RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy. We’ve helped them create a farewell message.
John Oliver is back ..thankfully and he gets this #Radioshack gold !!!!
I still own and use that clock radio at 1:50.
We still got Best Buy
I’m really tired of this fucking censoring bullshit. You’re on HBO!!!!! edit: I know this is only censored on Youtube. I’m bitching because it’s not censored on HBO but it’s censored here. Listen, you shouldn’t be watching this if you’re a kid in the first place. And secondly, the bleeps are jarring and take me out of the whole thing. It’s not that I love cussing. But I’d rather hear the cussing than the censoring.
I say good riddance. I am REALLY disappointed that they didn’t even address the reason why Radioshack went out of business………..their fucking prices were ridiculous. They put Best Buy to shame for fucks sake. $35 for a 6 foot HDMI cable? Eat shit and die.
LOL Did he pick his nose at 3:11 ? did any one catch that???
Radio Shack deserves to go. I was told by one employee I couldn’t use a Y connector on my power supply for my PC because it would cut the power going to each connection by half so instead of 12 volts output from each of the Y connector they will only produce 6v each. Had another try to explain to me why I should use CDs instead of DVD’s for my videos because they were cheaper. And you wonder why they are going under?
Well that escalated quickly.
I was more sad about blockbuster.
Now I have to wait until thursday to watch the full episode. Just one of the many small sacrifices I have to make by being British.
I’ll miss RadioShack because there really is no other local place where I can buy individual electronic components (resistors, transistors, etc.) for projects. Sure, the prices were still ridiculous as with anything else RadioShack sold, but I thought about it as sort of express shipping. I could either get my parts now for a higher price, or two days later at best with a lower price.
Radio shack was a good place to go to find LEDs and other electronic components for hobbyist. Guess we’ll have to find an online retailer to fill the void now.
for whatever reason, this “it’s ” line is brought up quite often when someone is trying to make a point, like that’s an argument. I don’t get it
People paid that much for a car phone in the 1980s?
RS was/is the place to find say, a 9′ DIN to RCA cord with a mono adapter, on a Sunday afternoon, after an hour of frustrated looking at Wallyworld. Yeah, the price might have been a little higher, but they had one in stock you could take home to solve the problem. That will be missed, here in the Hinterlands of Forgotonia.
I don’t get the animosity towards radioshack. Whenever I’ve needed accessories for consoles, computers, phones, and ect, they’ve given me decent deals. Perhaps those of you complaining about their prices have never heard of sales?
Some of your videos are only available in the US, fuck you John Oliver, you backstabbing traitor, I hope England declares war on the US (again) and you get caught in the crossfire. Modern day Guy Fawks.
“Corporations are people, my friend.” – Mitt Romney
Watch the full video, it’s hilarious! +Avik Chakra Viorti +avikbellic911
I think this is hilarious! Be forewarned, there is some pretty bad language here.
I worked for " The Shack" in the early 1990's. I LOVED their stores from my childhood. This is sad in a way. They couldn't find a path to remaining relevant in the 21st century.
“one day you too will be obsolete” great inspiring quote for Monday 🙂 Seriously I think RS had a good run. The managed to stay in business so long after their sister store compUSA and other electronic stores went out of biz.
Speciality stores are dying slowly
Sprint Locations? Please explain?
Barnes and Nobles is next. I’m surprised they are still around….
In the 70s and 80s I loved Radio Shack and they served a unique function , but they did not fit in the modern world….. 10 years ago I was asking how they can remain in business ….. they have no unique product or service anymore Nobody fixes electronics or does kits any more …… there are better places to get a phone …… you buy batteries at grocery store, etc…etc… There was just no reason to go to Radio Shack any more
I’m an electronic hobbyist. The only place to buy capacitors and resistors in Sacramento is Fry’s Electronics (which is like a 30 minute drive away; I’m serious!), Metro Electronics (which runs on potato time) and Radio Shack (which is like Bike distance away)… PLEASE DON’T FORCE ME TO BUY RESISTORS AND CAPACITORS FROM FRYS!!!! The store on Northgate Blvd is run by a bunch of self-delusional smack heads!!! :(
Radio Shack was founded not just on “consumer sales” of “consumer goods”, but also on selling electronic COMPONENTS. Of course, that was back in the days when people understood that you could FIX THINGS, and you didn’t need to “just throw it out and get a new one…for 100 times what it would cost to just fix the part that broke.”
