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Friday, February 6, 2015

It's over: RadioShack filed for bankruptcy!

Oh, the shack, forever has been the place to find that replacement television tube or computer jack, has admitted defeat, and has filed for bankruptcy earlier this week. For decades, Radio Shack has been famous for bringing personnel computers to the masses, and supplying any extra and replacement parts released a list of nearly 2,000 stores that will potentially close, although, most likely it will be all that are proposed, and what is left of the chain by the end of 2015.

The nearly 100 year old company announced that filing for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, that it has found a deal to sell up to 2,400 stores to the wireless carrier Sprint.

Although the economic difficulties almost a decade ago may have claimed several chains, and ruined others for there more recent endings like blockbuster, the movie rental chain that was in a struggle for almost 10 years, Radio Shack seemed to hold on, but what might have drove them to bankruptcy was there marketing strategist that started in early 2014 with the Superbowl commercial advertising that the company knew they were outdated, and had to change in order to survive.

Found below are some pictures I chose that I find to be my favorites, the vintage stores still found in the hundreds of more modern and recent designs. 

Original Radio Shack Electronics Retailer:

A corporate photo showing the many personnel computer systems that original parent company Tandy, was producing and selling it the chains heyday.

That famous ad from 1991 that shows at the time, the average consumer needed to spend nearly 5,000 dollars for all the merchandise on the ad, and now we have a small, flat rectangle in are pockets that can do everything these devices could do and more.

If anyone has anything to say about Radio Shack, stories, experiences, or photos, please feel free to post and comment below.

Thank you for reading.

1 comment:

  1. Post any pictures of the stores around you, or old memorabilia below.