I have been hearing the speculation for what seems like years. The stories on Yahoo Business. "Brands that will be gone in '11" and "5 stores that will disappear in 2014". One of the old standbys in this game is Radio Shack"

Now it's possible it might be happening. The place to find every obscure connector and electronic device might be finally fading into the sunset after 94 years.

"Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack is reportedly close to filing for bankruptcy and is in talks to sell half of its more than 4,000 stores to Sprint while shuttering its remaining locations. That’s according to Bloomberg, which cites anonymous sources in reporting that the Fort Worth, Texas-based retailer is close to a deal that would see the RadioShack locations sold to Sprint operated under the wireless carrier’s name. Under those terms, the deal would represent the end of RadioShack’s existence as a stand-alone retailer once the rest of its locations are closed. The deal is not yet finalized and could still fall apart, or the two companies could agree on a co-branding arrangement, Bloomberg’s report noted."

Who didn't have a TI calculator in middle school? We all did. Like calculators, the Radio Shack name might be gone too. Such is the ebb and flow of American business.

Radio Shack might be going by the wayside, like this relic (Steve Frost/Gergana Valcheva)
Radio Shack might be going by the wayside, like this relic (Steve Frost/Gergana Valcheva)
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