RadioShack Selling Customer Data In Bankruptcy Auction

RadioShack's recent bankruptcy filing means that it has to close nearly 2,000 stores and sell off many of its assets. Some of those assets are to be expected, like trademarks and store leases. But other assets might come as a shock to consumers — assets like personal customer information and email addresses. » 3/24/15 7:00pm 3/24/15 7:00pm

These Are The RadioShack Stores That Are Closing

Yes, it's true: after somehow clinging on for the last few years, RadioShack is finally, officially bankrupt. But that doesn't mean that every single store will be vanishing — far from it, in fact. There's now a list of all the stores that will be going in the next few months. » 2/07/15 5:00pm 2/07/15 5:00pm

Farewell, Radio Shack, and Farewell to the Twentieth Century

Last year, the Radio Shack in my neighborhood burned to the ground. We waited months for it to be rebuilt, and at last (joy!) it was — now I can walk up the street and buy weird connector cables and Arduino kits again. Unfortunately, Radio Shack the company isn't doing quite as well. In fact, it's about to go bankrupt. » 2/03/15 2:00pm 2/03/15 2:00pm

The Decline and Fall of the RadioShack Retail Empire

Welcome to Reading List, highlighting all the news stories you missed when you were arguing with your parents about Net Neutrality and/or slipping into a food coma. We've got great write ups from SB Nation, Nature, Businessweek, and Motherboard covering topics like religion, a failing retail empire, and gaming's… » 11/30/14 2:00pm 11/30/14 2:00pm

Will the iPhone 5 Be As Ridiculous As This 1989 Transportable Phone in…

I was only a wee pup in 1989 so I totally don't remember this ridiculously awesome Radio Shack "transportable" cellular phone. My first memory of cell phones were brick-sized, not car battery-sized like this one. But still! It was portable! You could use it in your car! I wonder if we'll look back on the iPhone 5 in… » 9/20/12 11:30pm 9/20/12 11:30pm

Happy 35th Birthday to Radio Shack's TRS-80 Personal Computer, a Leader…

35 years ago today, at a press conference held inside New York City's Warwick Hotel, Radio Shack unveiled in TRS-80 personal computer, Model I, arguably once of the most import gadgets to be born in the latter half of the 20th century. » 8/03/12 11:00pm 8/03/12 11:00pm

All the Black Friday Deals

Are Radio Shack and Target Both Dropping iPhone Prices?

It's really raining iPhone 5 rumors these days, especially as it gets closer to its expected release. More possible evidence comes with talk of Radio Shack and Target cutting iPhone prices across the board for both carriers. Stay tuned! [Engadget via Ubergizmo] » 7/31/11 4:40pm 7/31/11 4:40pm

HTC Evo 3D Won't Have Premium Cost for Pointless Feature

The HTC Evo 3D is the first major 3D phone to hit these shores, but the price tag doesn't reflect the bonus dimension; according to this leaked RadioShack flier, the handset will cost $200 on-contract. And ship with a movie! » 5/23/11 4:50pm 5/23/11 4:50pm

Your Best iPad 2 Bet Tomorrow: RadioShack

A blurry photo sent into MacRumors—and confirmation from local managers—indicates that the best place to find an iPad 2 tomorrow might just be RadioShack. Five hundred storefronts across the US will apparently be getting units in tomorrow, although don't start downloading those HD apps quite yet. » 3/28/11 4:07pm 3/28/11 4:07pm

Sign Up for Dish Network, Get a Free Gun

In a deal that the southern part of our country would find irresistible, a Radio Shack in Hamilton, Montana is offering a free gun to every customer who signs up with Dish Network. Now I've been offered many things when signing my life away for cable—LCD TV's, phones, iPads—but really? A gun?! » 3/28/11 12:20pm 3/28/11 12:20pm

California Stores Can't Ask For Your Zip Code Anymore

A California court says retailers cannot ask for your ZIP code when you're buying something. That means Radio Shack, Fry's and anybody else I'm leaving out (Best Buy?) will have to collect marketing data another way. Hurray privacy. [LATimes] » 2/11/11 2:38pm 2/11/11 2:38pm

Radio Shack Is Selling the iPhone 4 for $50 Off

Just in time for the holidays, Radio Shack is cutting prices on the iPhone 4 by 50 bucks. That means the 16GB iPhone 4 is $150 and the 32GB iPhone 4 is $250 (for new or upgrade eligible customers). That's probably going to be the best deal you'll find this year. The offer is only available in brick and mortar Radio… » 12/04/10 2:10pm 12/04/10 2:10pm

T-Mobile, RadioShack Top 2011 List of Potentially Doomed Companies

Joining Blockbuster on that depressing 2011 deathwatch are two companies we've been known to cover here at Gizmodo: T-Mobile and RadioShack. Is anything good going to happen next year? » 7/11/10 3:00pm 7/11/10 3:00pm

Remember, You Can Always Return Your New iPhone

If the antenna really is a dealbreaker for you, if your screen still has yellow spots...even if you're just afraid of dropping/shattering the iPhone 4, don't worry. You can still return it, no matter who you bought it from: » 6/28/10 11:53am 6/28/10 11:53am

Radio Shack Giving Away Free T-Mobile Phones On June 19th Too

Radio Shack is one upping the T-Mobile Father's Day Free Phone offer by giving away free T-Mobile BlackBerrys, HD2s, and Android phones to ANY plan, single or family. No mail in rebates, no activation fees, just FREE. [TmoNews] » 6/16/10 5:57pm 6/16/10 5:57pm