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Annual shareholder’s picnic at Nebraska Furniture Mart


KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S TAYLOR BARTH JOINS US LIVE. TAYLOR? TAYLOR: ALEXANDRA, NEBRASKA FURNITURE MART WAS BUSY WITH BERKIES THIS AFTERNOON, MANY LOOKING TO SNAG THE DISCOUNT AND A FEW BITES AT THE PICNIC. SEVERAL CAME FROM THE ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING AT THE CENTURY LINK CENTER, AND THEY’LL LEAVE OMAHA WITH BUSINESS ADVICE AND A FEW GOOD DEALS IN BETWEE TAYLOR: FOR MANY SHAREHOLDERS, BOTH NEAR AND FAR, THE HIGHLIGHT OF BERKSHIRE WEEKEND IS HEARING WARREN’S WISDOM. >>I JUST REALLY ENJOY HEARING WARREN BUFFETT, I MEAN, JUST HEARING HIM TALK AND JUST HIS THOUGHTS, WHAT HE’S THINKING ABOUT. HONEST ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS.>>YOU LEARN A LOT. I WENT TO THE MEETING TODAY AND IT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE. TAYLOR: BUT THERE’S OTHER SERIOUS BUSINESS ON THE AGENDA, SNAGGING SALES. A WEEKEND FULL OF DISCOUNTS FOR BERKIES LOOKING TO SAVE A BUCK. >>WE WENT TO THE ANNUAL MEETING THIS MORNING, BUT THE SHOPPING EXCURSION IS MORE FUN THAN T ANNUAL MEETING. MATT: — TAYLOR: MORE THAN 40,000 INVESTORS EXPECTED TO WALK THROUGH NEBRASKA FURNITU MART’S DOORS. THE STORE, OFFERING DISCOUNTS TO SHAREHOLDERS ALL WEEK LONG. WE FOUND SOME, WE JUST BOUGHT A NEW CLOTHES WASHER, BUT WERE HOPING ALSO TO SEE BIGGER DISCOUNTS AND MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SAVE MONEY.>>IT’S OUR JOB TO REALLY REASSURE THEM THAT THEIR INVESTMENT IN OUR PARENT COMPANY BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY IS A GOOD ON TAYLOR: FROM TV’S, TO WASHING MACHINES, SOME WAIT ALL YEAR TO BUY BIG PURCHASES. >>THE PRICES WERE SO GOOD WITH THE DISCOUNT THAT WE ALSO BOUGHT A DRYER, SO WE ARE REPLACING ALMOST ALL OF THE APPLIANCES IN THE HOUSE TODAY. [LAUGHTER] TAYLOR: AND AFTER THE SHOPPING COMES THE SOCIALIZING. SHAREHOLDERS STOPPING BY THE MART’S PICNIC, WITH LOCAL EATS AND ENTERTAINMENT. >>I HAD A GOOD TIME LAST NIGH SO I’M SURE I’LL HAVE A GOOD TIME TONIGHT.>>I LOVE OMAHA, IT’S REALLY NICE HERE. IT’S MY SECOND TIME BEING HERE AND I’VE REALLY ENJOYED MY TIM TAYLOR: TONIGHT’S PICNIC INCLUDED DUELING PIANOS. AND THANKS TO THE WEATHER, A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE OUT AND ABOUT. AS FOR THOSE SHAREHOLDER SALES, THEY’RE NOT OVER JUST YET. INVESTORS CAN STILL SCORE DEALS

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