...but I can just go to the local radio shack...
Assuming you have one "nearby" - here in Phoenix, AZ - according to the RS website - there are now only 3 stores near my house; the closest is 6 miles away - the other two are 10 miles away.
It wasn't that long ago when I could find one only a mile or two away - they were everywhere.
That said - I stopped shopping at Radio Shack a long time ago. The real straw was finding surplus electronics to be a much cheaper and more interesting solution. Ebay and cheaper Chinese suppliers made it clear that RS as a source for components was a dead end. The last time I went to a Radio Shack was when they had their "word-of-mouth" super sale on components (found out about it via Reddit) - that was a couple of years back.
Honestly, though, they started going downhill for me when they started selling cell phones, and getting away from their long-time core markets. Some would say they started losing people when they started to sell computers - but I don't think that's true, at least at the beginning. When they started to sell re-badged (that is, not in-house developed) PC-compatibles (that would probably be the post Tandy 5000 era) - well, that might have tolled the first bell...
The dumb thing is that they had a brief chance recently to turn things around - all they had to do was aggressively market themselves as the place for Makers and STEM education - and ditch the cell phone sales. I remember when they used to offer computer use and programming classes (for their machines of course) - they could have brought that back, but updated for the Maker crowd (teach Arduino, RasPi, etc). They could have held courses on how to use 3D printers (and perhaps sold kits or machines too). Teach soldering skills, repair skills, hacking skills. Perhaps partner up with SparkFun and Adafruit (and others) to sell their products.
I know that I and others have said in the past that "there isn't a market here for such - what market that does exist is small and niche" - but maybe that isn't completely true. Maybe the want and need is really out there, but it just hasn't been properly marketed? For all anyone knows, there's a lot of people want to pursue STEM-based hobbies or similar, but just don't know how to start, or where. Radio Shack could have been the go-to place for many of these people, had they attempted it.
But they didn't. I'm not saying they shouldn't have closed stores, etc - that was probably the right business decision. But they seem to be stuck in a rut on what to sell and who to market to. There's a very real chance that they are leaving a potential market untapped - a market that quite probably is growing year-by-year - and those people in it are simply either languishing - or more likely finding other suppliers and sources.
Then again - all of that is idle speculation. Maybe such a market doesn't exist here in America domestically - and the majority of people just want to sit at home and veg to television and internet "pr0n"...