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at_last_at_last 439 posts  |  Last Activity: May 17, 2013 12:56 PM Member since: Feb 6, 2000
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  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Feb 24, 2011 2:42 PM Flag

    The majority of AT&T subscribers signed up in late June or early July
    That is the refresh cycle for the majority of AT&T iPhone subscribers

    I’ve been through several of these refresh cycles and am stuck to a two year contract before I can switch but switch I will the minute that I get a chance.

    On the other hand, my wife didn’t need the face time provided by the iPhone 4 (but she does have the 3GS) so she’ll be ready to upgrade to Verizon this July

    And yes, that is how we see it. A move to Verizon is an upgrade to a real, much better, service.

    The only way my phone works in my neighborhood is if I purchase a micro cell from AT&T. Several of my neighbors already have and the rest are just waiting for July so they don’t have to worry about crappy service any longer.

  • at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Feb 4, 2011 12:42 PM Flag

    YE$$$ At last the company has funding!

    This is what the traders in the room were waiting for and they were all right when they said that there would be time to load up after funding was announced. In the daze that this caused retailer investors don'e know what to make of it and some are even selling ;-))

    Yes, you are right, that was the safest way to invest five million dollars and shareholders should be happy that management didn’t get five million at $0.45. This method provides a little less dilution over the long run. I realize that five million at an average of $0.52 seems like a big discount to yesterday’s close at $0.55 but new investors should be thrilled that right now you can get shares at the exact same price as the new investors and they’ve already done the DD to determine that $0.525 is fair price.

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    by pls418 Jan 22, 2011 1:11 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jan 26, 2011 2:11 PM Flag

    bump bumpity bump

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    by joe.grannville Jan 19, 2011 4:12 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jan 19, 2011 4:27 PM Flag


    Speaking of desperate, have you seen the craaap that some of the shorts are posting on this board?

    LOL, Vu1 is working to release a non toxic bulb to save our planet

    Oh boy, the sky is falling because it's not shipping today

    Some say it will ship tomorrow others say next month

    Heck if it ships this year investors will probably be happy

    The CEO even promised it for the New Year

    Let there be light!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply to

    Very High Volume

    by ginchinchili Jan 18, 2011 12:47 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jan 18, 2011 1:14 PM Flag

    Poor poor Joey, boo hooo hoooo

    You thought you had more time

    Perhaps you do, perhaps you don't

    One thing is clear, the volume is up and the price followed it up

    Ahhh, Joey that should have been you

    Poor poor booo hooo hooo

  • Reply to

    Ginch....did your bulbs ship yet?

    by eric_knight90049 Jan 14, 2011 10:30 AM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jan 14, 2011 2:54 PM Flag

    Ginch, the folks at Destination Lighting took the pressure off Vu1 by giving consumers a second place to order bulbs but their desire to test bulbs should and must be separate from Vu1’s obligations to its customers. Vu1 already sent bulbs to Destination Lighting and now they must decide if it lives up to the quality that they are willing to sell; independent of that Vu1 took orders from online customers and told them that they would start manufacturing those orders so that their “customers can experience the benefits of our ESL lighting technology in the New Year.”

    I don’t have an order placed with Destination Lighting because I am already waiting for an order directly from Vu1. As far as I’m concerned it doesn’t matter what Destination Lighting decides to de because “Vu1's manufacturing team is focused on fulfilling initial consumer orders”. That includes my order for eight bulbs!

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    2010 is done, where is the bulb?

    by lglzdgmbln Jan 10, 2011 12:51 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jan 10, 2011 4:36 PM Flag

    The last round of funding was part “the big boys exercising warrants at $0.60” and it was part “the big boys buying units that included both shares and warrants” and it was part insiders exercising stock options

    You don't make that sort of investment in a company unless you are finally seeing the light at the end of tunnel and are expecting a very big future!

    If you are short then good luck with that

    I'm sitting on a comfortable long position and expect to see a very nice run this year

    Keep in mind, when you short something your potential loss is "unlimited"

    As a long term investor my potential loss is at most $0.60 per share... Yet I'm not expecting a loss and

    I sit with very good company including:

    + Former Home Depot Exec Bill Hamlin

    + California Lighting Technology Center researcher and UC Davis Professor Charles Hunt

    + Philip Styles - CEO of Vu1... Former senior manager of a joint venture between LG Electronics and Royal Philips Electons… Form manager Sony Corp…

    And many more ;-)

  • Reply to

    2010 is done, where is the bulb?

    by lglzdgmbln Jan 10, 2011 12:51 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Jan 10, 2011 1:56 PM Flag

    Yet another short trader cries wolf...

    Re: They can’t manufacture bulbs because they don’t have any money.
    The company received a small round of funding in the fourth quarter to guarantee that the doors would stay open and they would be able to create bulbs. Of course, mass producing bulbs will require money and they are working on the best way to handle that. The board is full of big money guys but if they lend Vu1 the money then their loans will add more dilution for shareholders. Management is busy working on a better solution but will be prepared to accept money from current sources if a better / more shareholder friendly isn't available.

