Saturday, July 26, 2008

Happy trails...

Here's an interesting story. Gateway has decided to give up and selling computers directly, choosing to only sell through third party retailers. Considering that Dell and Gateway were the real trailblazers in the buy direct arena this is pretty surprising news. I bet the "big box" retailers (Best Buy, Walmart, etc.) will love this news, expect them to start banging on about how this reinforces their business model....yada yada yada. I'll tell you why Gateway has to go this route, they haven't made a decent computer since 2000, not because direct sales is a bad idea.

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