the motley piece makes no connection to the synergies of the merger, the increased foot print and access to the commercial parts and distribution market. aap is half the cap of AZO. it doesnt take a rocket scientist to make some assumptions about the value of the merger and the value of AAP compared to AZO. my guess is that motley is shaking some retailers loose for the fund buyers.
I know people that buy from Rockauto and it is a real hassle when the part is wrong. When you need something today Advanced has it. I never liked the shipping costs on rock, if you order different parts they all ship from different places and you pay for each shipping. Advanced will send any part right to your house if you click the help tab on their website and they throw in a discount. Advanced is on to rock and they are fighting back. As far as AAP being half the cap of the zone it should be the other way around. I got a radiator for my older truck at Advanced and it was 20 bucks less than Rock not including shipping costs.
since Advanced and CarQuest has the same number of stores as autozone I see no reason the AAP valuation shouldn't be close to zone. CarQuest has the commercial business so if anything AAP should be much higher than zone. The market needs to look at the AAP and CarQuest merger more closely.
CarQuest is a lot different than Advanced Auto. CarQuest does machine shop work, they work with machine shops to turn your drums and rotors, press parts, axles etc, the counter is staffed with very knowledgable people. They deliver, they interface to dealers. Advanced stole this company. If advanced can get a little more slick with their online parts catalog like rock auto they will cook autozone and pep. I've probably purchased 5k worth of parts in the last year and most of it was through Advanced. Advanced gold series is a nice product.
advanced auto got smart and now I get the monthly discount coupon. same price as rockauto and if the part isnt right I dont have to worry about sending it back. I like carquest too. Sounds like a nice synergy. I dont think wall street has valued aap correctly yet. no reason they cant have a cap similar to autozone if not more because carquest has a better biz model for the future than autozone has. I put pep boys and autozone in the same category, kinda hoaky.
carquest is a legit outfit, they have a nice comercial delivery parts biz. the counter is very knowledgable. class outfit. this wil hit the bottom line quick.
most likely aap asked your friend if you indeed were his friend...sorry man. tell you what, buy 1 share of aap and next year you will be rewared much more than $10. you heard it from me.
I have referred two friends and have not received a reward for either one. When I go to the refer a friend site it shows that I have two put nothing from them, I believe it is a scam.
Your records will show I referred a customer to you that bought a new radiator, but Advance Auto did not pay the $10 reward. I confirmed to Advance that the referred friend made the purchase following all the program rules, but still the reward was not paid. Therefore I believe your Refer-a-Friend program is a scam and we now buy our parts and supplies elsewhere.
because you are a fraud, a phoney, a fake. the only Maserati you own is called a model car and constructed with plastic and glue. what a joke...
Dropped health insurance for part-timers. You reap what you sow and they're sowing poor seeds.
Underground Stock Alerts (google em) just came out with a detailed report of AAP today - I recommend any fellow shareholders here sign up immediately and wait for the next update, last time they alerted a stock as a buy it went up 1350%, and last two times they put out sell ratings the stocks dove over 75% - don't be the last to know and get screwed, I learned my lesson on their AAP sell alert, and GOOG buy alert sub $300