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10 Things Warehouse Clubs Won't Tell You (Costco, Sams)
Yahoo News ^ | 09/20/2009 | Yahoo News

Posted on 09/20/2009 12:38:32 PM PDT by Dallas59

Below is an excerpt from the book "1,001 Things They Won't Tell You," which was published in May 2009 and highlights popular columns from SmartMoney's long-running "10 Things" feature.

(Excerpt) Read more at customsites.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: bookreview; costco; iloveyou; retail; samsclub; topten
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"Welcome to Costco. I Luv Yew.

1. "You paid your dues? Good, now get in line."

2. "You'll need a hard hat when you shop here."

3. "Our credit card will burn your savings away."

4. "Jewelry experts trash our gems."

5. "You'll leave when we tell you to."

6. "We have more animals than a small zoo."

7. "Try our website. It will try your patience."

8. "That warranty is valid-in Italy perhaps."

9. "Your backyard would make a beautiful warehouse."

10. "You'd better like what we like."
1 posted on 09/20/2009 12:38:32 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
I know people around here aren't fans of Costco, but we love the place.

Returns have always been hassle-free. How many places do you know that would take a return on an opened and empty bottle of champagne? All I did was take the empty bottle and the cork in (the wine was 'corked') and had them smell it.

"I wouldn't have drunk it either, sir" was all the guy said as he reached into the drawer and handed me my cash back. I had the same experience with a DVD player that was 3 years old.

I just showed them the receipt and they handed me the cash.

Coupled with the fact that it's a block away, you just can't beat it. Oh and their gas is a nickel a gallon cheaper than anywhere in the area.

L

2 posted on 09/20/2009 12:42:16 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Dallas59

Here’s a summary of the book :

Big corporations = evil


3 posted on 09/20/2009 12:42:51 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: Dallas59

Sounds like Obamacare?


4 posted on 09/20/2009 12:45:51 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
"Our credit card will burn your savings away."

True of any store card.

Anyone who uses a credit card as more than a convenience is a fool. If you pay them off monthly when they come due they are a great convenience and you can get some nice perks.

This and everything else in your list is also true of every retail chain I am aware of (perhaps with the exception of the dues). (Sears, Kmart, Lowes)

One thing that Sam’s gives me that I find valuable is that they nearly always have the cheapest gas. That alone makes the membership worth it.

5 posted on 09/20/2009 12:46:28 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: Dallas59

I don’t get the hostility to these stores. I save a lot of money by buying in bulk. It also means you shop less often, saving time and money. This list implies you wouldn’t have to stand in line at a regular store!


6 posted on 09/20/2009 12:48:07 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: Dallas59

I belong to Sam’s and have for years. For a long time, the savings on a gallon of milk was enough to pay for the cost of membership.

Add to that the price of dogfood....I save about $15.00 a month buying it there. Of course, I am lucky that they carry the kind I feed my dogs. I also save on the cost of charcoal, which is good since I live in Vegas and grill year round.

some other items are worth the cost of membership overall. If I didn’t benefit somewhat financially, I wouldn’t remain a member.

As for the whole receipt thing, that is truly the least of my concerns. The receipts are marked so that shoppers cannot come in with a receipt, load up on items and then present the receipt at the door as if the items had been paid for at the present time. It is a protection of their customers as far as I can tell.


7 posted on 09/20/2009 12:50:34 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: Lurker

Our family loves Costco. It’s like everything else though. Economically wise consumers know how to purchase effectively. ;-)


8 posted on 09/20/2009 12:53:14 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Dallas59

Not unique to warehouse stores. It’s the “default” for nearly all stores, nowadays.

We’ve dumbed down our society, and, for the love of saving a penny or two, we’ve all been reduced to the lowest common denominator.

Get used to it. ..and get back in line! LOL


9 posted on 09/20/2009 12:54:00 PM PDT by papasmurf (RnVjayB5b3UsIDBiYW1hLCB5b3UgcGllY2Ugb2Ygc2hpdCBjb3dhcmQh)
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To: Dallas59
I think they are great. We buy certain things like dog food and baking goods in bulk.
Other things, well you have to check the prices as sometimes it is cheaper to get the items at Wal Mart or on sale elsewhere. But, so what?

