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  • HOTAIRBALLOONIST HOTAIRBALLOONIST May 18, 2011 10:53 AM Flag

    consolidation

    In the works as these companies can't continue to lose money to buy business foreever. By selling low margin electronics (that take up floor space) and giving away products that they absorb freight on can't continue to be the preferred model.

    We are about to see (starting today) a shareholder revolt demanding a return on investment as shareholders approach a 5 year low on the stock.
    You can't continue to buy business in a flat economy on declining margins, lower or stagnant sales and rising costs....

    They are great in the PERCEPTION that they always have the lower price with the weekly price games. Here today, gone tomorrow. Buy at the inflated price today, but we'll give you two cookies and a discount on your next order next time...

    Pricing games and perceived discounts outside of copier paper are a joke that consumers will eventually wise up to........

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