Lost Retail Chains

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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby Vinny the Mackem » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:35 pm

I think Tandy was the "Shop Front" name of Radio Shack in the UK. I think a lot of the products were labelled Radio Shack, but I don't recall the shops being called Radio Shack. Mind you, I'm going back about 30 years, and I was only small then! :D
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby Mori » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:06 pm

I'm sure ive seen the radio shack sign somwhere before Tandy at Regent house, id say about the late 80s/ early 90s maybe i'm mistaken. When id went to the US in the 80s id noticed a lot of radio shack shops and bought a few things from there and when i seen the radio shack sign realized it was an american chain @ Regent house.
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby yoker brian » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:10 pm

Tandy also had a store on Argyle Street in one of the retail units facing into what is now the Radison Hotel
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby Goliath » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:51 pm

How about Dodge City in Darnley, which eventually became B&Q, anyone else remember that one?
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby BTJustice » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:19 pm

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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby stevienoo01 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:05 pm

i remember getting one these free when they opened there shop in glasgow it took 8 hp2 batteries needless to say it was used once then put in the drawer :)
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby big gee » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:17 pm

Goliath wrote:How about Dodge City in Darnley, which eventually became B&Q, anyone else remember that one?


I remember it, I was only a wee boy at the time. My dad always said it was full of cowboys. Now I get it :roll:
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby Pgcc93 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:58 pm

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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby AntsMcMurdosch » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:09 pm

W. Crum & Sons on the corner of High Street and George Street bit the dust a year or so ago. Was that ever a chain, or was it always just one store that held out for a long time?

tobester wrote:Erskine (Bargarran, altho i think that was later as i think that may have been a Presto)


The Erskine one was indeed a Presto, though it was at the Bridgewater shops - the shop at Bargarran has always been a Spar as far as I can remember.
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby Boxer6 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:24 pm

Vinny the Mackem wrote:I think Tandy was the "Shop Front" name of Radio Shack in the UK. I think a lot of the products were labelled Radio Shack, but I don't recall the shops being called Radio Shack. Mind you, I'm going back about 30 years, and I was only small then! :D


I think you're right Vinny - I'm sure I remember the Tandy store on the Isle of Man in the early 90's changing to Radio Shack for a few months, before they eventually gave up and went home!
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby The Egg Man » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:31 pm

AntsMcMurdosch wrote:W. Crum & Sons on the corner of High Street and George Street bit the dust a year or so ago. Was that ever a chain, or was it always just one store that held out for a long time?

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Just the one shop. Crum himself is playing a lot of golf these days.
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby tobester » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:29 pm

Looks like Republic may be joining this list, going into administration tomorrow
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby Fossil » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:26 pm

tobester wrote:Looks like Republic may be joining this list, going into administration tomorrow


a Sale on then :)
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby tobester » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:08 am

Fossil wrote:
tobester wrote:Looks like Republic may be joining this list, going into administration tomorrow


a Sale on then :)


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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby mrlipring » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:24 am

The Egg Man wrote:Just the one shop. Crum himself is playing a lot of golf these days.


Had to get a bit for my tumble dryer off what used to be Crum's spares a week or so ago. Still good service, but the opening hours on their website doesn't correlate to their actual opening hours on a Saturday, so I went into town thinking it'd be open, and the buggers were shut. Having no website is better than having a website with incorrect information. :(
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