A good example is a heater that died on me a couple weeks back. All that’s wrong with it is the fan motor died. I can’t find the fan motor. It’d probably cost $10.00 or $15.00. I could open it up, replace the fan motor, and have a working heater again.
Instead, I had to spend $80 on a new one, plus tax, so we’re looking at just shy of $100.00.
Sure, that’s better for corporations…but I’d have much rather have just fixed what I had here already. My half-hour replacing the SINGLE worn-out fan motor would have been considerably better FOR ME than the 8 hours worth of work that I was forced to waste, because I simply can’t find that SINGLE replacement part.
Understand that the death of Radio Shack is symptomatic of the current “everything is disposable” culture.
Also understand that this idiotic viewpoint is going to change…and a lot sooner than most people think.
RadioShack.. Blockbuster.. Revco.. My childhood is out of business. lol
Radioshack: Where we should be sad the business is closing, except it was staffed by the worst customer service possible no matter which store you visited.
Until a couple years ago, you could buy blank 8-track tapes right off the shelf at Radio Shack. Of course, you could also buy individual electronic components like resistors and diodes.
Radioshack, the store that sold you electronic parts, cables components, that you needed to use, repair, and maintain your electronics, is now gone.
Instead we have the Apple store, where you can buy black-box electronics designed specifically so that the average person *can’t* repair or maintain them. And Best Buy, where a simple cable that should cost a dollar costs you thirty bucks.
Our generation has more electronics than any before, and yet we don’t know how they work, let alone how to maintain or repair them. Instead we just buy new ones (at ludicrous prices) every time they break.
Things that could have saved Radio Shack: Videogames, Wide Variety of PC parts, Larger selection of car media systems, consumer devices like Nest Protect/thermostat/dropcam or chromecast, roku, etc. a large selection of unlocked / rooted smartphones. Really could have helped them.
It was the word “Shack” that ultimately did them in. No one wants to go into a “shack.” Nothing good ever happens in a shack.
So RadioShack is dying now. This is really a symbol of dark times for a tech nerd like me. Although most people know of RadioShack as an electronic store in actuality it was a store that gave you the ability to repair your electronics and appliances as opposed to throwing them away and buying a new one.
This is probably the most dangerous part of our culture in my eyes. This *everything is disposable* culture is dangerous in the fact that we all have these wonderful electronics but no way to take care of our stuff or repair it when its broken.
Electronics aren’t the only things that we have forgotten how to repair. How many people are left that know how to repair their car, or fix plumbing and electricity? Does anybody even still know how to make clothes anymore. The users have been losing power for decades. I finally live in an era where being a nerd is cool but these nerds today have no skills whatsoever. We didn’t just play games, we used to build them. We would never allow corporations to dictate our culture and remove our ability to be self sufficient. Electronics were fucking expensive.
So I bet you’re asking what does this have to do with black people. RadioShack leaving takes away the ability of nerds everywhere to be self sufficient. I know there are black nerds out there who know those feels. Electronics ain’t cheap and it’s regrettable that I live in an age where nerds today use technology everyday for everything but don’t understand how it works. Back in my day you would never sling $400 on a new Xbox when it died. You popped that bitch open and repaired it yourself with your own parts that probably only cost $30-$40.
Sorry. Maybe my age is just showing.
Once again, I’m not overly worked up over The Shack’s demise, but this cracked me up. You can skip to 1:40 if you just want to see the ad, which is pretty damn funny.
Ha, going out like a boss!
This is pretty great.
I think the Goodbye Message could be improved if the last line was “Goodbye and suck on our 34mm Cable, you MotherF*%kers!”
Never thought I would ever see the F-word “censored” on HBO!
*Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Goodbye, Radio Shack*
Finally, a property farewell for Radio Shack.
i worked for that p.o.s. company back in 1985 . They wanted me to ask people the last 4 digits of their social security # to set up their mailing list database . I would’nt do it so they gave me the boot . Can I have the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number ? lol
I don’t like that people say they are glad or happy that Radio Shack is going out of business when they probably don’t even shop there. For me, Radio Shack was always good for those odd items that your typical store never had like weird fuses, cords and cheap phone cases that i needed now rather than waiting to buy online, if i could even find it online!
Does that include all the stores that are called “The Source”?
