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My understanding from  a Sony retailer is that Sony is chopping the upfront margin so resellers, in an efforts to make any money, will sell at MSRP. But the reseller then has the opportunity to "earn" additional margin back each quarter based on a number of factors - the purchase and active display of demo units, marketing participation, overall volume, etc.   Not sure how accurate this is, but it makes some sense
Just some leftover lunch from the factory....
It looks to me like it's designed to layout perfectly on an iPad, so I'm guessing we will see a dedicated app that mirrors the interface on the iPad or even iPhone/Touch - it makes a bit more sense when you start thinking about flicking and swiping...
Remember, Ron Johnson came from Target, and while they have some cute TV ads, Targets are generally a typical, boring mess of departments and products, with little or no help floor help. Yet none of that migrated to Apple. I'd imagine Browett will be executing an already well-thought out retail plan with Apple and not making large sea changes for some time, if ever. Johnson was strong in general retail knowledge and execution skills, perhaps those are Browett's...
How long before Stymiest is, well, just plain stymied?
Ron Johnson's wondering, "where's the love...?"
Apple's retail space challenge is that some of their original spaces are too small...the location at the Westfield Shopping Center in Paramus NJ is one example. That location can easily increase by a third
If Apple doesn't want resellers, or a particular reseller, this is their right. But if they do authorize resellers, and those resellers are meeting Apple's guidelines, then Apple should provide them reasonable appropriate access to their products. Likely, Apple has, and has some formula that determines allocation based on revenue, square footage, etc... - the reseller in question simply may not like the methodology or is questioning the fairness. Apple reseller...
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