I always felt like Radio Shack was a place to get pretty much anything (albiet at a higher price). However, I went down to the Rat Shack on Saturday to pick up some speaker wire (didn't want to wait on monoprice) and they only had 16 AWG and higher (I was looking for 12 AWG). It has become pretty much worthless to me.
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I'll certainly miss them, if they go. Passing of an era, kinda like when Heathkit departed.
A moment of silence, please.
I remember a period when there was also Allied/Radio Shack, and before that Allied Electronics, an independent retailer and catalog outlet. Allied is still around (again independent of Tandy) but I haven't ordered anything from them for years...
I also bought from Lafayette. I remember their series 50 bookshelf speakers ("Criterion" IIRC) as being best-in-class in their time. I had a pair of those and a smaller pair of 25s in a "quad" set-up. I also had a Lafayette tuner and separate amp but I can't remember the model numbers.
Does anyone remember Olsen Electronics? They had a store directly across from the first Radio Shack I did business with, and the Olsen store was larger at the time and my first stop for most things before heading over to RS. I never saw one of them outside of the Pgh. area, not sure what happened to them...
I agree, I'll miss it. just like the Heathkit stores and mail order; but if you can remember (if you go that far back ) the Lafayette Electronic Part Stores, and their thick catalogs, before it became Radio Shack. Did I go too far back for you Navychop?