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Even CEO Can’t Figure Out How RadioShack Still In Business [The Onion]
Nevertheless, it ranks as a Fortune 500 company, with gross revenues of over $4.5 billion and fiscal quarter earnings averaging tens of millions of dollars.

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  1. Havok154 says:

    It’s good to know the CEO of Radioshack is just as clueless as I am about why the hell they’re still open.

  2. apeguero says:

    Can I be the CEO of Radio Shack next? Damn! Talk about an easy job, eh? This Day guy gives everyone the impression of being clueless about Radio Shack and even bad-mouths the business and it’s products and even worst, it’s customers. Yet, he still has the nice, big, and cushy, high-paying job for doing what? No one knows. He doesn’t know. It’s like, just water that plant every once in a while and it will pretty much take care of itself.

  3. Anonymously says:

    Radio Shacks are the payday loan centers of electronics stores.

  4. ZekeSulastin says:

    PLEASE tell me you Radio Shack people are being sarcastic. The news source is The Onion – one of the most widely known satirical news sources in the US, if not the world. Hell, I was in NYC a couple of weeks ago, and their top headline was about Christ getting in shape for the second coming on 2 Aug.

    If you all believe ANYTHING that paper says as fact, I fear what you all believe as consumers and citizens …

  5. Amry says:

    Methinks some folks missed the fact that the Radio Shack story was from The Onion…

  6. Havok154 says:

    Yep, I clicked the link, read the article, but never actually looked at the site I was reading. I’ll just plead stupidity on that one.

    I still agree though.

  7. apeguero says:

    So then the CEO was joking? I really do hope he was and if so, wow! Call me stuck up but I don’t think I’d ever poke fun at my customers. Or was the Onion completely misquoting the CEO? I’m not familiar with the Onion.

  8. holysmoke says:

    Added Day: “I may never know the answer. No matter how many times I punch the sales figures into this crappy Tandy desk calculator, it just doesn’t add up.”


  9. holysmoke says:


    the onion is a satirical site, type the ceo’s name in google news and his pick at onion comes up with the word satire under it

  10. Sockatume says:

    No, apeguero. The Onion’s stories are fiction. There was no CEO to misquote.

  11. mac-phisto says:

    well julian day is the ceo, & while it is a fictitious interview, it’s not far from the truth. those guys in fort worth are tearing that company apart.

    a little bird told me that the margin on button cell batteries (for example #357/76 – the hottest selling item in many stores) increased from ~$3.07 two years ago to ~$4.61 as of january 1st.

    there’s good deals to be found there on low-margin items, just remember that stuff like the $49.99 150W power inverter (margin: ~$43.43) & the $99.99 hdmi cables (margin: ~$97.60) pays for it.

    & don’t be a moron – they screw you on extended warranties. just say no!

  12. pestie says:

    Man, I remember when I was a kid and Radio Shack was an electronics geek’s paradise! I wasn’t lucky enough to live in a place with a real electronics/surplus store, so all my geek fantasies centered on Radio Shack. They had a whole wall that was nothing but components. Now they have a few drawers full of capacitors, resistors, switches and connectors, and precious little else. They’re nothing but resellers of cell phone service and satellite TV these days. Oh, how the mighty have fallen…

  13. lordofruin says:

    I’m just going to point this out, and hope that I’m missing a lot of sarcasm: The Onion is a satire magazine.

    …Which would mean that the article referenced isn’t real, any more than their “Martin Luther King: I Had a Really Weird Dream Last Night” front page from their book “Our Dumb Century” is.

    So, in essence, I agree with the comments I just noticed by Sockatume and holysmoke.