I understand why those who are Apple longs struggle trying to understand why a guy ( Or Girl ) Like Calls_ Them would spend night and day posting about Apple? I read his postings and they're always contrarian, because he's a contrarian. I just never believed that a company like Samsung would pay a guy like Calls_ Them to post on this board! Why? Well when debating the fundamentals or technological differences in products that exist, there's never a logical debate?
I say this because contrary to want most people think, the analyst who cover Apple and institutional investors who invest Billions in a company like Apple take a lot of information into consideration. They don't take investment advice from Calls_ Them., or posters like Calls_ Them. Besides, Samsung spends their Dollars stealing Apples product ideas right from Apple. As do all the other companies.
I don't read all the postings on this board. I know for whatever reason, there's a lot of " Apple Haters ' who say off the wall comments about Apple. I have yet to see a true professional short on this board attack Apple. I was short OSTK And BBRY ( RIMM ) When I watched the best of the best go to work on the stock. So it can be done, I just haven't seen it in quite some time. The baseless postings on here aren't backed by facts and figures. Sure the stock went up and sold off!
Those who would have you think that Apple closed up shop and laid off everyone in the R&D Department are a bit naive. Apple, the stock and the company has become an " obsession " to a lot of people. It's almost scary if you think about it. Just remember, whats said on this board will never affect the direction of the stock, that takes place on a much higher level. These boards are for laughs and entertainment, just keep that in mind...Peace!
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Didn't really think the post would be noticed. Ruffled a few feathers. I try to keep it civil on here because there seems to be a lot of hostility at times. Some of the responses surprised me. Others were pretty predicable. Why are there so many angry posters on here? I didn't know Samsung had been found guilty in court for posting negative reviews about Apple products, but I guess it makes sense coming from a company like Samsung. For that, I stand corrected.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Panic-Pete has to be a left wing #$%$ synthesizer he misspelled a word in his heading. Lets talk about the common symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia. Pete the #$%$.....Pete the paid #$%$ Samsung basher. LMFAO......
Pete you really put it out there. You really hit a nerve with the obsession comment. Get ready to get blasted. Even a neutral comment about calls-them can bring a swarm of criticism on here. There's some real nut jobs on here. You would be best to remain in lurk mode.
When caught, Samsung admitted to paying posters to praise their products and bash others....called it an "ethical lapse"...of course this is the same company who Chairman has twice been ssentennced to jail time ...Bashers may or may not be effective....obviously Samsung feels they are..but Samsung has maintained a slush fund and been often accused of bribing officials....Actually the bigger issue here is would yoyu trust this virtual criminal enterprise with your (electonic ) wallet?
It is so funny and sad to how broad the conspiracy theorists have grown.
sad to see just how stupid can really be. In all my life as a kid a teen a young adult, never NEVER do I remember people being so gosh damn stupid and dumb and gullible.
When in college there was an example cited in one of my Psych classes that at that time was said to have epitomized the gullibility of American. It was such an outlandish event the government passed a law to abolish such offers. We always believed the law passed to protect these fools from themselves. sort of like the inverted lamp shade dogs have to wear at times.
What the scam was: A company based in either Spokane or Portland as I recal ran print ads in papers and magazines reading
"HURRY HURRY LAST CHANCE TO SEND YOUR DOLLAR"--"HURRY HURRY TIME IS RUNNING OUT"
"SEND YOUR DOLLAR TO__________________BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE"
OVER 32,000 PEOPLE SENT THIS COMPANY A DAMN DOLLAR.
that's when the government stepped in and passed legislation stating YOU MUST OFFER A PRODUCT.
You got it slick there was NEVER a product mentioned NEVER. CIAO
Sentiment: Strong Buy
"Calls_Them" is not a paid basher ..... he's a breast-feeding dork.
However, paid "bashers" DO exist. The recent Samsung scandal is just one example, albeit a trivial one. they've been around a long, long time. They're mostly hired by boiler room outfits who run trading scams, and pump/dump ops. This board does have a fare amount of Korean Internet cafe-types who post dribble too. But mostly, paid bashers target the simple-minded retailer, via the above-mentioned trading scams.