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Jack Luskin, co-founder of Luskin's appliance and electronics chain, dies

Jack Luskin, co-founder of Luskin's appliance and electronics chain, dies

Jack Luskin, who built a Baltimore-based chain of electronics and home appliance stores over nearly five decades with the help of his famous slogan “The Cheapest Guy in Town,” died Friday of complications from an infection at his home in North Palm Beach, Fla. He was 89.

The Baltimore native started Luskin’s in 1948 in Pimlico with his brother, Joe, selling refrigerators at a time when consumers stored food in iceboxes. The brothers would follow ice delivery trucks through neighborhoods, then knock on residents’ doors to persuade them to switch to the new appliance.

Luskin’s eventually expanded into televisions and other electronics, opening one of the...

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