channel handheld scanner is still there, I'll get it.
No. 174     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Mar 15, 2015 at 7:45 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Went back today and bought some more goodies, however, am now going to wait until Thursday when the price drops again and see what exactly is left, if the Bearcat 300 channel handheld scanner is still there, I'll get it.


I previously purchased two of those handhelds and two base models. Issue is they are analog only. Most all has moved to digital. You will not be able to receive much of anything in an area that gone digital other than maybe small ambulance operations still using old technology and the weather.
No. 175     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Mar 15, 2015 at 7:57 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

Went back today and bought some more goodies, however, am now going to wait until Thursday when the price drops again and see what exactly is left, if the Bearcat 300 channel handheld scanner is still there, I'll get it.


I previously purchased two of those handhelds and two base models. Issue is they are analog only. Most all has moved to digital. You will not be able to receive much of anything in an area that gone digital other than maybe small ambulance operations still using old technology and the weather.


analog would be good for shtf scenarios,
No. 176     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Mar 15, 2015 at 8:15 PM     
crayons wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

Went back today and bought some more goodies, however, am now going to wait until Thursday when the price drops again and see what exactly is left, if the Bearcat 300 channel handheld scanner is still there, I'll get it.


I previously purchased two of those handhelds and two base models. Issue is they are analog only. Most all has moved to digital. You will not be able to receive much of anything in an area that gone digital other than maybe small ambulance operations still using old technology and the weather.


analog would be good for shtf scenarios,


Yeah, I have held onto them just in case. I have 4 base/mobile units and two handhelds. People have offered to buy one of the base/mobile units several times. It is a model manufactured prior to the date they started prohibiting them from being able to be tuned to pick-up cell phone calls.
No. 177     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Mar 17, 2015 at 11:24 AM     
thought you guys might want to see this
just for the sake of seein it....so dont let
anybody hook stuff up to your head,

DIY mind control gadgets using parts from Radio Shack and other electronic stores.

Austin, Texas, a panel of speakers associated with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers explained how mind control using “electroceuticals,” bioelectronic devices that can “rewire” a person’s brain, will dominate the 21st century.

http://www.infowars.com/sxsw-brain-hacking-experts-promote-diy-mind-control/
No. 178     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 17, 2015 at 6:55 PM     
I went back today and bought some odds and ends, wow, one store has things which I thought would have already sold while another store is all out of most everything. One store I was at today out in Irving still had 3 routers, amazing!

I went ahead and bought the radio shack brand of a phone charger for my car, looks like super quality stuff, you know I had no idea that Radio Shack has supposedly been putting a lot of quality into many of their products, I'm just now finding this out. The Radio Shack brand car charger was still at 6 bucks, down from 19.99, however, these were just about completely gone, while the other day there was still a huge box of them, so people been buying crap up, good crap it looks like!
No. 179     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 17, 2015 at 6:58 PM     
I bought the last antenna for a ham radio handheld, it's a short little antenna which fits on the UHF and VHF handhelds, it was only 4.50, this is perfect because EBAY has these radios all the time, I know one particular vendor which sells a lot of them, that is radios without the antenna so this little antenna will come in handy.
No. 180     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 17, 2015 at 7:01 PM     
Looked at an expensive scanner there for 160 bucks, one with digital trunking technology, it was down from 399.00, however, after talking to a guy there who was a customer, he claims that anyone can "google" scanner monitoring for a particular area now and that one usually doesn't even need to buy a scanner these days because of this.
No. 181     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  crayons   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Mar 17, 2015 at 7:19 PM     
said I would find this in my bookmarks

http://www.engadget.com/2005/11/15/how-to-build-a-wifi-biquad-dish-antenna/
No. 182     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 32   on  Mar 17, 2015 at 8:51 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Looked at an expensive scanner there for 160 bucks, one with digital trunking technology, it was down from 399.00, however, after talking to a guy there who was a customer, he claims that anyone can "google" scanner monitoring for a particular area now and that one usually doesn't even need to buy a scanner these days because of this.


That is true for the most part. I have an app on my smartphone allowing it to function as a police band scanner. Been doing such for like 4 years now.
No. 183     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 22, 2015 at 12:59 PM     
Went to RS for the last time yesterday, some of the people working there are real dicks though, it's like their attitudes were bad, but, I guess this could be because soon they'll be out of a job.
No. 184     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 22, 2015 at 4:08 PM     
One of the neatest things I was able to pick up at Radio Shack was this little external speaker, it's powered by a 9 volt battery or you can run it without it, I plan to use it for an external CB speaker on my mobile CB.
No. 185     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 22, 2015 at 7:54 PM     
Now watch Ole' Amazon snap up all this space, or at least the biggest of the Radio Shack Distribution Centers, if this happens, it will even be a sadder day.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
"This portfolio of RadioShack's distribution centers and warehouses has drawn a lot of attention already," said Mark Dufton, DJM's chief executive. "We have received strong expressions of interest from national players as well as regional and local investors. We have been speaking to some potential owner occupier replacement tenants as well."

In Fort Worth, the properties are a 132,000-square-foot manufacturing/warehouse on 9.16 acres at 401 NE 38th St., built in 1960; a 136,570-square-foot manufacturing/warehouse on 5 acres at 3131 W. Bolt St., built in 1963; a 639,000-square-foot distribution center on 23.55 acres at 900 Terminal Road, built in 1975; and a 600,000-square-foot distribution warehouse on 23.55 acres at 1000 Terminal Road, built in 1991.

http://consumerist.com/2015/03/20/only-one-bidder-for-radio-shacks-remains-wants-to-keep-any-stores-open/
No. 186     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 33   on  Mar 22, 2015 at 8:52 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Went to RS for the last time yesterday, some of the people working there are real dicks though, it's like their attitudes were bad, but, I guess this could be because soon they'll be out of a job.


The individuals that closed out our local Radio Shacks were not the regular employees that had always been there. Appears they brought in new folks to handle closing the stores down. At least four of the five that closed here had other than the regular employees closing them out. I did not visit the other one.
No. 187     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 23, 2015 at 9:47 PM     


http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/why-radioshacks-bankruptcy-ended-auction
No. 188     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 33   on  Mar 24, 2015 at 12:22 AM     
insular926 wrote:



http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/why-radioshacks-bankruptcy-ended-auction



BEWARE GOING TO THIS SITE - It may attempt the tell you need to upgrade Adobe Flash player to view the video and/or hear the audio. If you agree and attempt to do so, all kinds of other "garbage" is going to be installed in the background on your PC screwing up operation of your PC big time.

