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Gaming History You Should Know – What Happened to America’s Electronics Stores April 4, 2021

Posted by Maniac in Gaming History You Should Know, Uncategorized.
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It’s Sunday, that means it is time for a new look at Gaming History You Should Know. In this series, we look at some of the best independently produced video content from across the web. Today, we will take you back to the recent past. Before the world had easy access to the internet, the most exciting way to learn about the latest technology was to go shopping…in a store. As late as thirty years ago, retail stores that sold electronic and computer equipment were plentiful and easy to come by. When you needed anything ranging from new software to a spare part, you could just go and pick it up. Fast forward to the year 2021, and almost all electronic retail stores are gone, forcing people to make almost all their purchases online.

What happened to all of these stores? Radio Shack, CompUSA, Circuit City, and now Fry’s are no longer with us. Was it poor management, economic factors, or something else? The 8-Bit Guy, one of my favorite channels on YouTube, took a look at all of these now-defunct stores and gives his own thoughts as to what happened to them.

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