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'[EE:] Stealth component sale at Radio Shack'
2004\10\01@184810 by Charles Craft

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The Parallax ad on the back of the current Circuit Cellar and Nuts-n-Volts includes info on the sale:

50% off most parts and components*
(*valid on items in the parts and components drawers)

Offer valid 9/30/04 - 10/28/04

I went in a couple days before the sale and no one knew about it.
Went in yesterday (9/30) and there was no sign indicating a sale but they took the 50% off at checkout.

50% makes the Radio Shack prices a little easier to swallow and if you only need a couple of something
it might not be a bad deal. I needed some DB-25 female solder cup connectors and at 1/2 off they were
close to Digikey and Mouser prices.




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2004\10\01@225246 by Carey Fisher - NCS

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I "read between the lines" and concluded RS is getting out of the component
business altogether.  They're trying to dump all their parts @50%.

Carey Fisher, K8VZ
Chief Technical Officer
New Communications Solutions, LLC
Toll-free Phone & FAX:  888-883-5788
website: http://www.ncsradio.com

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2004\10\01@230712 by Don Taylor

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On Fri, 1 Oct 2004, Carey Fisher - NCS wrote:
> I "read between the lines" and concluded RS is getting out of the
> component business altogether.  They're trying to dump all their parts
> @50%.

The staff there stopped selling components long ago. My guess was that
they learned that stuff wasn't going to help them make their quota.
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2004\10\01@232511 by Jason S

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I just assumed that's what it meant. I'll probably visit them tomorrow and
see if there's anything good.  I hope the small perfboards with the pattern
for DIP ICs is included; I just might have to clean out a few stores of them
if they are, especially if I won't be able to get them any more :).

I guess they needed room for a few more models of cell phones.

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> I "read between the lines" and concluded RS is getting out of the
component
> business altogether.  They're trying to dump all their parts @50%.
>
> Carey Fisher, K8VZ
> Chief Technical Officer
> New Communications Solutions, LLC
> Toll-free Phone & FAX:  888-883-5788
> website: http://www.ncsradio.com
>
>    > {Original Message removed}

2004\10\02@045432 by Philip Pemberton

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In message <005901c4a830$3e9d76a0$6400a8c0@jason>
         "Jason S" <picspamKILLspamcanadaspeaks.com> wrote:

> I just assumed that's what it meant. I'll probably visit them tomorrow and
> see if there's anything good.  I hope the small perfboards with the pattern
> for DIP ICs is included; I just might have to clean out a few stores of them
> if they are, especially if I won't be able to get them any more :).

You mean the 269-159B "Dual General Purpose IC PC Board"? I've got two here,
but I could do with a few more. Shame they're not easily available in the UK.
Then again, I *do* have a scanner, a laser printer, some Press-n-Peel and a
PCB etching tank...

> I guess they needed room for a few more models of cell phones.

Sounds like the local Maplins store. Seems every store gets a £[n] quota to
replenish stock - what does 99% of the quota get used on? That's right.
Mobile phones, TVs, hi-fi gear and those junky "Uber Cool Super Invention"
things you see in the "Innovations" catalogue.
Greenweld went a similar way - they used to sell loads of really neat surplus
parts. Now they just resell the same Innovations-catalogue-reject crap
everyone else does.

Later.
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2004\10\02@174507 by Jason S

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From: "Philip Pemberton" <EraseMEphilpemspam_OUTspamTakeThisOuTdsl.pipex.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2004 1:54 AM

> You mean the 269-159B "Dual General Purpose IC PC Board"? I've got two
here,
> but I could do with a few more. Shame they're not easily available in the
UK.
> Then again, I *do* have a scanner, a laser printer, some Press-n-Peel and
a
> PCB etching tank...

Actually, I was talking about the 276-150.  The 269-159 is good too, but
usually you need another board for extra components.  I'll probably get 1 or
2 of those too if they are half price.

