Wasn't this supposed to be the Christmas season when satellite radios, wireless cameraphones, and iPod accessories filled stockings in record sums? This morning, RadioShack
This follows Tuesday's disappointing quarterly report out of Best Buy
No one is going to confuse one of Best Buy's big-box superstores with the 7,000 smallish neighborhood RadioShack locations, but they both feed off the same desire for leisure electronics gadgetry.
Following that logic, maybe you can draw a line from here to last month, when Sharper Image
Go back a month earlier, and you'll find Amazon.com
It can't be that bad for consumer electronics. In fact, it really isn't. It's just that expectations were set too high. Now that there's a more guarded tone in the air, it may make sense to look around the rubble and consider scooping up a store you like while it's still on sale. After all, folks are still thirsting for the latest hot gizmo. If that wasn't the case, Tweeter Home Entertainment
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz loves consumer electronics, but he doesn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. He knows that an ionic breeze air-purifying massage chair with a robotic chimp attachment doesn't exist, but he expects Sharper Image to roll one out eventually. T he Fool has a disclosure policy. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.