Mr ODPIDIOT First of all "The Expert" seems a bit upset. Perhaps it is because he does not know what he is talking about. There is one thing he says that is possible and it is possible that ODP might rise in price. Not based on any of his analysis but any stock can go up or down. Anyway - just for the record I have nothing to do with Staples Nothing. I do know a few things about the OP industry though. The ODP purchase of Allied was a debacle and I know a few things about Allied. Notice that they (ODP) does not mention it anymore - just too embarrassing. They have lost over half of the business that they paid for so WB Mason got Allied�s business for nothing. Great deal for Leo. The half they still have left hates Depot. They just have not switched yet but they will. Finally, I have nothing against Depot it is just that Staples much is a better company. On the contract side the Staples people are far better than Depot but that is just my opinion. If you get a chance take a look at this Forbes article about SPLS. You will find it interesting.