Now that my main man Slim has CPU, and is about to own OMX, SPLS and ODP won't have a chance. A Computer Superstore and an Office Supply Superstore in Cahoots. Imagine the buying power. Imagine the margin. Imagine the PROFIT! OMX is where it's at. A SUPERETAIL Store.
It was almost as funny when you posted this on the ODP board. Where are you coming up with these convergence dreams that produce margins? CompUSA has margins? News to me; OMX sure as hell doesn't. And the gateway move, again, was to block old Slim (who makes money the old fashion way; by grabbing a former national property when it was privatized to the lowest, bestest-friend bidder) and his CPU-OMX fantasies. Call it a biiiiiiig write-off.