I fell for it. I now do not think it was a message from the real Adobe at all. Simply opt to not update Adobe at this time to be safe. Go to the real Adobe site and update if need be.
No. 189     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 33   on  Mar 24, 2015 at 12:44 AM     
Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:



http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/why-radioshacks-bankruptcy-ended-auction



BEWARE GOING TO THIS SITE - It will attempt the tell you need to upgrade Adobe Flash player to view the video. If you agree, all kinds of garbage is going to be installed in the background on your PC screwing up operation of your PC big time.


Been a while since something like this caught me off guard. Think I have finally found it all and got it uninstalled and/or at least disabled. The major culprit appeared to be an auto advertising bot called "Primary Resort". It essentially took over IE and Windows Player and began popping up advertising videos one after another. At the moment it appears I have got rid of it all, but who knows. Probably going to have to also delete all cookies too.

Had me in a real mess for a little while. I could not access anything on my PC without at least 3-4 other little windows popping up and automatically playing advertisements. The sites I regularly visit had fake ads popping up appearing to be an ad for the site you intended to visit, but if clicked on the ad, the link redirected me to something totally different. If it was not ads I was getting all kinds of fake error messages telling me that this error needed to be fixed and that error needed to be fixed and to download this and that to fix it, with all attempting to appears as if the error messages were being provided my Microsoft, but they were not.

LOL. I had not experienced a mess like this on one of my PCs in a very very long time.
No. 190     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 24, 2015 at 4:15 PM     
MMMMM, the site which I posted a link on didn't do that to me, very weird.
No. 191     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 24, 2015 at 4:18 PM     
Supposedly Radio Shack has been saved from NOT closing, Praise The Lord! I guess it was one lowly hedge fund manager with did it, lol
No. 192     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 33   on  Mar 24, 2015 at 4:52 PM     
insular926 wrote:

MMMMM, the site which I posted a link on didn't do that to me, very weird.


Maybe it was some latent cookie on my own PC. But immediately when I clicked on the link you provided, a window popped on my screen appearing to be from Adobe stating my flash player required updating before I could view any video and/or play the audio on the site. I simply clicked to update, and then had nightmares with my PC that I had not experienced in years. Thought I was never going to clear the stuff off.

I cannot go back and verify now, but I wonder if it was even a valid message from Adobe. My own fault for clicking on it so quickly.
No. 193     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 24, 2015 at 5:44 PM     
I bought a very nice dual wattage soldering iron gun for 16 bucks from Radio Shack, I hope they can stay around, their products do seem to be of good quality but I'd stay away from their stereo speakers, however, many years ago they did make great stereo speakers.
No. 194     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 33   on  Mar 24, 2015 at 5:48 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

MMMMM, the site which I posted a link on didn't do that to me, very weird.


Maybe it was some latent cookie on my own PC. But immediately when I clicked on the link you provided, a window popped on my screen appearing to be from Adobe stating my flash player required updating before I could view any video and/or play the audio on the site. I simply clicked to update, and then had nightmares with my PC that I had not experienced in years. Thought I was never going to clear the stuff off.

I cannot go back and verify now, but I wonder if it was even a valid message from Adobe. My own fault for clicking on it so quickly.


LOL. I still may not have it all cleared off. I just attempted to access a site I go to often, but today was the first time since yesterday's incident. Two different video ads started to play and had to be terminated before I could get access to the site.
No. 195     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 33   on  Mar 24, 2015 at 7:17 PM     
Survivor698 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

insular926 wrote:

MMMMM, the site which I posted a link on didn't do that to me, very weird.


Maybe it was some latent cookie on my own PC. But immediately when I clicked on the link you provided, a window popped on my screen appearing to be from Adobe stating my flash player required updating before I could view any video and/or play the audio on the site. I simply clicked to update, and then had nightmares with my PC that I had not experienced in years. Thought I was never going to clear the stuff off.

I cannot go back and verify now, but I wonder if it was even a valid message from Adobe. My own fault for clicking on it so quickly.


LOL. I still may not have it all cleared off. I just attempted to access a site I go to often, but today was the first time since yesterday's incident. Two different video ads started to play and had to be terminated before I could get access to the site.


Yeah, there is still something I have not disabled or deleted. Most every first access I make to a website that I have not been to since prior to the incident with that link, pops up full screen video ads that I have to terminate before I can access the website.
No. 196     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 28, 2015 at 1:23 PM     
Praise The Lord! Looks like they're going to "re-open" the bidding process again because there is another company who is willing to bid a higher price for them, this is looking better and better all the time!

I want Radio Shack to LIVE!!!
No. 197     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 28, 2015 at 8:46 PM     
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/lender-says-significant-bid-radioshack-192352262.html?l=1
No. 198     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 28, 2015 at 9:27 PM     
I almost bought a pair of Sampson 2-way Loudspeakers from Radio Shack, they said that they were once on their floor as a Demo, I couldn't see them because someone had already boxed them up in their original box, the price tag was 58 dollars, I was just not familiar enough with The Sampson Brand to buy them, I came back the next day and the speakers were gone.

I have a pair of nice sounding Fostex Tower Speakers which I bought from The Dak mail order Catalog many years ago, the only thing they need are some new foam surrounds, I need to find a repair place, these speakers are definitely worth repairing.
No. 199     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Mar 28, 2015 at 9:41 PM     
One of the all time best selling Loudspeakers Radio Shack ever sold, the Mach One Speakers, they sold these for a number of years.

No. 200     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Apr 3, 2015 at 8:45 PM     
Looks like Sprint will have Radio Shack Stores, the one's which are left, I've been thinking about going with Sprint with an extra phone, the one they have for 20 bucks, unlimited minutes, I would keep the module in my car with a cordless mated to it.
No. 201     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 34   on  Apr 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Looks like Sprint will have Radio Shack Stores, the one's which are left, I've been thinking about going with Sprint with an extra phone, the one they have for 20 bucks, unlimited minutes, I would keep the module in my car with a cordless mated to it.


