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(CF News 13)   Radio Shack robber remains on the loose, but since they asked for his zip code, he should be pretty easy to track down   (cfnews13.com) divider line 48
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2013-01-06 12:05:36 PM
Word is that they are setting up a Honey Trap, and when they deliver his free batteries . . .

Well, you know.
 
2013-01-06 02:43:25 PM
Picture of Culprit...
 
2013-01-06 02:44:04 PM
Haven't been to Radio Shack in years, but the auto parts chain in my town wanted my home address, phone number, and e-mail....for a cash purchase.

/fark that
 
2013-01-06 02:44:33 PM
A furrin language in Florida. Really.
 
2013-01-06 02:44:50 PM
Picture of Culprit..
scifimafia.com
 
2013-01-06 02:46:14 PM
okay. subby cracked me up.
 
2013-01-06 02:52:11 PM
I just got back from "The Shack" since I had a gift card to use (otherwise I don't step anywhere near those lame stores). When the guy asked me for my info I told him I wasn't going to give it but apparently I needed to when using a gift card. I told him I would just give him false information; he was happy to enter it into their system.

I'm surprised "The Shack" is still able to survive.
 
2013-01-06 02:52:49 PM
Radio Shack?

people.virginia.edu
 
2013-01-06 02:57:03 PM
I always give 02657 when asked, just to throw their databases off a tad.
 
2013-01-06 02:57:40 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: Haven't been to Radio Shack in years, but the auto parts chain in my town wanted my home address, phone number, and e-mail....for a cash purchase.

/fark that


My response to them when they ask for any extraneous information is "no thank you". Last time I was in Kohls buying something and I responded...they were like..."you don't know your zip code?" To which I responded "of course I do." So they asked again, and once again I responded "no thank you".

After the third time, the cashier was all..."I have to have a zip code to complete the purchase". To which I said, "you can make one up, or forget the sale". At that point, another cashier pointed out to her how she could get past that screen.

If I'm going to get something out of the merchant having my information store clubs etc, I may think about it. But if it's a simple purchase? Hell no.
 
2013-01-06 02:58:58 PM
I'll be taking this here transistor radio kit and whatever cash ya got.
 
2013-01-06 03:05:48 PM
if you are in the usa give a canadian zip code.
 
2013-01-06 03:07:18 PM
It won't be more than a couple hours before his batteries run down and he'll have to come back.
 
2013-01-06 03:07:45 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: Haven't been to Radio Shack in years, but the auto parts chain in my town wanted my home address, phone number, and e-mail....for a cash purchase.

/fark that


Most car parts have a warranty and if you want to redeem it one day, they need to be able to keep track of who bought what, or would you rather hold onto a paper receipt for a few years?
 
2013-01-06 03:08:40 PM

starlost: if you are in the usa give a canadian zip code.


Hahahahaha. That'd blow some minds. Even better if you give the V4G-1N4 code from BC.
 
2013-01-06 03:14:22 PM
I mostly love Radio Shack cuz of their trendy self-deprecating motto:
"Radio Shack: yesterday's technology at tomorrow's prices!"
 
2013-01-06 03:15:24 PM

ReapTheChaos: Forbidden Doughnut: Haven't been to Radio Shack in years, but the auto parts chain in my town wanted my home address, phone number, and e-mail....for a cash purchase.

/fark that

Most car parts have a warranty and if you want to redeem it one day, they need to be able to keep track of who bought what, or would you rather hold onto a paper receipt for a few years?


For a $7 lightbulb, ( again, paid for with cash), I don't care about any warranty...
 
2013-01-06 03:18:56 PM
I haven't shopped at RS in many many years. But when I did, I remember they would be adamant about wanting my mailing address, even though I was just paying cash for $5 worth of AV adapters.

I don't mind giving my zip code to any store since it doesn't directly identify me, but it really burns my chaps when they fail to ask for it kindly and instead just blurt out "zip code!" at me as if they might as well be saying -- "You know the drill, bend over". If they simply said "May I ask your zip code?" I'd kindly answer with a smile every time.
 
