Goodnight Amazon: World's Most Overhyped Retailer Misses Top Line

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Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:09 | 910601 LongSoupLine
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Down periscope, prepare for dive.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:11 | 910615 whatsinaname
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Where is the bald guy who runs this warehouse ?

Did I just see him duck to go and get a cold one ?

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:23 | 910686 Ray1968
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Gold is down 7% YTD. Amazon down 10.5% in 30 seconds.

Which would you rather own??

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:26 | 910711 SheepDog-One
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I decide what I want to own by looking at what escaping dictators pile on their plane...and its not Wall St paper or SPY futures.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:32 | 910748 Dr. No
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Gold is not just for dictators!  It is also for wanna be/future world dominators like myself.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:38 | 910772 Cleanclog
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Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:38 | 911271 Rahm
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In a completely unrelated note, Interpol has just released a red notice for Dr. No. 

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:38 | 910776 william the bastard
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Wouldn't model my behavior on dictators that need to escape their homeland.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:46 | 910808 SheepDog-One
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Oh you wouldnt? Well keep buying the fuckin dip on bullshit Wall St paper then!

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:52 | 911518 ColonelCooper
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Holy Shit Batman!!  You are one of my favorite dudes on this whole site, so you have to listen to me:

If your job isn't one of those that requires peeing in a cup every so often, you need to find a giant fatty and some Zac Brown or Gordon Lightfoot or the like....

If it is, you need three (no less) double shots of Maker's Mark, followed by a consistant oral drip of whatever the Hell is your favorite....

Shit is really starting to get real.  Toss em back while you can...

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:57 | 911543 ColonelCooper
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You are absolutely right William!  Most dictators got where they are because they have lower than average intelligence.

Oh.. Were you talking Moral Authority and a conscience thing???  Hope you got some stout effing walls and a ton of money (gold or silver) to pay your Blackwater types.  No?  Maybe you should Google "cuckold".

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 23:56 | 911997 william the bastard
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""Maybe you should Google "cuckold".""

Why? They show your face there?

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 18:37 | 911008 Fazzie
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 Hey thats a great idea for a new indicator.

 The DDI (deposed dictator index)!

 Its breaking out for sure!

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:33 | 910753 Michael
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Priceless! And fore everything else, there's Mastercard.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 18:49 | 910992 whatz that smell
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this very moment the forces of evil are conferenced and plotting the next leg up. buy the hot-chick-from-ipanema dip, bitchez!

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:33 | 910754 tmosley
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I wonder if Harry or Robo got out?

I'm sure they will tell us they did, from the public terminals in their respective welfare offices.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:38 | 910774 SheepDog-One
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Oh surely we'll hear tomorrow about how luckilly their super intelligent brains told them to sell before the drop. Rear view mirror trading those guys do is the best!

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 18:44 | 911031 Fazzie
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 Cramer will go to his default "bad call after furious pumping" defense, IE, the market got it wrong, he was and is still right. The market only gets it right when running momo stocks to ridiculous PEs during depressions, it seems.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:40 | 910785 DonnieD
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They sold at the peak and then went short. Obviously.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:09 | 910602 outamyeffinway
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Life without Amazon, would be terrible!

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:13 | 910631 whatsinaname
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Will the bearded bald guy help out the clean shaven bald guy ?

Are they at the warehouse hatching out a rescue plan ?

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:10 | 910605 TruthInSunshine
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They couldn't even make NET SALES on low expectations in a direct, mainlined Ben Bernank HOPIUM infused world?


Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:25 | 910701 SheepDog-One
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Whats next, mega steroid infused MLB players striking out at T-Ball??
WTF! And I dont mean Barrys new slogan initials.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:27 | 910719 william the bastard
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AMZN up 315% since nov 2008. Gold up 71%

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:42 | 910793 JP McManus
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Were you buying AMZN in Nov 08?  Because I was buying gold.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:48 | 910814 william the bastard
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Neither. Bought Dana Corp (DAN) and Amer Axle (AXL) then.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 18:45 | 911038 ElvisDog
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Yeah, that's funny. The very definition of cherry-picking data points. I've got better things to do, but I'm pretty sure I can pick another date that shows gold far outperforming AMZ.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 18:48 | 911065 Clockwork Orange
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This is bad.  At least the Bald Bearded guy is still behind the curtain - the P/E will surely only get whacked from 75 to 68 or so ... phew.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:12 | 910610 whatsinaname
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Who is the bald guy who runs this warehouse ? Did he lose some more of his hair ?

