ashrafusa3 - You have many friends One that is going to buy lots of ODP shares and one that makes "big volum of delivery for office depot" With all that great news you should be a very large shareholder.
I give you an "A" for enthusiasm but an "F" for knowledge on the Office Depot delivery system.
First off, we do not offer free delivery on every order. You must make a $50 or more purchase to get our free delivery.
Second, our delivery system is definitely nothing to brag about. It is not next day on all orders. Just order a piece of furniture and find out for yourself. It could take up to 2 weeks!
Third, We rely too much on third party delivery services. Your friend probably does not work for OD, but is contracted by OD. UPS does a great job delivering for us... except red top paper, Reams are all broken. Then we have the box truck delivery companies that do not offer OD customer service onsite.
Fourth, Ask any OD BSD rep, they will concur that they are hindered because of our poor delivery system.
Ashrafusa3, cheer on the economy, cheer on the possiblities of a buyout, cheer on the next CEO,.... but don't cheer on OD's delivery system!!! Everyday, I deal with delivery issues and at store level, my hands are tied!