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Non-Tech : BBY -Best Buy -- Ignore unavailable to you. Want to Upgrade?

To: Ausdauer who wrote (935)10/12/2002 4:32:45 PM
From: parker_benchley  Respond to of 980

IMO, BBY sales will be slower than expected. Do a personal poll from all your friends on who is and who isn't consciously pulling back this holiday season. How many people (myself included) do you know whose retirement plans look like they did 7 to 10years ago? That doesn't promote conspicuous consumption.

Not to get political, but the guy at Pennsylvania Ave. "ain't" going to go down in history as the great leader taking us out of the economic abyss. He's too busy getting pumped up by his running mate in trying to distract us from the current economy—which is getting to be a thinner veil by the day. Saddam is a true tyrant, but he's a tyrant that likes living too much on his terms. It would not be in his interest to not compromise at the 11.9th hour unless Jr. does something truly unwise without allied support. Then, ask yourself if you were Saddam and attacked, would you use all means at your disposal to deter? Then ask yourself what WE have been proven historically capable of in retaliation. The WTC pales in comparison. It's truly frightening.

Bush needs to clean most of the house on his economic advisors but...he's known for not making changes in his personnel. His loyalties are strong (good) but so were Nixon's (bad). This is a matter of perspective and judgment. My point is that this administration does not "inspire" people who have the minds to examine past the first layer. Respectfully, Bush has neither the speaking skills nor the "think on your feet profundity" to, at least, make people feel a little bit better about the future. This does make a difference in national morale...and that affects the ambient mood of stock market. OK, I'm done.


The design of the Best Buy building is sleekly austere and (like most new, large buildings) a blend of the architect's ego and management's "over the shoulder" artless input to cut costs. I'd call it "grandly understated." LOL.

Yeah, the entire area was quite upset about the building and removal of existing businesses. In the end, the smaller folks lose and the money wins Life isn't fair.