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RadioShack’s comeback is taking shape

RadioShack’s comeback is taking shape

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  • They should think less electronics and more present tech: robotics would be huge, home automation, solar and battery tech, raspberry pi, drones (good ones), VR/AR (shoot, now I want to open that store!)

  • Past a peak in the 1980s RadioShack was noteworthy for the items they never stopped selling, as a national chain where you could still indulge an electronics hobby: resistors, switches, solder, etc. They sold all kinds of cables, and also crucially the components to crimp cables or repair products yourself

    Past a peak in the 1980s RadioShack was noteworthy for the items they never stopped selling, as a national chain where you could still indulge an electronics hobby: resistors, switches, solder, etc. They sold all kinds of cables, and also crucially the components to crimp cables or repair products yourself.

    The "comeback" described here sounds shallow and mercenary. No new stores, no new employees, just a generic pool of money that refuses to let the brand die.

  • We need Radio Shack in our lives. Still the best place to get that one annoying cable that broke that you can’t get anywhere else.

    Too bad they couldn’t have worked out a deal with Shake Shack, though. Obvious symmetries.

  • I miss RadioShack a lot. It's impossible to overstate the importance of a store that has just the part/wire/doodad you need, no matter how esoteric. If RS comes back in that form, great. If it's a Best Buy-lite, no thanks.

  • Third time's the charm?

    But seriously, the partnership with Hobbytown makes sense. That's really the market that RS played to.

    The last iteration was with Sprint...which didn't really make sense.

  • Just two years ago, when it filed for bankruptcy, it seemed as though storied electronics retailer RadioShack was down for the count.

    Now, the New York Post reports, the struggling chain has inked a deal with HobbyTown USA to open up to 100 "express stores" across the country - the first of which could

    Just two years ago, when it filed for bankruptcy, it seemed as though storied electronics retailer RadioShack was down for the count.

    Now, the New York Post reports, the struggling chain has inked a deal with HobbyTown USA to open up to 100 "express stores" across the country - the first of which could open as soon as next week.

  • I can’t let Radio Shack get my hopes up once more —sentimentally, I wanted to believe they could pull off a turn around when they with the 80’s comeback commercial in the 2014 Super Bowl featuring Ponch and Erik Estrada from CHIPs and Mary Lou Retton. Also thought that partnering with college book stores

    I can’t let Radio Shack get my hopes up once more —sentimentally, I wanted to believe they could pull off a turn around when they with the 80’s comeback commercial in the 2014 Super Bowl featuring Ponch and Erik Estrada from CHIPs and Mary Lou Retton. Also thought that partnering with college book stores was a good move . Alas, it flopped.

  • Radioshack has failed two times and if they would love to stay relevant in the market, then they should improve their services better. Now, they've always been known with electronics; I think it's high time they switched to high-tech and gain a lot from this tech world. If this comeback doesn't favor

    Radioshack has failed two times and if they would love to stay relevant in the market, then they should improve their services better. Now, they've always been known with electronics; I think it's high time they switched to high-tech and gain a lot from this tech world. If this comeback doesn't favor them this time, I'm afraid they'd lose everything they have afterwards.

  • They sold crap back then. Hope it ain't crap now.

  • No it's not.