I like the choice, have never had a problem, and save money. Don't like it? Don't join.

10 posted on 09/20/2009 12:54:02 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Pontiac

“Anyone who uses a credit card as more than a convenience is a fool. If you pay them off monthly when they come due they are a great convenience and you can get some nice perks.”

AMEN. We have NEVER paid interest on a credit card.


11 posted on 09/20/2009 12:55:03 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Dallas59

As libtarded as Costco is, I can’t fault their prices on milk and gasoline, my wife and I more than pay for our membership on just those two items alone. Plus it is quicker for me to get to Costco than any of the grocery stores in our area (commerce traffic lights suck big time). I really don’t mind it. and to top it all off wife and I can have cheap date night 2 hotdogs, 2 drinks and split a churro for less than $5.00 gotta love that..:)


12 posted on 09/20/2009 12:55:52 PM PDT by BudgieRamone (...or I coud've been a waiter....except I can't lift weights)
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To: Dallas59

What makes humor funny is that it is rooted in the truth. Heck, I’ve seen stuff that laughs, successfully at everything from Reagan to Obama to ME. But this piece was not even a little bit funny. It had nothing in common with what I have experienced in any warehouse store.


13 posted on 09/20/2009 12:56:16 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Dallas59
"You'll leave when we tell you to."

That is true with any business! Employees need sleep too.

14 posted on 09/20/2009 12:58:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Dallas59

What a crock.

What ‘small animals’?


15 posted on 09/20/2009 12:59:08 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Dallas59
4. "Jewelry experts trash our gems."

And what jewelry experts won't tell you is that if aren't buying jewels as investments (which you don't do retail anyway) you are wasting your money for any quality that can't be seen with the naked eye. Man made diamonds are 2-5% the cost of natural and nobody will ever know if you don't tell them. In fact, cut crystal will likely do if all you care about is how it looks from 2-5' away.

16 posted on 09/20/2009 1:00:20 PM PDT by SampleMan (Socialism enslaves you & kills your soul.)
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To: SumProVita

Decent buy on tires. Return policy is good.

I’ve recently found better meats locally that aren’t farmed fish or artificially grown.

Computer monitors and hard drives are a safe buy.

I’ve found all the chain markets vary 2-6 months at a time depending upon commodity. Used to always shop Trader Joe’s, now Henry’s is a great source for wine, produce, and deli selections.


17 posted on 09/20/2009 1:02:04 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Dallas59
Al Norman, an activist and editor of SprawlBusters.com, says, "Unfortunately, local officials hand over a rezoning without much scrutiny because they think this means jobs and taxes."

Al Norman, anti-Wal-Mart activist

18 posted on 09/20/2009 1:02:39 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Lurker
I've only complained twice at COSTCO. One time we had a bunch of plants to buy. I asked the cashier, "can you verify the price on that one" and she said "Uh, huh" and started ringing them up.

She was done before I could call her boss to stop her.

That's when he and I discovered she couldn't speak English at all.

Then there was the puke that decided he just had to pick up my brand new chocolate birthday cake for the daughter-in-law and put it in a different basket ~ took it out of my hands. He smeared it all over the inside of the plastic container.

All the while I was telling him "Leave me and my cake alone" He wanted to fight. Fortunately I had my largest son immediately behind me so he stepped forward. The kid started whimpering and called for someone to help him. I told his boss when he got there to boot this t**d out. It went downhill from that point on.

Usually those guys are pretty compliant about not messing up the pastries. BTW, never saw that kid in the store again!

19 posted on 09/20/2009 1:05:15 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Dallas59

20 posted on 09/20/2009 1:06:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: SumProVita
AMEN. We have NEVER paid interest on a credit card.

I won’t have a card that has an annual fee nor one that has a charge on each purchase. The card companies get fees on every purchase paid by the store. That cost is built in to the price of everything you buy anyway. Why should I pay twice for the use of the card.