> Sounds like the local Maplins store. Seems every store gets a £[n] quota
to
> replenish stock - what does 99% of the quota get used on? That's right.
> Mobile phones, TVs, hi-fi gear and those junky "Uber Cool Super Invention"
> things you see in the "Innovations" catalogue.

It's kind of disgusting to go into a Radio Shack store which is why I try to
avoid it.  It's about half old dusty parts and low-quality over-priced
consumer electronics that nobody buys and I think is just there for
decoration.  The other half is all satellite dishes and cell phones - that's
their primary business these days.  Radio Shack would be the last place I'd
think of to buy a dish or phone, but I guess some people must.

Jason

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2004\10\03@101032 by David Bearrow

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At 04:50 PM 10/2/04, you wrote:
>Actually, I was talking about the 276-150.  The 269-159 is good too, but
>usually you need another board for extra components.  I'll probably get 1 or
>2 of those too if they are half price.

Nope, only components in the drawers are half price. Perf boards and
transformers are hung on the wall and are not on sale.
My sales guy was ignorant or disgruntled. After he scanned in all my
components ($140 full price) the cash register automatically took off 50%
but the sales guy was confused and took another additional 50% off so my
total was $35. Not a bad price for all the switches and op amps and pots I got.


>It's kind of disgusting to go into a Radio Shack store which is why I try to
>avoid it.  It's about half old dusty parts and low-quality over-priced
>consumer electronics that nobody buys and I think is just there for
>decoration.  The other half is all satellite dishes and cell phones - that's
>their primary business these days.  Radio Shack would be the last place I'd
>think of to buy a dish or phone, but I guess some people must.

I hate going in there too. They always try to high pressure sell you a cell
phone or dish network. They prey on the weak.

When I'm ready to buy a cell phone I do my homework and compare all the
deals over the net. Radio Shack never makes it into the comparison list as
they are invariably high.

David Bearrow

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2004\10\03@110140 by John Pearson

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No discount for me. Scanned price was 100% on some drawer items and the guy
seemed a little irritated that I inquired about a 50% mark down.

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2004\10\03@120628 by mmynsted_news

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I do not know if anybody said this yet, but if you go to
http://www.radioshack.com/, click on monthly ad, type in your zip code (if in
US), then you can see these sales.  I found this on page 21 of the monthly ad
for my zip.
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2004\10\05@033329 by Jason S

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I finally had a chance to go in and take a look.  It's a "stealth sale" here
too; I asked and it's 50% off, just the stuff in the drawers, but there's no
visible indication of that.

My opinion of Radio Shack is lower than ever and I left without buying
anything.  I needed a couple of capacitors for an LM2940 regulator...next
time I'll read the datasheet before I order unfamiliar parts online even if
it is just a simple regulator.  They were $1.29 each, so 65 cents at the
sale price.  I'd rather put the money towards shipping at all electronics
and get them for 10 cents.

I also needed a few header connectors which they don't carry.  I asked the
sales person, who had to ask the head sales person who insisted there was no
such connector as a "header".  I described it as the type of connector used
on IDE cables, so he told me he just carries the cable and not the other
end, and would only admit that the 2x20 configuration exists.  Then he
suggested I try a computer store.  I know Radio Shack has low standards, but
that was just disgusting.

The only thing I've bought from them in the past 6 years is a zip zaps toy.
I noticed they were half price (clearly marked) when I was in the store, and
I was tempted so I'd have 2 to race, but I just couldn't bring myself to
spend any money there.

Jason

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2004\10\05@034812 by Denny Esterline

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Don't you just love it! I generaly call those people "sales droids". But
Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) coined the excelent phrase "in-DUH-viduals",
i think it applies here...

