Well it’s the end of an era for us techies. Radio Shack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week. Some stores will close and others will be purchased by Sprint.
For my local followers here in Illinois, I only saw the Savoy store on the list and not Champaign or Urbana.
Here is a preliminary list of stores that are closing.
I remember going to RadioShack in the 80s with my parents and buying a Tandy 1000 TX computer. It had no hard drive (ran on floppy drives), a 286 processor and used the MS-DOS command line operating system. Now that makes me feel old!
The folks working there actually knew stuff about computers and electronics and would help us with anything. I remember getting a shortwave radio one time and they made me a custom adapter to hook up an external antenna.
Anyone have any good, bad, or funny stories about their RadioShack visits before they turned into PhoneShack? 🙂 Post in the comments below.