The average stock holder owns Quote:Originally Posted by Flabingo I was at the Apple store and was told about the ability of the retail employees to buy Apple stock at a 15% discount at the lowest price during the quarter! up to 10% of their income. Where do these shares come from?There are buyers and sellers all the time. Employees pay 85%, Apple pays the 15%.Flabby's at it again. Carl will suck Apple dry and leave nothing behind. He's the crystalline entity of investors.