I don't know if AZO's sales really are down, but as bad as things may be at AZO, they are so much worse at PBY! Analysts have now lowered PBY's estimated earnings for next year to .12! That means IF PBY can meet expectations, their FORWARD PE is now 106!!! PBY has not met expectations for, I believe, over a year! ALSO, another reason this may be an entry point to buy AZO, besides such a low PE, is that GM and Ford are doing terrible. This usually bodes well for auto parts retailers, as people prefer to fix up their cars, rather than buy a new one. Money is a little tight right now, even though gas has dropped 'all the way down' to about $2.50. Home prices should be falling soon, causing a financial squeeze for many people. Auto parts retailers are basically 'recession proof'. They do well when the economy is bad.