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  • Holiday online spending forecast to rise 16% [View news story]
    Competition in online sales is intense. Going to get a dishwasher for the kitchen in our office. Ge Model GDF520PGDBB is $460.49 at Amazon and its $348 at my local Home Depot - a $112.49 savings over amazon- thats not pennies folks.
    Shop around before you grossly overpay at amazon.
    Nov 19, 2014. 02:43 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • iPhone Surging, iPad Collapsing - Apple May Be Near Its Peak [View article]
    I own an iphone 6 and we have many iPads in the family. I recently went from an iPad air to an iPad Air 2.

    The Air 2 is an incredible tablet as is apple's ecosystem, imessage, facetme etc. However, when it comes to my business and computing, the Air 2, regardless of its business apps, cannot compare to my Surface Pro 3.

    The Surface 3 is a very powerful, fast, well built machine and is what I use for all my mobile computing needs. My iPad Air 2 cannot compete with the computing power of the Pro 3.

    Since i purchased the Pro 3, my iPad is now mainly used for reading, game playing with the kids, facetime and imessage when not using the iphone6.

    I dont know how anyone can say that an iPad can compare to a full blown computer like the Surface Pro 3. It is one of the finest devices on the market.
    Nov 18, 2014. 02:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Is Here To Spread Some Holiday Cheer [View article]
    amzn was up big today for one reason. A trader I know bought over 7,000 Jan calls on amzn when the stk was around $316 Thats a 51 million dollar investment.
    the trade was conveniently leaked and the stock soared.
    He is up over $4 on 700k shares or roughly a 28 million dollar profit in one day. These are the big boys and this is how the game is played. Do the research and you will find out who the trader was.
    Thats why some people are driving bmw's and others own Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Ferrari's and Bugatti's, not to mention hundreds of millions of dollars worth of artwork and real estate.
    Nov 14, 2014. 05:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon launches $199 Web-connected speaker/assistant [View news story]
    Another copy cat product from amazon. Aesthetically, amazon copied the D-Link AC1750 series routers identically.

    A virtual home virtual assistant called "Ivee" is already sold in stores. In fact, its also sold on amazon and according to the founders, amazon pirated their idea.

    Ivee does everything that echo does except eavesdrop.

    It will be interesting to see who will have an interest in this redundant product when the iphone's "hey siri" is far superior as is Microsoft's Cortana and Samsung's android assistant. Yes, I know th iphone has to be plugged in for hey siri to work, but so does the echo.
    Nov 14, 2014. 11:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon Is Here To Spread Some Holiday Cheer [View article]
    Not sure what holiday cheer amzn will bring. Fundamentally, I can buy everything I need far cheaper everywhere else. And the cost differential is not by"pennies" as some here state. Some of the big ticket items I bought were hundreds of dollars less than amazon with no fee free shipping and no sales tax.

    Yesterday I bought a Ctek battery charger for my Ferrari that was nearly $40 less than amazon's price with no sales tax and free shipping.

    Barnes & Noble books have become cheaper than amazon, Target has free shipping and with their red card, they offer 5% off, Best Buy gives money back on every purchase, ebay has incredible pricing etc

    Last night I bought an Electrolux ErgoRapido cordless vacum at Target for $79.99 less 5% with Red ($75.99) Amazon sells it for $104.88 Nearly $60 savings on two items is not "chasing pennies" as some here state. Its smart shopping and saving thousands of dollars per year by avoiding amazon.

    Fundamentally, I have no reason to shop on amazon when everyone else offers better pricing, no fee free shipping, cash back, etc etc.

    Technically, however, amzn is a different story. As long as the street keeps believing, its a traders dream. If your trading in several thousand share lots or options, daily income can be in the tens of thousands of dollars. Currently up $6.48 on the publishing news, which is really no news.

    Looks like amzn makes it back to $334.09 before it will find a trading range. while some dispel the notion, there really are a few traders who control this stock and unless they lose faith in bezos, they will not let it die. Follow the technicals using overbought and oversold indicators on this one and its fairly easy for a deft trader to make a very nice income.
    Nov 14, 2014. 10:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Up, Up And Away [View article]
    iphone 6 is wonderful, however I have noticed a few glitches and crashes that did not occur with my previous iPhones.
    iPad Air 2 is great, but I did not notice much of a difference in performance comparing it to my iPad Air. Aapl is moving up as hedge funds want to own it going into year end and show it on their books.
    Its a bit overbought here and adding to positions at this level is risky. At the end of the year the street will be saying what's next after the larger screens, no innovation without Steve Jobs, etc, etc and the cycle will start over.
    Nov 13, 2014. 10:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Amazon At $300 Is Like Apple At $400 [View article]
    Only time will tell the fate of amzn. The current reality is that amzn is a company that is struggling to keep 20% growth but needs to forfit profits to do so.
    Many other companies are growing revenue in the double digits yet earn billions in profits. Bezos has quite a few good old buddies on Wall street who keep the stock at these levels.

    There are many choices for online retail these days and quite a number of vendors offer better pricing, free no annual fee shipping etc. I cant justify buying the same exact item from amzn that I can get elsewhere for less money, with free shipping and no sales tax. The internet opens a whole world of vendors for those willing to take advantage of it.

