Dukie, you have seen merely the tip of the iceberg. Patrice may be technically correct in saying they are about out of shares, but she would be wrong to say that there are not shares availble for "borrowing."
My associates have continued to borrow shares in recent days. Is another 38% increase in short interest possible by mid-February? Almost assuredly.
bossman: My broker says you better cover your ass or lose it. Remind you that there is no limit (except "0") to a shorter's loss. Join the short scramble to cover while you still can minimize your heavy losing position. Actually, I hope you go short somemore so borrow, borrow, borrow. Then you can help the buyer drive up the price. LOL.
There you go again, Bossshit. An increase in the short position in a stock is not a negative indicator for the future share price. Matter of fact, it is just the opposite. Gee, for such a savvy trader, you SURE make it sound like you are a clueless asshole. Perhaps that is part of your plan: Make it look like all AVN shorters are shitheads.