Also a warning to everyone not to use the credit card checks that they send along in your billing envelope. They are a major scam.

They will start charging you interest from the day you use it. Shred them the day you open the envelope.

DO NOT under any circumstance throw them away un-shredded. Anyone could take them out of your trash and use them and you will be billed.

21 posted on 09/20/2009 1:06:43 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: kcvl
"Unfortunately, local officials hand over a rezoning without much scrutiny because they think this means jobs and taxes."

They're right about that.

And they know that they will loose in court unless they say no to almost everybody.

The courts rightly expect zoning commissions to treat everybody the same.

22 posted on 09/20/2009 1:12:09 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: Lurker
We have both here, within two blocks of each other.....I'll never darken the doors of Costco ever since the Northridge earthquake collapsed one entire wall and they were closed for six months -- but would not prorate the renewal.

Our Sam's is great because it's never at all busy; in and out without getting that "dirty" feel we get at their parent, WalMart.

Bonus - snack bar's huge Nathan's hot dog/drink combo for $1.50 is about the cheapest lunch around.

23 posted on 09/20/2009 1:12:18 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not an Obama "Administration"....it's a "Regime")
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To: Dallas59

What union shill wrote this tripe?


24 posted on 09/20/2009 1:13:38 PM PDT by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: Cvengr

Your tire comment is spot-on. I recently took the Mustang to the delership and asked the service guy about the cost for a set of tires and he said that I’d be better off getting them at Costco. Better price, better ongoing customer care (balancing, rotating, proper inflation, etc.) and faster service. I heeded his advice and have been 100% satisfied.

Plus, Costco fills their tires with nitrogen and it’s supposed to make them last longer and improve mileage. Time will tell if that’s the case, but I have no complaints at all so far.


25 posted on 09/20/2009 1:20:21 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( I am a proud citizen of GlennBeckistan. Kneel before me, comrades. ))))
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To: Dallas59

They don’t tell me anything, but i shop there.


26 posted on 09/20/2009 1:26:56 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: Dallas59

I’m not a big Costco fan, but this list is nonsense.

I agree with you — returns there are a breeze. Gas there is as cheap as it gets around here.

Their credit card won’t bankrupt you — certainly not if you’re Net 30.


27 posted on 09/20/2009 1:33:13 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Dallas59

Years ago, I did a study on how someone could maximize the value of food stamps to get the most food, most food diversity, best nutritional value, etc. What an eye opener.

Used intelligently, the typical amount of food stamps in my State for a person could feed four or more people, if done with a six month plan. However, the typical food stamp recipient, using typical shopping patterns, can easily blow their entire month’s supplement in a week, just trying to feed themselves.

To start with, plot the grocery stores in your area, then price the same 100 items at each store, and you’ll likely see tremendous variation. So if you buy ahead a little, and instead of having one shopping list, have say, four, you can save hundreds of dollars a year.

Right now, I’m amazed that in just one store, dairy prices are completely irrational. Sometimes milk sales are such that a gallon is cheaper than a quart, and there is a typical variance between brands with milk from the same dairy, of a dollar and a half.

Sales are great, and coupons are great. However, a lot of sales and coupons are “disingenuous”, meaning the product is inherently overpriced, or inflated so the store looks generous by giving a discount to its normal retail price.

Buying in bulk is great, if you have the storage space and the ability to preserve the food. If you do, you should always tag it with a large print “use by” date. It’s no bargain if it goes off on you.


28 posted on 09/20/2009 1:37:33 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Pontiac
Also a warning to everyone not to use the credit card checks that they send along in your billing envelope. They are a major scam. They will start charging you interest from the day you use it. Shred them the day you open the envelope.

Or just call the credit card company and ask them to stop sending the blanks checks with your bill. Worked for me.

29 posted on 09/20/2009 1:39:56 PM PDT by dorothy ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ErnBatavia
My wife and I shop Sam's about once every two weeks mostly for meats. I like their fresh ground beef and their pot roasts. Their rib eye steaks are the best in town. We also buy rice and flour in bulk about every six months and transfer to 5 gal. food grade plastic buckets for storage.

