Online availability and the proliferation of Chinesium electronics from Amazon, Ebay, etc are killing these small businesses. It's following a sad retail trend. 5-10 years from now, most shopping malls and centers will be gone. A few "Mega Malls" may remain, and of course Wal Mart, Home Depot, etc but everyone else is squeezed out.Why is there a constant demise of places like this? Is it because people don’t buy enough merchandise?
I'll miss Universal Radio. Their website, while some say is dated, has some of the best information on older rigs, scanners, accessories and easy to search. I've ordered all my SWL gear from them over the years, but SWL itself is dwindling thanks the Internet. Nothing like paying the corporate cartels to play what was once widely available for free.