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I miss Radio Shack...

Discussion in 'Amp Building/Technical/Repair' started by Sneaky, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. jb welder

    jb welder

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    Melonville, Canada
    'Radio Shack woo ooo that's what you wanna hear' ;)

    Dang it all, we get 'the source' and down south they get 'The Shack'. :eek:

     
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  2. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands

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    Winnipeg
    How come the hobby stores don’t have electronics?

    I wish it was the most common hobby. We should all have robot butlers by now.
     
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  3. laristotle

    laristotle Gold Member

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    or blinker fluid.
     
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  4. Todd MacCulloch

    Todd MacCulloch Gold Member

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    I liked browsing Active, but you're right, often stock was a problem and I would end up adding it to my Tayda order.
    Still it was a great place to walk through -- I got lots of project ideas and picked up decent tools that I didn't know I needed :)

    So are they part of Gervais now? I haven't been since they moved.
     
  5. oheare

    oheare Gold Member

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    Ottawa, ON
    As I understand it, Active and Gervais were both acquired by somebody else, the two stores were merged into the one storefront on Industrial, some of both sets of employees were retained, and gosh knows what else is happening. The web sites for both stores still exist, for what it's worth, and the only mention of a business change is on the Active locations website, which mentions Accessotronik. Accessotronik's home page seems to have been unchanged since October 2018, per the dates on the home page, and there are major problems with all the pages on the site.

    Frustrating as heck...
     
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  6. vadsy

    vadsy

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    Dec 2, 2010
    Location:
    greater metro area
    I think this one may be on you. CT has at least has spark plugs. the Source wasn't supposed to be Radio Shack, which may or may not have had something to attenuate your mic. Its like if you walked into a London Drugs asking for spark plugs because Canadian Tire once occupied the space but moved across town and you were upset that all they could offer you were tampons
     
  7. Distortion

    Distortion

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    Hamilton
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