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freetoquestionu 43 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 20, 2015 9:53 AM Member since: Oct 2, 2006
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    by billyteex1 Jan 19, 2015 11:35 AM
    freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Jan 20, 2015 9:53 AM Flag

    Excellent post on the FX points. BTW the Euro is down to 1.16. Down 15% from when they signed the Bellco new deal.

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    UT OHHHH!!!! Did I see RED??????

    by s.platnum Jan 9, 2015 1:02 PM
    freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Jan 9, 2015 1:03 PM Flag

    That time of the month?

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    List of things that pumper/bashers used

    by billyteex1 Dec 9, 2014 11:12 AM
    freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Dec 9, 2014 11:47 AM Flag

    We see it.

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    Nephros corporate update part 1

    by lyvnlern Dec 8, 2014 5:05 PM
    freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Dec 8, 2014 7:00 PM Flag

    We have been working with our existing distributors, Chem-Aqua, Garratt Callahan, H-O-H Water Technology and Total Quality Medical to prepare for the formal launch of these products in January of 2015.

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    Again I will not be drawn in on attacks

    by billyteex1 Oct 31, 2014 9:17 AM
    freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Nov 1, 2014 9:43 AM Flag

    Looks like Bill needs a friend. I'm going to start to post more. I hope other longs join in. We are so close to finally seeing a profitable company.

    I see oosetrain as a nervous Nellie. The same things that made him tick, to read the 10-k's , also afflict him in other ways. There's zero doubt that he uses numerous Id's to make his points. Read the condescending replies. They are basically the same rhetoric.

    There are sites now, that can check out IP addresses. If you want a name of a few, you pay them a small fee and they will share with you the IP address of anyone. Compare them up with id's here and see who's match. Then watch the mice scramble.

    BTW yahoo is working on the multiple id's, situation. Maybe one day they'll have rules like IHUB. This would be a better world and the low self esteem posters will then be limited to one message. But until then, we are stuck with this garbage.

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    New Risk factors

    by billyteex1 Oct 27, 2014 11:41 AM
    freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Oct 27, 2014 12:41 PM Flag

    I would not rule out that some of these posters work for Wex. Who benefits the most here, if they discourage some investors from participating? I would not call what oose posted as racist remarks, more ignorant then racist. Why he erased it, concerns me more.

    Keep them honest here, it is appreciated.

    Sentiment: Buy

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    Any thought on store traffic?

    by robunn Oct 24, 2014 11:10 PM
    freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Oct 27, 2014 12:15 PM Flag

    Port Orange store was very slow this weekend. Two customers by noon. The novelty wears off fast. Sorry to report this. I've been meaning to swing by the Daytona store. Just something always comes up. I want to get a ticket count on a Friday, so it has the lunch crowd and weekend sales.

  • freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Oct 9, 2014 4:20 PM Flag

    You leave out Bellco out of the equation.

    We don't know if they are selling a million, five million filters. RO hasn't hurt us once, in fact once competed, we have always traded higher.

    Why so many negative views, this late in the game? Hmmmm.

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    Daytona store

    by freetoquestionu Oct 7, 2014 9:48 AM
    freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Oct 9, 2014 2:57 PM Flag

    I owned a hotel in the Daytona beach area for 8 years. I got lucky and sold it at the top of the market. You have to understand what visits Daytona and the leaders handling of it.

    We have special events, but when that leaves, it's difficult to make a buck. Because of special events, it also discourages other travelers. Spring breaker also tarnishes the image. So many restaurants go out of business in this area. The locals, make little and the Port Orange, is maybe the most affluent.

    At the top of the housing market in Florida, one group owned 28 hotels in the area. They were offered $1B for these properties, they turned it down. Within two years of turning this down they filed bankruptcy and have only one property.

    This Starbucks , has the best view from the road, but the cost for a pie and drink, will not be as well received as Port orange. The area is not frequent by enough patrons to support this store. The Hospital, college and Race traffic will help. But don't be surprised if they close this one within a year or two.

    I will have ticket numbers in the future. I believe the issue we fight with this concept, is the novelty wears off. They don 't have the advertisement dollars to promote.

