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RadioShack puts customer personal data up for sale in bankruptcy auction


And you thought you were safe with The Shack,but NO as RadioShack puts customer personal data up for sale in bankruptcy auction.

Alan Georges:
Blargh!  Like rust, scum never sleeps.

On one hand, this is valuable customer data and a key asset of the business, were RS to continue on as a business.  On the other, to sell off your customer list to the highest bidder is akin selling your friends' emails to a spammer.

I know, I know, this is probably happening automatically as part of the bankruptcy proceedings.  Still, as I said, scum never sleeps.

David in MN:
I'll never shop there again!

On a serious side, RS never had the electrical components I was looking for (lights, small machines). I did way better at a couple of surplus/freight places.

That said, it's a pretty shitty thing to do to loyal customers. But who knows? Maybe the names go by market segment and we'll all find new suppliers. A maker can dream...


--- Quote from: David in MN on March 27, 2015, 07:15:02 AM ---I'll never shop there again!

--- End quote ---

Way to take a stand!

More than likely it is directed by the bankruptcy. Still really crappy. That is why I NEVER give my phone number or address. I actively resist places that try, disrupting the line I am in and making a legitimate point that they don't NEED it to take my cash, make change and put my purchase in a bag. Usually, the cashier isn't interested in dealing with the event. If they do insist, I make it obvious I am giving them a bogus address and phone number. Some places it can't be helped, they get it off the credit card slip but I make it clear I do not condone the sale of my info when I sign up, for whatever that is worth. But I can't go without the point being made. To many just blindly hand over their info. Crazy.


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