Originally Posted by Wings of Balsa
Does anyone else here remember the "good old days" of Radio Shack? When they sold electronic components in drawers, not cell phones and $80 batteries? When the employees were informed, not incompetent high-schoolers who misinform? I miss those days. If only obtaining components was still that convenient. Now everything has to be ordered online.
Yup, I used to work for Radio shack back in my late teens. I still remember 3 of the 4 walls of the store being covered in component packages, plus the drawers full of them. While they have recently started carrying a few components again, along with some REALLY overpriced Arduino kits, it's a sad shadow of their former glory. (Not to mention that they are charging as much for 5 resistors as a 100 pack will cost mail order...)