In 2013, after receiving his degree in Electrical Engineering, Tim Osterloh founded Clank-Tronix. He started out with a mission to provide local electronics repair services to all of La Grande with a special focus on video games. This has expanded to where Clank-Tronix carries a great selection of used gaming systems, including brands like Atari, Nintendo, Play Station, Sega, and X-Box. They also carry most hand-held systems like Gameboy, DS, and PSP.
They also currently have hundreds of video games, including the classics such as Atari, NES and Odyssey, as well as newer games for Xbox One, Wii U and Play Station 4, along with games for the handheld systems. In addition, Clank-Tronix will also fix your broken console locally instead of you having to mail the hardware to some distant company. They also have an active presence on E-Bay with constantly evolving merchandise.
In the same building and under the same ownership is The Archives Book Store, managed by Stewart Kirby. Besides an eclectic mix of books, The Archives also has a rich and varied selection of vinyl records, board games, and comic books.
The folks at Clank-Tronix and The Archives have an ongoing goal of making a living doing what they are passionate about by being the only used gaming store in the region and the biggest bookstore in Eastern Oregon.
This utterly delightful duo of stores, catering to the inner adventurer and explorer in all of us, fills a valued niche in Northeastern Oregon and is renowned for its friendly and knowledgeable staff.