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hopeofthestars 110 posts  |  Last Activity: May 17, 2012 1:02 AM Member since: Nov 12, 2004
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  • I've been considering selling my position in IRBT. I'm probably late to the game as I held it through the run up last December but I'm worried the stock hasn't reached bottom yet and I'm looking to get back in at a better price (or not get back in at all). So my questions are:

    1. Does Heartland Robotics pose any kind of threat to iRobot? I'm not familiar enough with Heartland to know the business overlap, if any.

    2. This one concerns me more - how do longs feel about Neato? Reading up on Neato's consumer offerings is what originally caused me to question my position. Their products have glowing reviews and the head-to-head comparisons between their robots and Roombas almost always end in their favor. For a much newer company, they seem to be way ahead in most areas of robotic vacuums. There also seems to be little love lost between executives at both companies.

    Thanks in advance for any thoughts on these questions.

  • I guess it doesn't matter too much since they're (hopefully) phasing them out, but I've hated the can design ever since they were first introduced.

    Absolutely horrible graphic design, which is a bit surprising since JSDA is usually pretty good about that stuff.

  • Jones should have a special "Great Depression" campaign and sell bottles for a nickel, just like Pepsi did in the 30s.

    What better way than get a TON of sales, and even free publicity.

    You think the random press they get from the Thanksgiving sodas is good? In this economic climate, this story would be HUGE.

    And it's not like they've got much to lose. At this point, I think it's worth a shot...

  • Reply to

    Golden Egg now at fifty five cents

    by dig_oracle Nov 10, 2008 3:43 PM
    hopeofthestars hopeofthestars Nov 11, 2008 2:57 AM Flag

    What, Jones makes an Golden Egg Nog flavor now?

    Is it part of the holiday pack??

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    Portland Trailblazers Signed!!!!

    by jeraldmar Nov 10, 2008 10:56 AM
    hopeofthestars hopeofthestars Nov 11, 2008 2:55 AM Flag


    "Most recently, the Trail Blazers penned a deal with Jones Soda Company that makes Jones the official soft drink of the Portland Trail Blazers fan. Jones Soda products will be served on the Club level and at stations serving bottled and canned soda."

  • hopeofthestars by hopeofthestars Sep 2, 2008 11:06 PM Flag

    I must say I really like 24C in all the flavors I've tried - five to date. Is that all of them?

    I just wish they had some sort of marketing for it - any marketing!

    The only reason I picked it up is because I was specifically looking for it, but I don't see how or why anyone who doesn't know what it is would even consider grabbing it off the shelf with so many choices. The fact that its made by Jones is very underplayed in the packaging, so they don't even have that going for it.

    I think it tastes a lot better than any of the other vitamin waters I've tried - much cleaner and fruitier, almost like juice, as less "chemical tasting" than Vitamin Water or others. It would be a real winner if they just TOLD people about it!

  • hopeofthestars by hopeofthestars Aug 3, 2007 6:46 PM Flag

    ...because it was such a speculative play this year, it can (and has) gone down just as quickly as it went up in the first place.

    I think the real question is, is there more to this stock than just the quick fad is became on Wall Street with everyone from The Motley Fool to Cramer and The Street pushing it like cheap smut.

    I'm still holding, because I'd feel like a fool selling at $11, but pretty soon I fear the share price is going to drop below the price I paid for my most expensive shares (from last summer), and I'll REALLY feel like a fool...

  • Reply to

    Is JSDA in Whole Foods? Anyone know?

    by goldie2d Aug 3, 2007 5:28 PM
    hopeofthestars hopeofthestars Aug 3, 2007 6:43 PM Flag

    They're not in any Whole Foods in New England.

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    by migranttraveler Jun 21, 2007 12:54 AM
    hopeofthestars hopeofthestars Jun 21, 2007 6:12 AM Flag

    Interesting that the domain name has been owned by Diane Fassino Design in Boston up until June 6th, at which point it was transferred to Celunol...

  • hopeofthestars by hopeofthestars May 8, 2007 9:27 PM Flag

    Hey, do any of you know if Jones offers tours in Seattle?

    I could swear I'd read something about tours on this board, but can't find any info on it...

