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.
They're described as "eccentric, mad-scientist RadioShacks" and they're full of gadget guts, cables, and parts you won't find in the average, corporate-owned locations. Run by "RadioShack nostalgics" who want to keep hobby shops alive, these stores are shrines to tinkering.
Seriously, folks: Guess what I saw in this oddly catchy commercial for the Shack, because I can't figure it out. All I know is that Biz Markie is excited about something and that there's a squirrel DJ.
A Consumerist reader was scammed into giving a donation to Livestrong that he didn't consent to, as he found out when he got home and discovered an unauthorized donation on his receipt.
As RadioShack refocuses its image to encompass more cellphone sales than radio parts and other somewhat, shall we say, dated merchandise, there's apparently some renaming coming soon to go along with it.