Remember when Radio Shack sold electronic components? And didn't suck? Answered
I just went into a Radio Shack for the first time in quite a while, and I was struck by the glaring lack of components and project kits. Seems like all they carry these days is a bunch of consumer electronics that you can get cheaper anywhere else. It made me sad.
Of course, last time I went into The Shack looking for anything more complicated than a pack of batteries you could also still see music videos on MTV, so there's that.
I once got an awesome strobe light kit from Radio Shack, and I remember they carried photoelectric burglar alarm kits and a bunch of other neat junk. Anybody else miss the cool stuff?