I have never had a long wait at check out nor when leaving for the door checker to mark our receipt.

30 posted on 09/20/2009 1:45:59 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Mamzelle

“I don’t get the hostility to these stores.”

It’s hostility to success.

You don’t like it? - don’t go there! In fact you have to pay to enter, so unless you really want to go there they don’t want you.


31 posted on 09/20/2009 1:48:42 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Dallas59

You certainly can’t beat Costco on their Kirkland line of blue jeans. They are 15 bucks a pair and are as good as Wranglers any day.


32 posted on 09/20/2009 1:55:28 PM PDT by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: Dallas59
"Clubs like to rotate items during the year to keep the shopping trip exciting," says Christie Briggs...

I don't find it exciting at all but extremely irritating.

33 posted on 09/20/2009 1:59:08 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: SampleMan
I love my man made diamonds and apparently so does everyone else because I get lots of compliments......and I only paid a couple hundred dollars for my rings.....
34 posted on 09/20/2009 2:00:46 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: Pontiac

...worth it.

When we had three kiddoes in diapers at the same time, the money we saved on Sam’s Club diapers made up for the membership fees.

We used to get boxes of diapers the size of small hay bales. (Disposable. Someone who lives where diaper service is available can save the planet).

Once the kids were out of diapers, we stopped going to Sam’s.

It definitely served a purpose at the time.


35 posted on 09/20/2009 2:02:41 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (Where are we going, and why are we in a hand-basket?)
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To: Dallas59

Uncle Sam’s One Stop Weight Reduction and Disposal Center


36 posted on 09/20/2009 2:06:15 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: libh8er

...or unions good, non union bad.


37 posted on 09/20/2009 2:26:00 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Dallas59

Costco sold us somebody’s returned pager. I wish I could say they handled it well, but they really messed up.


38 posted on 09/20/2009 2:34:13 PM PDT by Excellence (Meet your new mother-in-law, the United States Government)
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To: libh8er
I have a part-time job at Sam's with full medical.
There is a Walmart across the street from that and a Supercenter about 10 miles away. They wanted to put a Supercenter closer but all the Anti-Walmart whackos were out there prostesting and marching in circles in an empty parking lot shouting that Walmart was going to destroy a "Pristine" piece of land.
This piece of land was wedged behind a municipal airport, railroad track and the busiest road in Southern NH.
I used to ride my Mtn. Bike thru there to go to my software job (Pre-Obamanomics).
There was absolutely nothing pristine about it unless you consider the pond out front that was polluted by runoff and Canada Geese to be pristine.
Now there is a crappy salvage store there that sells crap that even the Chinese wouldn't sell (Part of the "Building 19" chain for those from New England).
39 posted on 09/20/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT by Brainhose (The Obama Express Race Card: Don't Leave Home Without It!)
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To: libh8er
I have a part-time job at Sam's with full medical.
There is a Walmart across the street from that and a Supercenter about 10 miles away. They wanted to put a Supercenter closer but all the Anti-Walmart whackos were out there prostesting and marching in circles in an empty parking lot shouting that Walmart was going to destroy a "Pristine" piece of land.
This piece of land was wedged behind a municipal airport, railroad track and the busiest road in Southern NH.
I used to ride my Mtn. Bike thru there to go to my software job (Pre-Obamanomics).
There was absolutely nothing pristine about it unless you consider the pond out front that was polluted by runoff and Canada Geese to be pristine.
Now there is a crappy salvage store there that sells crap that even the Chinese wouldn't sell (Part of the "Building 19" chain for those from New England).
40 posted on 09/20/2009 2:36:32 PM PDT by Brainhose (The Obama Express Race Card: Don't Leave Home Without It!)
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To: Dallas59

Whatever they say about Costco, they are superb about returns. The quality of the products sold is usually superior to what is found elsewhere. You might find some items cheaper elsewhere, but when you use their coupon books, you’d have a hard time beating their prices with the sharpest shopping savvy. Online shopping for big ticket items often includes shipping and delivery - which local merchants cannot begin to match in my area.


