If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(DFW Star-Telegram)   RadioShack hires Walgreens exec as their new CEO after finally finding someone who knows how to apply a tourniquet to stop the bleeding   (blogs.star-telegram.com) divider line 27
    More: Interesting, Walgreens, Radio Shack, RadioShack hires  
•       •       •

707 clicks; posted to Business » on 09 Feb 2013 at 3:03 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



27 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-02-09 03:17:23 PM
So, do they double-down on the "cellphone store" gig, or actually go back to their "DIY" roots?
 
2013-02-09 04:12:48 PM
i actually like the shack when i need to get the ethernet cables, connectors and crimpers. Who else sells that locally?
 
2013-02-09 04:20:44 PM
 
2013-02-09 04:39:12 PM
Well, this guy must not be the one behind Walgreen's current attempt to pull a Circuit City.
They're currently "reorganizing"  so that a store manager will be responsible for multiple stores, higher paid assistant and shift managers will have the "option" to leave and come back working for less.
 
2013-02-09 04:49:19 PM

robolobo: i actually like the shack when i need to get the ethernet cables, connectors and crimpers. Who else sells that locally?


See, I always think that. But then it turns out the useful stuff is all out of stock once I get there.

Still, the employees are always happy to show me their latest phones!
 
2013-02-09 06:23:58 PM

Epicanis: So, do they double-down on the "cellphone store" gig, or actually go back to their "DIY" roots?


Last time I needed an oddball connector, I headed over to a nearby Radio Shack, and there were various Arduino kits and such, so maybe there's hope after all.
 
2013-02-09 07:12:30 PM
I thought Radio Shack went belly up years ago?

We've had 'The Source' in Canada for a long time instead. Same shiat, different pile.
 
2013-02-09 07:33:09 PM
I had to go into The Source last week (was in a small town, needed a phone charger).They had phones from, I'm not kidding, late 2010 on display.The LG Quantum, was available late November of 2010. And they had the HD7, available since Feb of 2011. Both through Bell.I wonder who've they've suckered with those?/ended up buying a charger, the box was dusty//f*ck "the source" (radio shack)
 
2013-02-09 07:49:25 PM

robolobo: i actually like the shack when i need to get the ethernet cables, connectors and crimpers. Who else sells that locally?


Fry's?

/ Well, they used to be local for me..
// not anymore.
 
2013-02-09 08:20:39 PM

robolobo: i actually like the shack when i need to get the ethernet cables, connectors and crimpers. Who else sells that locally?


Home Depot, Lowes, MicroCenter, Frys Electronics, etc.  Hell - I've seen supermarkets with ethernet cables.

/the last time I was in a Radio Shack I bought an HDMI cable - they offered me a replacement plan for it for a few bucks more
 
2013-02-09 11:41:16 PM
 
2013-02-10 02:19:40 AM

robolobo: i actually like the shack when i need to get the ethernet cables, connectors and crimpers. Who else sells that locally?


Lots of places - office max, Office Depot, any hardware store...

I went to radio shack recently looking for a SATA cable and a case fan. The guy just looked at me funny when I asked about the case fan and the SATA cables were literally 14$ each. Almost everything else they had for sale was directly related to phones and similarly marked way up beyond even what Best Buy gets away with. It's pretty amazing that place is still in business.
 
2013-02-10 02:57:26 AM
The Radioshacks in my town still have a decent DIY / Parts drawer.  Of course there are cell-phones, but I rarely ever get bothered by an associate for them.  They're almost always more expensive than ordering online, but when you need something that day, it's not a bad option.  Also, their sale prices for flash drives and SD cards are usually pretty good.
 
2013-02-10 03:42:50 AM

gingerjet: robolobo: i actually like the shack when i need to get the ethernet cables, connectors and crimpers. Who else sells that locally?

Home Depot, Lowes, MicroCenter, Frys Electronics, etc.  Hell - I've seen supermarkets with ethernet cables.

Big Lots  too.

 
2013-02-10 07:05:02 AM
heh....people have been predicting the (and the company has been teetering on) demise of Radio Shack for decades longer than the internet.

Even Bill G took his best shot...

s20.postimage.org

Ok...maybe not.
 
