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post Feb 6 2015, 12:00 PM
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Company has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to sell off 2,400 stores.

The Michigan City store moved out of the Marquette Mall years ago and moved to Franklin St. next to KFC. Looks like it's days could be numbered.

I haven't shopped there in years and if I need any Radio Shack type items I go to Tri-State Electrical Supply behind the McDonald's Playplace on Franklin St. If Tri-State don't have it they could probably order it.

When my mom worked at Lowe's in the electrical department and they did not carry a specific specialty item she would send them to Tri-State.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/antoinegara/20...for-bankruptcy/
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post Feb 6 2015, 12:16 PM
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Radio Shack is going the way of Montgomery Wards.
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post Feb 6 2015, 06:16 PM
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Radio Shack is going the way of Mattie McCombs.
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post Feb 10 2015, 10:59 AM
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RadioShack stores in Valpo, Portage and Western Ave. in South Bend are on the list to go out of business by March 31st. The Michigan City store has apparently received a stay of execution.
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post Mar 12 2016, 07:00 AM
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Michigan City Radio Shack with close their doors for the last time at the end of March
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post Mar 12 2016, 09:26 AM
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Who's gonna wanna shop at stores, strip malls and the like, when with a just a smartphone, you can get just about anything you want...delivered at your very doorstep.
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post Mar 14 2016, 08:49 AM
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QUOTE(diggler @ Mar 12 2016, 10:26 AM) *

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Who's gonna wanna shop at stores, strip malls and the like, when with a just a smartphone, you can get just about anything you want...delivered at your very doorstep.


Radio Shack was nice if you needed a cord right now, but that is a hard niche market to maintain in the 21st century.
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post Mar 25 2016, 08:02 AM
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3D printing just about anything is practically here already. Home 3D printing will be as ubiquitous...as your PC desktop printer.

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post Mar 29 2016, 10:26 AM
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QUOTE(taxthedeer @ Feb 6 2015, 12:00 PM) *

Company has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to sell off 2,400 stores.

The Michigan City store moved out of the Marquette Mall years ago and moved to Franklin St. next to KFC. Looks like it's days could be numbered.

I haven't shopped there in years and if I need any Radio Shack type items I go to Tri-State Electrical Supply behind the McDonald's Playplace on Franklin St. If Tri-State don't have it they could probably order it.

When my mom worked at Lowe's in the electrical department and they did not carry a specific specialty item she would send them to Tri-State.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/antoinegara/20...for-bankruptcy/



They are dying because they changed their business model. And left it wide open to the Chinese, and eBay. The original model was for Electronics & Communication Hobbyist and Techs. (CB, Ham, TV etc). Then they tried to get into consumer electronics and gadgets and toys where the market was already saturated. So techs could not find soldering irons, solder, and components. I am one of those TECHS that used to shop at Radio Shack often. It got so you couldn't even get a TV antenna there. Places like MC still uses antennas to pickup both South Bend and Chicago stations. Be being a 'smart a$$ kid' could redesign my own, and picked up stations from Milwaukee, and Grand Rapids as well. So we had about 23+ channels before cable came to MC.

Oh Well another one bites the dust.
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post Mar 30 2016, 07:41 AM
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QUOTE(ECMayo @ Mar 29 2016, 11:26 AM) *
Oh Well another one bites the dust.

Best Buy and the like will probably soon follow. Still got my DX-400. Only problem is that I can't get the BBC anymore.

For old times sakes:

http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/

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