MESSAGE FROM MSSA PRESIDENT:


GENTLEMEN:

According to ORDERS of the US. Bankruptcy Court in the Ritz Camera case,
Boater's World is to be auctioned off on March 17, 2009. There are many
Objections to the sale that have been filed with the Court. A final
hearing on those Objections are scheduled for March 18th, which is one day
after the sale date.

In essence, this means that it will not be known until after the sale if
the sale will be ratified by the Court. Also, that after March 17th, all
bets are off as to whether a gift card will be honored.

Bottom Line: There is nothing in the Court's file to indicate that gift
cards will continue to be honored, or will become invalid, at anytime. I
caution everyone to cash in their gift cards before March 17, 2009.


Stephen Shechtel