Self inflicted dis-memberment
The writing was on the wall when Dick Smiths stores stopped carrying kits and components for the electronics enthusiasts.
They may not have accounted for much direct sales, but everybody knows one and they are the ones who get asked for electronics purchasing recommendations.
Dick Smith screwed us, we returned the favour.
No need for doom and gloom about bricks and mortar electronics stores, even though we all make use of eBay, DonTronics, Futurlec and the rest we all enjoy a bit of technical man-shopping.
Jaycar will get along just fine thank you.