Thursday, April 24, 2008

I'm Far From The Only Person Mocking Blockbuster's Bid For Circuit City

Exhibit A: This otherwise straight-faced, but slyly cruel coverage from TWICE.

TWICE: Blockbuster/Circuit Gets Mixed Reviews

Some industry observers contacted by TWICE were also unsure of the deal’s merits. “Absent the short-term accretive benefits, it’s a questionable marriage,” observed Dave Workman, executive director of the Progressive Retailers Organization (PRO) Group buying organization and former CEO of Wattles’ Ultimate Electronics chain. “I’m not really sure where the benefit comes from. On the surface, it doesn’t appear to be a match that brings a lot of strategic value to either company.”

Exhibit B: Bill Maher saying what everybody was thinking.

Hat Tip to CE Pro for the initial link to the video

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