Tuned out: Moyer Electronics to shutter after 70 years in business (Pennsylvania)

An electronics parts store that has been doing business in the city for 70 years will be closing its doors Oct. 1.

But Moyer Electronics will still be able to serve Hazleton customers from its other stores in Pottsville and Sunbury, its owner said.

Bill Moyer, whose father, Charles, started the business in Pottsville in 1936 when he purchased the Jones Radio Co., where he was working, said technology has finally caught up with Moyer’s.

“There is no longer a need for consumer electronics,” Moyer said. “It is too expensive to run a shop. The new stuff sells so cheap you can’t afford to fix it.”

The local industrial market has changed, too.

“There aren’t many companies still here who are allowed to buy local, because they are not locally owned,” Moyer said. “They buy from one supplier, unless they are in dire straits. They don’t purchase the way they used to. A lot of equipment does not provide on-site repair.”

 

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