Radio Shack’s closing down over 1,000 retail locations across the country this weekend as they transition their operations from physical stores to online distribution. The biggest building on the chopping block: their company headquarters. After clearing out the basement and digging through the archives, they’ve assembled thousands of items into over seven hundred individual lots and handed them off to UBid Estate and Auction Services. They’re up for sale now.
Collectors, tinkerers, historians, nostalgia seekers, and collectors of the just-plain-weird…if you like Radio Shack, Realistic radios, Tandy computers, hobbyist electronics, or framed artwork, there’s something in there for you. On the first page alone, you can find a Tandy Model III computer, a Louisville Slugger baseball bat, a shortwave receiver, a collection of vintage calculators, a TAD-345 telephone answering system, an autographed 2012 Tour de France jersey, and, uh, this framed painting of former President George W. Bush:
But seriously, it goes on for pages and pages just like this.
Bundles of Tandy software? Check!
Computer monitors? Check!
An autographed nude photo of Ronda Rousey? Come on, be seri– oh, wait…Check!
Company newsletters, Radio Shack catalogs, furniture, disk drives, framed artwork, international flyers, speakers, keyboards…it’s a hoarder’s dream come true. The auction began on May 26th and runs until the first week of July (another 36 days, 8 hours as of this writing), so there’s plenty of time to browse, chuckle, reminisce, and maybe make a bid or two if something catches your eye.