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    Daytona store

    by freetoquestionu Oct 7, 2014 9:48 AM
    freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Oct 7, 2014 6:27 PM Flag

    It was around 530 , the weather was perfect. Special events may bring business, but not many locals like this area. I will have ticket numbers in the future. Maybe this next Saturday, I will stop by. The demographics are not great in this area. They will love the dollar menu at mcdonalds, paying $10 for lunch?

  • freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Oct 7, 2014 9:59 AM Flag

    Need some news. I don't know if we have anything for ebola. On the surface it doesn't look like we address anything there, but this virus uses the replication, that the body cannot defend against. Our science is based on combating replication, so maybe we get a grant or some funding to look into it. These experimental drugs may need a cocktail to speed them up. If this spreads, all avenues will be used to combat it. The public will demand it and also the world. We're in the same ballpark at least.

  • freetoquestionu by freetoquestionu Oct 7, 2014 9:48 AM Flag

    Didn't look like it had much business on Saturday. I just drove by to see if it was open and glanced in. Pretty empty. I plan on stopping next Saturday, I will see what the ticket count is and update. The bikers pour into town soon, maybe that will kick start the business.

  • freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Sep 23, 2014 7:21 AM Flag

    Port Orange store will not carry them this time. Sales fall off after the opening, the novelty of it wears off fast. At noon, I'm now the 20th customer, where I use to be the 60th. As soon as Daytona opens up, I will visit late that night. I don't expect the same reception that Port orange gave them.

    The numbers haven't been impressive, so don't get your hopes up. They didn't show anything last quarter and that was with less management.

  • freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Sep 15, 2014 1:42 PM Flag

    This is a good location, but don't fool yourselves. Halifax hospital is a around the corner and recently the High School was rebuilt, Vince Carter went to it and donated $5M for a sports center, they rebuilt the whole school after his donation. Now for the demographics here. This is nothing like Port Orange location. The kmart is a very old store and probably skating by on being closed.

    I have mixed feeling on this location. They will do well at times, when events are in town. But this strip mall, has a lower $$ customer mentality. Will they be willing to pay $10 for lunch or dinner? I have visited the Port orange store and can attest that sales are much lower than when they first opened. I will keep the board advised of grand opening, I plan on going late that evening. Will report ticket numbers.

    Could earnings be out this week?

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    Update on Daytona Beach store

    by freetoquestionu Aug 11, 2014 2:31 PM
    freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Aug 12, 2014 11:08 AM Flag

    For the record I hated the apple thing. Cookie and fake apple filler. There's no way anyone could stomach two pieces. But each his own.

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    Update on Daytona Beach store

    by freetoquestionu Aug 11, 2014 2:31 PM
    freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Aug 12, 2014 11:05 AM Flag

    Schwarz get's something like $350K this year. Then they also hired 3 key management positions. I expected last quarter a nice savings in Administration costs, I didn't see any. So if they couldn't save a dime last quarter, after getting rid of so many, I feel the same thing will happen this quarter. they will not show any gain on getting profitable.

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    @ the guys who argued about the apple pie taste

    by cashback_7 Aug 12, 2014 10:15 AM
    freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Aug 12, 2014 11:01 AM Flag


    Are you referring to me? You don't see the flour. They have the dough on a platter. I did like that they don't over load it with cheese. One of the biggest costs that go out the window, is cheese.

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    Update on Daytona Beach store

    by freetoquestionu Aug 11, 2014 2:31 PM
    freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Aug 11, 2014 5:14 PM Flag

    It was slower than any previous visit. I love sweets, but that apple thing was horrible. There is no way anyone returns wanting another piece. I will swing by around 8PM and see the ticket counts on a Saturday, when I can. I think $22 average is a little high to use as an average. Didn't someone figure it around $18.50 range. The new Ice tea promo sounds good. The apple pie thing sucked. If neither my wife or I liked it, I can guarantee you that it's not winner. I have visited this store on a school day, when it was more busy at 11:30 am then it was 10 days ago. I still own 2500 shares.

  • freetoquestionu freetoquestionu Aug 11, 2014 4:40 PM Flag

    5PM numbers should be out. Would love to see better numbers also. Throw in some news on Growth drug and this would be fun to watch.

  • freetoquestionu by freetoquestionu Aug 11, 2014 3:47 PM Flag

    Either to $12.50 or $15. Too close to call right now.

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