It is my understanding, from financial news, that the franchise stores do not have to become Sprint stores. Supposedly the bankruptcy will not impact them as far as the alignment with Sprint goes.
No. 202     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  Apr 5, 2015 at 9:31 PM     
survivor, you were right about the scanners, I probably should have bought the Digital Trucking Technology Scanner at 160 bucks, down from 400 but how often would I even listen to A Scanner?

A customer in Radio Shack claimed that Dallas was the only City in the area which still used the Old Technology, not the Digital Trunking Technology, however, he thought they'd probably not hold out much longer.

He also said that nowadays one can get a lot of scanner channels easily over the internet and often you don't even need a scanner depending upon what is available.
No. 203     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 34   on  Apr 6, 2015 at 8:33 AM     
insular926 wrote:

survivor, you were right about the scanners, I probably should have bought the Digital Trucking Technology Scanner at 160 bucks, down from 400 but how often would I even listen to A Scanner?


None of my local stores closing had digital models left in stock.

I am aware of individuals that have their scanners going what seems like 24/7, same as some of us may watch TV, listen to the radio, or sit at the PC. Personally, it is not my thing.

When I was flying as a pilot more so than I do now, I often had my multi-band scanning aviation frequencies when I was home. I was flying 4-7 times per week and it was kind of my thing then to simply listen to what was going on at the local airport and keep my mindset in the communication "lingo" of a controlled airport and controlled air space.
No. 204     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 35   on  May 5, 2015 at 4:58 PM     
The vacated Radio Shack locations around here are not sitting empty very long. New businesses moving into the locations quickly.

In the early days of their announced demise, I really thought someone would take Radio Shack over if for nothing more than to acquire the locations. In the business world, Radio Shack was deemed as supposedly having one of the best location footprints that existed.
No. 205     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 55   on  May 24, 2015 at 2:11 PM     
and Standard General wins the bid for Radio Shack..


http://www.wsj.com/articles/standard-general-wins-auction-of-radioshack-brand-1431520464
No. 206     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Mar 9, 2017 at 2:09 PM     
Radio Shack is closing it's doors again, the last of their 200 stores nationwide, therefore more deals, they just filed for bankruptcy for a second time.
No. 207     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Mar 9, 2017 at 11:57 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Radio Shack is closing it's doors again, the last of their 200 stores nationwide, therefore more deals, they just filed for bankruptcy for a second time.


Thus far, they are only closing 187 of the remaining almost 2000 stores.

They filed for reorganization.
No. 208     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Mar 19, 2017 at 8:40 AM     
The most recent news report states those 187 stores were closed immediately on March 13th. No closeout sales or anything. The article mentions there was a sale on the online website as a result of the closings.

No one is answering the phone at my most local Radio Shack. I am assuming they were amongst 187. I will just have to drive a little further south to hit one of the almost 100 stores we supposedly still have in Michigan.
No. 209     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 59   on  Mar 19, 2017 at 8:51 AM     
I know one thing ... we have a small family business in auto repair ... along with doing small engine repair too ... and this past year was a tough one.

We are like a little boat in the big ocean of business. We made it through the winter months and things are slowly picking back up again ... thank God !

I will look next time I am town to see if the Radio Shack is still here. We did get a Dunk'in Donuts shop a few months ago.
No. 210     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Mar 19, 2017 at 2:14 PM     
I think it might be gone for good now, I went by my local Radio Shack yesterday and it was closed, just a few pieces of wire laying on the floor.
No. 211     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  texascowgirl283   Gender: F   Age: 50   on  Mar 19, 2017 at 2:17 PM     
oh well I hate radio shack after what they done to me so I'm happy they are closing their doors.
No. 212     Reply: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Mar 19, 2017 at 9:15 PM     
insular926 wrote:

I think it might be gone for good now, I went by my local Radio Shack yesterday and it was closed, just a few pieces of wire laying on the floor.


There are still something like 1800 RS stores still in operation.
No. 213     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  insular926   Gender: M   Age: 57   on  Mar 19, 2017 at 10:10 PM     
Below is a list of all 552 stores that will close:

Alabama:

8640 Madison Blvd, Madison
Shoppes at Rangeline, 4419 Rangeline Rd, Mobile

Arizona:

7932 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson
El Con Shopping Center, 3421 E Broadway Blvd
Saguaro Shopping Center, 1458 E Main St, Mesa
Lowe’s Pad, 1840 W Valencia, Tucson
Indian Village Shopping Center, 4015 N 16th St, Phoenix
Catalina Plaza, 4020 N Oracle Rd, Tucson
Sigal Butte Marketplace, 10735 E Apache, Apache Junction
Desert Palm Power Center, 3833 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix
Fry’s Kino Gateway Shopping Center, 2071 E Irvington Rd, Tucson

California:

