I want to buy a new powerbook. Think you can get me a good discount?jer446 said:
Bah, I bought at around 44.60$... I hope it goes back up soon.jer446 said:
Until the numbers are made public, I would not sweat it. They raised their target from 15 million to 16 million in revenue. The question is how much of that is profit. We know that about 15% was wasted on a "math" lesson. And a large portion of that will come from the selling of Roxio's software division.kwajaln said:To answer the WHY behind the recent drop in AAPL:
(Dow Jones)--Shares of Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL) fell nearly 6%
Thursday after online music competitor Napster Inc. (NAPS) raised its revenue
target for the current quarter, citing robust growth in its music subscription
That news, said analysts, led to concerns that Apple is facing greater
competition in a market that it has largely called its own.
"Investors may be concerned this reflects increase competitive pressure
and/or share gains from Apple's dominant iTunes music service," said First
Albany Corp. analyst Joel Wagonfeld in a research report.
There's more, but you get the point. That was forwarded to me by my stockbroker, by the way.
I'm fairly certain that would be illegal....(offering product discounts for anyone who purchases stock)acedickson said:They should give stockholders discounts. Maybe equivalent to the EDU discount. That would be a great perk to buy shares...not to mention the way their stocks have been since the iPod.
I can't remember where I read something similar, but due to some SEC regulations, businesses who are publicly traded cannot offer incentives in return for purchasing stock. Why do you think there are so many companies who publicly trade but do not provide incentives/discounts/etc. to purchase stock?firewizard said:how would that be illegal?
I don't agree because when you're a shareholder you essentially own a part of the company. It may be against SEC R&R I don't know. I think it'd be nice if it was that way. If I had money to invest right now AAPL would be one of them, discounts or not.snkTab said:even if it wasn't illegal, it would be so unethical.
Anyone with ownership in the company is entitled to discounted rates on company products.slipper said:ill give you a discount if you invest in my company ...
sounds like something similar to rebating or bribing