A black and white illustration of a man surrounded by electronics. He has his arms up and hands out.

Crazy Eddie

Episode #211

2023-03-17 05:00:12


In the 1980s, the discount electronics chain store Crazy Eddie was so famous, its commercials were parodied on “Saturday Night Live.” So when the family business began selling its company shares on Wall Street – making millions – nobody questioned its success.

Gary Weiss’ book is Retail Gangster: The Insane, Real-Life Story of Crazy Eddie.