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(Marketwatch)   Yes, it's that time again: Wall Street's prediction of the 10 brands that won't be around in 2013   (marketwatch.com) divider line 74
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2012-09-29 10:48:33 PM
Useless Air will choke on AA, which will take them both out.
 
2012-09-29 11:36:50 PM

cfreak: Also MetroPCS deserves to die due to their commercials alone.


well stated. touche.
 
2012-09-30 01:46:56 AM

Nabb1: The Bestest: -Talbots.. meh

Hey, where will all those middle aged and elderly women buy clothes?

I can't believe Sears is still around. It's been hanging by a thread since the 1980s.


Hey! My name is Talbot! It's always weird to see my name being used in anything. Not very common.
 
2012-09-30 03:24:24 AM
FTFA:

This year continues a methodical approach of deciding which brands to include on the list of brands that will disappear. The major criteria are:

2.) Disclosures by the parent of the brand that it might go out of business.

5.) Companies that go into bankruptcy;


YA THINK?
 
2012-09-30 08:01:24 AM
Avon can't go down! Their Skin So Soft range is the only thing that works as a 100% insect repellent without smelling like chemical weapon scrapings.
 
2012-09-30 10:34:27 AM
JC Penny didn't make the list? Are they saving it for next 2014's list?
 
2012-09-30 10:38:05 AM
I used to work as a vendor to metro pcs and still have some friends that are in fairly prominent positions with them. Just seeing some of my friends traveling its obvious something is up and there will be change coming to the company. Lots of international dealings...I could see someone overseas scooping them up.
 
2012-09-30 10:43:14 AM
It'd be okay with me if the Oakland Raiders moved to LA again. LA's going to get an NFL team - that part's unavoidable - but there have been rumors for years of them stealing another Minnesota franchise by convincing the Vikings to move. That would piss me off.
 
2012-09-30 11:53:29 AM

Principal Clarinet: US Air will buy out American Airlines in 2013.

Book it. Done.


so we are back down to about three domestic airlines. great.
 
2012-09-30 12:52:08 PM

LemSkroob: so we are back down to about three domestic airlines. great.


Not even close.
 
2012-09-30 04:29:30 PM
Awww man, not Suzuki. I loved my Reno. Good car and very affordable.
 
2012-09-30 05:18:21 PM
My CEO is a die hard RIM fanboy, but he has decided we'll be making the move to iPhones this year. RIM is dead.
 
2012-09-30 06:36:37 PM
Avon will survive because Avon makes a profit. No-one shutters a profit making business. CEOs might go, share prices might fall, but someone will always want a business, at some price, that makes a profit.

RIM, likewise, makes a profit. And there's still at least some demand for their products.

These idiots are confusing things like earning forecasts and share price decline with profits, which are the ultimate arbiter of a business remaining in business.
 
2012-09-30 07:59:45 PM

farkeruk: RIM, likewise, makes a profit.


Nope. They lost $235 Million last quarter (new window).
 
2012-09-30 09:28:43 PM
Oh no salon.com?!? But that would only leave huffpo, NBC, ABC, CBS, New York Times, and 99% of the online media to feed the zombies the standard liberal bobblehead feel-good claptrap! Oh man, I hope those simple, naive, hopeless, pathetic, ridiculous, retards don't feel like they're being oppressed!
 
2012-09-30 11:43:06 PM
Nope. They lost $235 Million last quarter (new window).


A large portion of that would have gone to severance. If RIM does stick around, and I hope we do, I'm kind of curious, does that mean a whole bunch of analysts have to admit that they don't know what they are talking about?
 
2012-09-30 11:56:58 PM

lohphat: LemSkroob: so we are back down to about three domestic airlines. great.

Not even close.


Thanks. I will be sure to book on Merlin Airways next time i have to fly NY to LAX.
 
2012-10-01 12:04:24 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: It'd be okay with me if the Oakland Raiders moved to LA again. LA's going to get an NFL team - that part's unavoidable - but there have been rumors for years of them stealing another Minnesota franchise by convincing the Vikings to move. That would piss me off.


L.A. can't ever actually get a team - the day they do, _every other team in the league_ loses their leverage ("give us a new stadium or we'll move to L.A."). Remember, L.A. had _two_ teams at one point and lost them both - the interest just isn't there. Plus it's a LOT easier to put 82 thousand butts in the seats in New York (MetLife Stadium) or Washington (FedEx Field) than 92 thousand in L.A. (Coliseum), so the blackout rules were always kind of goofy.
 
2012-10-01 01:12:32 AM

Vectron: American Apparel? Fine with me.


Your girlfriend sounds fat.
 
2012-10-01 03:06:03 AM
1. Best Buy
2. GroupOn
3. Radio Shack
4. RIM
5. Zynga
6. Carmike Cinemas
7. Sirius XM
8. Bank of America
9. International Paper
10. Cox Communications

/ok, that last one was wishful thinking only
 
2012-10-01 11:00:56 AM

John Buck 41: cig-mkr: Best Buy is circling the drain too.

Surprised they weren't there. The WSJ will probably put them on the 2014 list.


They still have tons of revenue (profit, not so much) and they're not there yet. I would put them around 2015-16. It'll be a slow death, with rounds of layoffs and closings, punctuated by buzzwords like "streamlining", "positioning", "adapting to a changing marketplace", all that bullshiat. They're starting to do that already.
 
2012-10-01 11:19:18 AM
They always get that sh*t wrong. fo' realz, b!
 
2012-10-01 02:42:49 PM
I thought ALL companies would be gone after December 21, 2012.
 
2012-10-01 06:08:52 PM

oh_please: John Buck 41: cig-mkr: Best Buy is circling the drain too.

Surprised they weren't there. The WSJ will probably put them on the 2014 list.

They still have tons of revenue (profit, not so much) and they're not there yet. I would put them around 2015-16. It'll be a slow death, with rounds of layoffs and closings, punctuated by buzzwords like "streamlining", "positioning", "adapting to a changing marketplace", all that bullshiat. They're starting to do that already.


Started reading your post and was about to reply 'they're starting to do that already' but I see it's unnecessary.
 
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