And don't forget thier sloagan - "You've got questions, we've got blank
stares"

-Denny


> I finally had a chance to go in and take a look.  It's a "stealth sale"
here
> too; I asked and it's 50% off, just the stuff in the drawers, but there's
no
> visible indication of that.
>
> My opinion of Radio Shack is lower than ever and I left without buying
> anything.  I needed a couple of capacitors for an LM2940 regulator...next
> time I'll read the datasheet before I order unfamiliar parts online even
if
> it is just a simple regulator.  They were $1.29 each, so 65 cents at the
> sale price.  I'd rather put the money towards shipping at all electronics
> and get them for 10 cents.
>
> I also needed a few header connectors which they don't carry.  I asked
the
> sales person, who had to ask the head sales person who insisted there was
no
> such connector as a "header".  I described it as the type of connector
used
> on IDE cables, so he told me he just carries the cable and not the other
> end, and would only admit that the 2x20 configuration exists.  Then he
> suggested I try a computer store.  I know Radio Shack has low standards,
but
> that was just disgusting.
>
> The only thing I've bought from them in the past 6 years is a zip zaps
toy.
> I noticed they were half price (clearly marked) when I was in the store,
and
> I was tempted so I'd have 2 to race, but I just couldn't bring myself to
> spend any money there.
>
> Jason
>


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2004\10\05@035240 by Don Taylor

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On Tue, 5 Oct 2004, Jason S wrote:
> I finally had a chance to go in and take a look.  It's a "stealth sale"
> here too; I asked and it's 50% off, just the stuff in the drawers, but
> there's no visible indication of that.

Yup.  Mine too

> My opinion of Radio Shack is lower than ever and I left without buying
> anything.  I needed a couple of capacitors for an LM2940 regulator...
> next time I'll read the datasheet before I order unfamiliar parts online
> even if it is just a simple regulator.  They were $1.29 each, so 65
> cents at the sale price.  I'd rather put the money towards shipping at
> all electronics and get them for 10 cents.

I took two items up to the register and asked them to scan for the price.
One came back as the marked price and one came bach HIGHER.  I said I was
puzzled, went back to the drawers, checked, had to ask them to quit
talking about what they were going to do when they got home later,
explained the scanned price didn't match the label price.  He took it back
and scanned it again and got a DIFFERENT price, that matched the bin.

So then I said that the ad said all the parts in the bins were on sale,
half off.  They said they didn't know anything about this.  But between
the web browser and the monthly sale sheet in the store we found both said
"all parts 50% off."  They were not at all confused by this and announced
that if I could find anything in the bin that rang up as half price...
then it was half price, otherwise not.

I left

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2004\10\05@041506 by Peter Johansson

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Jason S writes:

> I finally had a chance to go in and take a look.  It's a "stealth sale" here
> too; I asked and it's 50% off, just the stuff in the drawers, but there's no
> visible indication of that.

I made it out my my local RS this evening as well and there was no
indication of the sale posted in the store.  However, when I checked
the current sales flyer on the counter I saw that they did give a
quarter-page too notice.

> My opinion of Radio Shack is lower than ever and I left without buying
> anything.  I needed a couple of capacitors for an LM2940 regulator...next
> time I'll read the datasheet before I order unfamiliar parts online even if
> it is just a simple regulator.  They were $1.29 each, so 65 cents at the
> sale price.  I'd rather put the money towards shipping at all electronics
> and get them for 10 cents.

My experience was quite similar.  I had already been planning a rather
substantial stocking order, and once you are in for the initial
shipping the cost of a few more items is trivial.

-p.
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2004\10\05@054359 by Jinx

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> Don't you just love it! I generaly call those people "sales droids". But
> Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) coined the excelent phrase "in-DUH-
>viduals", i think it applies here...
>
> And don't forget thier sloagan - "You've got questions, we've got
> blank stares"

Dick Smith in NZ isn't much better. I made the mistake of letting on
I knew something about wirin' stuff up and thereafter got pounced
on by staff with THEIR questions !!! Even a couple of times asked
to help with a customer's query. That's stopped now, as the whole
staff except the manager has changed in less than a year. I think it's
like so many places - staff are there simply to make the place not
look like the Marie Celeste and are just hanging around basically
until they land a proper job. Worst of all, and what made me hopping
mad, was when my sister dropped in a couple of times to pick up
parts for me and the spotty ^&!*%$ pinhead behind the counter talked
out of the part numbers I wrote down. "I don't think he meant that,
what he really wants are these".

