Radio Shack as an Access Point? Seriously? ???

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by OrioN, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. OrioN

    OrioN Active Member

    I haven't been to one physically in years... sure did deliver to them sporadically when i had some ghetto routes in the past.

    Now they gonna play like Fedex Office or a UPS Store and hold stuff for customers? !?

    Side step, Kmart still in business? Never been in one as well.
  2. Route 66

    Route 66 Throbbing Member

    Ha! Radio Shack....I thought they were going down the same path as such institutions as Blockbuster and Fotomat.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We had two Radio Shacks----one is now a Senior Planet (teaches seniors how to use computers) and the other is a Sally Beauty supply store.
  4. Star B

    Star B White Lightning

    some ratshacks carry the brand. I knew of a few out here in the sticks. "Cow Dung Electronics & Radio Shack"
  5. bacha29

    bacha29 Well-Known Member

    Radio Shack filed for bankruptcy a few years ago. I think a private equity group owns it now but most "Shacks" are franchised. They have all but disappeared and when was the last time you saw a Radio Shack national advertising campaign ? There was one in my area. Don't know if it's still there. The manager at the time told me this story. The day before this Amish guy walks in and according to what they call a religion everyone in the "order" is required to reject modern convenience's and "English" technology. He pulls out his I-phone that he has hidden in his back pocket and under his long coat so the elder wouldn't catch him with it unless he did a full body cavity search. He couldn't get it to work. The manager showed him how to use it. So the next day the manager to me. "This would be the perfect ad campaign slogan. Iphone a device so good you'll go to hell for it".
  6. BootsOnTarmac

    BootsOnTarmac Member

    I would guess the Shack franchisee is grabbing anything they can get, business wise. Probably has a lease on the storefront.
  7. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    I think Sprint bought the Radio Shack brand name.
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    There was talk of Sprint converting the stores in to retail locations to sell their phones and accessories.
  9. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    We have 2 radio shacks that are now hold locations (realistically we only 2 radio shacks in the area my station covers). One of them is in the area I live in and I swear I can't figure out how it's still open, it blows my mind
  10. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    Money laundering
  11. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Simple. Radio Shack was the cheapest option. Quality and convenience mean zero.
  12. Code 82 Approved

    Code 82 Approved Titanium Plus+ Level Member

    Fotomats didn't take up much real estate in a parking lot.
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