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05 February 2015 @ 06:06 am
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Bye-bye, Radio Shack

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msrat1900 on February 5th, 2015 04:04 pm (UTC)
Radio Shack as I knew it and loved it has been dead a long time. I loved the wall'o'parts where one could find any little thing-about-this-big that one needed, to build something, or connect something, or modify something so it was juuust right.

The last time I went there was at least five years ago. The store didn't look right. Too consumer-y. And as it turned out, it wasn't right. I wanted connectors and a crimper to modify the TV cable connection in my house. They had the connectors, and they had the crimper, but they were for two different systems. That is, the crimper wouldn't crimp *these* connectors.

The guys in the store, all wearing nifty "Radio Shack" vests, didn't even understand what I was talking about.
Redheadfaesilverfae on February 6th, 2015 11:25 am (UTC)
Aw sadness. We have one just up the street from us so I'm in there fairly frequently for the odd thingamabob that I don't want to trek across town to BB to get.