RadioShack is Closing…Should Amazon buy Some of Those Stores?

I’m sure by now you’ve heard that RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy. And will be closing hundreds of its stores very soon. We’re talking a lot of retail space that will be coming free virtually all over the country. And what’s that little rumor we’ve been hearing about Amazon wanting to make same-day delivery a reality for everyone? Hmm.

Imagine small retail stores that could act as little hubs for the internet retailer. And if you’re like me, you probably live within a short driving distance from a RadioShack location right now. How cool would it be to go into your local Amazon store and browse the latest bestsellers at Amazon prices. No shipping. No waiting a few days to get it. No nothing. Or imagine having any of your Amazon orders shipped for free to the store rather than paying to have it arrive at your doorstep. And if you’re thinking that would take away from people wanting Prime memberships, well I’d say Prime is a bit more than just two-day shipping.

And the best thing about this potential scenario would be that you could go in and try out new gadgets before buying them. Like Kindle, FireTV, Fire Phone, or any of the products that Amazon is set to release that we don’t even know about yet. I know this would be a huge undertaking for Amazon, but from a consumer perspective I know I’d like it. What do you think?

I was looking for an image for this post when I came across this article. Hmm.