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martinitony 11 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 18, 2015 11:01 AM Member since: Jul 13, 2000
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    Bought some just now.

    by drjohnlong Aug 18, 2015 10:54 AM
    martinitony martinitony Aug 18, 2015 11:01 AM Flag

    Doc, SODA has been a great find for you. It works out perfectly as a way to offset other gains every year. There is always that pony in this pile of ....

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    Keurig's pain, Soda's gain ...

    by soberview Aug 7, 2015 10:00 AM
    martinitony martinitony Aug 12, 2015 12:18 PM Flag

    I know exactly what it means. After they bought SODA they would have lost only about 2/3 of their investment.

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    Low should be tested

    by atjr1946 Aug 3, 2015 4:21 PM
    martinitony martinitony Aug 4, 2015 10:34 AM Flag

    The existing user base is shrinking. Don't believe otherwise. The $150,000,000 may have been wasted and done nothing but add to the burden the company carries. Things get better or they get worse. Rarely do they stay the same. If it doesn't work quickly, SODA will either go bankrupt or be sold for pennies on the dollar.

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    Low should be tested

    by atjr1946 Aug 3, 2015 4:21 PM
    martinitony martinitony Aug 3, 2015 6:30 PM Flag

    Things that were said months ago have come true. Some said if it goes through $30, it will go through $20. Here's another. If it tests $16.80 it will go through $15. And if it goes through $15, a reorganization such as bankruptcy will be discussed in the not so distant future.
    Forget the BS. IF this program doesn't work instantly, it will fail and that news won't take months to reach the street. The company has 60 days left to prove itself, at the most.

  • It was the first time I had bought several six packs in 4 years. They were on sale, but that wasn't the reason. Simply put, it is harder to by Sodastream products, the ones I use, than it used to be, and it just doesn't seem worse the struggle anymore.
    If I try Staples, I might find a flavor or two I want and the same is true at Target or BBB. It used to be easy to find most of what I wanted at any of these places. Not so today.
    I might be an exception to the typical customer, but I doubt that. My sense is management is like the Dutch boy with his finger in the dam when another leak develops. The strategy doesn't seem like a hard wall but rather it's made out of silly putty.
    Hey, I could be wrong.

  • martinitony martinitony Jul 20, 2015 1:16 PM Flag

    Why would you believe this?
    So far, SODA has left a relentless two year record of failure. So, how do you come to the conclusion that will change? Given the continuation of the current management, isn't the opposite more likely? Perhaps the market is not that complicated and SODA's march toward oblivion is confirmation of the obvious.

  • martinitony by martinitony Jul 15, 2015 5:57 PM Flag

    It is $520 million. Do you guys remember that Birnbaum said $1 billion in 2016 two years ago?
    How is it possible that this schmuck is still running the company?
    He should be cleaning bed pans in Iran.
    Give it up. The BOD is as feckless as Birnbaum or he would have been long gone by now.
    He has been a total failure. Who would deny that except perhaps Golden?
    The company has no prospect for operational success, only a small possibility of selling its assets or itself for something a little greater than its current market value. That's why its current market value is where it is.
    I'm embarrassed to say I once believed in this company's possibilities.

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    EVERY LONG has to ask

    by mike_masin Jul 1, 2015 2:03 PM
    martinitony martinitony Jul 1, 2015 3:03 PM Flag

    It's not manipulated. This happened before without manipulation. Losses lead to more losses sometimes just because of market conditions. When Aubry got stuck several years ago we all got hurt as he sold millions of shares to cover his margin losses. This is what is happening now. It is oversold not because it is worth so much less but because those selling need to sell. Soon, hopefully, they will be done and the stock price will rebound dramatically, and not over many months or a year but over weeks and a few months.

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    iSoda launch

    by goldenseth Jun 15, 2015 7:45 AM
    martinitony martinitony Jun 15, 2015 11:39 AM Flag

    Your response is interesting. Instead of telling the poster why he is mistaken, you insult him by questioning his "understanding" of things. It would be like me just posting that you are an arrogant sob rather than explaining what you do that makes you that way.

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    Economists Are The WORST Stock Market Forecasters

    by attymdmnola May 31, 2015 11:16 AM
    martinitony martinitony May 31, 2015 12:02 PM Flag

    Speaking of useless information, you just gave us useless information about useless information. Thanks so much to you, too.

  • martinitony by martinitony May 31, 2015 7:14 AM Flag

    A month ago I ran out of CO2 and stopped at my Staples, where I have picked up my 130L CO2s for a long time, to get some. They were out of 130L, and I picked up a 60L. Friday I tried again and they stilled hadn't received their shipment. So, I decided to drive about 6 miles to BBB, which I did yesterday.

    The guy who took care of me wasn't sure if they had them because the place they normally were only had returned units. They searched and found them and I got a couple.

    I also couldn't find at either Staples or BBB diet energy drink and both places had low levels of choice.
    Guys, it's June 1 tomorrow and yesterday it was about 80 degrees.

    My sense is that management is either now incompetent or that management has pretty much given up on the USA. These were the first instances of not being able to get my CO2 and it happened twice. Usually at BBB the employees were always very knowledgeable about product and use. This time, not so much.

    I still retain a small amount of stock in the hope that I won't miss the boat completely if things ever turn, but I believe that it's very unlikely if the company can go into summer with such low stock at major retailers.
    I know the above is anecdotal, but when you add up enough anecdotal you have a trend.