Last week I did a quick Google search for local RadioShack stores and it yielded 10 results in my neck of the woods. Clearly, it wouldn’t have been that big of a problem to get in my car and drive over to RadioShack for a new cordless phone battery.
But this is the new me. I don’t dare step foot out the door and pay full retail price for something if I can help it. I don’t hoard coupons; I just like to save money where I can.
Searching online for deals allows me to get a firmer grip on my expenditures. I guess you could say I’m kinda like that old advertising guy who measures everything. If I can’t track it I want nothing to do with it.
That’s why I like the folks over at RadioShack.
They speak my language. I just don’t like ‘em enough to drive on over to see them. I prefer to shop on their site whenever I need a new battery for my camcorder, decide to trade in a used GPS or want to upgrade my earphones to a Coby super bass version. They even have a selection of no contract cell phones. Right up my alley.
Let’s say I needed a set of A/V or HDMI cables. The web site interface is so easy to use I can find it in less than five seconds. The top of the home page features red tabs that drop down when scrolled over, clearly identifying your keyword.
You can even drop down to the left side of the screen and narrow your search by price. This feature definitely makes it easy to navigate. I can’t help to wonder why so many sites still overlook the fact most people have little to no patience when shopping online.
View In-Store Specials Online
Click on the In-Store Specials box toward the bottom of the home page and you will be brought to a full-page advertisement.
Move your mouse over any of the images and a larger screen will pop up that is easy to read. Everything from Android-powered tablets from $149.99 (save $50) to Sony Noise-Cancelling Headphones for $39.99 (save $10) to a SiriusXM Onyx Satellite Radio with Vehicle Kit for $49.99 (save $30) was on sale as of late. You can even get the weekly ads delivered to your inbox, if you prefer.
Just so you know, it’s also worth taking a look at the discontinued merchandise and clearance items The Shack has on its site. You can choose from:
- Video games and toys
- GPS & car
- Home & office (check out the video cameras)
- Music and audio
- Cameras and camcorders
- Phones and radio comm.
- Power and batteries
Trade In Your Electronics To Save Even More Money
I wanted to end this post by mentioning The Shack Trade & Save Program. I know Best Buy has been advertising its own program on T.V. but either way these programs basically work like this:
- Trade In-Store: If you accept the appraisal for your eligible working product or accessory RadioShack will apply the value to your purchase.
- Trade Online: Select from applicable categories. Then print the prepaid shipping label and mail products for free. Finally, your gift card will be mailed to you. Start shopping online.
On its web site, RadioShack allows you to choose from such devices as HDTVs to MP3 Players to Mobile Phones. Just pick the manufacturer of your product and the site will walk you through the process. It’s quick and painless. Just another way to save on items that become obsolete faster than you can stomach.
For other great deals take advantage of these RadioShack coupons and promotional codes. Check back often because deals tend to change.