Radio Shack Zips

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  1. Metalmann

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    It has been so long since RS had anything I (or anybody else) needed that the local store went out of business. No way to answer your question from where I am.

    ps, happy to see an appropriate law on the books.
     
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  3. MikeML

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    They used to ask me for my name, so I said John Cash.
    They tried to ask me for my phone number, so I said 555-1212
    They haven't asked for the zipper.
     
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  4. shortbus

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    Not for about 5 yrs around here.
     
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  5. Metalmann

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    This comment makes me think that plenty of retailers are still doing this:

    "I've been told they need it to confirm the use of my debit and credit card purchase. I said I'll pay cash, they said they need it so the store can help understand where their customers come from.
    When I said no, the cashier did not know what to do and called the supervisor. The super actually said they needed it for security and needed to input it into the system for the transaction to go thru.
    Corporate management BS passed on to cashiers and customers
    After that anytime they asked for it, I said 99762, it is Nome Alaska zip
    I left the store with about $575 worth of merchandise on the counter and still in the carriage.
    I never went into Best Buy again."
     
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    Not much of a loss to never go to Best By. The last time I was there, the minimum priced mouse was $39.95.:eek:

    No wonder they're being killed by internet sales!
     
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    Article is no longer available?
     
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  8. Dr.killjoy

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    For me I never shop at best buy unless they have awesome sale or something I really need and can't wait..
     
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    I have been guilty of buying there, but they had my favorite Netgear router on sale for less than a mouse!

    $29.95 for the router and $39.95 for a mouse. Go figure.:confused:

    Right now, I need some blank DVDs, 2 LED mice, and a usb keyboard. The worst part is that I'll be within 1/2 mile of Best Buy today. I wonder if they're open. More than that, I wonder if they have any mice or keyboards under $20.
     
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  10. Brownout

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    I haven't been asked for a couple years. Good thing, that was annoying.
     
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  13. strantor

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    Are you accessing from mobile device? I was on my phone when I got the message. Now that I'm on the computer, it comes up just fine.
     
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  14. djsfantasi

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    Yes. I bet that's it. Thanks. The weird thing is that The Patriot Ledger is my local newspaper.
     
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  15. Kermit2

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    I recently purchased some rechargeable AA cells from RS. They were on sale - 4 for 5.99. I grabbed up 3 packs.

    about twenty years ago I purchased some small bookshelf speakers.

    That about sums up my RS purchases for this lifetime. Cash talks. If you don't want to give out your ZIP then pay with cash. They used to ask for an address back in the day. The idea was to send you a catalog in the mail. Remember mail? the kind with stamps and lick to stick envelopes? :)
     
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    Yes, I was even in their "Battery a Month" club for years.:D

    But paying in cash, they still wanted my Zip.
     
  17. loosewire

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    When you lose or misplace your receipt ,there zip system saves you money. I use

    it for warranty replacement. I was surprised how much warranty I had when the guy

    told me to give him the right Info. They keep your zip ,your phone information ,you would

    have to be living under a rock not to know how much privacy you have worldwide.
     
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  18. ErnieM

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    Several years back Radio Shack actually had a major press release stating they would never again ask you for your name and address for a simple cash transaction; perhaps they do if you pay by check.

    I still shop the Shack but only for a very few things they have when I need them RIGHT NOW. Otherwise I buy online and have them shipped in from I know not nor care not where.

    I do feel a bit embarrassed as my typical order never goes over $10, most even under $5.

    They do request my email, and offer some e-coupons if I play along. I've done so and get $10 off my next order of $50.

    Not a bad deal but not gonna happen either.

    If you have some time do stop in to a Shack, they have some neat stuff like Schmart boards, Arduino boards, and the like.
     
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  19. mcgyvr

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    every gas pump I've been to in the last 2+ years requires a zip code to use your credit card...
     
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    The credit card company already knows your zip code. They're just trying to make sure it's YOU trying to buy gasoline.
     
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