2110 Newbury Rd, Newbury Park
Lyons Station 23412 Lyons Ave, Newhall
23365 Mulholland Dr, Woodland Hills
609 State St, Santa Barbara
5041 Gosford Rd, Bakersfield
2071 W Shaw Ave, Fresno
300 Pine St, San Francisco
2655 Somerville Rd, Antioch
Fremont Hub S/C 39106 Fremont Hub, Fremont
The Clock Tower 3573 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
1155 Arnold Dr, Martinez
7110 Dublin Blvd, Dublin
2591 Main St, Oakley
4230 Park Blvd, Oakland
1340 4Th St, San Rafael
Raley’S Towne Center 30 Raley Town Centre, Rohnert Park
2770 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
3145 Payne Avenue 3145 Payne Avenue, San Jose
767 Ikea Ct, West Sacramento
865 S Main, Red Bluff
Hawthorne Plaza, Hawthorne
1124 Main St, Delano
10927 Atlantic Ave, Lynwood
5804 N Figueroa, LA
1817 Cesar Chavez Ave, LA
Spring Valley Shopping Center, 513 Sweetwater Rd, Spring Valley
Hardman Shopping Center, 5146 Arlington Ave, Riverside
San Pedro Plaza, 517 S Gaffey, San Pedro
Martin Luther King JR Shopping Center, 1601 E 103rd St, LA
1001 N. State College Blvd, Anaheim
13132 Palm Drive, Desert Hot Springs
Mission Village, 32161 Camino Capistrano
Fashion Fair Shopping Center, 15100 Hesperian Blvd, San Leandro
3325 #10 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo
4846 E Kings Canyon #101, Fresno
20566 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley
Main & Ohlone, 1419 Main St Box 5, Watsonville
1353 Washington Ave, San Leandro
673 Trancas, Napa
2200 Macarthur Blvd #2200, Oakland
10125 N Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills
Island Plaza, 2608 S Saviers Rd, Oxnard
Western Square, 1714 S Western Ave, LA
Mission Plaza Shopping Center, 1512 N H St Ste E, Lompoc
Niles Center, 6007 Niles St, Bakersfield
Five Points Plaza, 11970 Garvey Ave, El Monte
Covina Bowls Shopping Center, 1065 W Badillo, Covina
Barstow Shopping Center, 1350 E Main St, Barstow
Sylmar Plaza, 13209 Gladstone, Sylmar
Pic n Save, 14712 La Paz, Victorville
Ramona Plaza, 1458 E Florida Ave, Hemet
11719 Rosecrans Ave, Norwalk
825 N Lake Ave, Pasadena
Hemet Valley Mall, 2200 W Florida Ave, Hemet
Placentia Village Shopping Center, 1478 N Kraemer Blvd, Placentia
Lake Elsinore Square, 18284 Collier Ave, Lake Elsinore
Washington Plaza, 482 E Washington Blvd, LA
Magnolia Vineland Shopping Center, 5160 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood
2073 S Garey Ave, Pomona
Oak Hils Shopping Center, 644 Bailey Rd, Bay Point
43 E 4th Ave, San Mateo
4901 Santa Clara St #5, Hayward
Manchester Center, 3402 N Blackstone, Fresno
Stony Point Plaza, 740 Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa
Manteca Shopping Center, 1281 W Yosemite, Manteca
Lake Crest Village, 1012 Florin Rd, Sacramento
17171 Foothill Blvd, Fontana
Ontario Village, 624 W Holt Blvd, Ontario
San Fernando Value Square, 12980 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar
Wilshire & Mariposa, 3422 Wilshire Blvd, LA
Freedom Centre, 1990 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Gilroy Village Shopping Center, 280 E 10th St, Gilroy
Deer Valley Plaza, 4498 Lone Tree Way, Antioch
City Heights Village, 4371 University Ave, San Diego
50223 Harrison St, Coachella,

Colorado:

1275 E 1St Ave, Broomfield
Quebec Square 7305 E 35Th Ave #150, Denver
715 S Colorado Blvd, Denver
Thornton Shopping Center, 3843 E 120th St, Thornton
5305 E Colfax Ave #A, Denver
One Fountain Plaza, 6720 Camden Blvd
1977 S federal Blvd, Denver
Ralston Plaza, 12385 W 64th St, Arvada
Albertsons Pad, 4090 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs
Market Sq, 12041 W Alameda Pkwy, Lakewood
University Square, 2660 11th Ave, Greeley

Connecticut:

254 S Frontage Rd, New London
850 N Colony Rd, Wallingford
South Main St, 39 South Main St, West Hartford
Newbrite Plaza, 196 E Main St, New Britain
Copaco Shopping Center, 279 Cottage Grove Rd, Bloomfield
Charter Oak Marketplace, 63 Overlook Terrace, Hartford
Black Rock Turnpike, 2071 Black Rock Tpke, Fairfield
North St Shopping Center, 1 Padanaram Rd, Danbury
New Milford SC, 173 Danbury Rd, New Milford

Delaware:

Peoples Plaza Shopping Center, 710 Peoples Plaza, Newark
Governor’s Square Shopping Center, 803 Governor Place, Bear

District of Columbia:

120 G St NW, 615 12th St NW, Washington DC

Florida:

3655 University Blvd, Jacksonville
3491 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee
3315 Sw Archer Road, Gainesville
2003 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach
12640 S Cleveland, Ft Myers
17315 Tamiami Trail, North Port
10941 Us Hwy 1, Port St Lucie
3262 Se Federal Hwy, Stuart
Clearwater Plaza, 1291 S Missouri Ave, Clearwater
Northgate Shopping Center, 9023 Florida Ave, Tampa
Britton Plaza, 3850 S Dale Mabry, Tampa
K-Mart Shopping Center, 4640 Forest Hill Blvd, W Palm Beach
19831 NW 2nd Ave, Miami Gardens
West Colonial Square, 7222 W Colonial Drive, Orlando
Sabal Palm Plaza, 2315 S Federal Hwy, Fort Pierce
Southgate Plaza, 400 N Navy, Pensacola
2 NW 16th Ave, Gainesville
1455 E Semoran Blvd, Casselberry
Trails Shopping Center, 222 North Nova Road, Ormond Beach
Hunt Club Corners Shopping Center, 600 S Hunt Club Blvd, Apopka
Roosevelt Mall, 4419 Roosevelt Blvd, Jacksonville
Townview Square Shopping Center, 7248 Gall Blvd, Zephyrhills
Hollywood Festival Centre, 6609 Taft St, Hollywood
3747 E Tamiami Trail, Naples
Oakwood Plaza, 1780 Stirling Rd, Dania Beach
Universal Plaza, 5411 N University Drive, Lauderhill
Miller Square Square Shopping Center, 13722 SW 56th St, Miami
Marina Village Shopping Center, 4933 34th St S, St Petersburg
Concourse Village, 75 E Indiantown Rd, Jupiter
Centre at University, 8396 N Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota
Temple Terrace Shopping Center, 8759 N 56th St, Temple Terrace
Palma Sola Square, 5777 Manatee Ave W, Bradenton
Punta Gorda Crossing, 2310 S Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda
Palm Plaza, 715 N 14th St, Leesburg
Promenades Mall, 3280 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte
Golden Gate Shopping Center, 285 E Van Fleet Drive, Bartow
Shopped of Auburndale, 2036 US Hwy, Auburndale
969 State Rd 434 West, Longwood
Melbourne Shopping Center, 1421 S Babcock St, Melbourne
Chiarelli Plaza, 1315 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres
Bird 107 Plaza, 10613 Bird Road, Miami
Sun Tan Shopping Center, 945 E 8th Ave, Hialeah
Miami Gardens Shopping Center, 5920 NW 183rd St, Miami
Mark's Square, 4610 Mobile Hwy #B, Pensacola
Gardens Towne Square, 4246 Northlake Blvd, Palm Beach Garden
Santa Barbara Centre, 106 Hancock Brdg Pkwy W, Cape Coral
Coral Way Shopping Center, 2520 SW 22nd St, Miami
Palm Aire Market Place, 167 S Pompano Pkwy
Goolsby Pointe Shopping Center, 11685 Boyette Rd, Riverview