No, what he really wants to do is ring up the manager and get him to
kick said sorry specimen so hard up the ass his ancestors will feel it


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2004\10\05@092609 by Mike Hord

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Great fun at Radio Shack, but what about in other professions?

When my wife and I were at the local K-Mart on Sunday, we
came across an info flyer stand-up for Vioxx, the arthritis drug
that was just pulled because it increased risk for stroke and
heart attack.  When we suggested to the pharmacist that she
should discard it, SHE HAD NO IDEA WHY.  This is the same
woman you trust to make sure your doctor didn't prescribe two
drugs which could interact and kill you.

Mike H.

On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 03:48:04 -0400, Denny Esterline <obf> wrote:
> Don't you just love it! I generaly call those people "sales droids". But
> Scott Adams (of Dilbert fame) coined the excelent phrase "in-DUH-viduals",
> i think it applies here...
>
> And don't forget thier sloagan - "You've got questions, we've got blank
> stares"
>
> -Denny
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2004\10\05@124250 by William Chops Westfield

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On Oct 5, 2004, at 2:43 AM, Jinx wrote:

>> And don't forget thier sloagan - "You've got questions, we've got
>> blank stares"
>
> Dick Smith in NZ isn't much better. I made the mistake of letting on
> I knew something about wirin' stuff up and thereafter got pounced
> on by staff with THEIR questions !!! Even a couple of times asked
> to help with a customer's query.

That sounds MUCH better than the typical radio shack sales droid.  Mere
ignorance is not reprehensible; it's the "I'm a droid trying to make a
commission, so all I care about is selling the high-priced items, and
I don't care if I use facts or lies to accomplish that" attitude that
bugs me.  A radio shack employee that asked one customer to answer
another customer's question (perhaps not with the RS party line) would
probably get fired...

BillW, trying to decide whether there are any parts worth buying at
        RS, even if they are half-off...


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2004\10\05@151403 by Wouter van Ooijen

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> And don't forget thier sloagan - "You've got questions, we've
> got blank stares"

"Dogbert's helpdesk speaking. How can I abuse you?"

Wouter van Ooijen

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2004\10\05@220709 by Jake Anderson

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Jaycar in australia is pretty good
way back when i didnt know much (hmmm not much has changed)
one of the staff showed me how to connect up a 7805 with
the right caps off the top of his head.

yesterday i was back at the same store (parramatta sydney for
those it matters to) I was discussing/designing a 400A FET switch
with one of their staff and he came up with some creative ideas
that we hadnt thaught of.

though we had to talk over the noise of crappy artifical singing
birds and remote controlled farting machines which seem to be
taking up larger and larger ammounts of floor space every day.

needless to say all the staff there are friendly and i'll
sometimes drop in just to have a bit of a poke around and look
for interesting bits. One of the staff there has asked me for
advice on a customers problem but given the relationship i have
with the staff it was quite flattering lol.

i've even overheard them discussing things like reverse leakage
currents through diodes being temperature dependant and as i left
the store they were jury riging something to prove it, all for their
own benifit.

The world may be growing dimmer but don't loose (too much) hope
(just yet)


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2004\10\05@223326 by Jinx

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> Jaycar in australia is pretty good

So too in NZ. Wish there was one closer to me than the Ak city
branch

> though we had to talk over the noise of crappy artifical singing
> birds and remote controlled farting machines which seem to be
> taking up larger and larger ammounts of floor space every day.

DSE is now taking up space with cheap power tools and the
ubiquitous array of mobile phones. I'd be happier if Placemakers
and Mitre 10 had a reciprocal arangement to sell cheap electronic
components

The staff are nice enough, just don't ask anything deeper than
"where do you keep the .... ?"

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