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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-26-2020, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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I do miss some of them greatly.
I worked at Media Play one year, bought my first computer at Circuit City and just plain miss Radio Shack.
Other such as Walden, B. Dalton and Borders are the only reason I went to shopping centers unless I was going to the sporting goods store or for a pizza.
I miss department stores as I grew up with them, each chain was a little different from each other.
Here we are down to Macy's and Penney's .

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+1 on the Radio shack. I have bought tons of resistors, transistors and other stuff over the years for various projects. A sad reminder of our shrinking dominance in world trade.
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Business Insider won't let me see it without disabling my ad blocker - so screw 'em.

I miss Radio Shack too. Another is Montgomery Wards (especially back when they sold guns/ammo there), but even after that too. Probably more if I could view the list.
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I loved Gemco and Zody's.
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I had never heard of several of these and was surprised to hear a few names I knew were long gone...
Among those listed I loved going to and would still shop if they existed today, the ones in bold I miss the most:
Warner Bros stores (there was a outlet location near my base when I was in the Army once, I got all kinds of stuff there. I even met Mel Blanc, the cartoon voice guy, at one of their stores many years a go, a memory I cherish today).
KB Toys. I love toy stores. Don't know why.
Toys R Us.
Circuit City, even though their customer service was the worst.
B. Dalton Books. I love good bookstores!
Waldenbooks.
Borders Books & Music. I really miss this chain!
Radio Shack, for those rare times I needed electronic stuff. When I was building my model railroad layout, I bought a lot of my wiring stuff there just as the last local store was closing, in 2014...

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Business Insider won't let me see it without disabling my ad blocker - so screw 'em.

I miss Radio Shack too. Another is Montgomery Wards (especially back when they sold guns/ammo there), but even after that too. Probably more if I could view the list.
Go to a search engine and put the title in the box.
Other places also have the article.

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Circuit City, even though their customer service was the worst.
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That is the one thing here that made them great, beyond prices.
Here, they had a dude, who later started an computer business he sold for big bucks, working the floor and when I had problems with my computer he spent a long time going through it to eliminate the problem.
He did while I was there too, not come back later.
I admit I live in the past , not look forward to the future, but when things get crappy, those memories are all that keeps me going.
Expecting the worst and being happy with it not being as bad as expected works too.

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Isn't Montgomery Wards gone also?

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I didn't frequent any of those stores.

Guess it was my fault they closed.

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I guess I had better tell the local Radio Shack they no longer exist.
https://www.yellowpages.com/sequim-w...62?lid=5774062

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