Sad. It was handy in the heyday to be able and run down for a needed component never great prices but sometimes when you needed a cap or resistor it was nice to have them 10 minutes away. ................................................ RadioShack declares bankruptcy - Feb. 5, 2015 Nearly a century after it opened its first store and sent out its first catalog, RadioShack (RSHC) declared bankruptcy on Thursday. It has struck a deal to sell up to 2,400 of its approximately 4,000 stores and wireless company Sprint (S) will create a "store within a store" in up to 1,750 of those. RadioShack saidthat its remaining stores are expected to close. The company's franchise locations, as well as stores in Mexico and Asia, are not included in the deal. But RadioShack is not completely going away. Customers will still be able to purchase RadioShack products, services and accessories at the approximately 1,750 stores where Sprint will open shop. In fact, Sprint will occupy just one third of those locations, where it will sell devices and plans. The stores will be "co-branded," according to a Sprint spokeswoman. The bankruptcy announcement is no surprise. The New York Stock Exchange suspended trading of its shares on Monday. And RadioShack (RSHC)workers have told CNNMoney that some locations have already been converted to clearance stores.