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Monday, March 25th, 2019
41 Years Ago Today

Here's a commercial for Radio Shack advertising one of their "Red Tag Sales".

This aired on March 26, 1978.

Radio Shack - "Red Tag Sale" (Commercial, 1978)

Here's a commercial for Radio Shack advertising one of their "Red Tag Sales".

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, March 26th 1978 during the 8:00pm to 10:00pm timeframe.

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This is very apropos given the recent news about Radio Shack essentially going out of business.

Wherever they shot this commercial, it looks like it's about twice the size of any Radio Shack I've ever set foot in. I guess you need lots of room to stage a Chinese fire drill! Check out the clueless guy in the brown leather jacket that enters frame left at 0:25 -- he looks startled like someone had been motioning to him, "GET DOWN! GET DOWN!" Meanwhile on the right, there's a grown woman dragging a disinterested gray-haired guy across the screen while pointing at the stereo components like a spoiled child in a toy store.

One thing seems to be missing, however. None of the people working behind the counter are filling out the little triplicate-copy invoice with name, address, and phone number that Radio Shack insisted on in those days, even when you were just purchasing some batteries.

Comment posted by T.K. on Sunday, February 8th 2015 at 9:49pm.

Really going to miss them. Those stores have gotten me out of a lot of jams as far electronic replacement parts and accessories (mostly video).
Now, it looks like we'll just have to go to Best Buy (which itself is hanging by a thread as of this writing), Tiger Direct/Comp USA, Amazon if we need any parts or accessories. At Best Buy, they might carry it or they might not. Amazon usually has what you are looking for, but sometimes depends on suppliers from as far away as China, which could take about a month for your part to be delivered when you need it yesterday! Abyssinia, Radio Shack!

Comment posted by ArmitageNLowell on Monday, February 9th 2015 at 1:02pm.

And don't forget those Tandy computers, too. :-(
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Thursday, February 12th 2015 at 7:06pm.

Try Frys.com They might have what you need.

Comment posted by Pete on Friday, February 13th 2015 at 10:36am.

I shop at Frys.com off and on, but not often though.
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Saturday, February 14th 2015 at 7:02am.

I think the main problem with Radio Shack is that many people's impression of what the store still is, is basically what it looks like in this commercial.
Comment posted by afdave on Tuesday, February 24th 2015 at 8:04am.

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