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  • Axion Power Concentrator 77: Beginning March 15, 2012, Bangwhiz's Article, Selling The PbC Battery - It's Not Easy Being Green! [View instapost]
    Once I was invested in a micro-cap that was local to me and I stopped in to say hi. Then a slick willy type gave me a grand tour and kept dropping what seemed like inside info to me. My meeting concluded with him telling me I should invest more if I'm able. I sold the next week. Thankfully so since it later turned out to be a fraud.

    I'd be more worried had they pampered you =)
    Mar 16 10:58 PM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 341 June 12 '14: Definitive Reverse Split Consent Solicitation; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available; Q1 '14 Filing Released;Axion Receives 4 Powercubes Order [View instapost]
    Ranma,

    You are spot on. Low volume and upcoming placement is a killer. That is why most would not touch Axion at this time. It's kind of a chicken and egg problem, but sadly JP's ZRPSOD theory isn't gaining traction anymore. This board used to have a big bad wolf in the PIPErs (and all others before them) but now there is noone to blame yet the stock languishes even in the face of brighter prospects. Axion pr is terrible and JP likely won't be writing Axion articles that get 300+ comments anymore. Maya's theory about Axionistas selling to each other and playing bumper cars seems to be more likely. These concentrators do little to attract new money and maybe at some level only exist to comfort old money and/or agitate it.
    Jun 14 03:09 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 319: Mar. 31 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    JP,

    New money also wants to see a "leader" who can rally the troops. TG has lost the ship at this point. There are very few, if any, who think that Mr. Granville is the right guy for the next 10 years let alone 10 months; imho.

    As you have said before, the micro-hybrid will just be getting going by decade's end. I think many have doubts (about TG's communication style, age, etc) that he is the right guy as we head toward the latter half of this decade.

    Also I think most here have invested on the words of JP and not TG, that says something about communication coming out of New Castle.
    Mar 31 07:41 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 360 August 22 '14: 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    I agree that Axion should not have done one-off loss producing Sales of the PbC. But there seems to be commentary that Axion could have done more 6 and 7 figure type small profitable deals. A half dozen of those and Axion's burn rate could have been cut in half. Yes, I like the risk / reward from the current penney level. But I still, like others have said on this forum, would like some candid commentary about what the status of the oems are and what's the reason Axion didn't to more in the interim to avoid massive share printing. I don't fear the next placement and I'm somewhat happy about the change in management. But I do hope that communication from Axion gets much better as we approach the next half of this decade.
    Aug 23 06:13 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 198: Jan. 16: Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad Applications [View instapost]
    Umm; ... "a ride in the rebuilt BMW sedan" and "when it hits the market in Europe later in this decade" makes me wonder if the PbC and US sales are even further off than we thought. =(

    Also since the JCI solution "is expected to hit the market first in Europe, in the 2016-'17 time frame" what does that mean for other solutions like ours? Can we infer JCI and BMW also have a relationship in place regarding their micro-hybrid rollout and they have planned it many years in advance?

    I keep reminding myself we only need a 5%+ niche and we'll be fat cats in the coming US micro-hybrid stop/start takeover. I also need to remind myself there will be MANY others sharing in this pie.

    Too bad XIDE went sour and East Penn isn't public, otherwise maybe we could get some press like this about our economical solution. Tough road when your a micro-cap with a micro-hybrid solution.
    Jan 16 05:01 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 323: Apr. 14 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    RB,

    Wow; EPower sentiment drives Axion now (somewhat). We really are scraping then. In my mind Epower is many years away from being a significant source of revenues. Their own survival will likely be more difficult than Axion's.
    Apr 15 02:07 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 259: August 10: Two Axion Forbes Articles By Tom Konrad; John Petersen On The PIPE Mechanics And Incentives [View instapost]
    RK,

    Please reconsider your motivations for leaving this forum. You are well read by many here and I'd suggest that it might be worth it to take few arrows now and then even when we ruffle each others feathers. I can understand if you think these pages are taking up too much time (I myself check-in less than I used to), however maybe you can afford a few minutes here and there when you do see things that need illumination. Thank you for all your efforts thus far.
    Aug 17 04:33 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 242: June 8: Axion Power Reports First Quarter Results For 2013 [View instapost]
    APM,
    I commend you for going down this path. I myself hinted at similar analysis but was told (by a few) that this would not help the remaining Axionistas.

