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smaycs4 3262 posts  |  Last Activity: 18 hours ago Member since: Oct 14, 2011
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  • Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, excess inventory, and salvage merchandise. Our 160 “semi-lovely” stores sell merchandise of all descriptions and some beyond description.

    You’ll find lots of famous brand name goods in every department, like housewares from Rubbermaid, Mirro, Ekco, and Anchor Hocking, toys from Mattel, or sporting goods from Igloo. Ollie’s buyers scour the world looking for closeouts, overstocks, package changes, manufacturer refurbs, and irregulars.

    Much of the merchandise comes direct from the finest manufacturers in the country and abroad. For instance, if a manufacturer makes too much of an item, or changes their packaging — Ollie’s will buy the discontinued or overstock items. So you will always find famous brand name products at Ollie’s...but it could be last year’s color or pattern that traditional retailers won’t sell.

    We also work with insurance companies to buy salvage merchandise. If a store in your neighborhood has a fire, Ollie’s may purchase the inventory and put it in our stores at drastically reduced prices! Yes there may be a little smoke on the stuff, but it’ll be so cheap that you won’t mind!

    Ollie’s has also liquidated major retail centers, working very closely with financial institutions. When companies liquidate, the bank will often dispose of the remaining inventory and turn it in to cash. Ollie’s brings the goods back to our stores, or runs the liquidation sale on site.

    Folks, everything you buy at Ollie’s is covered by our 30-day “No Hard Time” Guarantee. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase — return it within 30 days for a full refund (with sales receipt).

    They are opening soon way on the other side of Bham. So I wont be going anytime soon.

  • Chance of winning 50% of the vote near zero.

    Yet both BH & CBRL are up today. BH+ 2.43&, CBRL +1.74%.

  • smaycs4 by smaycs4 Apr 14, 2014 11:01 AM Flag

    “Perhaps more importantly, we believe there is considerable cause to doubt the intentions of the Dissident, an entity which has continued to submit very fluid arguments, flatly ignore resounding defeats and harshly lament Cracker Barrel's performance and strategy despite the fact that the Company has generated twice as much value for shareholders as Biglari has been able to generate for its own investors.”

  • Reply to

    Added more HALL recently

    by smaycs4 Apr 10, 2014 1:24 PM
    smaycs4 smaycs4 Apr 12, 2014 8:06 AM Flag

    Well, its time for them to start earning $1.20+ per share.

    That possibility seems to keep getting pushed out farther & farther into the future.

    I wonder if HALL had some big weather related claims ? We had some pretty bad flooding in my area after it rained as hard as I can recall in a long time.

    .But, HALL doesn't do business in my area and I haven't kept up with stuff elsewhere.

  • Reply to

    I guess a settlement is not looking likely

    by smaycs4 Apr 4, 2014 4:30 AM
    smaycs4 smaycs4 Apr 12, 2014 7:31 AM Flag

    DWCH is not my kind of stock so I cant really offer much of an opinion.

    ZLC wasn't my pick, I followed someone else in and got lucky.

  • $10 price target.

    Good is going to win over evil.

  • Reply to

    I guess a settlement is not looking likely

    by smaycs4 Apr 4, 2014 4:30 AM
    smaycs4 smaycs4 Apr 11, 2014 6:02 AM Flag

    Biglari isn't getting 2 board seats. At least not anytime soon.

  • Trading at a decent discount to book value.

  • Doesn't AWX have lots of cash ? Couldn't they have borrowed on better terms ?

    What exactly are the terms of the private placement ?

    And yes, I am an accredited investor.

    I just have a problem with deals that favor some over others. Like long term shareholders getting nothing.

    A rights offering might have been more fair.

    But then, when has Klingle ever cared about being fair ?

    Dual classes of stocks. never a shareholder letter.

    We will be better off when the man drops dead.

