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(STLToday)   Radio Shack's comeback effort in doubt. Radio Shack customers were upset when they got the news on their pagers   (stltoday.com) divider line 10
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2014-08-12 11:18:16 PM  
5 votes:
Can I still get a free nine volt battery? Because I need one for my Coleco football game
2014-08-12 11:20:59 PM  
3 votes:

stirfrybry: Can I still get a free nine volt battery? Because I need one for my Coleco football game


I think I still have some free-battery cards at my parents house. May as well save them as collector's items. Or emitters, or bases...
2014-08-13 03:09:40 AM  
2 votes:
I'm just trying to find a decent service department for my 8-track tape deck. C'mon, people, that's a pretty basic component in any hi-fi system!
2014-08-13 06:11:00 PM  
1 votes:

chairmenmeow47: i needed a job desperately, walked into a "radio shack.com" store and was hired that day.  the "radioshack.com" name was odd.  basically we were a test store; one of three in the country.


The radioshack.com store in Atlanta was pretty nice. I happened to see it passing by one day and stopped in out of curiosity. It's too bad it got killed off. I wonder if that was because of the dot com bust rather than a poor business model. As a bonus, there was a huge international grocery store next door that I still shop at. If it hasn't been for the radioshack.com store, I would have never noticed. Now if I need cactus leaves, chicken hearts, freshly fried pork rinds, or Coca-Cola from Ghana, I know where to go.
2014-08-13 09:24:52 AM  
1 votes:
There is a pager repair shop in my city I shiat you not. I have no idea what they are a front for but it can't be profitable as an actual pager repair shop.
2014-08-13 08:12:45 AM  
1 votes:

italie: chitownmike: bibli0phile: Mock as you will, but they are one of the last stores I have seen with true customer service for electronics needs. Everything else is a "get online and figure it out yourself" motto.

Maybe they are dying for a lack of customers, fine, but it is not because it is the right thing. There will always be people who just need help and the big box stores do not seem to give a fark.

I have never been in a radio shack that had anything approaching ok customer service. Stopped in one a few years because I was in the market for a new phone and it was on my way to the train. After looking at their phones a sales person approaches me asking what I am looking for and pushing me toward expensive  models that I could get a great deal on if I sign a service contract. When I told him that I was not interested in signing a contract he looked at me blankly and said 'well then there is nothing else I can help you with' and walked away. fark them!

I was in a pinch one Sunday, needed IC sockets and flux remover for a PCB repair. Didn't have time to make it all the way to Frys, so I gave them a try.

Clerk: "Can I help you?"
Me: "I need IC Sockets and flux remover, can't seem to find them."
Clerk: "I'm not familiar with either of those. Can you describe them?"
Me: "Sockets...for ICs, and remover...for flux."
Clerk: "Yeah, not ringing a bell. Want me to check the computer?"
Me: ~walks out~


So Mrs. Zroop decided she wanted to get a Raspberry Pi to mess with. She didn't want to wait around. The only place in town that we thought might have one was Radio Shack, so she called.

Mrs Z: "Do you carry Raspberry Pi"
Clerk: "No, this is a Radio Shack"
Mrs Z: "Right. So do you know what a raspery Pi is?"
Clerk: "It's a pie, with raspberries."
Mrs Z: "Well, sort of, but it's also a little tiny computer for projects and stuff"
Clerk: "No, we don't have one."

We didn't believe him since he sounded stupid, so we drove down to look. There was an entire shelf section right in the middle of the store, floor to nipple height, dedicated to Raspberry Pi and Arduino, with kits, books, expansion bits, etc.

It really seems like this is exactly the kind of market that Radio Shack should expand on. That, and come on, if you are a sales person at a store, pay attention to what you have in the store, you know, so you can sell it.
2014-08-13 12:35:42 AM  
1 votes:
where else can u find everything u need to build an atomic bomb?  just flash the secret symbol and they'll show u their stash

gotta keep that urban legend alive.
2014-08-13 12:16:33 AM  
1 votes:

chitownmike: bibli0phile: Mock as you will, but they are one of the last stores I have seen with true customer service for electronics needs. Everything else is a "get online and figure it out yourself" motto.

Maybe they are dying for a lack of customers, fine, but it is not because it is the right thing. There will always be people who just need help and the big box stores do not seem to give a fark.

I have never been in a radio shack that had anything approaching ok customer service. Stopped in one a few years because I was in the market for a new phone and it was on my way to the train. After looking at their phones a sales person approaches me asking what I am looking for and pushing me toward expensive  models that I could get a great deal on if I sign a service contract. When I told him that I was not interested in signing a contract he looked at me blankly and said 'well then there is nothing else I can help you with' and walked away. fark them!


I was in a pinch one Sunday, needed IC sockets and flux remover for a PCB repair. Didn't have time to make it all the way to Frys, so I gave them a try.

Clerk: "Can I help you?"
Me: "I need IC Sockets and flux remover, can't seem to find them."
Clerk: "I'm not familiar with either of those. Can you describe them?"
Me: "Sockets...for ICs, and remover...for flux."
Clerk: "Yeah, not ringing a bell. Want me to check the computer?"
Me: ~walks out~
2014-08-12 11:19:54 PM  
1 votes:
Hi, I'm 12 and what's a Radio?
2014-08-12 11:19:14 PM  
1 votes:
 
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