Canton, MI Radio Shack store closing May 30

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Canton, MI Radio Shack store closing May 30

The RS store on Sheldon Rd. just north of Ford Rd. is closing. I was in there on Sunday, May 7, 2017 and there was a decent amount of stock left. I picked up some DE World Li-ion 16340 batteries for 3 bucks a 2-pack. There was about 20 DE World SL20X Ni-Cad battery packs left. I think these are for older Streamlight incan. lights

(Edited edit) -- It looks like they are closing on May 30--  they are receiving stock from other closed stores so YMMV as to what is available.

Update -- I was in there Monday and the store is pretty much picked clean. There are a bunch of old cell phone cases and some old computer and audio cables and stuff like that left. There were a few of the DE 18350 Li-ion and a bunch of the SL-20X ni-cad  batteries left. The manager said they may cut prices again on the last day.

Eschew obfuscation.

Edited by: PJ on 05/30/2017 - 10:15
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Our Radio Shack near by also closed. I never did go in to see what kind of deals there were, but my adult kids did.

If you live close and there is anything pertaining to electronics you want or need, I suggest you go take a look.

I was amazed what my kids purchased for very little cost.

Actually, I was sort of miffed because they did not tell me sooner so I could got have a look!!

 

 

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 At 3$ a pair I'd buy a bunch .

 

 

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Bummer. I picked up 2 of the DE 14500 protected batteries with a charger. I put the batteries in an Xtar VC2 with the display and let them charge. One battery charged to 4.2 volts and the other 4.15 on the charger display. I did not check the voltage with a meter.

I tried a battery in 3 different single AA lights and it is too tall to work in them. I compared the DE battery with an Xtar 14500 and it looks to be at least a few mm’s taller than the Xtar. I’ll post measurements later.

—Update— : The DE 14500 batteries are about 2.5mm taller than other AA/14500 batteries. I measured the following with a Harbor Freight plastic vernier caliper:

Eneloop NiMH white AA : 50 mm
Duracell NiMH rechargeable with black top : 50.2 mm
Xtar 14500 Li-Ion : 50.6 mm
Eagletac 14500 Li-Ion : 51.1 mm
DE 14500 Li-Ion (2 different batteries) : 53.5mm and 54.0 mm

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The store is closing in 4 days. I was there looking for some coin cells yesterday and they had a countdown sign in the front window. I didn’t get a deal on the coin cells but picked up some D cells for under a buck per 2 pack with their buy one get one free deal on alkaline batteries. As of yesterday they had a good supply of AA and AAA 4 packs for about a buck. The parts drawers seem to be pretty well picked over and it looks like a lot of stuff from other stores is out on the shelves so there is a good amount of repetition. It might be worth a look if you are in the area.

Eschew obfuscation.