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Barnes & Noble, Inc. Message Board

  • indexplus2001 indexplus2001 Nov 22, 2011 1:44 PM Flag

    Steve jobs is dead, Ipad Isn't

    The genious of Steve Jobs designed the right size of tablet. He could have made a product size between the Iphone and Ipad. But he didn't for a reason. Nook and Fire are too small, especially for reading magazines. Personally, I like netbooks. You can read books and use it as PC - without giving up portability

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    • He is looking at Goodwill - which is out of proportion

    • Trying to repost this, as it seems it didn't work the first time (apologies if this shows up twice). I'm also short. Made $40 grand over the last 9 months shorting this off and on. I'm also concerned about the big blocks of shares trading in the last 10 days. But in the end, the fact is that the book industry is a dying industry. I work in the book industry, so I should know. It's not pretty. And no one has even mentioned the fact that the piracy of ebooks is now exploding. Google ebookee. Any bestseller you want downloaded in minutes. Easy as pie. This is what undid the music industry. Patience will pay off here. Just frustrating now, as there are no shares to short right now. Maybe next week there will be.

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      • Read my other post. You're wrong about the book industry dying. You work in the book industry? Tell us which part of the industry.

        "Any bestseller you want downloaded in minutes. Easy as pie. This is what undid the music industry."

        Yeah, it's easy as pie to illegally download music too. And easy as pie to pay tens of thousands of dollars on attorney and settlement fees if you are one of the thieves who gets caught.

        Last I checked, Apple's and Amazon's music download revenues were still rapidly increasing, as are B&N's book downloads.

        I'm amazed at how many ignorant statements the shorts here are writing.

        Frankly, I don't care. If you guys want to continue to lose money shorting a stock that has steadily risen for 10 days (with the highest average 10-day volume in years), be my guest.

    • The smart people on this board generally don't comment on your posts, as your rants seem to be the words of a hack gambler who uses a chart and a ruler (lazy technical analysis) to place reckless bets.

      You should learn a bit about the company and competition, rather than rail against B&N out of anger that your short speculation has cost you a large percentage loss in a few days.

      It appears that all of your knowledge about the company has come from reading message boards. How's that working out for you?

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