Radio Shack is failing because they moved away from the small electronics enthusiast and instead tried to be a me-to store. They don’t have the economy of scale to compete with the likes of Best Buy and Walmart.
david: Well put. They should have hired you as a consultant and saved all the angst of today.
exactly, remember the goodbye 80`s Super Bowl commercial?
That's EXACTLY what happened. They ruined themselves by relying only on 'throw-away' consumer electronic garbage.
Once upon a time, nerds like me would buy all our electronic components from RS. We didn't start using the 'net to buy all that stuff: RS stopped carrying it long before the internet even existed.
"Radio Shack is failing because they moved away from the small electronics enthusiast and instead tried to be a me-to store."
Although electronics has changed a lot since then too.
For example CB radios do not seem to be so popular these days, and analog circuitry where you can fix it by soldering in a new resistor to fix something, isn't so prevalent either anymore.
That was the kind of stuff I use to like to go to RS for.
But they still could have sold small items, like cameras and motherboards and do it yourself computers where you take parts and build your own.
They could have provided the electronics for do it yourself projects like those which appear in popular science.
Instead they tried to become just another cell phone store, and there are so many of those already.
Their TV's and headphones were high priced like the top of the line models but were never that good, sop they weren't worth it.
You could get a much better deal at Target or Wall mart, for those things.
" They don’t have the economy of scale to compete with the likes of Best Buy and Walmart."
They might have early on, but they did not seize the moment to go in that direction.
Diane Feinstein should see if her husband can get in on the real estate sales. Might be worth $billions.
February 5, 2015 at 8:31am
With this admission, NBC is really at a crossroads.
If they want to have ANY chance of redemption for the future of their news division, then they must fire Brian Williams.
Otherwise, NBC will NEVER again be a credible source of news.
 January 24, 2015 at 2:55pm
The government wants control of all our activities in the name of our safety.
Imagine ordering a salad and your citizen protection module (CPM) imbedded in your skin determines you’ve had too much fiber for the day.
The citizen protection squad (CPS) shows up and forbids you from taking another bite.
 January 24, 2015 at 2:49pm
I would if Bill would feel the same way if ALL his cashless transactions had to go through a regulator for screening.
December 23, 2014 at 2:38pm
The BIG test for society is when erectile dysfunction products feature two gay men.
Next time you watch a Cialis commercial, imagine the actors are both men.
Gestapo agents treat all like crooks. Protect and Serve do not. They are all associated with homeland Suckurity.
Ever wonder why cops feel they have to be careful when dealing with an arrogant piss ant carrying a gun? Yes we have our rights but some of us are so hung up on them we lose what common sense we might have. Show him your ID then be on your way.
 December 8, 2014 at 7:41am
Next thing you know black players will complain racism because the NFL is trying to make them run slower (because white players are slow AND can’t jump) by having them wear white shoe laces.
 December 5, 2014 at 10:26am
This is another example of “The Game” that always needs to be played out.
Democrats KNOW the majority of people can be convinced of anything if you tell them.
She proposed the issue was about race. 80% of the population will believe her.
He counters with facts and common sense: 20% of the population will believe him.
Democrats win again.
Granted the tide is changing. The percentages during Obama’s heyday was probably 95 / 5.
 December 2, 2014 at 6:40pm
This is not an issue. For every administration it’s always been pay to play.
 December 1, 2014 at 10:38am
By resigning, officer Wilson did what was best for HIM.
There are only so many people for each generation who walk the gauntlet of hatred when they stand up/have done the right thing.
For those who disagree with Wilson’s resignation, maybe you have the resolve of Gandhi or Martin Luther King. If you should ever face the same type of situation, then we’ll see.
December 1, 2014 at 10:28am
So basically… the Ferguson mayor wants to implement racial quotas to establish racial equality. Sort of dismantles that “can’t we all live together” philosophy.
 December 1, 2014 at 10:17am
The NFL is currently airing their PR piece “No More” to tell the world their players aren’t women beaters.
Why not expand the same campaign to include overtly racial commentary by their players.
Start by fining the Ram players $50,000 and 50 hours of community service over the off-season.
were you as against phil from duck dynasty saying what he wanted to say despite it offending some??
 November 19, 2014 at 10:29pm
One can only hope these students take a field trip to northern Iraq. Maybe they can do a class project on the peace efforts of ISIS.
 November 17, 2014 at 5:54pm
One should not forget the people (American citizens) who willingly work for government agree with the government. They simply have chosen to carry out the orders of their master for their 30 pieces of silver.
 November 17, 2014 at 5:46pm
Boxer’s attitude optimizes why our country will never be or never was at peace. Each party has its own view of America and has little use for the other.
November 13, 2014 at 3:04pm
In politics you never admit to a falsehood even when irrefutable proof is presented because there will always be enough people who will still believe you.
November 10, 2014 at 1:03pm
Just about all laws are written to obfuscate their real intentions.
Mr Gruber is absolutely correct and BOTH political parties have been using this tactic since the beginning.
Mankind has never lived in harmony and those who seek power have always known you MUST manipulate the populace to move forward, whether for the good or bad.
If you don’t believe that, then see how difficult it would be for you to get your company coworkers to agree to the same takeout meal for lunch.
How about immigration. I can remember both houses of Congress disagreeing in the 1970s. 40+ years later and not one iota of agreement.
The further away you get self, family, neighborhood, town, county, state, regional, federal, country… The least likely of consensus and greater turmoil.
 November 8, 2014 at 4:56pm
I helped a little old lady cross the street yesterday.
To give full disclosure… my great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather mugged a little old lady while she was crossing the street.