41 posted on 09/20/2009 2:44:11 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: kcvl

You don’t want to know.....


42 posted on 09/20/2009 2:50:33 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (WARNING! WARNING! "Political Terrorist in Charge" — STAY AWAY FROM MY BODY)
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To: Dallas59
This article is stupid. The author exaggerates isolated incidents.
43 posted on 09/20/2009 2:52:41 PM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
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To: dorothy

I use the shredder ( for many many things) but that is a good idea, just in case someone gets them.


44 posted on 09/20/2009 2:54:10 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (WARNING! WARNING! "Political Terrorist in Charge" — STAY AWAY FROM MY BODY)
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To: Lurker
Costco's great - Parmesan cheese - the real thing for less than $10 a pound. My local Italian market sell if for $20 a pound - same stuff.
45 posted on 09/20/2009 3:03:22 PM PDT by GOPJ (When I hear "New York Times"-fair or unfair-what I hear is "New York Times Whore House"...)
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To: Lurker

I’m a Costco fan.
They beat every other store, Sears, Target, etc. on customer service in a national survey.
Buy a TV there, they extend the warranty another year.
Their meat and vegetables are superior to Kroger, Harris Teeter, etc. And cheaper, significantly cheaper.

What’s not to like?


46 posted on 09/20/2009 3:10:10 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: libh8er
Things that people who hate "Box Stores" don't tell you:
1) Americans work there.
2) You have to be a wise shopper, like anyplace else unless you are a trust-fund baby or marry a Ketchup heiress like J.F. Kerry
3)They Pay good health care that Obama can't provide
4)Under Obamanomics, people get the jobs that are open and available, and if you work hard you can advance.
5) They are Very good at working your schedule around medical emergencies like I've had over the last few years, when My father died from A.L.S.
6) Management is nice for the most part, unlike working for any liberal (bleep)
7) Everyone I know there is anti-union.
8) Most are Republicans.
9) The Democrats that work there are conservative Democrats and don't like Obama or his whole ACORN cabal. 10) I sell a lot of Anti-Obama paraphernalia to my co-workers :) Nobody can stand him in the store I work at.
47 posted on 09/20/2009 3:10:54 PM PDT by Brainhose (The Obama Express Race Card: Don't Leave Home Without It!)
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To: Dallas59

You should ALWAYS buy your TVs and Electronics at COSTCO. They automatically extend the 90 day manufacturers warranty to TWO YEARS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


48 posted on 09/20/2009 3:11:29 PM PDT by bt579 (Obama lies, the economy dies!)
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To: GOPJ
Costco's great - Parmesan cheese - the real thing for less than $10 a pound. My local Italian market sell if for $20 a pound - same stuff.

Great deals at Costco. Note how Costco keeps flowers and bulbs far away from produce and cheese. Many supermarkets have them in the same section because they look nice together and that is a good place for impulse sales. They don't care that the gases from cut produce and cheese shortens the life of flowers by days.

In Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers Amy Stewart tracked the business from growers in California and Ecuador, the auction floor in Holland, importers in Miami, high line florists in NYC, Costco and others.

She quoted a broker who said anyone who doesn't give Costco the best price and best quality is dead. Costco will never deal with them again. She wrote that florists buy there because often they can't get a better deal from their own wholesalers.

49 posted on 09/20/2009 3:20:38 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: Dallas59

I was a member of BJ’s (loved the place) and since they closed I have Costco and recently switched to Sam’s (has more to do with the brands they carry than anything else).
Both places save me a fortune on the things I buy consistently, and I am not a “brand name” shopper. But for staples like paper towels, toilet paper, fabric softener, cereal, altoids, snack packs, and other stuff, they are unbeatable. Just an example; a 16oz box of Quaker granola cereal is about $4.50 or so at Walmart (cheapo Sunshine brand is no cheaper), but I can get a 2-pack of 34.5 oz bags for $8 at Costco.
The only complaint I have with these discount stores is you cannot always count on them to have all the same items month to month but any other retailer has the same issue on some level.


50 posted on 09/20/2009 3:26:41 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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