About 4 years ago, I was contacted by Radio Shack about my books. They were getting the FYI thing going and were looking to stock hobbyist electronics products. I was excited
Then they quit communicating with me. I sent emails and made calls but nobody got back to me. I still have no idea why they chose not to offer my books. And I was ready to give them outstanding reseller pricing because I wanted to help the Radio Shack DIY movement succeed.
So now I watch them update stores and try to sell accessories while they rely mostly on Arduino for DIY, which is tough to compete with all the clones on EBay and elsewhere. I've asked people working at the three stores near my home how the Arduino is selling and in each case they so its ok but not great.
So this year I finished my Christmas shopping and realized I never once thought about entering Radio Shack for Christmas gifts. It just never entered my thoughts. I guess they've lost me. I will still go in there to see what they have in the DIY section but I know they can't live on DIY alone. Maybe someone like Amazon will buy them out but at this point I think their days are numbered. I will miss them if they shutdown but having watched several electronics shops shut down near me in the last 10 years, it won't be that big of a deal. Besides, I get most of my stuff online now anyway. It's a better selection and much better pricing.