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Re: [Killietalk] Fish hobby in general
> Actually, they were first bought by "big oil" (Schlumberger) which was
> not really a marriage made in heaven. The kit business had died with the
Ya but then by a furniture manufacturer and the Zenith to make computers.
My first color TV was a heathkit. Had individual circuit boards and all
transistors and IC's were mounted in sockets. You could fix this set, not a
throw away like stuff today. The electronics you get today are low in cost
and low in durability and not worthy of repair.
> I suspect all competent employees were long gone before Zenith was
> conned into buying them.
not real sure about that part. They had by far the best tv on the market.
Also sold kits for a lot of ham gear as well as test equipment, most of
which is still in service.
I never had any trouble getting assistance so I wont say they lost
competent TECHNICAL employees,
maybe management though.
Wal-Mart first kills
>> competition, then thins out their outlets and will eventually increase
> Interesting. They have never done that in the past.
Why should they
> start, now?
You must be in an unusual area. They start with building more stores close
then go to super stores quite a distance apart.
It is the same all over. Go to a hardware store and try to find a bolt that
is worth a damn.
Screws that snap, lag bolts same thing all junk.
> Return on assets is an objective measure of whether the public feels
> they are making a contribution. Failure to achieve a proper return is
> the "Invisible Hand" at work, telling them to go do something else.
Sure. Thing is if all go only for quick profit, to make current upper
management look good
while under their contract they eventually crash taking down stockholders
> WalMart has done it differently from PetsMart, so their results differ.
> Their employees are particularly poorly trained about fish, and it
> shows. The WalMart business model involves moving commodities
> efficiently, and not in providing helpful hand-holding in more
> specialized areas.
Yes but they do kill the specialized areas before giving up. >>
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