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Old 06-18-2017, 8:35 AM
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.....and Heathkit
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Hurmph. I still miss Lafayette Radio Electronics. (And Allied Radio).
that was my favorite electronic store for CB and scanners.
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:41 PM
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We didn't have those stores in SE Missouri unfortunately.
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Old 06-19-2017, 9:20 AM
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I too remember looking through my Allied and Lafayette catalogs. Good times to be sure. Anyway, here you go:

Allied (1929 thru 1981)

Allied Radio & Allied Electronics - 85 Year Catalog Archive
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I too remember looking through my Allied and Lafayette catalogs. Good times to be sure. Anyway, here you go:

Allied (1929 thru 1981)

Allied Radio & Allied Electronics - 85 Year Catalog Archive
I remember Heathkit also used to build their stuff and had a lot of fun doing so. Now that everything is surface mount device technology those days are over. Been an Electronics Technician for thirty five years and it is just not fun anymore.
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I too, put together a few of those Heath kits.

A weekly trip to Lafayette Radio S& Electronics store was always on the agenda also.
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Has anyone on the list purchased the Parts Bins ?
Wondering what you paid for them
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So there's 6 left open in Mass. They will all be closing in 6 days.

Parts are still listed (at least as of yesterday) as $1 each. Packs of Batteries buy one get one free on top of the existing discounts.

I stopped into the Falmouth location Monday. Met a man who says he has worked for RS for 42 years. Seemed really knowledgeable and a nice guy overall. Sad to see him be out of a job. I also visited Cambridge, Swampscott and Wilmington MA locations since Monday. Lots of parts, connectors and cables left for those looking to scoop them up. On the fence about visiting Quincy and/or Gloucester.
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Glad to see the batteries have gone back to BOGO vs the 30%


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So there's 6 left open in Mass. They will all be closing in 6 days.

Parts are still listed (at least as of yesterday) as $1 each. Packs of Batteries buy one get one free on top of the existing discounts.

I stopped into the Falmouth location Monday. Met a man who says he has worked for RS for 42 years. Seemed really knowledgeable and a nice guy overall. Sad to see him be out of a job. I also visited Cambridge, Swampscott and Wilmington MA locations since Monday. Lots of parts, connectors and cables left for those looking to scoop them up. On the fence about visiting Quincy and/or Gloucester.
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Glad to see the batteries have gone back to BOGO vs the 30%
Have you made it to the Quincy location lately Bill?
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Weekly visits (Thu, Fri or Sat)

Lots of Batteries, Cables, Phone Cases
I do now they had plenty of Antenna Accessories [Guys and Eave and post brackets]
and a well stocked parts drawer
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signs are up "Last x Days"
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Weekly visits (Thu, Fri or Sat)

Lots of Batteries, Cables, Phone Cases
I do now they had plenty of Antenna Accessories [Guys and Eave and post brackets]
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Not one store left open here in Northern Utah (Ogden) except for a couple of "authorized dealers" within a 100 mile radius of my location. The Radio Shacks in Harrisville and Roy were closed and vacant shortly after Memorial Day, along with all the stores in Salt Lake and surrounding suburbs. RIP, Radio Shack.
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I was in the West Chester PA store last night and they were just throwing everything left into boxes which they said were being shipped to NY.
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Pretty much the end

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My Store closed at 19:59:59 on Tue evening.
Everything was being boxed up for shipping back to "The Warehouse" - no idea where.

However I did walk out [err push out on the dolly] two very nice Parts Racks

RIP - Radio Shack [Tandy, Archer etal]
Almost time to lock the thread for hysterical purposes [I would say July 1]
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Almost time to lock the thread for hysterical purposes [I would say July 1]
What, and never again go down memory lane like has been going on for many months? Yeah, lock the thread July 1 2025!
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Radio Shack store in Sand Springs, OK closed.
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Post Last store left in San Antonio, Tx closed down 6/27/17

The last store in the 7th largest US city of San Antonio, Texas, Radio Shack store # 9228 at US281 & Bitters Rd just closed 6/27/17 after being opened way back in the same GREat location since 1975