2013-01-06 03:19:41 PM
You know what's way worse than Radio shack nowadays is gas pumps.

cash/credit?
Inside/outside pay?
zip code?
rewards card?
car wash?
receipt?

wtf...all I want is some GASOLINE!!
 
2013-01-06 03:26:26 PM

Forbidden Doughnut: ReapTheChaos: Forbidden Doughnut: Haven't been to Radio Shack in years, but the auto parts chain in my town wanted my home address, phone number, and e-mail....for a cash purchase.

/fark that

Most car parts have a warranty and if you want to redeem it one day, they need to be able to keep track of who bought what, or would you rather hold onto a paper receipt for a few years?

For a $7 lightbulb, ( again, paid for with cash), I don't care about any warranty...


If that $7 light bulb burns out in a week or two, most people would take it back and want a replacement.
 
2013-01-06 03:27:55 PM

litespeed74: You know what's way worse than Radio shack nowadays is gas pumps.

cash/credit?
Inside/outside pay?
zip code?
rewards card?
car wash?
receipt?

wtf...all I want is some GASOLINE!!


If you want to avoid all that button pushing hassle, you can always go inside, stand in line, and pay there.
 
2013-01-06 04:04:04 PM
my zip code is 12345
ah ha he must live in Scnecdady, NY!!!
 
2013-01-06 04:04:52 PM
He probably broke in, but couldn't find anything worth stealing.
 
2013-01-06 04:28:06 PM
I appreciate them carrying raw components that hobbyist will look for (I'm not one, but I think everyone at some point dreamt of building something from scratch) but for some reason, RS always left me feeling depressed.
Kinda like walking into someone's unkempt but well stocked garage.
Ive only been into one in the past many years and it felt like they were halfheartedly trying to introduce newer products but almost like they were forced to.
 
2013-01-06 04:38:21 PM
The last couple of times I've been in a Radio Shack my impression has been that they should rename them Ghetto Shack. I don't know if they sell Cricket phones or what, but in each case the management and the clientele both look they stepped out of a casting call for drug dealers in The Wire.
 
2013-01-06 04:44:29 PM
Tandy Leather and Radio Shack are a BIG time success story favorite of mine. AND are still a valuable resource...
Both of them!
So there.
 
2013-01-06 04:50:22 PM
Lately all The Shack has been asking for is my email address which I tell them no
 
2013-01-06 05:05:27 PM

MelGoesOnTour: just got back from "The Shack" since I had a gift card to use (otherwise I don't step anywhere near those lame stores). When the guy asked me for my info I told him I wasn't going to give it but apparently I needed to when using a gift card. I told him I would just give him false information; he was happy to enter it into their system.


Who buys someone a gift card to Radio Shack? This person either hates you or is an employee that gets a nice discount on gift cards at Christmas.
 
2013-01-06 05:10:54 PM
I love all the people who are complaining about RadioShack yet don't shop there. RadioShack is a cell phone, tablet, av adapter, and Apple store. If you're shopping there for other stuff you're in the wrong store, or in the wrong decade for those parts customers.

/RS hasn't required zip codes or addresses for purchases in years
//as of Sunday they no longer ask for e-mails either
 
2013-01-06 05:13:35 PM
I always give them 1060 W Addison, 60613...
 
2013-01-06 05:15:50 PM

ManFromNowhere:

/RS hasn't required zip codes or addresses for purchases in years
//as of Sunday they no longer ask for e-mails either


Oh yes, indeed, they do---or at least SOME stores do. Just the other day when I went there to use my gift card they did, anyway.

After I told them the address I was about to give was fake they entered it into their system anyway.

/ 1313 Mockingbird Lane
 
2013-01-06 05:17:46 PM

Shoop008:
Who buys someone a gift card to Radio Shack? This person either hates you or is an employee that gets a nice discount on gift cards at Christmas.