2013-02-10 08:08:21 AM

Zyng: robolobo: i actually like the shack when i need to get the ethernet cables, connectors and crimpers. Who else sells that locally?

Lots of places - office max, Office Depot, any hardware store...

I went to radio shack recently looking for a SATA cable and a case fan. The guy just looked at me funny when I asked about the case fan and the SATA cables were literally 14$ each. Almost everything else they had for sale was directly related to phones and similarly marked way up beyond even what Best Buy gets away with. It's pretty amazing that place is still in business.


The AC adapter went out on one of my laptops recently, so I headed up to the local Radio Shack to check on a generic charger. $90. Told the guy I'd check around a bit before spending that much. Went across the street to a little computer shop and they had the EXACT same charger for $35. After making sure it worked with my laptop, I made the purchase and held it up high as I left the store so the RS guy across the street could see I had what I needed.

How they are still in business is a mystery. If this is the CEO that lost ExpressScripts' business for Walgreens, Radio Shack will be gone in a year.
 
2013-02-10 12:47:26 PM
Well, if anyone knows how to sell cheap, shiatty electronics at vastly overinflated prices, it's someone from Walgreens.
 
2013-02-10 12:48:37 PM
I knew they'd have the info on the CEO they wanted.  I bet they got out that card they made him fill out once to buy some batteries, and sent him a fax.
 
2013-02-10 05:47:12 PM
Rattyold Shack. You've got questions. We've got dumb looks.
 
2013-02-10 06:02:59 PM
Between Monoprice and NewEgg I really don't have a reason for radio shock or the source of all evil anymore.
 
2013-02-10 06:51:03 PM
If RadioShack closes, where am I going to go when I want to pay double-price for generic batteries?
 
2013-02-10 06:52:21 PM

Catlenfell: Obligatory Onion Article
http://www.theonion.com/articles/even-ceo-cant-figure-out-how-radio s ha ck-still-in-b,2190/


Came here for this, and it's spot on.  Down the block from where I live, there's a Radio Shack directly across the street from a Best Buy.  It's been that way since about 2003.  So we're talking about the arrival of a big box chain store, as well as the massive growth of online shopping with free shipping, and a major recession... and the store is still there!  What the hell are they selling that could possibly keep the doors open?  I've been in maybe five times since I've lived there, and I think I bought a garage door remote battery once.
 
2013-02-10 10:00:19 PM
It just hasn't been the same since they did away with the, "Battery of the Month" Club.
 
2013-02-10 11:01:42 PM

Fubegra: Epicanis: So, do they double-down on the "cellphone store" gig, or actually go back to their "DIY" roots?

Last time I needed an oddball connector, I headed over to a nearby Radio Shack, and there were various Arduino kits and such, so maybe there's hope after all.


I was just going to order my first Arduino kit.  I want my son to start doing something useful.

I probably go into the store once a year.  Usually for something like I need a connector or something, happen to be driving by, and need it today.  When I decided to go cable free and just OTA HDTV, that's where I got my giant Yagi antenna.  They actually had a 90 something inch long HD antenna in stock.
 
2013-02-11 09:13:56 AM
I'm scanning a Walgreens prescription refill bar-code with a phone I bought from RadioShack, so I'm getting a double kick out of these replies.
 
2013-02-11 10:35:45 AM
The Shack used to be one of my accounts I manged, I was happy to unload that account late last year.
 
2013-02-11 02:38:05 PM

brandent: Fubegra: Epicanis: So, do they double-down on the "cellphone store" gig, or actually go back to their "DIY" roots?

Last time I needed an oddball connector, I headed over to a nearby Radio Shack, and there were various Arduino kits and such, so maybe there's hope after all.

I was just going to order my first Arduino kit.  I want my son to start doing something useful.

I probably go into the store once a year.  Usually for something like I need a connector or something, happen to be driving by, and need it today.  When I decided to go cable free and just OTA HDTV, that's where I got my giant Yagi antenna.  They actually had a 90 something inch long HD antenna in stock.


Do you know the difference between an HD and non-HD antenna?

The letters HD - and NOTHING else.
 
Displayed 27 of 27 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report