Skymall left us this year and now Radioshack who is another iconic but somewhat irrelevant commerce place is shutting down. The retail giant filed for bankruptcy, or bankruptcy protection and will be closing its stores.

Trinidad has a few radioshacks here and they do have some nice auvio speakers that I bought myself, but they’ll be leaving us pretty soon according to these reports, and many locations will be replaced by Sprint.

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all the radioshack locations being shutdown

At this time of sorrow and loss, let’s celebrate the company’s better days with this vintage ad for a (let’s be honest) pretty dumb gadget that never should have caught on.

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