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Old 11-03-2017, 9:49 AM
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All the RS stores in my area are all closed and gone now, 5 stores within 10 miles of me. Closest 2 store remaining are both probably 50 miles away and they are really not RS. Just a authorized dealer.
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At this moment in Burlington, Vermont, somebody is trying to steal the old Radio Shack store sign!! (Our store closed months ago) I had nowhere to share this where it might be appreciated other than here😃
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Old 11-14-2017, 8:58 PM
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Old 11-14-2017, 9:27 PM
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Is it against the law to steal worthless material? I s'pose it is but who cares?
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:41 PM
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At this moment in Burlington, Vermont, somebody is trying to steal the old Radio Shack store sign!! (Our store closed months ago) I had nowhere to share this where it might be appreciated other than here😃
lol that's awesome
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:43 PM
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Thatís problem with the world, nobody cares.
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At this moment in Burlington, Vermont, somebody is trying to steal the old Radio Shack store sign!! (Our store closed months ago) I had nowhere to share this where it might be appreciated other than here😃
I can't picture the City of Burlington in my mind. So, I will have to go with City of Brattleboro, down in Windham County(1972-74, 75-76, 78-80,82-84). I could picture an RS being on Main St. and some kid taking a sign. Remembering I am visualizing.
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Old 11-15-2017, 6:12 PM
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I saw a picture where someone removed the big "R" from radio and the "hack" from shack, leaving a sign that said "adio S"

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Old 11-15-2017, 6:26 PM
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I saw a picture where someone removed the big "R" from radio and the "hack" from shack, leaving a sign that said "adio S"

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the last time i was in the radio shack dealer in the next town (the one down the street closed years ago) the clerk said they were closing some time in dec they had no scanners or cbs and he could not even find a print out of local scanner frequencies
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Old 11-16-2017, 1:28 PM
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I really have no idea how RS plans to remain in business. They were barely operating in the past two years between the last two bankruptcies. Our stores were constantly plagued with lack of stock, non-existent product quality control, no advertising whatsoever, corporate incompetence, and all while continually fighting the perception that we went out of business in 2015. Just cruise through the website, and you'll see that the most popular product description is "sold-out online". How that's going to translate into success is beyond me.
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I really have no idea how RS plans to remain in business. They were barely operating in the past two years between the last two bankruptcies. Our stores were constantly plagued with lack of stock, non-existent product quality control, no advertising whatsoever, corporate incompetence, and all while continually fighting the perception that we went out of business in 2015. Just cruise through the website, and you'll see that the most popular product description is "sold-out online".

How that's going to translate into success is beyond me.
I don't believe anyone is really saying that will happen with any sincerity.
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Old 11-16-2017, 1:57 PM
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I don't believe anyone is really saying that will happen with any sincerity.
Not on this board, at least. But I'd have to guess the company believes they have a chance. While I do think the dealer stores may find success, the remaining company stores (30?) and the website won't. The shopping public has spent the past two years, maybe even the past twenty, moving on from RadioShack. The only advantages RS ever had over other retailers and the Internet, convenience and availability, are gone.
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Not on this board, at least. But I'd have to guess the company believes they have a chance. While I do think the dealer stores may find success, the remaining company stores (30?) and the website won't. The shopping public has spent the past two years, maybe even the past twenty, moving on from RadioShack. The only advantages RS ever had over other retailers and the Internet, convenience and availability, are gone.

The only thing I liked about having a local RS was to save me time if I needed something in a crunch. There two electronic Store here that carried the stuff Radio Shack used to. I really do not miss them anymore.
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Old 11-16-2017, 2:25 PM
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There are fewer repairs being made on consumer electronics. Whatever happened to TV repair shops? They went the way of the vertical knobs on old TVs. If it breaks, you throw it away and get another one. TVs are now computers and most of the work inside is done by ICs, You can't repair those. The fact of the matter is, most electronics don't break down much anymore and they're cheap enough to simply replace. When the era of digital TV hit, I replaced my CRT TVs. I tried to give them to Goodwill and the Salvation Army. They worked just fine but no one would take them.

RS tried the cell phone business but by the time they got serious about it, the carriers firmly established their own stores. If RS could possibly get into a unique business that the public might use (i.e., recycled toilet paper), they might, just might, have a chance.
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If RS could possibly get into a unique business that the public might use (i.e., recycled toilet paper), they might, just might, have a chance.
That was suggested to RS around 2003, but no one in corporate gave a crap.
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I saw a picture where someone removed the big "R" from radio and the "hack" from shack, leaving a sign that said "adio S"

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Any chance a cactus graphic was added to the sign?

(Not sure if you saw that in the same place that I did...if you did, you know what I mean!)
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Old 11-16-2017, 5:00 PM
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That was suggested to RS around 2003, but no one in corporate gave a crap.
Have you considered professional help?
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Tried that, but had no luck!
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Old 11-17-2017, 2:29 PM
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Tried that, but had no luck!
Me neither
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