Other companies following Apple’s ‘risky’ retail strategy

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    Link: Other companies following Apple’s ‘risky’ retail strategy
    Description:: Apple has inspired a strategy among major manufacturers of consumer electronics equipment that “will disrupt traditional consumer electronic retail networks and may expose them to new risks,” according to ABI Research: chains of own-brand retail stores and kiosks.

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    I have to say, Jobs sure knows what he's doing. He's starting all these new PC trends, increasing Apple market Shares, bringing the company out of debt. Apple rocks.
     
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    Apple paid off its $300Million and currently has about $9Billion in cash in a managed fund in Nevada for tax purposes.
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    Apple wasnt getting the attention they needed in other stores, Jobs didnt really have a choice but to open Apples own line of stores, the fact that other mac retailers may be suffering is unfortunate though. Lets hope Apple doesnt also become the first to suffer from some of the pitfalls of having a brick and mortar store.
     
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    Apple wasn't the first -- Gateway was the first. Apple has clearly learned the lessons of Gateway, but having all those retail stores does expose them to a downside risk if retailing takes a big downturn, as in, a severe recession.
     

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