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The liquidation sale for defunct CE retailer Sixth Avenue Electronics has begun, with Alco Capital Group overseeing the process.


Diana Ross wasn’t the only star at Monster Cables’ annual Retail Awards ceremony at this year’s CES. Dozens of the industry’s top retailers also shared the spotlight as Head Monster Noel Lee honored them for exceptional sales of Monster products during these difficult times.

Gary Yacoubian, Myer-Emco, Gaithersburg, Md.: “We were profitable, in 2007, and succeeded in places we didn’t expect to, especially with our residential networking initiatives and with custom. Of course, we were hit by declining ASPs in flat panel and the disappearance of rear projection, but we finished out the year stronger than it began. “At CES, we’re not on a search and destroy mission but rather, are looking for any interesting convergence technologies. “I feel that there’s a limit to what the economic and housing downturn can do to us. People will still be getting married, having kids, and needing to

More so than ever, CES 2007 was a celebration of convergence, showcasing everything from TVs to audio/video gear to phones to home control systems that combined new technologies with the ease-of-use and convenience consumers expect of traditional electronics. While manufacturers and vendors trumpeted the latest and greatest features and functions of their new offerings, many also established plans to deepen their dealer programs by rolling out more training and demo units to help smaller dealers understand and sell more sophisticated products. In turn, dealers reacted to the products with a mix of outright enthusiasm and guarded optimism. What follows, is the Dealerscope wrap-up

More so than ever, CES 2007 was a celebration of convergence, showcasing everything from TVs to audio/video gear to phones to home control systems that combined new technologies with the ease-of-use and convenience consumers expect of traditional electronics. While manufacturers and vendors trumpeted the latest and greatest features and functions of their new offerings, many also established plans to deepen their dealer programs by rolling out more training and demo units to help smaller dealers understand and sell more sophisticated products. In turn, dealers reacted to the products with a mix of outright enthusiasm and guarded optimism. What follows, is the Dealerscope wrap-up

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