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  • Madden_Rules Madden_Rules Dec 7, 1998 1:15 AM Flag

    Channel Checks - lots of AKLM games sitt

    Visited several EBs and Kay Bees this weekend.
    NBA Jam and NHL Breakaway are on the shelves. Good
    news is that no one bought them. The shelves are also
    fully packed with QBCs, Warzones and Extreme Gs.

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    • posts that attempt to manipulate the stock price, please give me some more ammo before I go to the SEC, you continue to dig a rather deep hole

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      • Madden"the sky is falling" drools may always be
        negative, and there's nothing wrong with that; he's
        entitled to put in his two sense. Most of waht he says has
        some basis-its just that he always draws the most
        negative conclusion form any thing that happens to the
        company. The key is what other readers do with the info,
        and I think everybody who is at least a semi-regular
        poster knows what is agenda is.The proof is in the
        pudding though; since earnings came out and though he is
        doing some ranting and raving, the stock has gone from
        5 1/2 to 10+.
        I think the trading today is part
        of the recent big buying with people who want to
        position before T2 is released-this may be fantasizing on
        my part, but I think once people see the hi-res
        graphics, the new weapons, and the dinosaurs, a lot of
        attention will focus on aklm-guess we'll see over the next
        few weeks. It looks like the last 5 minutes of
        trading today was about 34,000 bought on the offer at 9
        5/8, and 1000 sold at the bid. Stock should open okay
        tomorrow, but who knows?
        I've been playing Zelda and am
        curious about when your in the room with the plant
        shooting nuts at you -how do you bounce them back? Tried
        using the shield and the sticks like a baseball bat-no
        luck. It looks like a great game, but if I could choose
        only one game, it would be Turok2.

    • Madden you just give useless info and you act is getting old. You seem to have too much free time on your hands. I once asked you what you did for a living, funny how you never replied.

    • >>Visited several EBs and Kay Bees this
      weekend. NBA Jam and NHL Breakaway are on the shelves.
      Good news is that no one bought them. The shelves are
      also fully
      packed with QBCs, Warzones and Extreme
      Gs. <<

      I like to do channel checks
      because I can see for myself that a game is OUT. It is
      hard to tell by looking at the shelves how the game is
      selling or not, unless you ask someone that works there.
      For example, how do you know they didn't restock
      right before you got there?

      I went out checking
      today at Toys R Us. To me, it seemed like they probably
      were keeping the shelves full, as no one game seemed
      to have a lot of copies missing. The only glaring
      exception was for Zelda. Yes, it is obvious that a game is
      doing well if it there are none to be bought, but it
      also represents mismanagement - not anticipating and
      meeting demand.

      I'm sure if T2 were to immediately
      sell out, you would be the first to point out that
      they are losing money by missing potential sales while
      the shelves are bare.

      The entire time you were
      hitting AKLM for missing getting out QBC on time, I went
      to stores and saw LOTS of Madden on shelves. I guess
      that was bad for ERTS, too, by the same
      logic.

      I don't know about KayBee's where you live, but
      here they only have 2-3 copies out at a time, in a
      glass case behind the counter. In that case, there is
      NO way to even begin to see how the game is selling.


      Thanks for your observations. It is a good data point,
      by that's about it. The same goes for my channel
      checks - they mean nothing except proof that the game is
      out, and whether it has sold out or not.

      Anyone
      here who works in retail, speak up and let us know
      what is REALLY going on!
      --j