  • 8:00 EDT - Proxy filings in recent days by Zale ahead of a shareholder vote on Signet's proposed acquisition show ZLC management had goals for the next 3 years which were "significantly above the Street, and we believe there is further upside when SIG" gets its hands on the jeweler, says Sterne Agee. "We continue to see very- compelling" earnings potential resulting from the combination, adding management's planning assumptions ahead of the merger "demonstrate the underappreciated recovery potential" at ZLC, which nearly didn't make it through the financial crisis thanks to its debt load.

    up to 21.42

  • HLF agrees to handcuff the lies & misrepresentations their sellers use and in exchange, the FTC doesn't shutter this scam of a company.
    Then let the rest of the world get duped.

  • smaycs4 smaycs4 Apr 7, 2014 10:21 AM Flag

    That's what I hate...the information disadvantage that all of us that don't drop everything & fly to NYC once a year.

    To me, it should require an 8k with a transcript of the meeting or an audio replay at least.

  • And I have no idea what % of the vote biglari will get.

  • Reply to

    The $11 MILLION Dollar Man...............

    by den56kk Mar 28, 2014 4:28 PM
    smaycs4 smaycs4 Mar 30, 2014 11:36 PM Flag

    I saw that and thought I posted it. Its pretty darn shameful what he is doing to us. Like 10+ million a year isn't enough for him.

    Disappointed that the senior citizens making up the board pretty much rubber stamp anything he wants to do just like the old board rubber stamped whatever the prior CEO wanted to do.

    Im still long but ticked off about his end-around deception.

    But, at the time time, he isn't sucking out millions via options & grants that happens elsewhere so he might even be cheaper in the long run.

  • I think I read a couple of directors did. They wont buy the stock but they buy the PP. And what exactly is the deal with that anyway ?

  • Reply to

    REIT status

    by bufoludi Mar 25, 2014 3:51 PM
    smaycs4 smaycs4 Mar 28, 2014 9:10 PM Flag

    How might he get rid of a large enough block to get him under 50% if thats needed ?

    Hopefully he wouldnt have to discount it to market.

  • Form 4 BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC. For: Mar 26 Filed by: MASTRIAN JAMES P 03/28 03:06 PM

    03/26/2014 P 100 A $ 494.092 280 I By Spouse

    He doesnt have to buy.

  • Seems to be a nicer, less cluttered store and they are trying to use endcaps better/more sensibly.

    They still have the entire back wall & then some of clearance and they are code marked with a colored sticker,

    Everything I saw was 20% off and none of the stuff had the marked down price on it. But they supposedly also have 40,60 & 80% off too. Or they can.

    I actually bought a little hand weeder but when I got home & check the reviews, 4 of them,all bad, Im going to return it unused. It looks sturdy enough but doesnt hold up.

    They had a good amount of cat & dog beds but they really were not competively priced. Their cheapest one was not much nicer than the one I just paid $5.88 for at walmart and TUES wanted $12.99.

    Manager wasnt there so I didnt talk to him.

    They did have a part time help wanted sign on the front window and the long neglected shopping center its in had a supermarket open back up and TUES is getting an outside facelift along with the rest of the small center which really was long overdue.

    The uppitdy city that its in bought the property after it was leased to a thrift store so they spent millions to keep a thrift store out and then I guess sold it at a loss now that the thrift store isnt there. They are getting sued by a gym because they gave tax credits to a gym to move in there while giving the one accross the street nothing.

    The floors which I complained about in the past still look poor. Scratches, dirty and no polish at all. The sweep the floor but they dont mop it from what I can tell.

  • Amazon said I was buying it direct from Gateway/Acer and it was sent from Indiana but the the sheet of paper says its from Liquidity Services or an authorized reseller.

    I havent set it up yet but Im hopeful I got a good deal. I got about 40% off the cheapest price for a new one.

    Not an intel but processor speed is not my issue, memory is. An Intel would have been $100 more.

    And I can supposedly double the memory if I want.

    Gateway DX4380-UR22 Desktop (Black

    •A-Series A8-6500 Processor 3.2 GHz(4 MB cache)
    •8 GB DDR3 RAM
    •1 TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
    •Windows 8

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