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Teavana Holdings, Inc. Message Board

  • cspanosmwc cspanosmwc Dec 28, 2011 10:25 AM Flag

    Take a sober look at this company

    Its stores are empty.
    90% of America is in fear of the economy, job loss, or are already out of work and underemployed.
    The amount of disposable income they have to allocate to useless $130 teapots is almost nil.

    For the other 10%, they may look at these teapots and high end products in the Teavana store, then they will go online and get it half the price.

    And these are ALL the customers that COULD buy these product. The bulk of people walk past the store, shake their head in bafflement, and move on.

    I cannot give this a stonger sell rating.
    I am 10 times more bearish on this stock than I was on RIMM.
    Take a look at RIMM today, its fully ruined.

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    • You are completely wrong!!!!! I have a friend who has been working for this co. for the last 1.5 years they are so busy it is unbelievable, they are hiring new employees every day a lot more than most each store is selling approximately 3-4k a day completely profitable.


      • 1 Reply to electric552480
      • Unless your friend works in London, he is a liar.
        These stores are deserted.
        The only people in these stores today are those that are returning teapots they got for XMAS for a full refund.

        Tea and tea accessories are EASY to get online from a host of sources. WAY under Teavana in price.

        Empty stores in the highest rent locations are gigantic money losers.
        Teavana will be closing locations soon, and when that news hits, it will be a disaster.

    • Your not seeing this clearly. The Teas are very good, I have been in two stores already (at opposite ends of the country) with large amounts of sales taking place, AND, actually, per 8 oz cup, even the most expensive teas are usually AT LEAST 1/2 the price of Starbucks. For example, a high end tea like Monkey Picked Oolong is 25$ for an average of 27 teaspoons. 1 teaspoon = 8 oz of tea, or twice that if you resteep (like I do). = 92 cents per cup, or 46 cents if you resteep. That is THE most expensive tea. My favorites, though, are in the 12-15$ range = @20-55 cents a cup. Waaaay cheaper than SBUX, like 1/3 cheaper. Nothing against SBUX, I like the coffee... I drink it, but I like tea too, and I like how it's cheaper.

    • trying to scare people huh?

      People still walk into Starbuck's every single day of their lives and spend $4-5 on burnt tasting coffee. I'm hopeful that TEAVANA sales will rise again.

      • 1 Reply to cdh333mom
      • I'm not defending Starbucks. But the addiction is there and they have a product and environment that make people happy.
        They also have a great selection of pastries, baked goods, and breakfast sandwiches.

        Teavana is an empty showroom of products that Americans have no need for.

        Again, its like a hammer store. Sells only hammers. Only metal hammers.
        There is only so much demand for this. Worse still, its expensive.
        Wanna buy a high priced metal hammer? I did not think so. Thinnest market imaginable.

        Channel checks show that Teavana store are empty. Deserted.
        Those same checks show lines around the corner in the morning in front of any Starbucks, Duncan donuts, etc...