I’ve spent many a sleepless night staring at the screen of my TRaSh-80 writing BASIC wondering exactly how/why Radio Shack still exists. There can’t be that many electrical engineering students out there who are rushing to the mall at 8:30 pm to try to find parts to build an ill-designed power amplifier before their 9:40 am class. Who shops there the rest of the day?

“I’d like to capitalize on the store’s strong points, but I honestly don’t know what they are,” Day said. “Every location is full of bizarre adapters, random chargers, and old boom boxes, and some sales guy is constantly hovering over you. It’s like walking into your grandpa’s basement. You always expect to see something cool, but it never delivers.”

I think it could be a money laundering front.