    Re: They can’t get financing because they won’t make profit for years
    LOL, talk about blowing smoke! Countries all around the world are starting to ban the incandescent bulb. Many here have mentioned that compact fluorescents will probably be banned too once a better solution is found. LED lighting is a very efficient solution but LED lights weigh a lot and cost a lot more due to the need for a large heat sink when using a cluster of LEDs. Vu1’s ESL lighting is an exciting new technology that is just now entering this market. It has an enormous amount of potential so it could be profitable much sooner than anyone can imagine. Of course, time will tell.

    Re: They can’t sell or license the technology.
    LOL, again more smoke. No one here is privy to the discussions that Vu1 is having between their distributor and potentially all of the big three lighting companies. The CEO has mentioned several times that they might license their technology. If that happens and if one of the big three pick it up then would could see Vu1’s bulbs shipped worldwide.

    Re: Best bet for insiders to let the stock go to zero
    Ha ha ha, ah ha! A short’s dream of the ideal investment.
    Let’s talk a moment about those insiders:

    Bill Hamlin was a former top executive for the Home Depot.
    Mr. Hamlin recent described Vu1’s technology as follows:

    “I have seen a number of new and innovative products during the course of my career, and I believe the potential for Vu1’s unique lighting technology surpasses anything I’ve seen before”

    UC Davis Professor Charles Hunt is a lead researcher for the California Lighting Technology Center.
    Professor Hunt recently offered his opinion:

    “I have seen the bulb (lots of them), and have one on my desk. I personally feel this is the only alternative to CFL and LEDs, which have serious problems, which is able to be energy-efficient, non-toxic, and excellent in appearance as well as being modest in price. For the R30 market, it is a no-brainer winner. The A19 version (only in prototype) is equally great…”

  • Reply to

    More from the 10-Q

    by joe.grannville Dec 14, 2010 1:30 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Dec 14, 2010 3:05 PM Flag

    Good catch Ginch!

    "I'm glad you've brought this up, because here's a fact that I doubt many have noticed and I see as another positive reflection on Vu1's business plan. Vu1 is leasing the 3rd floor of the building in which Capital C Partners in leasing the 4th floor. I'd say that Capital C Partners must have a heck of a lot of confidence in the success of Vu1's future."

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    More from the 10-Q

    by joe.grannville Dec 14, 2010 1:30 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Dec 14, 2010 2:59 PM Flag

    Thank you for the facts Ginch!

  • "I have seen a number of new and innovative products during the course of my career, and I believe the potential for Vu1's unique lighting technology surpasses anything I've seen before"

    or this?

    "I am looking forward to working with Phil and the rest of the Board and management team to help capture the sizeable market opportunity before Vu1"

    If so then why doesn't a Retail Industry Veteran like Bill Hamlin understand your commitment to see his company go sub penny? Clearly you must know more than the guy who helped build Home Depot, right???

    LOL, don't answer that now, let's wait until the product starts shipping nationwide (sometime within the next few months if Bill has his way ;-)

  • at_last_at_last by at_last_at_last Dec 9, 2010 2:57 PM Flag

    IMHO, Vu1 is a company that GE should buy... Here's why

    There are a few facts that a few in the world know are true but most investors aren’t aware of yet.

    First, global warming is real. We could argue this here all day and night and some would still be in denial but the polar ice caps are melting and many will tell you this is a direct result of global warming.

    Second, a lot of pollution is created during the process of converting fuels (coal, gas, etc.) into energy.

    Third, in order to help reduce the amount of energy used by consumers… “Many nations, all around the world, have banned the old style energy inefficient incandescent bulb”.

    There is a real need for energy efficient quality lighting that matches the display characteristics of the incandescent bulb. The solution to this demand, color corrected fluorescents, color corrected LEDs and coming soon Vu1’s ESL Technology.

    Many consumers are starting to realize that the mercury contained in fluorescents make them a less desirable alternative.

    Some consumers are now looking at LEDs but the extremely high costs have them thinking twice. What most people don’t realize is that it takes a cluster of LEDs and a heat sink to cool that cluster; this is inherently an expensive product to build (by the way, a cluster of anything is likely to have one or two bad elements if the quality control isn’t just right).

    The new technology being developed by Vu1 is an exciting alternative to all of the above. It releases for evaluation purposes within the next few weeks and should be available to consumers early next quarter.

    This is an exciting time for investors. If Vu1’s bulb works as advertised then early investors could see a multi bagger here; if not, then they will be out very little (depending on the size of their investment).

    The following is a direct quote from one of the industry giants who helped build Home Depot into a success story: "Vu1's lighting technology addresses an immediate consumer need for an affordable, clean, energy efficient light bulb that produces good light quality. It's a particularly timely opportunity because Vu1's R30 ESL™ bulb is a direct replacement for the 65W incandescent flood bulb and will therefore be able to fill the massive void left when the traditional incandescent light bulb is banned in the US in 2012. I am looking forward to working with Phil and the rest of the Board and management team to help capture the sizeable market opportunity before Vu1." ~ Bill Hamlin, Vu1 Board Member

  • Reply to

    Good Buy?

    by pmeiusi Nov 8, 2010 6:34 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Nov 18, 2010 3:03 PM Flag

    I'm invested in this stock because it has an incredible amount of potential.

