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post #1 of 9 Old 12-01-2009, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Radio Shack - big disappointment

I wanted to buy a radio for my garage. You know, just a little work radio, FM, cheap, portable, makes noise. Kinda like the boom box we all grew up with. Thought I'd stop at Radio Shack. Well guess what they don't sell? It's a big store and they have cell phones and computers and radio controlled toys of every kind imaginable. A saleswoman says, "Can I help you?" I tell her what I am looking for and she shows me a selection of like 10 different IPod docking stations that have a built-in radio. I'm like, "No, I don't have an IPod and all I'm looking for is a radio without all the fancy features and doesn't cost a hundred dollars." She says, "I'm sorry."

So I went to Home Depot to buy my paint and ended up buying a radio there. A Ryobi work radio that cost $30. It uses the same rechargeable battery as my drill so you don't have to plug it in anywhere (in fact if the drill dies in the middle of a job you can take the battery out of the radio and plug it into the drill) and it looks like I could drop this thing out a two-story window or run it over with my truck and it would still work. Good purchase. That's what I wanted.

So if you want a radio, don't go to Radio Shack.

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went in there for some transistors yesterday and they didn't have what i wanted! plenty of cheap remote controlled cars though.



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I went in for a simple BNC connector and they only carry the male end. They ought to just change the name to Batteries and Crap with annoying checkout Shack. It still pisses me off they want my phone number or address every time I buy a AA from them.

It's pretty bad when it's faster to get through the checkout at a supermarket than a Radio Shack to buy a battery.
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I went in for a simple BNC connector and they only carry the male end. They ought to just change the name to Batteries and Crap with annoying checkout Shack. It still pisses me off they want my phone number or address every time I buy a AA from them.

It's pretty bad when it's faster to get through the checkout at a supermarket than a Radio Shack to buy a battery.
Get out of my head!!! Word for word what I was thinking.

Who'd of thunk you cant buy a radio at radioshack

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went in there for some transistors yesterday and they didn't have what i wanted! plenty of cheap remote controlled cars though.
What do you know about transistors?

Those won't stop your CEL's!!!
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I went in for a simple BNC connector and they only carry the male end. They ought to just change the name to Batteries and Crap with annoying checkout Shack. It still pisses me off they want my phone number or address every time I buy a AA from them.
I wonder what they'd do if they asked for your phone number and you told them "911". Better yet, I should give them my Singapore phone number.

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Hold your breath till your face is red and in a deep scratchy voice tell them your number is

666-4355....we'll leave the light on for you.

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when they ask for my number i tell them i don't swing that way.



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Radio Shack these days looks like a toys R'us

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