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View Radio Shack Maker Faire Ticket Locations in a full screen map

 

Check out this nifty Google map that shows which RadioShack locations throughout New York City and beyond are offering discounted World Maker Faire tickets. Discounted One Day Tickets will be available at these RadioShack locations throughout New York. Save $5 per ticket, avoid lines onsite, and support your local community by visiting these RadioShack locations up through the event.

World Maker Faire, Sept 17, 18, New York Hall of Science

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. Ray says:

    I went to the 534 Third Avenue (36th St.) store and they told me they have never heard of the Maker Faire… Any idea?

  2. Ray says:

    I went to the 534 Third Avenue (36th St.) store and they told me they have never heard of the Maker Faire… Any idea?

  3. Andy Leviss says:

    This doesn’t seem to be well supported by Radio Shack. I just went to the one on Queens Blvd at 45th, here in Sunnyside, and the staff had never heard of it. I patiently explained, and insisted that corporate’s list/map said they had it, so they called their manager. He immediately said that they did, and told the guy where to find the book of tickets. It was on a shelf in the back room. It took another 10 min or so for them to find the SKU so they could actually ring them up.

    According to the paper in the binder of tickets, all participating stores are supposed to have in-store visuals marketing it. Clearly, that hasn’t happening.

    Somewhat of a major fail, but I can tell you for sure that the Sunnyside store has TONS of tickets, since I bought the first two they’d sold just this afternoon!

    1. Gareth Branwyn says:

      Hey Andy, thanks for taking the time to share this with us.

      Like any large retail chain/franchise, support and understanding varies at different locations, and even amongst staff at any given store. Some Shacks are really into it, have post cards on the counter, posters in the window, and staffmembers who are excited and are bringing their families to the event. Some employees, as you discovered, don’t even seem to know about the Fairet. We, and RadioShack, are doing what we can to get the word out to these stores and their personnel. Sorry you got someone who didn’t know what was going on and it took longer than normal. The good news here is that you got your tickets and that store now knows the drill. See you at the Faire!

    2. Anonymous says:

      Hey Andy, thanks for taking the time to share this with us.

      Like any large retail chain/franchise, support and understanding varies at different locations, and even among staff at the various stores. Some Shacks are really into it, have post cards on the counter, posters in the window, and staffmembers who are excited and are bringing their families to the event. Some employees, as you discovered, don’t even seem to know about the event. We, and the RadioShack org, are doing what we can to get the word out to these store personnel. Sorry you got someone who didn’t know what was going on and it took longer than normal. The good news here is that you got your tickets and that store now knows the drill. See you at the Faire!