Georgia:

1930 Cobb Pkwy Nw, Kennesaw
3830 Washington Rd, Martinez
Chamblee Village 1891, Chamblee Tucker Rd, Chamblee
65 Lawrenceville Suwanee, Lawrenceville
Marketplace Shopping Center, 6135 Peachtree Pkwy, Norcross

Hawaii:

Haleiwa Shopping Plaza 66-145 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa
Kona Coast Shopping Center, 74-5586 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona
Kamehameha Shopping Center, 1620 N School St, Honolulu
Wahiawa Shopping Center, 823 California Ave, Wahiawa
808 Wainee St #102, Lahaina
Kukui Grove Center, 3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy B-8, Lihue

Idaho:

Magic Valley Mall 1485 Poleline Rd, Twin Falls
Gateway Shopping Center 2735 Broadway Avenue, Boise
Coeur D’Alene Mall Shopping Center, 131 E Best Ave, Coeur D Alene,
Century Square, 2922 E Cleveland Blvd, Caldwell

Illinois:

19 Crystal Lake Plaza, Crystal Lake
1191 S Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines
843 E Rollins Rd, Round Lake Beach
2565 Sycamore Rd, Dekalb
Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg
21182S La Grange Rd, Frankfort
535 S La Grange Rd, La Grange
Willowbrook Plaza 6944 Kingery Hwy, Willowbrook
Rock River Plaza 3925 41St Ave Dr, Moline
Fairview Park Plaza, 1055 W Broadway, Centralia
Gladstone Corners, 5316 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Ashland Plaza, 3150 S Ashland Ave, Chicago
5791 Belleville Crossing, Belleville
Aurora Commons, 1272 N Lake St, Aurora

Indiana:

1642 Us Hwy 41, Schererville
1240 E Tipton St, Seymour
3245 W 3Rd St, Bloomington
East Washington Plaza, 8311 E Washington St, Indianapolis
Target South Center, 3638 South East St, Indianapolis
Speedway Supercenter, 5828 Crawfordsville Rd, Indianapolis
Chauncey Hill Mill, 135 S Chauncey Ave Ste F1 W Lafayette
Marwood Plaza Shopping Center, 3349 Kentucky Ave, Indianapolis
Auburn Plaza, 1025 W 7th St, Auburn
2488 E Wabash St, Frankfort
Plymouth Plaza, 2013 N Michigan St, Plymouth

Iowa:

Auto Zone Shopping Center, 415 Cleveland St, Muscatine
Euclid Avenue, 2545 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines
Uptown Shopping Center, 4131 University Ave, Des Moines
Sycamore Mall,1653 Sycamore St, Iowa City

Kansas:

711 W 23Rd, Lawrence
1530 S W Wanamaker Rd, Topeka
2710 W Central, Ed Dorado
Central Mall 2259 South 9Th St, Salina
Wyandotte Plaza, 7706 State Ave, Kansas City
5390 Johnson Drive, Mission

Kentucky:

210 Brenwood Drive, Berea
Shoppes Of Murray 600 12th Ave
North Park Shopping Center, 524 W New Circle Rd, Lexington
Eastland Shopping Center, 1301 Winchester Rd, Lexington
Preston Highway, 796 Eastern Parkway, Louisville

Louisiana:

1201 Hwy 90E, Morgan City
1215 Nw Evangeline Thrwy, Lafayette
200 Production Dr, Lafayette
Jennings Plaza 307 E Interstate Dr, Jennings
250 Cities Service Hwy, Sulphur
1595 Gause Blvd, Slidell
Kenner Center, 303 W Esplanade, Kenner
Carrollton Plaza Shopping Center, 3600 S Carrollton Space, New Orleans
Gonzales Plaza, 216 N Airline Hwy, Gonzales
717-719 Canal St, New Orleans
Zachary Village, 5875 Main St, Zachary
Park Four Plaza, 8309 W Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette

Maryland:

Hampshire-Langley Shopping Center, 1141 University Blvd, Takoma Park
Severna Park Mall Shopping Center, 559 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park
Rivertowne Commons, 6183 Oxon Hill Rd, Oxon Hill

Massachusetts:

314 Pond St, Ashland
1334 Beacon St, Brookline
723 Belmont St, Brockton
344A Cambridge St, Woburn
Westgate Plaza 261 E Main St, Westfield
The Center At Lenox 489 Pittsfield Lenox Rd, Lenox,
Mall at Walpole, 110 Providence, E Walpole
Patriot Square, South Dennis
River City Zayre Plaza, 110 River St, Waltham
270 New State Hwy, Raynham
Liberty Plaza, 192 Border St, E Boston
Fresh Pond Shopping Center, 178 Ale Wife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge
Northgate Shopping Center, 339 Squire Road, Revere
Brockton East Shopping Center, 740 Crescent St, Brockton
Mattapan Square, 1615 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan
Mystic Mall, 164 Everett Ave, Chelsea
Boston St Plaza, 94 Boston St, Lynn
Blockbuster Pad, 155 Centre St, Malden
Dorchester Avenue, 1524 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester
Central Plaza, 96 Church St, Lowell, 01852
Century Shopping Center, 233 Memorial Ave, W Springfield
Massachusetts: Springfield Plaza, 1375 Liberty St, Springfield
Pittsfield Plaza, 686 Merrill Rd, Pittsfield
Chicopee Marketplace, 601 Memorial Dr, Chicopee
Webster Square Shopping Center, 68 Stafford St, Worcester

Maryland:

1554 Annapolis Road, Odenton

Maine:

420 Alfred St, Biddeford
51 Us Rt 1, Falmouth
20 East Ave, Lewiston
1016 Main St, Sanford

Michigan:

