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  • gadzillionman gadzillionman May 24, 2008 2:02 PM Flag

    high gas prices SPELLS DOOM FOR AUTO PARTS CO'S

    just watched MSNBC & an energy analyst said that we could see $15.00 a gallon within 2 to 3 years, this would not be good for ORLY or any other parts co,if people can't afford to drive their cars, they will not need auto parts !! WATCH OUT LONGS....

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    • Your simple analysis fails to consider that gas will not be $15 a gallon since people would not be able to buy it. That would leave the oil producers with lots of oil to drink. Secondly you seem to believe that auto parts stores would not be able to adapt to changes in technology. Obviously that has happened before and those who were able to adapt are still around. Well run companies don't just hit a wall and die when the facts change. I would expect the strong players to continue being the strong players.

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