Store Spotlight – Radio Shack
Store Spotlight – Radio Shack

By: Michaela Herman

Things are happening down at RadioShack Southside! Right now, you can purchase store brand studio quality wireless headphones for $129.99. If that wasn’t already a bargain (which Manager Rhys Oaks swears it is), but right now its buy one get one half off! They are the same headphones as Beats by Dr. Dre, but these headphones are a fraction of the cost, endorsed by Nick Cannon.

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 11.57.12 RadioShack is also promoting their store brand Bluetooth speaker for $30.00. The cool thing about these speakers is that you can pair two together wirelessly to do stereophonic. For those who don’t quite know what that means (I definitely did not either), it means that the audio is split between left and right, one side going to each speaker. Manager Rhys was quoted saying the speakers are “pretty fancy.”

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Lastly, the store is selling rechargeable power banks. For the Pokémon players out there, if you are able to catch one in store, you receive a 20% discount!

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As for Rhys himself, when I asked him how he felt about being a part of the Oneonta community, he said, “I like it. It’s the happiest place I’ve ever been.” Originally from the Rome area, Rhys has lived here for about five years and he has been the manager of this RadioShack location since February 2015. I managed to get a little bit more out of him, after poking and prodding a bit. “The people are nice here. There is a strong sense of community, and it shows that people care. There are lots of open-minded people,” said Rhys.


The last thing Manager Rhys wanted me to talk about is the DIY Soldering Station. Here there is an assortment of DIY and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) kits, each sold for $19.99. There are even soldering irons on the table so you can enjoy yourself in store!

I also took some time with Sprint Wireless Manage Doug Bushey, who had sales of his own to promote!

Right now, you can buy one get one free for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, as well as the iPhone 6S (64G). Even if you are currently using another carrier, Sprint promises to chop your rate in half if you switch to them, including paying termination fees up to $650*.


Doug also wanted to mention that the Onyx Studio 3 speakers are buy 2 get $600 off. In other words, you get two for the price of one!

The last sale that WM Doug wished that I mention is the following deal: if you buy two Otterbox pieces, you get one free.

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When I asked Doug about how he felt about the Oneonta community, he said, “I have a four year old daughter, and it’s a great place to raise a child. The school system in the area is better than most of the systems in New York”.

That’s all for now! Definitely do your best to go say hi to the crew down at RadioShack Southside.

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