205 N Maple, Ann Arbor
Drayton Shopping Center 5040 Dixie Hwy, Waterford
Waterford Plaza 5148 Highland Rd, Waterford
Gull Road Mall 5460 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo
North Point Plaza, 4073 N Euclid Ave, Bay City
420 Baldwin St, Jenison

Minnesota:

Elk Park Center 19178 Freeport St, Elk River
Richfield Shoppes 6535 Nicollet Ave, Richfield
Hibbing Marketplace 141 9Th Ave W, Hibbing
Thunderbird Mall S.C.1401 12Th Ave S, Virginia
Crystal Shopping, 109 Willow Bend, Crystal
Highland Plaza, 3009 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis
Minnehaha Mall, 2868 S 26th Ave, Minneapolis

Mississippi:

South Lake Center, 35 Goodman Rd, Southaven
Indian River Plaza Shopping Center, 3661A Sangani Blvd, Diberville
115 Northwest Plaza, Senatobia

Missouri:

1405 N Westwood, Poplar Bluff
105 S E State Rte 291, Lees Summit
6236 N Chatham Avenue, Kansas City
2013 W Worley, Columbia
Plaza Shopping Center, 1824 S Glenstone, Springfield
Florissant Marketplace 8218 N Lindbergh Blvd, Florissant
Kimberly Building, 2518 S Brentwood Blvd, Brentwood
8312 E 171 St, Belton
Chouteau Crossings, 4365 NE Chouteau, Kansas City

Nebraska:

Lincoln Crossing 5130 N 27Th St, Lincoln
3002 Dodge St, Omaha
Van Dorn Plaza, 4848 Van Dorn St, Lincoln
Eastgate Plaza, 2700 E 23rd St, Fremont,

Nevada:

Rainbow Springs Shopping Center, 3531 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas
Bonanza Square, 2342 E Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas
Warm Springs Marketplace, 7291 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas
Keystone Square, 495 Keystone Ave Ste A, Reno
Silver State Plaza, 578 N Mccarran Blvd, Sparks
Shoppers Square, 299 E Plumb Ln, Reno

New Hampshire:

586 Nashua St, Milford
Hatch Plaza 389 Tenney mountain Hwy, Plymouth
Nashua Mall, 42 Gusabel Ave, Nashua

New Jersey:

147 Haddon Ave, Westmont
Harrison Plaza 416 Bergen St, Harrison
Blueberry Crossing 240 S White Horse Pike, Hammonton
Medford Shopping Center 176 Route 70, Medford
486 Brick Blvd, Bricktown
Whitehouse Mall 531 Route 22 East, Whitehouse Station
Roselle Plaza Shopping Center, 711 E 1st Avenue, Roselle
Collegetown Shopping Center, 775 N Delsea Dr, Glassboro
Roebling Market, 635 S Clinton Ave, Trenton
West Grove Square, 67 S Main St, Neptune
Rio Grande Plaza, 1500 Route 47 South, Rio Grande
489 Broadway, Bayonne
Clifton Ave Shopping Center, 179 E Kennedy Blvd, Lakewood
Ventnor Plaza Shopping Center, 5016 Wellington Ave, Ventnor City
Old Bridge Shopping Center, 259 New Road, Somers Point
Bloomfield Plaza, 135 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield
Elmwood Park Shopping Center, 100 Broadway, Elmwood Park
Edgewater Place, 517 River Road, Edgewater
22 Lexington Ave, Passaic
Market St, 168 Market St, Paterson

New Mexico:

Northplains Mall 2809 N Prince, Clovis
2010 E Main, Farmington
2360 Highway 180 East, Silver City

New York:

Hampton Bays Town Ctr 26 E Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays
68 Main St, Southampton
Delaware Plaza 180 Delaware Ave, Delmar
22 Clifton Country Rd, Clifton Park
Townsquare Shopping Ctr 329 Glenmont Rd, Glenmont
232 N Comrie Ave, Johnstown
Price Chopper Plaza 131 Ballston Ave, Saratoga Springs
Martin’S Plaza 3953 Vinyard Dr, Dunkirk
1029 Payne Avenue, North Tonawanda
Niagara Consumer Sq 7312 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls
1765 East Avenue, Rochester
714 Foote Ave, Jamestown
Chautauqua Mall 318E Fairmont Ave, Lakewood
Pyramid Mall Ithaca 40 Cather Wood Road, Ithaca
Campbell Plaza, 125 Dolson Ave, Middletown
Troy Plaza, 120 Hoosick St, Troy
44 Plaza, 51 Burnett Blvd, Poughkeepsie
Gold Coast Shopping Center, 3554 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside
Marketplace at Brentwood, 51 Wicks Road, Brentwood
173 Glen St, Glen Cove
1010 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn
690 Sunrise Hwy, Merrick
Baldwin Shopping Center, 1769 Grand Ave, North Baldwin
Manhattan Mall, 901 Ave of the Americas, New York
Baychester Shopping Center, 1213 E 23rd St, Bronx
Plainview Shopping Center, 385 S Oyster Bay Road, Plainview
Selden Plaza, 293 Middle Country Rd, Selden
1975 Wantagh Ave, Wantagh
Garden City Park, 2413 Jericho Turnpike, Garden City Park
3491 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown
353 William Floyd Pkwy, Shirley
2232 31st St, Astoria
965 Richmond Ave Ste G, Staten Island
254 7th Ave, Brooklyn
Pathmark Mall, 1341 Forest Ave, Staten Island
925 Lexington Ave, New York
Pathmark Plaza, 134-40 Springfield Blvd, Springfield Gdn
5119 5th Ave, Brooklyn
Lake Success Center, 1530 Union Turnpike, New Hyde Park
144 East 98th St, Brooklyn
Ridgemont Plaza, 2833 Ridge Rd West, Rochester
East Ridge & Hudson Ave, 709 Ridge Rd E, Rochester
Wegman’s Plaza, 1593 Military Rd, Niagara Falls
Town Hall Plaza, 6050 South Park Av, Hamburg
Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Ave, Rochester

North Carolina:

Parkway Plaza 4215 University Dr, Durham
709 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby
Garrett Crossing, 1338 Mebane Oaks Road, Mebane
Meadow Green Shopping Center, 640 S Van Buren Rd, Eden
Whitehall Commons, 8128 S Tryon St, Charlotte

