London Equivalent of Radio Shack

May 29th, 2006, 03:46 AM
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London Equivalent of Radio Shack

Does anyone know a store in London that is the equivalent of Radio Shack here in the US? I know what I'm looking for (I don't need to rely on their (lack of) electronic expertise). I'll be staying in Aldwych over a long weekend. Thanks.
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May 29th, 2006, 04:27 AM
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Maplin is probably the closest high-street option. Or take a walk up Tottenham Court Road, which has plenty of independent electronics shops.
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May 29th, 2006, 05:23 AM
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You could try Richer Sounds

Their website http://www.richersounds.com/
will give the nearest branch.
Their staff actually do have a lot of expertise and they won't try to sell you an expensive item if a cheaper one will do the job.
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May 29th, 2006, 06:04 AM
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I think Richersounds is more of a HiFi shop, rather than an electronic component retailer like Maplins. As I don't know quite what radioshack sells, it is difficult to comment, but Maplin took over from Tandy who did occassionally sell equimen branded as Radioshack.

http://www.maplin.co.uk/ is the website for Maplin - it should give you an idea if this is what you are looking for.
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May 29th, 2006, 06:25 AM
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Depending on what you actually looking for - Maplins probably is your best bet -- everything from Batteries/cables/memory to components to TVs.
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May 29th, 2006, 07:05 AM
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How about Dixons?
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May 29th, 2006, 07:40 AM
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Having lived in the states and now ireland Maplin is the Radio shack of the UK and Irl for little gadget geek things. My other half loves the place!
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May 29th, 2006, 09:30 AM
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Dixons no longer exists, after numerous corporate takeovers it was "Rebranded" as Currys digital.
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