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:15 | 910637 Phineas Gage
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Accurate way of looking at it.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:11 | 910612 The Axe
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This is a shock, that is a bad number, on a over-hype stock...Is all the heloc money used up, ???

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:12 | 910618 NOTW777
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so that was christmas. dont worry cnbc set to ask bill c how he landed monica

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:15 | 910636 TruthInSunshine
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Too much snow & cold weather made shopping on Amazon difficult.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:17 | 910648 SpeakerFTD
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Thu, 01/27/2011 - 18:22 | 910969 Drachma
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Thu, 01/27/2011 - 18:39 | 911019 Yancey Ward
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And don't forget that it was a short December this year.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:12 | 910620 besodemuerte
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People buy their iProducts from rather than, shame.  Oh well, we still have NFLX and APPL to keep us company in the upper atmosphere.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:15 | 910639 unwashedmass
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well, what a surprise! i mean, just cause the peasantry has no money left....what's wrong with these guys -- don't they know about the changes in FASB....they should have just bought a few crates of MBS (they could have gotten those ones the banks are trying to burn in Delaware for pennies)....

and say they have assets worth two or three billion. whatever they needed to generate the blowout...

what's wrong with Jeff? Doesn't he read the papers?

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 19:32 | 911241 HarryWanger
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AAPL is very cheap here relatively speaking. Whenever I hear people mention AAPL in the same breath as NFLZ or AMZN, I have to laugh. If it weren't for the Jobs uncertainty, AAPL would be knocking on 400/share right now. Even MSFT said the iPad is eating into their sales. 

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:18 | 911400 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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OMG Harry you bring out the worst in me.  I wrote you into a kids show.  You were trying to get investors into a van with some candy apples, and then I though, 'Oh yeah, HarryfuckinWanger is a made up character by some dude with too much time on his hands.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 20:15 | 911404 Hedgetard55
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AAPL is done, Harry. Stick a fork in it. Better take profits while you can. I see a flash crash in it's very near future.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 22:16 | 911726 ColonelCooper
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When I buy shit from Apple, it is 100% frivolous.  When I buy shit from Amazon it generally is :

- Books

- Canned goods in flats like Tuna or Peanut Butter, most any dry goods/canned groceries/occasional grain buckets/oil/etc....


I live in a very rural area, one where it takes two and a half hours one way to get to a big box store. Amazon has always been: fair, lightening quick shipping, larger selection, good volume pricing etc.  

I would really hate to see them go down the shitter. 

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 00:03 | 912014 pods
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I would hate to see them go down as well.  Royal Purple oil in a 5 gallon pail for $118 with free shipping, you can't beat that with a stick.


Thu, 01/27/2011 - 22:22 | 911747 tmosley
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You are now HarareWanger.

You can buy some AAPL at $500000

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 10:37 | 912666 Plainview
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I like the way you polish up Jobs as much as possible.

It's not an "uncertainty" - it's that he's probably going to die and the company is a turd without him. If you think some Joe Schmoe could stand on the stage, flip out an iPad and that people will trust him enough to splurge $500 on it you're crazy and you're underestimating the brand of Jobs which is actually, bizarrely, superior to that of Apple. People inherently trust him and buy his enthusiasm and evangelistic urging as legitimate. That is not a feat easily repeated. When he's gone they will revert to type and bring products to market that should never have made it that far. 

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:13 | 910622 erik
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Let me be the first to say that my hometown companies have really done their jobs so far this earnings season:

F5 Networks




All down...

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:23 | 910688 TruthInSunshine
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Don't forget about Boeing's new Spruce Goose.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:27 | 910718 SheepDog-One
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LOL, awesome comment.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:43 | 910796 erik
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Unfortunately, we can't claim Boeing anymore since they moved the headquarters to Chicago.  However, we can add Starbucks to the list.  We'll just have to see if Costco can break the Seattle negativity. 

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:58 | 910864 TruthInSunshine
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This is why Kurt Cobain committed suicide.

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