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Subject:  The mystery that is Apple Retail Date:  12/29/2002  10:57 PM
Author:  Plato90s Number:  80530 of 207030

Apple Retail, besides a high profile venture, is also a very mysterious segment in that its account practices doesn't seem to make any real sense.

To begin with, it's necessary to understand how Apple handles its internal accounting. If you already know this, skip to the next section.

Apple runs its business in terms of geographical segments, with Retail being a separate o