Amazon Eyes RadioShack Real Estate

RadioShack Amazon physical retailWhen the rumors late last year that Amazon would be opening physical stores didn’t materialize in time for the holiday season, few expected that would be the end of it.

Recent reports now say the e-tailer is talking with RadioShack about moving into some of its stores as the gadget retailer totters toward bankruptcy.

Some suspect Amazon still wants physical locations in order to better promote its devices, like last year’s Fire Phone, which may have struggled to gain traction with consumers in part because there was no way to try it out in person.

RadioShack maintains over 4,000 locations in the U.S. but plans to sell as many as it can before closing the remainder. Should Amazon snag a portion of them, the company may be better positioned to square off against Apple on consumer electronics.

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