Radio Shack expands services as title bureau
on 6/16/2003 (3)
Multi-national consumer electronics giant Radio Shack has announced plans to include title processing at the retail store level
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Tandy Corp. president John Roach describes, in his familiar Texas drawl:
"Folks kept complainin' that we asked for too much information when they came in to pick up a free battery, -like their name and address, age and shopping habits and the like, -so, I got me an idea- one woman said to me, "Chris sake, John why dontcha' jest ask for my damn birth certificate and house title, all I want is my goshdang free battery, so I took her statement literal like!"
Radio shack stores will now allow sales makers to process auto and real estate title transfers, probate matters such as simple wills and power of attorney and document notarization.
Mentor Mall, Ohio manager Paul Silko adds:
"We were half way there already. I have to threaten my sales staff with termination to get names and addresses, so these guys and gals are tough and ready to take it to the next level. Nobody can pry personal information outta old ladies like a Radio Shack clerk!"
When asked if the store staff is qualified to process such sensitive legal documents, Silko shrugged:
"As long as I run a sales gain, who cares! and NO, I won't substitute a green battery for a botched living will, either!"
An online approach is in the works as well. Roach lights up:
"We had to capture web surfers, jest like walk-in customers in the stores. Once you log onto radioshack.com, you can't leave until you supply a name an' address, an' I ain't goin' into details, neither!"h="00" hei
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