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Acer's channel-cramming strategy that left it with a pile of unsold PCs almost visible from space was "terribly wrong", a top boss has admitted. EMEA president Oliver Ahrens, who led Acer China while Europe's inventory mountain grew, told The Channel the hardware vendor has learned its lesson after consumer demand swerved …

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PC crash hit us like a coal mine GAS BLAST

So thier business exploded? Surely that's a good thing.

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" ...we didn't have any canaries," he said.

Would the canaries have sent a Tweet to advise of stock build-up? Is this what he thinks?

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Mushroom

birds are cheaper

Canaries would have worked out much cheaper than big-wigs with an eye off the ball

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So where are all the cheap laptops?

Where are they flogging the old over-stocked lappys?

Off the back of a container?

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This may sound naive or at least terribly old-fashioned,

but have the Acer execs considered producing better quality products as a means to gaining users' trust ?...

Henri

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Interesting to see

That Acer don't just keep their customers in the dark.

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