Ohio:

175 Central Parkway, Heath
1361 Leesburg Ave, Washington Court House
Solon Square 33417 Aurora Rd, Solon
Tiffany Square Plaza 7131 Tiffany Blvd, Youngstown
New Towne Mall 400 Mill Ave, New Philadelphia
6611 Glenway Ave, Cincinnati
Snow View Plaza, 1765 Snow Rd, Parma
Shore Center Shopping Center, 22318 Lake Shore Blvd, Euclid
Southland Shopping Center, 6815 Pearl Rd Middleburg Hts
Severance Town Center, 3578 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Hts
Kamm’s Plaza, 3756 Rocky River Rd, Cleveland
Arlington Plaza, 1400 S Arlington St, Akron
Town & Country Shopping Center, 3724 E Broad St, Columbus
Kettering Town Center, 2132 E Dorothy Ln, Kettering
West Highland Plaza, 3953 West Broad St, Columbus
3325-3337 Secor Rd, Toledo
1761 W Lane Ave, Upper Arlington
Northern Lights Shopping Center, 3547 Cleveland Ave, Columbus
Appleseed Shopping Center, 1406 A Lexington Ave, Mansfield
Norwalk Korners, 201 Mila Rd, Norwalk
Hyde Park Plaza, 3866 Paxton Rd, Cincinnati
East Side Square, 140 S Tuttle Rd, Springfield
Surrey Square Mall, 4462 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati
Brentwood Plaza, 8541 Winton Rd, Cincinnati
Potter Village Shopping Center, 1222 Oak Harbor Rd, Fremont
North Towne Commons, 821 W Alexis Rd, Toledo
North Plaza Shopping Center, 1222 30th St NW, Canton
The Shops at Waggoner, 7940 E Broad St, Reynoldsburg
Skyview Plaza, 15937 State Road, East Liverpool
Liberty Plaza, 3551 Belmont Ave, Youngstown
Fort Steuben Mall, 100 Mall Drive, Steubenville

Oklahoma:

8527 N Rockwell, Oklahoma City
71 1 N Perkins Rd, Stillwater
2730 S Harvard Ave, Tulsa
Garnett Plaza, 11613 E 31st, Tulsa
Penn Crossing, 2127 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City
240 Penn Park, 1413 W 1240 Service Road, Oklahoma City
Ashland Shopping Center, 1638 Ashland St, Ashland
Melanie Square, 1734 SW Court Pl, Pendleton

Oregon:

11705 Sw Pacific Hwy, Tigard
Northeast 6Th St 1606 Ne 6Th, Portland
2056 North Lombard, Portland
McKenzie Crossing Shopping Center, 5713 Main St, Springfield
8428 E Burnside St, Portland
1485 NE Burnside, Gresham
1281 N Hwy 99W McMinnville
5th Ave 919 S W 5th Ave, Portland

Pennsylvania:

2000 Wharton 2000 Wharton St, Pittsburgh
3927 Washington Road, Mcmurray
Cranberry Mall, Cranberry Township
Hermitage Crossing 1037 N Hermitage Rd, Hermitage
Warren Commons 2817 Market St, Warren
Clearfield Mall 1800 Daisy St, Clearfield
2266 Wilkes Barre Twp Mkt, Wilkes Barre
Wind Gap Plaza 812 Male Rd, Wind Gap
Shops At Northampton 1040A Second St Pike, Richboro
1 East Trenton Ave, Morrisville
Brentwood Shoppes 225 N Pottstown Pike, Exton
Brentwood Towne Square, 362 Towne Square Way, Pittsburgh
Penn Hills Shopping Center, 11630 Keleket Drive, Pittsburgh
Banksville Plaza Shopping Center, 3139 Banksville Rd, Garden City Park
Waterworks, 961 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh
110 5th Ave, Pittsburgh
3606 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh

Puerto Rico:

Plaza Fajardo, 150 Carr 940, Fajardo
Dorado Shopping Center, local 25-C, Dorado
Norte Shopping Center, Baldorioty de Castro, Santurce
Jardines Y Guaynabo, Jard de Guaynabo S/C, Guaynabo
Plaza Palma Real, 350 Carr #3 Ste 140, Humacao
Plaza Juan Díaz, 101 Ave Victor Cruz, Juana Diaz
San Lorenzo Shopping Center, 500 Carretera 183 Unit 25, San Lorenzo
Plaza Prados del Sur, SR PR-153 , Santa Isabel
Wester Plaza Center Two, 2765 Ave, Mayaguez

Rhode Island:

5949 Post Road, 5949 Post Road
266 Bellevue Ave, Newport
Cranston Shopping Parkade, 232 Garfield Ave, Cranston
Ocean State Plaza, 355 Reservoir Ave, Providence

South Carolina:

3024 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors
Walmart Out Parcel, 607 St James Ave, Goose Creek
Greenwood Commons, 504 Bypass, 72 NW, Greenwood
Woodside Village, 4450 Hwy 17 S, Murrells Inlet

Tennessee:

The Market Place 7074 Charlotte Pike, Nashville
Broadway Shopping Center 2039 N Broadway St, Knoxville
Brentwood East Shopping Center, 15543 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville
Elysian Fields Shopping Center, 3983 Nolensville Rd, Nashville

Texas:

