As RadioShack closes shop, look for deals

1280px-RadioShack_Exterior_ModifiedI’ve received a number of messages and comments regarding close-out and clearance deals at RadioShack retail stores. While this varies by market and the type of store (some are corporate, others are RS franchises), there’s no question: now is the time to check for deals.

My good friend and SWLing Post reader, Mike Hansgen (K8RAT), discovered that his local RS in Ohio has marked everything 25% off. Everything.

Another reader recently commented that his RS store had a similar deal–25% off everything–but even increased the percentage of savings as you purchased more items.

While RadioShack has few shortwave radios of note these days, they do have a lot of essential items for your home radio shack: cables, connectors, components, soldering equipment, batteries, scanners, DeoxIT and even Arduino products to name a few.

If you find that your local RS is liquidating stock, please comment with details. Let’s compare notes!

If you’d like to read more about the state of RadioShack, check out the following news articles sent in by readers:

Richard Cuff also shares this blog post from Allen Loudell at WDEL and this brilliant overview of the collapse of RadioShack via Bloomberg.

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2 thoughts on “As RadioShack closes shop, look for deals

  1. John

    I am in Illinois near Chicago. I stopped at a store in suburban Des Plaines. There were 2 employees on duty, and neither one was very happy. They said they had no idea what was going to happen with the store, but in addition to the 25% off, there were a lot of items on clearance at 50% off and more.

    I looked for one of the new Eton Radios, but they were already sold out. I found a Grundig S450DLX on sale for $34.00 brand new. I do not think this is a very good radio, but as it was new and had the AC Adapter as well, I bought one. Quite a value at that price. I figure if I really do not like it I can always use it as a parts radio. It was certainly cheap enough.

    There were a lot of people in there scooping up the clearance items, including one guy who bought 3 of these radios right after I got mine. I asked him what he was going to do with 3 radios and he said he was going to resell them on Ebay.

    Good luck with that.

  2. Blake

    I’ve hit a few stores in the Twin Cities area. All have everything marked at 25% off right now.

    Several stores are being cleaned out and their inventory is being moved to a few locations around the metro area.

    The St. Paul Arcade store is one location that inventory is being taken to.

    Very tempted by many things and wondering if I should wait for bigger discounts. Most employees are still not really sure what’s going on. Most stores just have one employee working.


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