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AlBDamned
Jul 13, 2006, 03:28 AM
Why Dell, Apple Declined
There’s growing concern that the U.S. computer industry is in for a bigger slump than previously thought

The second quarter is rarely a good time for computer makers. Back-to-school buying won't get started in earnest for months, the holidays are half a year away—in both directions—and corporate IT budgets are still far from spent. But there's growing concern that this year's lull is hitting especially hard.

Business Week (http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/jul2006/db20060712_955118.htm?campaign_id=rss_null)

pknz
Jul 13, 2006, 03:37 AM
Ok, so time to join together and buy lots of Apple stuff so Dell looks silly with its slump.

mad jew
Jul 13, 2006, 03:39 AM
Oops. Sorry pknz, I just bought a Dell 2407FPW. :o

I'd better put an Apple sticker on it then... :p

Phobophobia
Jul 13, 2006, 05:00 AM
Dell slumped because it actually has started to lose its steam. Apple slumped due to lack of good publicity.

jhu
Jul 13, 2006, 06:19 PM
Dell slumped because it actually has started to lose its steam. Apple slumped due to lack of good publicity.

uh, not quite. there is a general slowdown in computer purchases overall.

California
Jul 13, 2006, 07:58 PM
Apple "slumped" because it is in transition.

And the Apple transition is going to be the death of Dell.

When people wake up and realize that Apple can use BOTH Windoze and OSX on one elegantly designed computer, they are going to coming Mac running.

Buy aapl now. While you can.

mjstew33
Jul 14, 2006, 01:45 AM
I doubt it will kill Dell. :rolleyes:

OutThere
Jul 14, 2006, 02:20 AM
I doubt it will kill Dell. :rolleyes:

People never believed that Ford and GM could die for a long time as well...now they're blasting their way ahead into bankruptcy.

pknz
Jul 14, 2006, 03:05 AM
Oops. Sorry pknz, I just bought a Dell 2407FPW.:o

I'd better put an Apple sticker on it then...:p

As long as you went out and paid for the sticker. It didnt just come free with a previous Apple product did it?:p

Timepass
Jul 14, 2006, 07:31 AM
well it is always a slow time of year right now for computer sells. Tech confercens are all coming (not just apples a lot happen around the same time just apples is the only one people really know about) product annoncemenst happen at the time.

Right now gradutation is over so those gifts are already boughten and the fall school sales have not start up yet. People will start buying them next month. Consumer credit is starting to tighten up and computers are a luxury item. The current ones people own will keep on working for what they need them to do so those replacements are down. The industry as a whole is down. Apple is down because the industry is down. Most people dont really follow apple or wait until the WWDC or really even know about it. This is just a slow time of the year for computers and it worse than normal due to money being short.

Yvan256
Jul 14, 2006, 09:30 AM
People never believed that Ford and GM could die for a long time as well...now they're blasting their way ahead into bankruptcy.

The same was said of Atari back in the 80's...

mjstew33
Jul 14, 2006, 02:55 PM
I guess your right, OutThere.

I would love to see Dell die. :D

jhu
Jul 14, 2006, 06:57 PM
People never believed that Ford and GM could die for a long time as well...now they're blasting their way ahead into bankruptcy.

they're still not dead. it's not over yet for them. people thought chrysler was gone back in the early 1980s. people thought ibm was done for back in the early 1990s. they're both still around.

Phobophobia
Jul 17, 2006, 10:12 AM
Dell has been disappointing analysts big time.