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Old 02-20-2013, 11:10 AM   #1
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Should Amazon Buy RadioShack?

With Amazon building warehouses like crazy all over the country, isn't it time they set up small showrooms for their Kindle line; and possibly other products?

And what better chain to snatch up than ailing RadioShack and its 4,400+ US locations. Of course Amazon won't need all of those stores, so they can keep the prime locations and sell off the rest.

RadioShack is on its way to oblivion and I like the idea of turning its stores into Amazon fronts.

And if not Amazon, what about Google?

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Online retail giant Amazon has been inching toward having a physical retail presence in the US and UK through the installation of lockers at grocery stores, drug stores and other retail locations, like 7-Eleven, Staples, Walgreens and RadioShack. Amazon users can place orders online that are delivered to the lockers, avoiding hassles such as missed deliveries.

But instead of setting up lockers at various random locations, Amazon could establish a broad physical presence for dirt cheap with one bold move: It could buy RadioShack.

The US electronics retailer has lost more than 80% of its value in three years and is now worth just $325 million on the market. RadioShack has more than 4,400 stores in the US alone and 90% of them are within a two mile-radius of city and town centers.
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