[Coco] [OT} Shack: was Re: Coco keyboard trouble
badfrog at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 17:40:34 EST 2012
The ones near me still have the electonic parts section, as well as
the CB stuff, the bare speakers, connectors and adapters, etc. I
don't think they sell any computers, and AV components are pretty
On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 4:37 PM, Mark McDougall <msmcdoug at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> On 17/01/2012 2:51 AM, Steven Hirsch wrote:
>> I think Radio Shack also sells them.
> I recently visited Radio Shack (in Honolulu) - the first time I have ever
> set foot in a Radio Shack in the US (that I can recall).
> In Australia the stores have degenerated into generic electronic goods
> retailers, selling computers, TVs and DVD players and phones. You'd be SOL
> trying to buy a resistor or 555 - but there's still a selection of
> (pre-packaged) cables, adapters and even a few soldering irons, meters, etc.
> I was shocked, however, to see the Honolulu store was almost *exclusively*
> mobile phones! Phones, SIM cards, batteries and the obligatory thousand
> different face-plates and carry cases. Barely anything that wasn't
> Funny thing is, I've been jokingly describing Radio Shack as a 'mobile phone
> store' for years now. I didn't realise how true that was until I walked into
> this store. Are all the stores in the US like that? Or is Honolulu the
> exception rather than the rule?
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