Category Archives: Retailers

RadioShack prepares for bankruptcy

(Source: ARS Techinica via WSJ) “It’s a move many have predicted for some time: RadioShack is probably going to file for bankruptcy protection. According to a Wall Street Journal report citing unnamed sources, the cash-poor retailer could submit its filing as soon as … Continue reading

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C.Crane Cyber Monday Sale

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a C.Crane radio, today may be a good time to pull the trigger. C.Crane is offering 10% off sitewide with the promo code CYBER10.

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Shoot-out results: Top ultra-portable shortwave

Thanks to all who participated in our ultra-portable shoot-out! A little over a week ago, I posted recordings of shortwave broadcasts, weak and strong, in an attempt to evaluate which recording–thus which radio–our listeners prefer. I conducted this test on … Continue reading

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Grundig G5 via Blinq: Might want to pass…

While many SWLing Post readers have reported positively about their experience with the online discount retailer Blinq.com, several buyers have not been happy with the used/open box Grundig G5 units Blinq is selling for $45 US each. Mike (K8RAT) noted that his G5’s … Continue reading

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Amazon still has the RadioShack DX-402

Yesterday, we learned about the excellent deal Paul found on the RadioShack DX-402 (a.k.a. Sangean ATS-505). Within a few hours of posting the retailer sold out on Blinq.com and then a little later on eBay. I checked Amazon this morning and … Continue reading

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Maplin stocks the Tecsun PL-660

If you live near a Maplin retail store in the UK you’ll be happy to note that they now sell the excellent Tecsun PL-660 portable radio. Many thanks to London Shortwave who snapped the above shot in his local Maplin store. He … Continue reading

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RadioShack turnaround is ‘nearly impossible’

Many thanks to Dave and Skip for sharing this article from the Wall Street Journal which highlights the struggle RadioShack faces this year: an effort to modernize before their stock value slips to zero: (Source: The Wall Street Journal, Marketwatch) … Continue reading

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