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Old 09-09-2018, 01:33 PM
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The Shack(as a parts source) has about as much hope as Heathkit did at making a comeback. Sure there's a lot of nostalgic fans out there, but like someone else said a very tiny consumer base. They'll never make it selling a few China caps and resistors to a small group of old guys that want everything for cheap.

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Old 09-26-2018, 09:04 PM
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There is a radio shack dealer local to me as well. I had only been in there once recently and overpaid for a bridge rectifier to fix the control circuit in our wave soldering machine. But it was a need it now scenario. Is what it is I guess.

Yep youll be glad to know electronics are still being manufactured here. We manufacture most of ours, and we are sharing a building with another company that manufactures all of theirs, has fleets of pick and place machines, ovens, etc. They manufacture call systems for the medical industry, and apartment entry systems.
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:16 AM
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The hobby town radio shack dealer here did not have any IC sockets when I needed a couple, and the selection was very poor...American Science and Surplus beat them in most categories where radio shack used to win.
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Old 09-27-2018, 12:00 PM
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Perhaps Radio Shack's situation can be succinctly explained with the help of a bit of dialogue lifted from Airplane!...

Radio Shack, much like the province I'm in, is alive but unconscious. Just like Gerald Ford.

I know the last part is no longer true, but whatever.
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