204 Central Expressway S, Allen
Canyon Creek Plaza 206 W Campbell Rd, Richardson
445 E Fm 1382, Cedar Hill
311 Southwest Plaza, Arlington
5804 Kirby Dr, Houston
5858S Gessner Dr, Houston
3212 Hillcroft, Houston
Bellaire Triangle 5419 Bellaire, Bellaire
League City Marketplace 2920 Gulf Freeways, League City
902 Kitty Hawk, Universal City
1528 Wildcat Dr, Portland
1312 Airline Rd, Corpus Christi
Portairs Shopping Center 4212 Ayers St, Corpus Christi
494 Highway 71 W, Bastrop
900 N Austin Ave Ste 504, Georgetown
120 E Oltorf St, Austin
Capital Plaza 5501 Nih 35, Austin
Tanglewood Villages .C. 2110 W Slaughter Ln, Austin
4301 W William Cannon Dr, Austin
South Texas Plaza, 300 S Bibb St, Eagle Pass
Deer Park Station, 9001 Spencer Hwy , Laporte
Kingsville Plaza, 2730 S Brahma Blvd, Kingsville
Village Square, 310 Valley Hi Drive #302, San Antonio
Commons @ Presidio Square, 14418 Bellaire Blvd, Houston
Green Acres Shopping Village, 1745 Troup Hwy, Tyler
Pint Hollow Shopping Center, 5185 W 34th St, Houston
Meadowpark Shopping Center, 2625 Loop 35, Alvin
Bay Center, 3533 Palmer Highway, Texas City
Gulfgate Court S/C, 6888 Gulf Freeway, Houston
2910 N First St, Abilene
Midkiff & Illinois, 3300 W Illinois, Midland
Lubbock Corners Shopping Center, 5707 4th St Suite 2, Lubbock
Bassett Center, 6101 Gateway W Blvd, El Paso
Desert Mountain Plaza, 4650 Transmountain Drive, El Paso
901 North Grandview, 901 N Grandview, Odessa
1804 East Amarillo Blvd, Amarillo
19th St, 2420 19th Space 1, Lubbock
Cross Pointe Shopping Center, 1453 N Saginaw, Saginaw
3207 50th St, Lubbock
Broadwalk Center, 2601 S IH 35 Bldg C, Round Rock
Kyle Crossings, 5186 Kyle Ctr Dr Suite 9, Kyle
1443 Lee Trevino Drive, El Paso

US Virgin Islands:

Buccaneer Mall, 9800 Buccaneer Mall #37, Charlotte, Amalie
Tutu Park Mall, 4605 Tutu Park Mall, St Thomas
Nisky Center, 8000 Nisky Shop #19, Charlotte, Amalie
Sunny Isle Shopping Center, 4500 Sion Farm, Christiansted

Utah:

4576 South 4000 West, W Valley City
Fred Meyer Center, 1828 W 900 S, West Jordan
Gateway Crossing, 282 South West #8, West Bountiful
1466 N State St, Orem

Vermont:

Highgate Shopping Center 317 Swanton Rd, St Albans

Virginia:

418 Garrisonville Road 418 Garrisonville Rd, Stafford
Haygood Shopping Center 1037 Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach
167W Oceanview Ave, Norfolk
2301 Colley Ave, Norfolk
14331 Warwick Blvd, Newport News
2092 Nickerson Blvd, Hampton
Birchwood Shopping Center, 3742 Virginia Beach
Cheshire Plaza, 4135 Cheshire Station Pl, Woodbridge
Midtown Shopping Center, 140 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk

Washington:

Orchards Green 11717 NE 76Th Way, Vancouver
Pacific Village 1299 156Th Ave Ne, Bellevue
Wenatchee Valley Mall 511 Valley Mall Parkway East, Wenatchee
Burien Plaza Shopping Center, 126 SW 148th St, Burien
1523 3rd Ave, Seattle
Rainier Valley Square, 3820 Rainier Ave S, Seattle
Westwood Town Center, 2600 SW Barton St, Seattle
Five Mile Shopping Center, 1910 W Francis Ave, Spokane
East Towne Plaza, 4217 Wheaton Way, Bremerton
Twin City Town Center, 1541 NW Louisiana Ave, Chehalis
Spanaway Park Shopping Center, 14902 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma
Mid Valley Mall, 1820 Yakima Valley Hwy Ste, Sunnyside

West Virginia:

266 Three Springs Dr, Weirton

Wisconsin:

Greentree Centre 5131 Douglas Ave, Racine
East Town Mall 2350 E Mason St, Green Bay
Janesville Mall, 2500 Milton Ave, Janesville,
Delavan Crossing, 1823A E Geneva St, Delavan
No. 214     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Mar 20, 2017 at 11:15 AM     
Hmmm... The list I have seen, only lists 187 stores of the remaining almost 2000, closing with this recent turn of events.
No. 215     Reply: Re: Re: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 104   on  Jan 12, 2018 at 9:17 PM     
insular926 wrote:

Survivor698 wrote:

http://www.ccrane.com/CCRadio-SW-AMFM-Shortwave-Radio



Thanks, this does look good, I've heard nothing but good things about the CC Company, they use to advertise on Art Bell's Radio Show during graveyard times.


I ordered two new CCrane radios today. Ordered two of their Solar Observer AM/FM/Weather Windup Emergency Radio/Light/USB Chargers. For emergency use it can be powered four different ways (AC, batteries, solar, Dymo crank) and can charge many different USB type devices such as cell phones. CCrane supposedly also makes these for FEMA.

I have two very similar ETONs that are supposedly made for the Red Cross, but they do not have the built in solar charging panel.

Not that I really needed two new such radios, I was simply a "sucker" for the deal I was offered. The Solar Observer runs $54.95 each plus $12.99 shipping on their website. I got these for $39 each shipped free.

The ETONs will easily sell on eBay getting me at least my money back, but I will not sell them right away. May find I do not like the CCrane radios as well as the ETONs.
No. 216     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 12, 2018 at 11:36 PM     
Yep the Radio Shack in Aurora, closed, as did the one in Fox Lake which wasn't even on that list Insular posted.

I will miss good old Radio Shack. I did a lot of browsing and shopping there as a kid.

They will soon join the ranks of Lafayette Radio.

I have some old Lafayette Radio catalogs I bought off Ebay years ago. Once in awhile I peruse them. Some day i'll probably sell them off.
No. 217     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Bullfighter279   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Jan 13, 2018 at 1:07 AM     
Built a number of, "P=Box kits" from Radio Shack years ago.

I remember in 6th grade I got a, "A" for a science fair project for combining 2 P-Box kits I had made, one was a photoelectric cell, the other an electronic siren.

I combined the 2 and made a photoelectric "burglar alarm", lol.

The teacher said she would have given me an, "A+" had I made some instructions about it, which I had forgotten to do. Regardless, she and everyone else was quite impressed with it, lol.

I had learned to solder at a very young age.
No. 218     Reply: Re: Radio Shack..   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 104   on  Jan 13, 2018 at 4:44 PM     
This year, 2018, many "brick and mortar" stores of many names are expected to experience the same fate of Radio Shack. Even some Sam's stores are closing their doors soon.