RadioShack will forever be known as the mecca for electronic hobbyists and tech enthusiasts, even if the retail store has gone bankrupt and is pretty much dead.
Online auction house UBid Estate & Auction Services in Texas was hired by RadioShack to auction off a cache of electronics and store memorabilia from 12 safes in Fort Worth, Texas, UBid owner and auctioneer Michael Huff said Wednesday. RadioShack was once headquartered in the city.
Some of the treasures up for bidding: unused microcomputers, transistor radios, clock radios, original brick cellphones, answering machines, and old catalogs featuring the trendiest consumer electronics of the ’60s and ’70s and beyond.
Some of the most popular items on the auction site are store signs (one is up to more than $300) and paintings of quintessential RadioShack stores— which, bizarrely, have been bid up to $1,400.
The auction ends Monday, so now’s your chance to get that answering machine you’ve been waxing nostalgic over.