Tag Archives: slow economy

What’s with PC Sales?

The February 2nd issue of Business Week has an article entitled “Why the PC Market Is Suddenly So Weak.” They note that IDC reported that PC unit sales were down 0.4% in the 4th Quarter of 2008. Further they project … Continue reading

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Somebody’s doing something right

Amid the doom and gloom in the auto sector, here comes Audi with record sales for the 13th year in a row.  While Audi is a niche player in the industry (sales above 1M units for the first time), it … Continue reading

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Cause and effect?

Circuit City filed for bankruptcy today. Economy related? Probably, but not exclusively. A while back Circuit City restructured their compensation plan for their sales people, effectively reducing the pay of their top people. This caused many of their top sales … Continue reading

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