    You are here because of your vendetta with a guy named Ginch.... GET A LIFE !!!

  • Reply to

    Will the Vu1 be taken over?

    by ivekneki Nov 10, 2010 6:26 AM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Nov 18, 2010 3:00 PM Flag

    can't happen until...

    DOH!!! I hate typos

  • Reply to

    Will the Vu1 be taken over?

    by ivekneki Nov 10, 2010 6:26 AM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Nov 18, 2010 2:59 PM Flag

    That's a better question; unfortunately, it can happen until product starts rolling, sales start happening and earnings replace financing.

    If someone buys the company then we'll probably see a dollar or two per share but if this company meets up to the expectations (as presented by Hamlin and other board members) then we could see a ten bagger or more.

  • Reply to

    William Smith--Another Big Catch!

    by ginchinchili Nov 9, 2010 11:53 AM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Nov 18, 2010 2:55 PM Flag

    Congratulations, the board has certainly shaped up, now all they need is a product to sell.

    By the way, who is the distributor who's expecting a shipment this year? I want to know where they are going to place product so I can give it a try.

  • Reply to

    Good Buy?

    by pmeiusi Nov 8, 2010 6:34 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Nov 18, 2010 2:49 PM Flag

    It's a good day to buy. Plenty of things are up so it should be easy to rotate a few funds into Vu1.

    Good luck

  • Reply to

    Shorts had fun today

    by short_man_calamity Oct 28, 2010 4:40 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Oct 28, 2010 4:53 PM Flag

    Go to the Vu1 website
    Click on News
    Below the news for October 22 click on Release continued… /
    That results in a page showing both audio and a download link for the July CC

    Go to the Vu1 website
    Click on News
    Then click right after the text that says: “October 22, 2010 Click here to listen to”
    That will play the actual audio for last week’s conference call but there isn’t a link to download the text of that CC

    In last week's CC they never promised an update this month. What they told investors is that their website will be updated early next month, the first order for Vu1's R30 bulbs will be shipped before the end of the year, bulb production will be up to 6.8 million by the end of next year, two more lines will be able to product 10 million and 20 million bulbs respectively, the R40 bulb will be released in Q3/11, the A-Type bulb will be release in Q4/11 and the next conference call will be in three months... That's all from memory so I may have missed something (a proper transcript would sure help).

  • Reply to

    I’m thinking about buying

    by at_last_at_last Oct 14, 2010 12:03 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Oct 15, 2010 10:24 PM Flag

    I’ve toured many new homes over the last ten years and there is one thing I can say about all of them… They sure had a lot of in-ceiling can lights. Lights in kitchens, lights in living rooms, lights in family rooms, lights in the loft, lights down long hallways, lights in custom locations (like over bed for reading books or over desks or sewing tables) and even a few offset lights in the master bath.

    The upcoming ban on incandescent lights is real, the consumer demand for R30 bulbs is real, and there certain is a desire for energy efficient lighting that has light identical to the incandescent bulb… So much so that the Department of Energy is spending a fortune to encourage LED manufacturers to build a quality Type-A replacement.

    I can see your problems with PureSpectrum… a management team that I’ve never heard of, a product line in an area where you probably didn’t have prior experience, and a nice bedtime story.

    Personally, I am very impressed with the management team and the board that they’ve assembled at Vu1. I’m also impressed with their patented UL certified technology. It certainly appears to be the right product at the right time; as the ban on incandescent goes into effect over the next several years there will be plenty of time for refinements and cost reductions.

    Someone here asked if the product is going to be available on Amazon. If it were then I’d order at least a dozen bulbs today.

    Today I tried to invest nearly ten thousand dollars in the company because I see the potential for it to increase tenfold over the next decade (or sooner). I’m sure you saw the same potential in PureSpectrum; unfortunately, you were sold a rotten egg.

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    I’m thinking about buying

    by at_last_at_last Oct 14, 2010 12:03 PM
    at_last_at_last at_last_at_last Oct 15, 2010 4:17 PM Flag

    Unfortunately there is a darker side of level two… For most of the day the Ask showed $0.80 and the Bid was $0.78.

    Five minutes before close I placed an order for 12,000 shares at $0.80. After waiting several minutes I saw a block of 23,000 shares trade but I only received 1,888 of my 12,000 shares. As of close my bid never showed up and the asking price never moved off $0.80.

    What finally got me moving is the weekend. In my humble opinion, this stock is a powder keg and at any time a major publication could start talking about ESL technology with the bright potential that it holds for our future. If my local paper or if one of the bigger ones publishes something in their business section over the weekend then I don’t want to be caught scrambling for shares on Monday morning. FYI, normally I’m thinking about selling things before the weekend; this is one of the few that I’m not worried about.

    Oh well, at least I now have a little skin in the game.

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