To this day I have no idea why our friend gives us one of them for Xmas but, heck, at least it enables us to be up to our ears in batteries each year.
 
2013-01-06 05:27:41 PM
Didn't the B52's sing RadoiShack ?
 
2013-01-06 05:29:27 PM
Didn't the B52's sing Radio Shack ?

/ dammit, don't drive and text
 
2013-01-06 05:33:51 PM
ManFromNowhere:
/RS hasn't required zip codes or addresses for purchases in years
//as of Sunday they no longer ask for e-mails either


No more emails what will they complain about on the radioshacksucks.biz site
 
2013-01-06 05:45:36 PM

theorellior: starlost: if you are in the usa give a canadian zip code.

Hahahahaha. That'd blow some minds. Even better if you give the V4G-1N4 code from BC.


American systems reject non ZIP code (5 digit, or 5+4) and some are annoying enough to catch trash zips too.
 
2013-01-06 06:47:08 PM
I'm fond of using 1060 W. Addison, 60613 as well as 30 Yonge St, M5E 1X8...

As a bonus, when I use the latter, and the cashier goes, "Huh?", I say "M as in Mike Harris..."

/csb?
 
2013-01-06 07:25:49 PM
Why not tell them
Robert'); DROP TABLE Customers;-- ?
 
2013-01-06 07:42:55 PM

johnnygew: Why not tell them
Robert'); DROP TABLE Customers;-- ?


or Mike'); UPDATE [Customers] SET [Name]='Robert Tables';--
 
2013-01-06 07:50:25 PM
blogs.effinfunny.com
 
2013-01-06 08:22:22 PM

Nothing To See Here: Didn't the B52's sing Radio Shack ?

/ dammit, don't drive and text


But not for your shiatty spelling reason, asshole.
 
2013-01-06 08:48:33 PM
Home Depot wanted a shiatload of personal info just to answer a question over the phone. Forget that.
 
2013-01-07 01:01:20 AM

BilliamJ: No more emails what will they complain about on the radioshacksucks.biz site


From the looks of the site, it doesn't look like they're complaining about much as it is.

When I was a kid there was a problem with our phone line where, if you dialed a long distance call, an operator would come on the line every time and asked for the number you were calling from. I used to answer truthfully until one day when I gave a bogus number. Lo and behold, the call never showed up on the next bill! I was an avid "phone tripper" at the time as it was, so I was able to basically dial wherever I wanted and, as long as I gave an out-of-service number, not get charged for it! They eventually fixed the problem but by that time my interests had shifted to other things.
 
2013-01-07 08:54:07 AM
I've been there a few times in the last couple of years. They didn't ask me for anything.
 
2013-01-07 12:14:12 PM

litespeed74: You know what's way worse than Radio shack nowadays is gas pumps.

cash/credit?
Inside/outside pay?
zip code?
rewards card?
car wash?
receipt?

wtf...all I want is some GASOLINE!!


The pumps at a station by me also try to sell customers a 20oz soda for $1.79 out of a central dispensing machine
 
2013-01-07 12:25:49 PM

Pangea: litespeed74: You know what's way worse than Radio shack nowadays is gas pumps.

cash/credit?
Inside/outside pay?
zip code?
rewards card?
car wash?
receipt?

wtf...all I want is some GASOLINE!!

The pumps at a station by me also try to sell customers a 20oz soda for $1.79 out of a central dispensing machine


I hate all that shiat. Same with checkouts now.

Would you like cash back?
Would you like to donate a dollar to this or that?
Is the amount okay?

Just farking stop and let me pay for my shiat and leave!
 
2013-01-07 12:50:34 PM
but since they asked for his zip code, he should be pretty easy to track down

...that and the fifteen cases of Battery Club cards in his basement....
 
2013-01-07 01:02:29 PM
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe development team:

DmGdDawg: [blogs.effinfunny.com image 480x364]


Trip down memory lane: http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/

/used to work at Radio Shack
//back in the hand written receipt days
///recording all those address was no picnic either
 
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