Radio Shack reopening physical stores

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Radio Shack reopening physical stores

Post by SamSpade » March 25th, 2019, 10:07 pm

Apparently as a franchise this time:
Radio Shack Returns to Idaho Falls

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Re: Radio Shack reopening physical stores

Post by storewanderer » March 25th, 2019, 10:37 pm

There is one in Quincy, CA too, which has been there a while. It doubles with an auto parts franchise.

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Re: Radio Shack reopening physical stores

Post by Brian Lutz » March 26th, 2019, 9:18 am

There are also at least a couple of remaining Radio Shack stores in Alaska (one in Skagway, one in Haines.) The Skagway one doubles as a general store, and given the remoteness of its location is pretty much the only place in town that sells any electronics.

That said, I could see a small niche for Radio Shack (maybe 1-2 stores in major metro areas) if they got back to their roots and focused on electronics. With things like the maker movement, Arduino, STEM education and robotics clubs in schools becoming more prominent there's a lot more interest in electronics than there has been in years, but in most areas there are very few places where one can walk into a store and buy things like ICs or capacitors, which means most of the stuff is coming from Amazon or eBay.

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