  • hopeofthestars by hopeofthestars May 3, 2007 10:44 PM Flag

    For those of you that follow NILE, this is exactly like the "bad" earnings report they has about a year ago, where they were on track for their targets but were hammered after hours.

    Take a look what NILE did after the fact, and you'll see the future of JSDA.

    I'm pleased with where things are going, and am happy to hold at these levels, and possibly add to my position.

  • hopeofthestars by hopeofthestars Apr 17, 2007 10:58 PM Flag

    So is there a definitive list somewhere that tells me:

    A) Where Jones Soda products are available TODAY


    B) Where Jones Soda products will be available in the next 6-12 months, and WHEN?

    Even their own website doesn't seem to have this info...

  • hopeofthestars hopeofthestars Feb 20, 2007 2:38 AM Flag

    I think all the credibility I need are in the facts I presented, but think what you want - the ticker will tell us who's right tomorrow...

  • As of 1:30am EST:

    1,542 Articles on GoogleNews about JetBlue's travel problems - including the New York Times, CBS News, Houston Chronicle, TIME, CNN, Money, Forbes, MSNBC, The Boston Globe, Guardian UK, USA Today, Newsday, FOX News, NPR, Christian Science Monitor, ABC News, Bloomberg, Washington Post and more small-town dailies than you can shake lost JetBlue luggage from JFK at!

    55 articles on the founder being "humiliated and mortified."

    2 articles describing JetBlue's service as painful.

    1 update to JetBlue's Wikipedia entry recording the gruesome details of the past 6 days.

    Folks, this has gone beyond being a small, regional problem. Heck, it's not even national any longer. It's getting international attention, and JetBlue is the laughing stock of the entire travel industry, not even the airline industry alone.

    It's gone beyond business sites reporting on the long term effects and worked its way into Leno and Letterman jokes on the TV in the living room (good one from Jay tonight about how even Amtrak spends more time airborne than JetBlue!).

    This is not some small incident that will be easily forgotten. We're at 6 days and counting of mess, people being touched by this from California to Maine and beyond, and no signs of the media slowing down their coverage.

    JetBlue will have trouble staying above the 10 mark when the market opens; it may even test the 52-week low.

    This is going to be treated like a business that's in the midst of a major crisis by Wall Street, and rightfully so after having alienated a huge portion of its customer base and created enough bad PR to wipe out years worth of good will.

  • Reply to

    JBLU goes up tomorrow...I will bet on it

    by stjredmen Feb 19, 2007 11:13 AM
    hopeofthestars hopeofthestars Feb 20, 2007 1:27 AM Flag

    "JBLU goes up tomorrow...I will bet on it"

    Bartender, please give me whatever stjredmen's having, because that's some crazy stuff...

    "Naw, most people I know love to fly Jet Blue. If you weren,t affected you'll keep flying as long as the price is right. Besides people have short memories when it comes to crap like this."

    Crap like this? When exactly has "this" happened before? As far as I can tell, there hasn't been a scheduling catastrophe as large as this one in the past twenty years. I mean, here we are a WEEK after the fact (and the bad weather) and it's still a top news story...

    JBLU is toast in the AM...

  • hopeofthestars by hopeofthestars May 17, 2006 1:05 PM Flag

    Is anyone worried that this is moving too fast?

    I'm not particularly worried about it, but it *is* in the back of my mind.

  • hopeofthestars by hopeofthestars May 15, 2006 3:11 PM Flag

    I love today's chart, nice rebounds after every dip - even on a down day for the market (one of several in a row, no less)!

  • Reply to

    New packaging.

    by dsmith5662 May 15, 2006 1:26 PM
    hopeofthestars hopeofthestars May 15, 2006 1:34 PM Flag

    'Cuz Target has the exclusive rights to canned Jones... for now.

  • Reply to

    25 cents more until i cover

    by bvyoky2031 May 15, 2006 10:56 AM
    hopeofthestars hopeofthestars May 15, 2006 11:24 AM Flag

    You have a strong sell rating yet only think the stock is going down another 25 cents?

    If you had any guts and truly thought this was a worthy short, you'd stick it out until it were 7, at most!

    According to your post, even if your short is at the all time high of 10.45, you'll only make a buck a share; couldn't you have found a million better short options??


  • Currently #14 on Yahoo NASDAQ % Gainers... nice to see JSDA getting some exposure on the list!

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