RadioShack is gone, but it is not forgotten. Amidst all the weekend obituaries for a company that had already been dead for years, though, people seem to have forgotten one thing: the company's legacy of making its own supremely dorky box art.
I realize that this comes as news to basically no one, but felt it was worth railing about anyway. I am the proud owner of a sweet-ass new HDTV, and so I decided it was finally time to drop the VGA cables from the back of my computer monitor and hook my game consoles up to a real television. Which, of course, meant it…
Look, crime is a part of life. Some people are jerks and will try and steal things. But there are limits, and punching a female Radio Shack employee in the face just to get a PS3 is stepping over those limits.
They don't sell PCs like they used to—specifically with sci-fi author Isaac Asimov and his powerful, bushy sideburns. The bewhiskered Asimov pitched Tandy/Radio Shack PCs, like the TRS-80 the first personal computer I ever played a game on.
As the US economy tightens, and business gets tougher, more and more companies are turning to second-hand goods sales to help pad their bottom lines. Which is why Radio Shack will now accept console trade-ins.