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RadioShack Corp. Message Board

  • pn1409 pn1409 Jun 11, 2014 4:44 PM Flag

    RIP RSH 1921-2014

    RSH was a part of U.S. history.

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    • That was a long run.Lot of retailers never made it near that long.Sears may be next in line.They're even older than RS.If you still have any of those lifetime Radio Shack tubes,you better exchange them soon.

    • lonestar58 Jun 11, 2014 6:20 PM Flag

      1) Many years ago in the late 1970s, while I was a lieutenant serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Lewis WA, I came close to starting a fistfight with a store manager who smarted off to me when I refused to give my name and address. I was in garrison uniform, and told him "I'm paying cash" but he still insisted he wanted name and address else he wouldn't sell me the transistors and diodes, etc., I was buying. I told him, "Fine, refuse my money, and I'll just walk out with it and you go ahead and call the cops." He took my money and then proceeded to make some negative comment about soldiers.
      2) It was store policy during the 1980s, even in the Radio Shack store in the lobby of the Tandy Center itself in Fort Worth, to refuse the sale if the customer refused to give name AND address if the payment was made by other than cash. Of course, if paying by check, that's a truism since name and address are printed on the personalized check. But this policy was enforced even for credit/debit cards, where the name is printed on the card but not the address.

    • beetleruss Jun 11, 2014 4:54 PM Flag

      Back in the 80's, they would almost refuse to sell you anything unless you gave them your address for monthly circulars and catalog notices. I say goodbye and good riddance to bad rubbish!


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