Grab your “Battery of the Month Club” cards, see what Realistic stereo parts you need, get those parts for that TRS-80 you’ve been meaning to repair, because it’s over. After 96 years, RadioShack is pulling the plug on one of the most successful consumer electronics retail runs in history.
“You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers,” and this time, the answer is goodbye.
At its peak, RadioShack operated over 7,300 stores with retail sales and operating revenue in the billions of dollars and its locations were famously within 3 miles of more than 95 percent of households across America. No one needed Amazon.com then.
From the company press release: “This Memorial Day Weekend, we will be closing over 1,000 stores, leaving less than 70 corporate and 500 RadioShack dealer stores around the country. With 96 years of history, go say goodbye to the RadioShack in your neighborhood. This weekend you still have an opportunity to come visit your nearby store for your electronic needs at great liquidation sale prices, before we close the doors for good.”
There will be vintage items for sale as well.
“As we cleaned out our historic archives in Fort Worth, Texas, we uncovered a cache of iconic memorabilia in 12 huge legacy safes, including: unused original TRS-80 Microcomputers, Realistic Transistor Radios, Tandy computer software games, original brick cell phones, gold commemorative watches and so much more. We all remember coming into RadioShack whether it was for the battery-of-the-month, new walkie-talkies, or to check out the newest RC toy cars,” the news release says.
Many of these nostalgic items will be up for auction over the next 30 days.
RadioShack will be hosting the online auction beginning today, May 26, 2017 at www.radioshack.com/auction/. Check in regularly over the next month as we will be revealing over 500 RadioShack classic items for auction.
At the end of this month, RadioShack shutter all but 70 retail store locations as the company migrates to RadioShack.com.