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After a run that lasted nearly a century, Radio Shack fell on hard times and is on the verge of extinction, at least as you know it. What's left of the 94-year-old chain went up for auction on Monday; with hedge fund Standard General emerging as the highest bidder. It also happens to be one of Radio Shack's creditors, though it could be the new owner of Radio Shack if a federal bankruptcy court approves the asset sale. Speaking of which, those assets contain personal information about you, the consumer. That's assuming you've ever shopped at a Radio Shack, even if it was a long, long time ago. If so, Radio Shack could be in possession of your name, email address, phone number,... Read more...
If you've been looking for iPad 2, you've probably come up empty thus far. Both Apple and Best Buy stores have been running low on stock, but a newcomer is starting to sell the newest Apple slate starting today. Radio Shack is throwing their hat into the ring, with 500 Radio Shack locations to stock the tablet. At least, for a little while. "While supplies last," so to speak. The company will be charging the same price that Target, Walmart, and Apple all charge. It's hard to say if the AT&T or Verizon 3G models will be included in sales, but if you're hoping to grab one, calling right about now would probably be a smart move. We're guessing that stock won't last too long, and you can bet... Read more...
Given that "radios" lost their glitz decades ago, we'd say a RadioShack re-branding is long overdue. Announced today after a flurry of rumors, RadioShack Corporation has decided to completely overhaul its brand, its mission and in some ways, its purpose. Moving forward, you'll see less of the aged RadioShack branding and more of "THE SHACK," a hip new label that will hopefully encourage more consumer electronics shoppers to stop by and check out items that fit their lifestyle. Previously, RadioShack was best known for odd-and-end adapters and batteries; now, THE SHACK is looking to be your go-to store when it comes to electronics accessories.It's a tough battle, for sure. The accessory market... Read more...