For all you doom and gloom posters.Let me give you some firsthand info on SPLS that might be the reason why they and they alone are the only OP related co worth investing in.I work in the OP industry.I've dealt personally with many of the players.OMX,C EXP,BT,BOP.Although they are all difficult to land as customers,none is more ruthless and abusive to vendors.The paperwork should read at the top of every page "How much money are you going to give us beyond your asking price?"Their average vendor package is 20 pages long.In addition they have no reluctance in dangling out the opportunity to buy your products and make your company spend thousands of dollars in expenses for what amounts to a 5 minute meeting with some MM who has already made up his mind not to buy your products.In short,they are heartless and soulless.I hate them with a passion for what they and their ilk have done to my once wonderful industry.PS....I tripled my position this past week when my limit order clicked in at 18 11/16 after Office Deephole reported.GO SPLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
just to glean some meaning out of your analysis of your "once beautiful industry", I presume you're describing MMs as marketing mgrs.? And further that SPLS is one tough cookie to deal with making them the top gorilla in the group? Therefor, their probable overall success ratio is well above their competition? The beautiful industry you're talking about were the local stationary stores that have disappeared along with the variety stores and 5 and dimes with the advance of Walmart. SPLS new stores certainly look to me head and shoulders above ODP and OMX in growth areas in Northern California. When one walks in, one immediately feels the energy. After 50 yrs. of whsle/ retail sales I feel it.
To Broke: If it adds up to money for our hearts and souls...then GO SPLS! Your message was scary....but if they are making money.....well...we stockholders will have just have to live with green$$ hearts and $$$souls. Sounds like a company to invest in.