[Coco] [OT} Shack: was Re: Coco keyboard trouble
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Mon Jan 16 17:50:49 EST 2012
In south florida most of them seem about 50% cell phones, most the
rest various electronics like stereos, dvd players, toys, and then
most have a small aisle or two where you can find resistors,
capacitors, wire, solder, various RF and audio connectors, etc.
On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 5:40 PM, Sean <badfrog at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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