Most welcome DrJ. I wish everyone understood it the way the business is factually operated and the relevance of the CO2. Please also take note that (and I think we all share this opinion to one degree or another) it would be a good thing if GMCR got into the business, a good thing for SODA at least. I did clearly indicate that in the report. However, unfortunately our friends on the GMCR board don't take to kindly to factual representations. Oh well, I only aim to deliver the facts in most instances. If there is a good counter argument I'm always open to hearing it. I received SODA's response to the newsletter yesterday and about 20 minutes ago I received one from GMCR.
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Seth, That's the part that too many just don't get. SODA has a lock on CO2. If GMCR or anyone else builds a machine, that broadens the market and increases consumable sales for SODA, and the margins in CO2 are terrific.