It sucks how badly radioshack is doing. When I worked at the shack, the only other competing store in town was walmart. Radioshack prices are not overpriced. Radioshack brand is more expensive than walmarts brand, but you are getting a much higher quality item. We often had better prices on name brand things. What also kills the store are the people who come in and ask questions about things and then go buy them at walmart.... I think people will miss the stores once they are gone.
Long time coming. Continuous degradation of parts/accessories availability, loosening training requirements (in the old days, you actually had to learn stuff to work there), dumbing-down of the target market (used to appeal to moderate tinkerers, but ...
I love Radioshack for the random cables that I need at times. Haven't personally shopped there for something in a while though. Surprised the one by me has stayed open for so long to be honest.