Well I think they are going to become basically computer stores now. They will stop selling parts. Say goodbye to radios at radio shack. This means no more parts such as connectors, coax etc. I think if anything they will just move as far away from radio as possible and focus on the latest electronic gizmos like computers, cell phones, tablets etc. This is my opinion on the direction they are headed. Radio stuff is no longer profitable.Maybe Whistler's new line of scanners will save the day for Radio Shack when they hit the shelves?!
I really don't don't think the release of an item or two, especially a scanner will be able to save Radio Shack. Scanners are really not popular or known to the general public except to the hobbyist. Even if Whistler released a dream scanner that everyone is wishing for. There still wouldn't be enough sales to bail out RS.Maybe Whistler's new line of scanners will save the day for Radio Shack when they hit the shelves?!
Yep, as with all brick and mortar, you have high overhead which already makes them unable to compete with onliners who don't have to pay lease and percentages of sales to landlords of commercial retail properties.They have been hit by online retailers like any other brick and mortar store. Even with their online component, people will look for the best deal on products.
With a name like "intimidator" i can imagine why....Did you not do ANY research on your own?They need to close.... I live in Las Vegas & the sales staff told me that LVMPD's Desert Sky Radio system was able to be listened to thru their Radio Shack Pro-164 scanner. And when I confronted them after the purchase & not knowing that it was unable to pickup the police chatter. They wouldn't return it!
So no big loss if they close
I spent a few years at SHC...well now it's SHU. Anyways, back on topic...If the one here in Adrian closes, it's no skin off my back. All I ever needed from them were rechargeable batteries and I can get the same kind of battery at another store such as Walmart, Meijers, etc. at a lower price. My real problem with them is the customer service because they had a lack of knowledge of their items and they had major attitudes when you try to return an item.
And then Wal-Mart got to selling them too.I remember when radio Shack use to sell Direct T.V. satellite dish assemblies.
That's where I purchased one some 20 years ago(?) It was awhile ago, I know that.
Back then, you could assemble the dishes, install them, point them according to the instructions, if you had a compass, and then call them to get it activated.
Satellite dishes were a big thing for them back when Direct T.V. first came out....