- Jan 1, 1970
Kind of surprised they went bankrupt. They were once very popular.
Guess it's a sign of the times, as I said, now a days it's all
imported cheap throwaway junk, so no one bothers to build stuff or for
that matter even repair most stuff.
I still like doing this stuff, but it's hard to find parts anymore, at
least locally. Radio Shack is about all there is, and they have
little anymore for parts. Seems they're mostly about cellphones now.
Seems they now devote a 4x8 foot piece of floor space for all their
components, all in little bins. Whenever I walk into a Radio Shack
these days, I'm asked "would you like to purchase a _____ cellphone
plan". When I say, "No, I just need a capacitor". they all walk away
from me. (probably because they dont know what a capacitor it).
I'll have to look up Fair Radio. I recall the name.
When I lived in Barstow ca., I used to travel all over sometimes stopping
at several radio shacks, riverside surplus, Mac's electronics in san
bernadino, Fontana. There was a place in riverside that sold ham stuff, was
closed down, but still had the front sign. Forget the name. I had mail
ordered a vfo to Pittsburgh from this place in the 60's.
Just before my radio shack closed down, they had remolded to what I thought
was excellent floor displays, and were really at their peak for looking at
products. I was sad. Bought a bunch of stuff cheap before they closed.