Microsoft to open Retail stores?

Is this a good idea?  Read the press release yesterday.


Article on MSNBC this morning doesn’t sound that positive on the idea.  here is part of the article

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced plans to open its own stores despite the economic downturn that has left many retailers struggling.

The company hired David Porter, a 25-year veteran of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., as its corporate vice president of retail stores. Porter was head of worldwide product distribution at DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. since 2007.


What are your thoughts?  Should we open then? Would you shop at them? Or is now NOT the right time to get into Retail?

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