Skip to comments.Costco Relents After Thousands Protest Decision to Pull D'Souza Book
Posted on 07/08/2014 8:53:49 PM PDT by kingattax
Thousands of Costco shoppers took to the wholesaler's Facebook page threatening to drop their store memberships after the retailer pulled copies of Dinesh D'Souza's newest anti-Obama book from its shelves, but a company official insists the decision was financial, not political.
And the reaction got almost immediate results as the company announced it would put D'Souza's book, "America: Imagine a World Without Her," back on its shelves, despite, what it says are poor sales.
"Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited," read a statement posted shortly after 8 p.m. on Tuesday. "We exercise discipline in the best utilization of that limited space based solely on what our members are buying. We can't carry every title that our members are interested in reading. We are constantly monitoring book sales, and make decisions to pull books off the shelves frequently based on sales volume to make room for other titles. Politics or controversy over content do not influence our decisions."
The statement, signed by "Dave," went on to say the movie had renewed interest in the book causing "brisk sales at locations still in stock."
"Therefore, we have made the decision to reorder the book," added Dave.
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Probably a bit late now.
Lies. Real statement: “We are intolerant liberals and we hate allowing contrary thoughts. Also we curry favor with Obama this way. But we will have to put the Damn book back.”
My wife called and told them in no uncertain terms how she felt about them pulling the book. Lady said she was told to put it back on the shelves.
They will put a token amount of these books back on the shelves and “quickly sell out” and slowly and quietly remove all copies.
“market forces do work.”
if so, costco should pull the plug on the badly selling hillary book.
They pulled D’Sousza’s book. Now here’s a twisty little issue - are they stocking Her Thighness’ book even though it’s not selling worth an Obama?
If D’Souza was a toe-sucking, commie ‘RAT, Costco would be called “racist” for doing this.
Yep. Just lie Craxker Barrel with Duck Commander... they dont have his hat anymore.
I wonder how Hillary’s book is faring by comparison.
I cancelled membership and also told them no more communication from them via snail mail or e-mail. I will not renew the membership.
They seemed to have no problem stocking Hillarys book and holding book signings
they carry plenty of crap for months and months and months....not buying it...
Here is a test I will witness for myself. Is there equal amount of space given to Dinesh D’Souza’s book as Hillary’s book is given at Costco stores? I’m planning on going tomorrow and will be pissed if I don’t see a trace of D’Souza’s book “America” there.
The market is the most democratic institution ever created- one dollar, one vote.
Costco is run by ardent leftists. That is a well known fact.
Mentioned on a previous thread on this topic, people are buying the book on Amazon and mentioning their distaste for Costco in the review section.
I went to Amazon & found I could buy everything there that I have been buying from Costco, with more selection and I don’t have waste time & gas going to Costco.
... And Hillary’s book signing at costco in northern va bombed.... Photos were just camera angles. I know the store; costco does not own the property and it is $20 if you park more than 2 hours. Always a big line to get in the store
BTW, I already have (and recommend to all here) D'Souza's book (Kindle version in my case), and I'll be sure to go see the film, as well.
And only slightly related, I saw Mrs. Clinton's (ghost writer's) book on display at Sam's Club. They had books displayed on every level of the shelf, and each section of books pushed out to the very edge of the shelf. In other words, not one had been removed and bought.
Oh, horsepoop; they kept Hillary’a book on the shelves. And why would the CEO make the original announcement in the first place? Of course it was a political statement.
Hey, Costco, don’t pee on my leg then tell me it’s raining.
Costco owner was interviewed on 60 Minutes many years ago and he’s truly a dem libtard.
“I went to Amazon & found I could buy everything there that I have been buying from Costco, with more selection and I dont have waste time & gas going to Costco.”
will be interesting to see Costco’s stock tomorrow on Wall Street. Might see a lot of downward action of people selling shares as well as cancelling memberships. Maybe a great time to short this pig.
Not one penny of mine will flow into Costco’s account. Embrace the suck, Costco.
I believe them, because they only carry about 200 books at any time, that’s how they can keep prices lower by buying fewer books but in bulk.
EXCEPT it doesn’t explain why they had Clinton’s book so prominent when it is hardly selling, unless they made the mistake of paying up front for those or something, which not book-buyer ever does.
No, market forces did not work. If they did, people would have simply bought the book from Amazon or another retailer, and not shopped at Costco.
Conservatives acted just like the leftists that we're supposed to oppose.
BTW, I'm not a Costco fan, I don't have a membership, and would never set a dead foot in their store.
There you go. Shop Amazon and cancel Costco anyway.J.C. Penney learned.
“Costco is run by ardent leftists. That is a well known fact.”
I guess I’m one of the few who didn’t know that. But now that I do, I will be acting accordingly.
greatly increased sales (market forces) have pushed D'Souza's book to NUMBER ONE on Amazon's Top 100 Best Seller List.
so, respectfully, market forces do work.
I was at Costco today. There were three stacks of H. Clinton’s book (untouched) prominently displayed on the corner of the book table near the main aisle.
I was in Costco yesterday and Hillary’s #76 was still displayed. Why?
People should drop Costco memberships just fro their being idiots.
I never got the wholesale shopping clubs in the first place.
I am a serious cheapskate and comparative shopper and have found time and time again that most of the products, though in larger containers are actually more expensive by the weight than they are at general department and grocery stores. Particularly when you add in the cost of membership.
I always feel like I am being scammed a little. I have been to both Costco and Sam’s and have scene little to nothing that can not be had at other places for as low or even lower prices.
I could be wrong, I just don’t see the need for a #10 can of Beef-A-Roni.
dont know if you ever watched "Seinfeld". there was an episode where Kramer bought huge cans of Beef a roni from a warehouse buying store and was feeding a lot of it to a horse. it was really funny as you can imagine what the result of that was.
I saw it. And it is exactly the thing I was thinking of.
LOL. thats it.
...”I cancelled membership and also told them no more communication from them via snail mail or e-mail. I will not renew the membership.”...
Anyone who loves this country and wants her to survive should do what you have done. The political alliance between a government and corporations is called “fascism,” and it has brought great suffering to people in past history. We are through with Costco, too. They may put this book back on the shelf, but they will continue to support anti- American policies with their political contributions. We now know who they are.
I recommend going with the most helpful favorable review, as picked out by Jeff's computers (I bet he hates it when that happens!). Of course, you could also go with the most helpful critical review. But what difference does it make?
America by D’Souza is #1 on Amazon!!!!!!!! (yesterday at least)-
So should be selling at Costco too
well, membership costs money and I would interpret this action as people saying “we’re not going to keep paying unless you stock the products we want”
In this case yes. With some companies the threat of loss of patronage doesn't work because they actually don't want certain types of people as customers. Costco doesn't strike me as that type of company.
Hillary's book has fallen OUT of Amazon's top 100 best sellers' list...
You're a liar, Dave...
Looks like its #1 on iTunes, too.
As I recall, initially, one had to be a goobermint employee to join Costco...
Yes; we haven’t darkened the door of a Costco or Penney’s in several years. Penney’s because of the homosexual issue. Costco because of the breathtaking amount of money they donated to help get Obama elected.
I sure do miss Costco’s pizza and coffee beans. And our cat loved the Kirkland canned peas. :)