Ah. Radio shack, It used to be you could go in there a buy a decent stereo system and all kinds of electronic parts and resistors etc. Then they started selling cell phone contracts. The salesman made their money on commission . I went in there many times waiting at the counter to pay for something and just be ignored because all the sales people were busy with cell phone customers. Radio shack didn’t make anything ,all Merchandise was subcontracted out to Asian companies and they put Radio shacks name on it. I think if you wanted any service all you would have had to do is say, who wants to sell me a cell phone. Radio Shack died a long time ago, this is nothing new.
The thing is, anything you could get at RadioShack, you could get at Amazon for half the price or less. I don’t care how long a company has been around, if they can’t compete in price or convenience, nobody’s going to shop there. Bye bye RadioShack!
Why is the store by me still open?
Check out this video on YouTub
Must have been fun to be that voiceover guy.
*Looks at Fry’s Electronics* Sorry, Radioshack. We had some good times…but I found someone else…
Qt doesn’t some idiot buy radioshack and lower the prices I mean is the Society so stupid I mean come on due
Radio shack was a good company.
I agree they SUCK theyr prices are to dam hi! Good ridence radio shack.I was treated way shitty.Now somebody else gets my money.
where I live we had a radioshack and I really needed a specific cord for my desktop and thought to myself.. oh i’ll just walk up to radioshack!… I got there and to my disbelief it was just gone, just gone. they were actually really helpful and always had what I was looking for. It’s a shame.
Radio Shack lost it’s way. Anyone remember when you could go into a radio and shack and buy the parts to steal cable? Those were the days. I made a decent bit of many putting those together when I was a kid. Then one day the evil manager told me he wouldn’t sell me the parts anymore because he knew what I was doing. Then they stopped carrying the parts entirely and in their place was a crappy remote control car that was twice the price of another store.
Doesn’t take an economic theorist to see why they failed.
I still have a Tandy, was one of the cuter names.
Standard General in conjunction with Sprint bought the RadioShack name and intellectual property recently. RadioShack will remain open with the majority of its stores having a sprint team working inside with them.
Lol. who else likes the anthem?
that last line, was that from homealone? the movie he plays, to scare off the pizza guy.
Die in a fire Tandy, die in a fire.
An interesting way to say goodbye.
BEST. EPISODE. EVER.
The Radioshack at my town’s mall covered up the sigh so it spells “adios”
Alas, poor Radio Shack! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath bore me on his back a thousand times, and now how abhorr’d in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it.
Wait, you needed to buy a separate cable to plug in your NES?
Radio Shack. At least it isn’t Best Buy!
Love this one!! And I’ll miss Radio Shack.
Last time I went into RadioShack was to buy a new cable for my headphones.
Now, my headphones have bluetooth.
Oh, the march of time is relentless to us all.
Holly shit!!!! $1,399.00 for a in car phone?!?!? Gotta love the 80s. lol
Not all radio shacks are gone. The one by my work is still open! I think Last Week Tonight with John Oliver needs to get all the facts right!
Radio Shack, Noooooo!
Check out this video on YouTube: I ❤️Radio Shack. My local radio shack isn’t closing, thank god!
Why the fuck are your new videos not available in Australia #praydownunder
Radios are still in cars so still relevant. It was always the ‘shack’ part that bugged me. There’s never a good feeling associated with that word, it implies crappy quality. Maybe if a jealous person calls your dad beach bungalow a shack, but that’s it.
About three years ago my hand calculator died so I went to the mall across the street from me. The only store that sold a hand calculator, not even a scientific calculator, was Radio Shack. That mall also had Sears, Target and Office Depot. I was completely surprised that the other stores didn’t carry such a thing at the time.
1:20 was so funny it made me cum! LOL
I was more sad bout circuit city
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR…. Get it? (homealone)
RadioShack always had these sick RC helicopters.
I love how both the examples in the farewell ad are from 1 year and 5 years before I was born lol
There is still radioshack in my country
Radioshack is death, long life to Sparkfun!
I went to a Radio Shack yesterday… I bought some new headphones and a speaker set.
…Damn. That voiceover guy whose name I probably should know but don’t has a helluvan angry voice. Frankly amazed I’ve never heard it before.
Laughed my ass of when that goodbye video was going
As an employee to the old radio, this was one of the best videos I’ve ever seen XD
ouch a 30 pack of batteries.
My uncle bought radio shack
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