Ever since I was a teenager I have loved shopping at Radio Shack. Yes, I’ll gladly admit it – I was a “geek” even back then.
They were indeed a little pricey, but if I needed a resistor, capacitor, potentiometer, vauum tube or some other electronic component, chances are the local “Shack” would have it.
But not anymore. The shelves and wall racks containing “parts” used to take up half the store, but now their stock of those items barely fills a small corner of the room. I do realize that times have changed. Nowadays all of those items can easily be purchased online for less money. But as is usually the case in situations like this, there’s more to the story than just that. [Read more…]