At 11 EST ODP warned that sales for 4th Q would
be negative compared to prior year. That must be wy
SPLS gain today went negative. Hopefully, SPLS took
their business, but no early comments either way from
think dialog has any to do with the price to
stock or anything. Use the damn ignore button mutt
head. You don't have to read my messages. Are you so
stupid to keep reading it? Who is twisting your arm?
appreciate the kind words on my service...back to
SPLS though,I always felt that OMX would fall
eventually. As my previous post suggests at least one analyst
agrees and now ODP is also in trouble. I don't think
there will be 3 office superstores in our future...at
some point OMX goes away and ODP and SPLS slug it out
for king of the hill...it will be like LOWES and HOME
DEPOT, no one else will ever come close and eventually
you may have one clear winner with the internet and
WMT picking up the rear. May take some years to
happen but SPLS will be "king of the hill"
You arrogant SOB. Where do you get off with your
insults? I post an opinion and you have to resort to this
level of insult.
And if you were truly
interested in a dialog instead of hurling invective, you
would note that I didn't compare staples to
furniture.com. I made the observation that dot.coms starting
from scratch are having an extremely difficult time
building brand name, building infrastructure, and god
forbid, becoming profitable. Add pets.com to the
That's two people, MA Brooks being the other, that you
have insulted for no reason. Get off your high horse
and act civil.
By the way, read the news
story about Staples comparing their prospects to ODP
and OMX and decide who knows more about the
Hey bcoz,you are correct that SPLS sells out of
the United catalog but that is not the catalog they
push.SPLS/SCC has their own book with about 6500 sku's that
they want the reps to introduce to customers.No one in
the op industry can avoid a wholesalers catalog.It's
a necessary evil.
Hmmm...another moron weighs in.
understand that furniture and office supplies have
polar-opposite supply chains, don't you?
Staples' catalog, staples.com, and stapleslink all use
wholesalers (United Stationers and SP Richards) to dropship
products directly to customers.
There are no
similar wholesalers in the furniture industry.
You're from Massachusetts. Do you know what market share
WB Mason has in the Boston market? Do you know who
supplies them? DON'T RESPOND TO THIS MESSAGE UNTIL YOU
KNOW THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS.
for the sake of simplicity, keep your ill-informed
opinion to yourself. I am putting you on
PS. Say, you don't think Jack Welch might have a
hidden agenda, do you? Golly, he MUST mean everything he
You're a dope.