A weblog maintained (or not) by Justin de la Cruz.
'S true. Except when you need a very tiny part like a resistor. Then they're ok.
I went in to buy a very simple AC/DC power cord connection, and the guy insisted he had shown me the right ones ($4.99 a piece!). Turned out they were audio cables, and if my stuff didn't have power protection, it would have been toast. I went back in:ME: This doesn't work.HE: Did you try the cord?ME: Yeah. No work.HE: Oh. I don't think we have what you're looking for.Then I went online and found exactly what I needed... for $2.50.
Ok. Radio Shack people usually suck. Along with Best Buy people and anyone working in a retail store.