The Bob <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Retailers choking on huge supplies of unsold AppleTV prducts say
> >> hello, as do the retailers in various countries around the world that
> >> are giving away the iPhone due to massive stockpiles.
> > nah, the AppleTV has sold well in sophisticated markets, same rules
> > apply,
> It has? Specifically where?
New York city, LA, San Fran, etc. do you ever get out much, or do you
only stay in red states?
> > apple doesn't allow retailers to carry more than 2 weeks
> > supply.
> That's just the kool aid talking.
no, that is a well known rule within retail circles that are allowed to
carry apple products. apple will ration shipments so inventory levels
match sales. that's why you don't see overstock of apple items... it's a
very fine tuned machine...
"Inventory on hand, a crucial measure for a company that indicates how
fine-tuned its supply is to market demand, went from weeks to sometimes
16 hours." http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2009/0...im-cook-h.html
> > where are there "massive stockpiles" of iphones? bet you can't
> > name a single country, much less a location.
> How about Apple itself as a location?
apple doesn't keep inventory more than a few days. places like best buy
around a week. the retail channel is more modern than you seem to
> "It's also possible that Apple's Q3 production was higher than normal on
> purpose, so there could be some excess supply."
> I think you just got outed as a clueless fanboi, Davey.
that was from an analyst, not Apple and did you happen to look at the
date? now we know that "analysis" never transpired.
> > learn how inventory levels work Bob...
> It would appear that my knowledge is quite sufficient.
then why were you wrong on all of your comments? face it bob, you don't
know apple products, you don't know retail, so why are you making a fool