[AMRadio] Radio Shack


manualman at juno.com manualman at juno.com
Wed Nov 18 16:34:09 EST 2015


This part of the business happened back in March 2015:
Watch for wrap-around to the second line.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/grupo-gigante-to-buy-radioshacks-mexican-busi
ness-1427497231
or Google radio shack of mexico

oe maybe it's really here:
http://www.stores-locator.com/04257-mexico/radioshack-51422.html

Pete, wa2cwa


On Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:01:44 -0600 <w5jo at brightok.net> writes:
> Today I visited the local store that was formally a Radio Shack 
> franchisee to buy some connectors from remaining stock.  I have know 
> these people for quite a while and been buying what I can from them 
> to keep the small parts available.
> 
> When one of the owners totaled the amount she told me that they were 
> giving 20% off of all stock that was branded Radio Shack in order to 
> clear their shelves of the products.  I asked if this meant that the 
> things I buy will no longer be available.  The answer really 
> surprised me.  
> 
> It seems as if Radio Shack of Mexico operates under a different name 
> and has approached the local franchisee to see if they wish to 
> affiliate with the Mexican Company.  I didn’t pay attention to the 
> name so cannot pass that along, but they already have some products 
> on their shelves branded with the name of the new line.  It appears 
> that the Mexican operation was not affected by the bankruptcy of 
> Radio Shack and they offer the same products and the prices are much 
> better according to the local store owner.
> 
> There are other aspects of this that will help save the local store 
> involving cell telephones, but that is beside the point.  This local 
> franchisee is interested in providing the electrical and electronic 
> parts because they have purchasers who drive from 40-50 miles to buy 
> capacitors, connectors, diodes, etc.  Most of the purchasers are 
> technicians who repair equipment on site and need the parts to 
> finish their jobs.
> 
> So in this case it seems as if this will be a boon to some of the 
> former Radio Shack stores and will keep them open to furnish parts 
> to those of us who sometimes need them immediately.
> 
> Jim
> W5JO



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