15 Companies who may not see 2010

Discussion in 'Offbeat News' started by icegoat63, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

    I'm sure you just wanna see the list first.... so here ya go:

    • Rite Aid
    • Claire's Stores
    • Chrysler
    • Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group
    • Realogy Corp
    • Station Casinos
    • Loehmann's Capital Corp
    • Sbarro
    • Six Flags
    • Blockbuster
    • Krispy Kreme
    • Landry's Restaurants
    • Sirius Satellite Radio
    • Trump Entertainment Resorts Holdings
    • BearingPoint
    Source: 15 Companies That Might Not Survive 2009 - Yahoo! Finance
     
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  2. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Link? Source?

    I'm surprised Krispy Kreme is up there however. I guess they just won't survive this silly "super-health" boom.
     
  3. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    I only know a few on this list, the one that I am really surprised with is Blockbuster. We have a few of these in my area and they seem to do very well for themselves.

    I am also surprised about Sirius Satellite Radio, I wouldn't expect that company to shut down.
     
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  4. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    I heard Sirius was going to merge.

    In terms of Blockbuster, it makes sense. With the advent of companies like Netflix and the video game giant Gamestop, Blockbuster is probably getting kicked around big time. Their rentals are expensive and their game rentals are even more pointless. In all honesty, I only like Blockbuster for their sales of used DVDs.
     
  5. Swiftstrike

    Swiftstrike Registered Member

    I knew Rite Aid was struggling for years. That is not a surprise to me.

    I am surprised we do not see Borders or Barnes & Noble up there. No one buys anything in their stores and their prices have been rising to compensate for the lack of sales.

    You can essentially tell how a company is doing by just looking up their stock.

    Krispy Kreme has lost a lot of the market because Dunkin Donuts made a HUGE push. I know in my area Krispy Kreme donuts are a tough commodity to find. Meanwhile Dunkin Donuts is on nearly every corner. I can count at least 5 DD's within a 10 mile radius of my house.
     
  6. AnitaKnapp

    AnitaKnapp It's not me, it's you. V.I.P. Lifetime

    I'm happy my company isn't on that list.

    I would be bummed if Six Flags shut down before I was able to go again. I've been meaning to get over there for awhile now.

    I can't stand Blockbuster. Their rental prices are way too high, and Netflix is a much better, cheaper option. Blockbuster did incorporate a similar system to Netflix and I believe they were a little bit cheaper, but their selection wasn't as good.
     
  7. Shwa

    Shwa Gay As Fuck V.I.P. Lifetime

    Best Buys
    Chili's
    Dominos

    Though these companies may seem unlikely to go out of business for sure, it is starting to happen.

    ~Shwa
     
  8. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Why would you say those are in danger? Best Buy takes advantage of dumb customers (they're never short in demand). Chili's caters to the absent-minded sheep and Dominos is flat out gross (the Onion put it the best: they're testing the limits of what humans will eat).
     
  9. Swiftstrike

    Swiftstrike Registered Member

    Yeah Best Buy is doing pretty good actually. Well they have had better years certainly...

    I know Chilis and Dominos have been hurting for a bit in my area.

    No one really orders Dominos here and the Chili's in our area are always empty.
     
  10. Smelnick

    Smelnick Creeping On You V.I.P.

    Actually, with so many people downloading movies now adays, I'm surprised movie rental places make ANY money anymore. I'm not surprised about blockbuster though, I only buy the used DVD's from there, and even then I only buy the 4 dollar ones =P
     

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