Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Final Days of Radio Shack

If you ask me, RadioShack should have closed two decades ago. Thankfully, the once-relevant electronics retailer is finally limping off into the sunset... after 94 years of doing business. Lately, it's been more like "giving (him) the business," as near-empty stores struggled to stay afloat, amidst a steady stream of terrible customer service and low inventory levels. All I can say is, "Good riddance," and I was a long-time customer.

Radio Shack used to be a pretty good place to shop, before spearheading the movement for stealing customer's personal information. Remember when you had to fork over your name, address and phone number before buying a pack of batteries? Guess who sold all those names and addresses (over 60 million) as part of its bankruptcy auctions? You got it: The same folks who were selling their last bits of junk at their downtown DC location yesterday. True to form, both cashiers were (angrily) sitting behind the counter, oblivious to their own indifference. "Thanks" for the memories.

As of today, three days to go... Tick-tock, tick-tock.