    I kind of understand those that don't like the bad news shared - but then again these concentrators are supposed to be about crowd sourcing our due diligence.
    Jun 9 06:49 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 225: April 4: Axion Power Completes New Continuous Roll Carbon Sheeting Process [View instapost]
    I'm surprised by all the "likes" to Bang's comment above. Either Axionistas have lost all faith or there are many here who feel TG isn't the right leadership. =(

    For those who hit "like" I hope to hear your logic. I still feel Axion the company and Axion the stock are on different trajectories but that may soon change as hopefully they both move forward and upward.
    Apr 6 08:11 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 362 Sep. 01 '14: EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA [View instapost]
    John,

    We used to discuss auto extensively in these parts. Many were attracted by your old articles on the topic. I don't think anyone ever thought auto was a high margin business. However it sure would have been a nice badge of honor. The whole "if it is good enough for BMW" argument seemed to carry water. Are you suggesting Axion wasted years and dollars? I thought the micro-hybrid transition was just starting - I'm surprised you're so sanguine about it.
    Sep 4 09:59 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 358 August 14 '14: S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    JP,

    The previous 2 placements sure seem like a management faux paux, especially the old theory how TG likely had something lined up but then had to go with a PIPEing.

    And pps going from 30 cents to 10 cents while share count exploded seems to related to the PbC sales that were expected in 2013 and 2014.

    I don't remember seeing a roadmap that mentioned sales being a 2015+ event and TG sure as heck telegraphed things differently if that really was the internal plan.

    Also it likely can be argued that those who sold (of the 9 you mention) had their reasons and maybe some of those had to do with their perception of TG and Axion.
    Aug 16 04:54 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 331: May 11 '14: Revese Split Consent Solicitation Filed; Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials [View instapost]
    JP,

    Personally, I don't think it is realistic to assume TG is taking a 75-80% pay cut (that would imply he would of otherwise made near 20-25M these past 9 years; age 61-70).

    Heck, it would be nice to see him (and other insiders) buy some Axion stock. I'm not sure why he hasn't helped fund/loan the company if indeed we are talking about someone who was so prosperous in the past.

    Also, imho, there are plenty of semi-retired C level executives out there with very strong resumes who likely wouldn't mind sitting in the captain's chair for TG's salary.

    Overall, his salary isn't the main problem but rather its Axion's lack of Sales and PPS performance. 9 years is a long time to sit on an egg and wait for it to hatch.
    May 11 09:13 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 327: Apr. 28 '14: Q4 & EOY 2013 Results & CC; CFO Resigns; David DiGiacinto Joins BoD; PV With Storage Financials; Petersen Worksheet Suggests PIPE Effects Nearing End [View instapost]
    Jveal,

    Well I guess he did bring the promised "news" =) It's our fault if we assumed that meant sales.
    Apr 30 06:46 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 259: August 10: Two Axion Forbes Articles By Tom Konrad; John Petersen On The PIPE Mechanics And Incentives [View instapost]
    Hmm, still carrying same inventory from last quarter and no sales growth year over year. Not too exciting but looks like cash burn has been reduced and LAB sales provide some revenue crumbs. I guess Axion hunts elephants only - thus no trophies yet. Someday maybe we can all feast on meat but until then we cross this desert slowly.
    Aug 14 06:35 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 225: April 4: Axion Power Completes New Continuous Roll Carbon Sheeting Process [View instapost]
    Great post. However I suspect many here are past "sock drawer" after many double downs. Also I have noticed logic turns into o emotion at certain price points in evaluating equity markets. Heck, I still remember my neighbor cashing out his 401k at the market bottom only to recently re-enter now that the danger levels (imo) is much higher than what it was 4 years ago.

    I think that kind of pattern is occurring with some Axionistas as well and it probably hurts the short term pps. Good news is that many will come back and chase the stock up when it does run to .50 cents or more; similar how to the S&P is up 125% off it's bottom with likely many of the same players having caused its crash and subsequent recovery.
    Apr 7 02:57 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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