I'm sure it's just comical relief------they are the hatfields & mccoys of the message board
I would agree that in three years the whole company will be worth about twelve bucks ( give or take the value of the toilet paper in the rest rooms)
The pic of the third guy wasn't even Jack---it was his brother Izzy. And I don;t think either one hated anyone for any racial reason.
At the risk of sounding ignorant I have to say this: If they got Mitch back they would make money. Mr. 17 million Racor and the other MORONS that have been captain of this Titanic since are clueless. I know a dozen guys who could do a better job running this company but they are honest ethical automotive guys not the bandits of retail
I am not sure why you compare to TS. The charts (stats) ? The model ? Anyhow in some respects it might be also interesting to compare to circuit city. We might wind up in the same place. People talk about AZOs "buybacks" but isn't pbys real estate lease back effectively the same maneuver ? Of course AZOs dealings seemed to have worked for them.Two years ago I said that the operational problems are peps biggest issue. I still think so. If you were cao of a large company would you consider buying PBY ? Mnro and others seem to have more positive features. Sumitomos Tire Kingdom has (IMO) more in common with PBY than others that were mentioned.Slap a parts dept on the back of an NYB and it looks alot like a PBY store. CComments ?
sometimes some manufacturers will add more plates to increase the CCA rating. Opinions vary slightly but at some point you have too much plate surface area for the volume of electrolite. In a given sized battery case in order to function ( charge & discharge) effectively you need a certain volume of acid. More plates is a nice feature but as with any good thing you can have too much, Hope that helped
The Bosch and the Pep Boy store brand battery come out of the same JCI plant. I think the Bosch kine seems to be "acid starved". You might get better service or as good from AAP or Pep or Zone store brand battery.
The gas that is generated in batteries that is explosive is Hydrogen like in the famous Hindenburg blimp.
I am not sure today but AAP Batteries in the late 90's were made by GNB in Penna, I was in the plant. Bery interesting process. They were, at that time also making Motorcraft for Ford, Amd yes Pep Boy Batteries are JCI. Yhe GNB process and quality control was impressive. Johnson controls may be as good or not I never visited the plant.
You probably know me. I worked for AAP (NICK) in Pittsburgh, Baltimore and other places opening new stores and managing some. All done very successfully but I can't even get an interview with them today. You are right. Things have changed.