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Awesome Haul at Radio Shack! Check your local stores ASAP!
« on: February 19, 2015, 07:24:35 PM »
So if you haven't heard Radio Shack declared bankruptcy.

So they are closing down their stores and having closeout deals!

They are selling everything including the furniture (the parts drawers were 175.00 a piece not including contents)

I raided the parts trays which are currently 80% off!

I spent 50.00 and purchased well over 200 items.

a pack of 4 fuses was running anywhere from .30 to .65 cents.

the picture shows a small portion of my haul.

The final open day for the stores near me is next Wednesday.

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Re: Awesome Haul at Radio Shack! Check your local stores ASAP!
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2015, 08:23:29 PM »
I was hoping for this kind of luck but my closest store was only 10-30%.  Would've still bought a couple things but they were out - fiberglass pen, solder, few other items.  Someone already got the stuff I would have wanted. 
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Re: Awesome Haul at Radio Shack! Check your local stores ASAP!
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2015, 08:29:14 PM »
I was hoping for this kind of luck but my closest store was only 10-30%.  Would've still bought a couple things but they were out - fiberglass pen, solder, few other items.  Someone already got the stuff I would have wanted.

every few days the discount percentage increases, when did you go to your store?
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Re: Awesome Haul at Radio Shack! Check your local stores ASAP!
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2015, 08:32:12 PM »
I'm going to buy the store's sign and a bag of employee tears.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2015, 09:00:02 PM »
I'm going to buy the store's sign and a bag of employee tears.

store signs are indeed for sale
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Re: Awesome Haul at Radio Shack! Check your local stores ASAP!
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2015, 10:10:44 PM »
Hopefully some of those small parts cabinets go up for sale! Would love to snag one!
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Re: Awesome Haul at Radio Shack! Check your local stores ASAP!
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2015, 10:32:39 PM »
Hopefully some of those small parts cabinets go up for sale! Would love to snag one!

Each section I was quite $150 bucks. Three to a column....no thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2015, 11:16:21 PM »
Yeah, that's a bit too much.
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Re: Awesome Haul at Radio Shack! Check your local stores ASAP!
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2015, 11:28:07 PM »
Already grabbed the electronic stuff, lol, but they didn't mark it down much.  I'll go back to another store next week, see if there's any deals left. Keep posting!  Heres the ones that are closing...

http://radioshackcorporation.com/pdfs/RS-Store-Closure-List_020415.pdf
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Re: Awesome Haul at Radio Shack! Check your local stores ASAP!
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2015, 03:30:05 AM »
Instead of being excited about pilfering the remains of a corpse is anyone even remotely sad about this?
I am surprised Radio Shacks survived this long and they WERE a dinosaur but they also represent a part of all our pasts and we grew up knowing this store was there if we needed something for electronics in a pinch. When they're gone, that's it.
No running down to your store to pick things there we once took for granted that we needed quickly.
I remember their Christmas commercials at one time fondly. I guess I'm just too nostalgic.

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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2015, 06:14:37 AM »
Yes, it's very sad to see Radio Shack struggling to stay alive, but they went from electronics and wire to toys and telephones!  Not all stores are closing, mine are staying open, getting the inventory of the others, and I'm still helping them by shopping there even if there are no mark downs!  You probably don't remember Lafayette Radio Electonics, where the best parts at that time could be found.  Very sad to see no more electronic stores, but it was mail order way then, and thanks to the Internet, it still is.  Something I hope will come along to fill the void, in the meantime, start stocking up on what you think you'll ever need, or buy something even if you dont, and you might keep a local store alive another year...

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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2015, 08:00:45 AM »
I heard K-Mart and Sears are next! the Kenmore and Craftsman line is already going to Ace Hardware.
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Re: Awesome Haul at Radio Shack! Check your local stores ASAP!
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2015, 09:08:19 AM »
Instead of being excited about pilfering the remains of a corpse is anyone even remotely sad about this?
I am surprised Radio Shacks survived this long and they WERE a dinosaur but they also represent a part of all our pasts and we grew up knowing this store was there if we needed something for electronics in a pinch. When they're gone, that's it.
No running down to your store to pick things there we once took for granted that we needed quickly.
I remember their Christmas commercials at one time fondly. I guess I'm just too nostalgic.

Radio Shack died to me in the late 90's when they stopped carrying stuff which was useful or interesting.

For the past decade they have been little more than one of the 100 other cellphone and cellphone accessories kiosks you see littering a mall.

There is still sky craft although its a drive.
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Re: Awesome Haul at Radio Shack! Check your local stores ASAP!
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2015, 03:34:48 PM »
every few days the discount percentage increases, when did you go to your store?

Wednesday.  I'll possibly go back this weekend.  We have four stores in a ten square mile area, but none are convenient strangely enough.  In reality the biggest thing I was going for was a roll of solder and maybe a bottle of pcb etchant.  I might just go by this afternoon and grab the rest of copperclad boards they had.  Whoever grabbed ALL the solder left that stuff.  I am saddened by this but not really much.  Frankly it hasn't been what it was for over a decade, maybe almost two decades.  Prices on components, despite some small convenience, were prohibitive for building projects within reason.  Radio Shack left a better course a long time ago.  Shame really, the current DIY trend (going for a while) could have done something to help, but the RS business model has been seriously flawed since the 90's.
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« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2015, 09:23:27 PM »
...Radio Shack left a better course a long time ago.  Shame really, the current DIY trend (going for a while) could have done something to help, but the RS business model has been seriously flawed since the 90's.

+1000 to this. blame management, someone high-up wanted to be a cell phone whore, and they are now belly up.

I have a circuit city store sign in my room, because management did something wrong. i'll put my radio shack store sign right next to it. :)

I went to radio shack every Saturday as a kid up until my 20s. they should have renamed the store "We Don't Know What We Are", in the mid 90s, because they lost track, and just opened up more locations with nothing worthwhile in stock. I watched my company implode from 1 idiot in management...took him 3 years to bankrupt us. it just took the shack a few more years. :P
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