First of all lets throw EZPW out of this scenario, as far as I'm concerned they're a insignificant player. Let's review PWN's last year statement. Pretax-tax income was $34.6 million versus $34.0 this is hardly a disaster, or as you stated "severely declined earnings". This is a true reflection of their pawn business. Go back to my post #747 where I asked you shouldn't we see a nice increase in comps this quarter. It seems that you're the one that has the inside that FCFS pawn business is in the tank. I'm not a insider just a pissed shareholder. I'll be more pissed if they have another disappointing quarter. Post #752-#774 understand what I'm saying.