TOP PHOTO: Eddie Wiggins began working for RadioShack corporate after he graduated from college in 1986.
By Charlotte Underwood
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – After more than 40 years in the community, the RadioShack dealer in Jacksboro has announced it will go out of business Dec. 31. The electronics store has been operated by Eddie Wiggins for the last 16 years, who said the store closing marked “the end of an era.” Wiggins began working for RadioShack after he graduated from college in 1986. He first worked on the corporate side, before beginning operation of the Jacksboro store in Sept. of 2003.
“We’ve met a lot of great people over the years, and it’s been a great experience,” Wiggins said, adding that he was sad to close the store. Business had just not bounced back after RadioShack went bankrupt four years ago and that it “had been a struggle,” according to Wiggins.
All merchandise in the store is 30 percent off at Radio Shack.
He said he wanted to “thank everyone for their business” and also let the community know about the going out of business sale. All merchandise in the store is 80 percent off. “So you can buy it at what it cost us. Everything has to go,” Wiggins said. There are currently lots of fixtures, peg boards and slot walls for sale as well.
RadioShack is located at 310 Main Street, Jacksboro and can be contacted by calling 423-562-9652.
NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER: Eddie, we’re not sure what we’ll do now that we will not have the option to run to your Radio Shack for a cable or specialty item.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/30/2019-6AM)