Sharper Image's Dull Financial Prospects

High-end gadget retailer The Sharper Image filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. What do you think?

"Thankfully, if any company can weather this kind of storm, it's the one that sells $200 umbrellas."

Karl Ryssdal • Back Hoe Operator


"What am I supposed to spend my economic stimulus check on if not a vibrating recliner with cup holders?"

Jenny Babbin • Cashier

"Never in a million years did I think the American consumer would lose its hunger for expensive, useless products.

Jack Dimsdale • Systems Analyst