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RIP Radio Shack

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Twirling Time, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

  2. Inevitable, but sad nonetheless. Still remember the commercials for walkie-talkies and CBs around Christmastime.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Better stock up on acoustic couplers for the TRS-80!
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Those fucking couplers.
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Is my Herald-issued trash-80 in the basement now a valuable collector's item? And oh, those fucking couplers!
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Will Sprint honor my Battery Club membership?
  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Almost a year to the day.

  8. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    I once expensed a $75 cab ride to buy acoustic couplers at Radio Shack.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2015
  9. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Hadn't been there too often in recent years, but I always hate to see a longtime national chain like that close. Plus, they have a location in my town, and I hate to see another empty storefront.
  10. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    An old Radio Shack ad is floating around on the Internet. Full page newspaper ad, 1980, 1981.

    Every single piece of electronics on it, I can do with my phone. There's maybe 20, 25 pieces of gear. And every single thing is either built in or an app.
  11. X-Hack

    X-Hack Active Member

    My phone can't double as a radio-controlled car. That was a pretty cool Radio Shack product back in the day. My Datsun 280ZX could get to end of my driveway in under 30 seconds.
  12. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The Weird Al commercial didn't save them?
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