Apparently there are now [about 70 Radio Shacks left][left] across America. I’ve scavenged a few closings here in San Francisco. I will cherish those still-overpriced-at-70%-off toggle switches forever:
>But buried in the recent news about store closings—which have largely decimated a chain of thousands of locations—is the fact that the company is auctioning off much of its storied history in a [Ubid estate auction][ubid] that’s going on for the next month or so.
>And the stories behind some of those objects are better than you think.
The uBid auction has some pretty surreal stuff in it. Did you know Radio Shack produced an LP of trucker jams (such as Convoy), called [Put The Hammer Down][lp]? And that it was certified gold?
[link]: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/the-hidden-stories-lingering-in-radioshacks-bankruptcy-auction “The Hidden Stories Lingering in RadioShack’s Bankruptcy Auction”
[ubid]: https://ubidestates.hibid.com/catalog/103245/radioshack-auction–1/ “uBid Estate Auction for Radio Shack”
[lp]: https://www.discogs.com/Various-Put-The-Hammer-Down/release/3740919 “Put The Hammer Down on Discogs”
[left]: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2017/05/31/radioshack-closes-1000-stores-week-these-72-left/102372912/ “USA Today: RadioShack, closing 1,000 stores, leaves only these 70”