>Subject: Scan Shack name vs. Radio Shack Name
>Date: Thu, 07 October 1999 11:33 AM EDT
> To All It May Concern!
>I think that if you contact your state board of licensing and
>for trade marks, you will find that Radio Shack CAN NOT keep you from
>Scan Shack because they have rights as Radio Shack.
>These are two entirely different TRADE NAMES, thus constitute completely
>separate individual entities!
>Besides, amateur radio operators have been using the term Radio Shack
>mean the area that they have their radio equipment in since the
>I had a similar experience with the name of my business; DAT2
>The local chapter of the American Red Cross tried to tell me I could
>DAT since they had "rights: to it. They said since their Disaster Action
>Teams were called DAT they had rights to it.
>I contacted my local state licensing department and were told that I
>indeed use DAT2 Communications.
>This would also mean that all of those restaurants that have "Shack" in
>their names are in violation of trade name laws! Restaurants like the
>Seafood Shack in Bradenton Florida!
>You may wish to look into this further before pulling the plug.
>Kurt Fritsch WA3TOY
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>Before you buy.
Subject: Re: SCANSHACK ISSUE
Date: Thu, 07 October 1999 02:33 PM EDT
>Subject: Re: SCANSHACK ISSUE
>Date: Wed, 06 October 1999 11:56 PM EDT
>>I have no interest in visiting your site anymore.
>>Scanner Dweeb is a coward.
>I think you're being a bit harsh. Granted, he was a bit quick in
>taking his site down, but ultimately if they want to pit their
>millions of dollars and hundreds of lawyers against him, he hasn't got
>a chance. You can't blame him for the fact that our legal system is
Subject: Re: SCANSHACK ISSUE
Date: Wed, 06 October 1999 08:59 PM EDT
>>They are closed, no email or site entry now,
>> what gives????????
>>I liked scannerdweeb
>The Adventures of Scanner Dweeb is still up and running.... I am just trying
>to get the files updated and links changed as many of the SD files were on the
>Scan Shack server space and everything pointed there. Now that I had to take
>it down I have to re-direct everything in the html files to the ScannerDweeb
>area. There are a bunch of files too....And I have to take off all references
>to the Scan Shack off all the graphic files and re-save to gif, etc, etc,
>etc.... it's work but it sure beats getting attacked by Tandy, TPI lawyers, if
>they were serious per their e-mail .. I'm about 1/4 done and should have
>everything back to normal by tomorrow sometime.
>Scanner Dweeb is at:
As I mentioned earlier, this is crap, you have NO reason to respond
to them. In addition, any site that PROMOTES this hobby also promotes
Radio Shack. They can NOT afford to alienate everyone involved in this
hobby, especially when we are all so connected in such a public way
here and elsewhere. My returns go into the Oceanside, California
store this saturday morning. I mention this so they can "verify" the
fact.. This is the age of instant communication, and they have shot
themselves in the foot on this one! And, I might ad, they're foot is
in there mouth.
This smacks of another issue they pissed me off with about 20 years
ago. I was going to franchise a Radio Shack store, they would allow
NO *** HAIR!!!!! I simply could not believe that one either. I
also never went into one of their stores for over 10 years. Guess I
will just never go back again after this. This company seems to have
ne real grasp of reality and there is simply too many other places to
do business with at far better prices. They have become like the 7-11
stores.....convienient, overpriced, and full of idiots. I am finished
with this company. I am sure, like the no *** hair fiasco awhile
back, they will rescind this stupid attack. I however am just simply
fed up with this outrage. Mike Cartwright
VROC #2421-Donor- "Pappy"
"Fishtailed" 99 "Simple Green" Nomad
ICQ # 7926798
Im with you,
Why is Radio Shack using such tactics?
I always saw Radio Shack as a place where you could see new products, get
answers to all sorts of questions and find hard to locate parts and such, but
in these past few years they have become a whole lot less in this customers
Did Sprint buy them out and take what brains they had?
Are they now mindless drones at the whim of some huge giant telco?
Did they even visit the ScanShack or just do some knee jerk reaction?
Well in my opinion, if the email was in fact sent by Radio Shack they would
have closed in saying: "wana add the TSP or sign up for Sprint today ?"
I can say thet (Republico Maro) went to great length to answer all this stuff
and still got nothing from them at Radio Shack.
When Radio Shack says satisfaction gauranteed, do they mean CUSTOMER
Im taking my complaint out in product returns to the store !!!!!!!!!!!
`` watch out a girls in the room``