Michael Dell has always been a class act and when he said Dell would go private it was done in short order. Schultze on the other hand is a scammer and #$%$ and what he says means nothing.
Michael Dell was the master of supply chain management along with being a manufacturer willing to put his name on his product. A long way from a guy running retail stores. Schulze didn't really do anything that hadn't been done before. He just happened to be selling computers, etc during the 1990's when Dell, Gates, Jobs, Grove and a few others were changing the world.
But the argument from you @steve and that other poster (I will not name) is NOT about the person, but rather on the BUSINESS MODEL being dead. Isn't it?
How is the business model different? Both models have been under attack and both companies have been losing sales to competition.
fanmailfromsomeflounder answers this question in this thread and I agree. My argument has always been two fold. The buy out offer is a scam and BBY is now a failed buisness model. There is really nothing they can do but slash their prices and that will seriously impact their margins. Even if a buy out offer is tendered, it would be for far less than at a 25 percent premium that this board is hoping for. As I posted a few days ago, the chances of a buy out happening or a good earning report on Feb 28 are both slim to none.