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  1. Xyg
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    There's been a lot of back and forth with sales numbers and return rates and analysts and blah blah blah.

    John Paczkowski of All Things D puts it into some nice perspective:

    Analysts Disagree Widely on Palm Pre Sales, Returns and Exchanges | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD


    Pre Sales May Be Slowing. Yes? Nooooooooo!


    by John Paczkowski
    Posted on July 24, 2009 at 3:23 PM PT

    Now this is just getting silly.

    Pali Research says sales of the Palm Pre are slowing. RBC’s Mike Abramsky says they aren’t and claims 325,000 to 375,000 have been sold to date, ahead of his expectations.

    Citing some decidedly unscientific poll data, Jesup and Lamont analyst Kevin Dede suggests the device is plagued by build-quality issues and a high exchange/return rate, potentially 40 percent. Abramsky says it’s between two and three percent and calls BS on the build-quality issue.

    “Most buyers appear delighted with their new Pre user experience,” Abramsky said in a research note Friday. “Pre satisfaction appears higher than legacy Palm devices (e.g., Treo), affirming improved execution from the ‘New’ Palm, including engineering, manufacturing, quality and process improvements.”

    So, Pre sales are slowing. Or, they’re not.

    And exchange/return rates are high.

    Unless they’re not.

    And these analysts are on point.

    Unless, of course, they’re not. Too bad it’s impossible to tell without official numbers from Palm (PALM) or Sprint (S).
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    We should have a better idea after the next 10Q. Palm won't be able to hide anything very easily since the Pre and WebOS = survive or die.
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    These so called analysts are imbeciles. Funny word, lol.

    But seriously, why are they just pulling numbers out of their asses and trying to write about them being fact?

    They're just bloggers.
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    I would really like to know where the numbers are right now. It would put my mind at ease for the future of my beautiful Pre and Web OS.

    I really want to see Palm come out way ahead in all this.
    -Goatin' Ain't Easy-
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    Add to that, the lunacy when someone attempts to draw conclusions on stock price based on what some analyst stated....
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