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Re: DATASHEETS THREAD.
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2008, 03:00:56 PM »

'In 1963, Radio Shack was purchased by the Tandy Corporation, which was originally a leather goods corporation, and renamed Tandy Radio Shack & leather. Tandy eventually divested itself of its non-electronic product lines.

Tandy (through InterTAN) also operated a chain similar to RadioShack in the UK under the "Tandy" name from the 1970s until the late 1990s. The stores were sold to Carphone Warehouse in 1999, and over the next few years were converted to that format, or sold off.'


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Re: DATASHEETS THREAD.
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2008, 03:21:44 PM »

Leather and electronics. what and odd combination haha
 
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Re: DATASHEETS THREAD.
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2008, 07:59:23 AM »

Tandy are long gone, in the UK at least.  They were the UK arm of Radio Shack.  A lot of the stuff they sold was either badged as Tandy, Radio Shack or Intertan, depending on market segment.
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Re: DATASHEETS THREAD.
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2008, 08:59:59 AM »



the art of rebadging taken to the extremes  :D
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Re: DATASHEETS THREAD.
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2009, 06:10:07 PM »

Tandy Electronics was the international trading name of Radio Shack here in Australia but it was swallowed up by another electronics giant Dick Smith Electronics (also known as DSE), back in 2000.  The name 'Tandy Electronics' has been kept but was never popular down under because most of the products were overpriced and considered to be substandard.  There are many Tandy Electronics stores across Australia still and even the logo hasn't changed much over the last 20 years!

The 'RS' in RS Electronics and RS Components stands for 'Radio Spares', not Radio Shack  :)
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