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To extend the discussion of FCPY:

I posted your comments on the FCPY message board. With all due respect to your reservations, here are two replies (one of which is mine). I'm still optimistic about this stock and just bought another 50 shares at 8 1/2.


In response to Llama's post I just wanted to mention that I can't imagine a retailer growing at the rate it is will not be able to secure Disney or Warner brothers licensing, either directly or indirectly. Also, CEO Charles Cumello was formerly the head of Walden Books, with proven retail growth experience I think he is the Management quality that Peter Lynch would look for.


Greeneggs, I'm not sure whether we're just talking to ourselves, but in regard to how long FCPY can sustain its rapid growth (an issue which Llama raised):

You mentioned that the party store market is primarily a mom-and-pop affair, and that FCPY and its largest competitor have respectively 5% and 6% of the market. To me, this means that the market is well-established, competitors are realtively weak, and there is quite a bit of room to grow for awhile.

Jack Neefus
College Park, MD
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