    As long as Bezos has his select following on Wall street, amzn will not implode as Einhorn believes and will continue its lofty valuation.
    Nov 11, 2014. 10:01 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple iPad Air 2 The Most Financially Meaningful Launch In Years [View article]
    I'm not quite sure what miracle ipad the investment community was expecting. The iPad Air is the finest tablet available with the Surface close behind. Apple's ecosystem is the best in breed and apple pay will gain acceptance. I will use it for the sheer anonymity.

    The Ipad Air 2 is amazing in that it is A8 architecture and is amazingly thin and light. I own many iPad Airs and have pre ordered the Air 2 to replace them.

    Short term aapl is oversold, but longer term its overbought. Tonight's earnings will be pivotal.
    Oct 20, 2014. 10:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google, Facebook, Amazon, others slide following Netflix/eBay's results [View news story]
    If you have both Amazon and Netflix, you know you can't compare the two. Netflix is far superior in terms of quality, interface and offerings.

    Prime is a waste of money as nearly every vendor on the internet offers free shipping... for FREE. Additionally, Amazon's prices are higher than the competition. Search before you buy and you'd be amazed at the vendors out there offering far better pricing and service than Amazon combined with no annual fee shipping. I save thousands yearly on my internet purchases by shopping smarter and searching before I buy.
    Oct 15, 2014. 05:52 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Not So Cool Anymore [View article]
    I have yet to hear any of my kid's friends EVER mention anything Google sells as cool and they have NEVER mentioned Amazon.
    The only think thing EVER mention is ipads, iphones and ipods. They also do like my Surface Pro 3 when they see it.
    Oct 15, 2014. 03:46 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon.com's First Physical Store: What It's All About [View article]
    Must you resort to name calling once again. Your calling me poor? A guy who brags ad nauseum about a lowly BMW is the one who should be embarrassed. Sounds like your entire net worth could fit in the trunk of that Bavarian bucket of bolts you live in. I'm quite sure I could buy and sell you a billion times over. Grow up and stop the derogatory name calling.
    Oct 14, 2014. 12:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell Amazon Before The Institutions Do [View article]
    Amazon is hoping that the NY store will generate more publicity for the many "international" tourists who visit the Empire State building daily.
    I'm sure they will sell an extra Kindle Fire or two, but this move will not help Amazon to be profitable.


    They make nothing proprietary and compete in low margin saturated businesses. They do not have pricing power on any of their wares. They are burning through cash and taking on debt.


    Competition continues to strenghten- Last night I bought a Nintendo Game-Mario Party 9 for my little guy. Since the local Best Buy did not have it, we searched online for it. Its $63.70 plus tax on Amazon and $49.50 brand new, buy it now, free shipping, no tax on eBay. It will be here on Wednesday. All without paying a $99 fee. Even a 9 year old kid who wants it now sees the value in shopping around. I just cannot see buying the same exact product from a higher priced vendor.


    Only time will tell the future of Amazon but as long as Bezos continues to fail to report a profit and "re-invests" money into future technology, Wall st will go along with pushing the stock up. Bezos and wall street's love affair with him are the ONLY reason amzn is trading at these levels. If it were trading on the fundamentals of the company, its a mid double digit stock.


    From a traders perspective, its short term oversold and any "positive Bezos news" will send amzn to 327.71. Any bad news will send the stock to 253.25 quickly. If wall st ever bails on Bezos its 101.33 although Bezos has too many friends on the street for that level to be reached.

    While I am not an Amazon customer, amzn is a great trading vehicle. Today's low $303.47 currently 311.14. Buying a few thousand shares or calls makes for a very nice quick profit within a few hours.
    Oct 13, 2014. 12:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon.com's First Physical Store: What It's All About [View article]
    Highly doubt an Amazon store can be representative of the Apple store model.
    Apple makes products of extreme quality that consumers line up blocks long for. As far as tech, there are very few products that are on par with Apple. Perhaps the Surface Pro 3 is up there.
    Amazon peddles low end products that continuously fail to create excitement and any great demand. I can't wait to go to the Amazon store on 34th St to see that new toaster oven.
    It will be interesting to see what city buzz this store creates.
    Oct 10, 2014. 05:23 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft's Surface May Finally Find Success [View article]
    The Surface Pro 3 has become my definitive device. Its magnificently built , on par with Apple's quality. The Pro 3 is extremely light, incredibly fast and powerful. Its a pleasure to have a fast usb port and the battery will last the entire day and then some.

    If the Surface had cellular and few of the apps that are only iPad specific, it would be the most perfect device.
    Oct 9, 2014. 11:19 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oppenheimer upgrades Apple; iPhone demand reportedly causes iPad delay [View news story]
    The traders who are needed to push aapl to new highs are stuck in their belief that aapl cannot innovate without jobs. While the 6 and the plus are " new " products, they believe that these are just evolutionary releases.

    If the iwatch becomes a blockbuster, aapl will resume its uptrend. They need to prove that they can innovate without the guy who made them what they are today.

    I am enjoying my iPhone 6 however IOS 8.0.2 still has glitches and my apps on my iphone and iPad are experiencing quite a number of shut downs which never occured before. My new airport extreme wifi has also quit working several times within a few month time frame.

    As I believe that aapl still makes superior products with a high level of craftsmanship, I do hope I am one of only a few experiencing these issues.
    Oct 9, 2014. 11:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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