Just back last month 3 stores closed on the same day 5/18/17 leaving us just one store above that’s now gone. The 3 stores were RS#9285 (Nacogdoches & Oconner Rd), RS#9206 (4403 W Commerce) and RS#8067 (US151 & Loop 410 West). It's hard to imagine that just back in 2005 we had 32 stores !
In the self down sizing back in 2005 7 RS stores closed leaving us still a whooping 25 SATX RS stores. You can't help feeling that one of the many factors in their latest bankruptcy 3/9/17 General Wireless LLC dba as Radio Shack was too many locations thus low ticket/volume/profit results for all those locations open. The biggest single most serious contributing factor was that their main partner Sprint just pulled out of their joint partnership at the end of Jan 2017 (think store within a store concept for all but 200 locations) that left Radio Shack basically unable to stand firmly on it's own 2 legs that lead to the latest bankruptcy. Back in 2/5/15 when Radio Shack Corporation filed for bankruptcy there were 25 stores in San Antonio. I managed the Stone Oak RS#9202 location on US 281 North and 4 miles south down the road was RS9252 (Northwood’s) and yes 3 miles south of that was RS#9228 (Bitters) and yep 4 miles south of that was RS#8068 (North Star Mall - 1st air conditioned mall in Texas opened in 1960) and believe it or not just 1/4 mile south next to that was yet another RS store/District office in a strip center. So in just 12 miles Radio Shack had 5 stores almost on top of each other and basically competing with each other.
Many of us veteran managers feel strongly that if you could go back in time and NOT over saturate an area and NOT have the prices/marketing/buying dept/management go way off track from it's roots and legacy product lines gone you know what ~ just maybe things would be much different today for RS
But history has been written and cannot be changed ~ maybe others like Wal-Mart might learn for this? In less than 2 miles there are 3 Wal-Marts (FM78,Walzem Rd & Walzem Rd). Not too long ago Wal-Mart announced 159 of their Wal-Mart Express type stores closing in the US. Who knows maybe their grand strategy is just to choke off and try and snuff out the brick and mortar competition so they are perfectly willing to have sacrificial lamb temporary locations to try to accomplish that lofty end goal it would seem?

Further, the 2 white paper signs posted of the inside of our last San Antonio Radio Shack store inform you to please visit their 2 "nearest locations" being RS#9230 located 15 miles north of SATX in New Braunfels, TX up IH35 North & Walnut St Exit or RS#8098 located over 2 hours northwest of SATX in
Kerrville, TX up IH10 West & Main St Exit. Hmm, do ya think anyone will just click on Amazon(dot)com instead ? Now when our last RS#9228 closed 6/27/17 in SATX last week they still had according to their inventory sheets 35K in unsold merchandise which I asked were the whooping 50 boxes where headed by FedEx to thinking surely the were destined for either New Braunfels of Kerrville, Texas ...Nope wrong again, I ask if they were being shipped back to
"Ft Worthless"? Nope, the guy told me that they were being shipped just south of San Antonio to Pleasanton, Texas where I could swear that their RS#9473 had just recently closed up say a month ago. As a footnote just before RS filed for bankruptcy re-organization 2/5/2015 and the "Eagle Ford Shale" area all around Pleasanton, TX employed a massive 190,000 petroleum jobs in south Texas. The RS#9473 in Pleasanton was a 2 Million dollar gross a year store setting every sales record and having workers standing in lines to get their cell phones and electronics needs in that small Texas town. Today Eagle-Ford has reported only as little as 40,000 oil field related workers in the area.

Lastly, do I understand correctly that there are only 30 corporate run stores left in the entire USA ?
I'm not sure what will happen to the reported 450 surviving franchised locations and their future ?
In my future road trips I will have to stop into the closest franchise RS in Floresville just south of SATX.
It's hard to fathom that once there where 8000 total stores corporate of which 1500 were franchised
With the reported high debt and only 30 stores one would find it extremely difficult for them to survive.
I just checked their RadioShack.com website and could not reach their website in working condition now
Radioshack website not working, is it down for everyone or just me?
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It's working.

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