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Dick Smith Electronics, Pty. Ltd.; North Ryde, NSW 2113 Australia.

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Name: Dick Smith Electronics, Pty. Ltd.; North Ryde, NSW 2113 Australia.    (AUS)  
Abbreviation: dicksmithe
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Dick Smith Electronics, Pty. Ltd.; North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia.

In 1968, Dick Smith founded electronics retailer Dick Smith Electronics as a small car radio installation business in the Sydney suburb of Artarmon, New South Wales. In 1982, he sold the business to Woolworths for $22 million and the business still retains his name in the business title.

Is an international electronics retailer, founded in 1968 by Richard "Dick" Smith. Today, it is a subsidiary of Woolworths Limited, incorporating Tandy, and the remaining Dick Smith Powerhouse Stores.

Founded: 1968

Dick Smith Electronics entered Asia in 1978 with a store in Hong Kong's tourist shopping hub, Tsim Sha Tsui, and the United States with stores in Northern California and Los Angeles, but these were closed in 1980 and the late 1980s, respectively. It has since expanded to employ over 2,000 people. It has co-sponsored AFL club the Richmond Tigers since 2008. On 31 January 2012 Woolworths Limited announced that after the results of a strategic review it would close up to 100 Dick Smith stores and sell the business. On 27 September 2012 Woolworths announced that the private equity firm Anchorage Capital Partners would purchase Dick Smith Electronics for $20M with the transition between Woolworths and Anchorage being finalised on 27 November 2012.

Anchorage Capital Partners floated it on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in 2013. By December 2015, the share price had fallen 80% and in January 2016, a halt in trading was requested. On 5 January 2016, Dick Smith Holdings Limited (and associated entities) was placed into administration by its creditors. On 25 February 2016, a statement released by the receivers detailed the closure of all Dick Smith stores due to failed attempts to sell the company.  Approximately 2,460 staff in Australia and 430 in New Zealand were made redundant as a result of store closures. The last Dick Smith stores closed on 3 May 2016.

This manufacturer was suggested by Wolfgang Scheida.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
AUS  78 Radio Direction Finder Cat Nr. D-2820   Coverage: LW:  150 - 400 kHz MW: 530 - 1600 kHz CB:  26.8 - 27.92 MHz... 
AUS  89 Silicon Chip - Wideband AM Stereo Radio K-5200   Dick Smith Silicon Chip - Wideband AM Stereo Radio K-5200; 2-Chip AM Stereo Radio. 


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

Dick Smith, May 2013.tbn_aus_dicksmith_photo.jpg
Dick Smith wrote many books to help electronics enthusiasts.tbn_aus_dicksmith_book.jpg