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After Action Report Dinesh D'Souza's AMERICA at Costco
FR ^ | July 30, 2014 | RQSR

Posted on 07/30/2014 6:36:37 PM PDT by rockinqsranch

Follow up to book sales Dinesh D'Souza AMERICA discussion of earlier this month.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: book; costco
We go every week, every Wednesday to Costco to shop along with other stores for supplies, and in one thread (NOT the one linked, couldn't find the other thread) on the matter of Dinesh D'Souza's book being taken off the table at Costco I mentioned I'd let you all know if we found the book back at Costco, and we finally did today July 30, 2014.

We watched for it, searched through the stacks of books each week since early July for it, because the Libs think they are being cute when they bury the books under other stacks of books to keep Conservatives from buying what they want to read.

Anyway found the last one that was at the Moreno Valley Costco, and in fact IT WAS AT THE BACK OF A STACK, AND BURIED UNDER OTHER BOOKS.

The price was $15.27, and as it was the last copy they had I must conclude the others must have sold out.

Hillary's book has been gone from the Moreno Valley Costco's book table for several weeks now.

So there ya go, as promised in some other thread early July...my after action report on America Imagine a World Without Her at Costco. Now to read it.

1 posted on 07/30/2014 6:36:37 PM PDT by rockinqsranch
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To: rockinqsranch

Saw the movie in the theater.

EXCELLENT!


2 posted on 07/30/2014 6:44:31 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: rockinqsranch
Hillary's book has been gone from the Moreno Valley Costco's book table for several weeks now.

As it should be. It is currently #199 on Amazon's best seller list.

http://www.amazon.com/Hard-Choices-Hillary-Rodham-Clinton/dp/1476751447

America is #52.

http://www.amazon.com/America-Imagine-World-without-Her/dp/162157203X

3 posted on 07/30/2014 6:45:23 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: rockinqsranch

Are you sure they restocked it, or was that just one copy they didn’t see when they discontinued selling it?


4 posted on 07/30/2014 6:51:58 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Excellent point Duncan.


5 posted on 07/30/2014 6:53:56 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Hmmmmmm I had a link to one of the Costco articles posted. Guess I must have edited it out novice poster that I am. SHEESH!

FWIW here it is:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3177852/posts


6 posted on 07/30/2014 6:54:31 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: South40

I remember a picture of her book signing at a COSTCO

a whole pallet of her books were there. Who knows if there was another off camera.


7 posted on 07/30/2014 6:55:26 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: DuncanWaring

As I said in the post above we went through every stack on the table for weeks trying to find the book. I’d say at some point they must have restocked it as it was not there week after week until today’s find. Also they keep rearranging the book section there as they are reducing its size weekly.

They are apparently cutting back on book selling. As we show up in the middle of each week I’d say they sold whatever they had in for the prior weekend. It is a book in demand.


8 posted on 07/30/2014 6:59:30 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: GeronL
Like Obama's books, the bulk of of them were probably sold to counties and school districts so they could stick up their libraries.


9 posted on 07/30/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: South40

What is that, 4 pallets?? OMG


10 posted on 07/30/2014 7:02:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

It’s a waste of four perfectly good pallets ;)


11 posted on 07/30/2014 7:05:07 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: rockinqsranch

I bought the book @ Costco today. Interestingly, every book on display had a price tag, but D’Souza’s book just had a white tag that said Item number. I took a picture with my cell phone, but I don’t know how to get it to email so I can post it.


12 posted on 07/30/2014 7:11:44 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: rockinqsranch

Denish D’Souza’s book has not been at my local Costco since before July. I called and asked the service representative in Seattle when it would be in. She said it was being shipped but wouldn’t be there until the end of July. Three weeks to stock a best selling book??

Yesterday I went to another Costco deep in liberal country. They had D’Souza’s book but NOT ONE HAD A PRICE. Every other book on the table had a price.D’Souza’s book had no price.

I mentioned it to two Costo employees. They were very defensive. They did NOT run to fix the situation .

Clearly Costco does not want to sell that book. Clearly I do not want to renew my membership.


13 posted on 07/30/2014 7:13:43 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: GeronL

That’s the beginning. Wonder how many were left after.


14 posted on 07/30/2014 7:16:13 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: Baynative
Interestingly, every book on display had a price tag, but D’Souza’s book just had a white tag that said Item number.

That is exactly what I am seeing. Anybody else see this??

15 posted on 07/30/2014 7:17:15 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

Went to Barnes & Noble in Houston suburbs to pick up another copy for my son today. Didn’t see any so gave the clerk the name of the book and the author FOUR times and then finally wrote it down for her. She said she had never heard of it and didn’t know there was a movie out. By the time I finished my explanation she knew way more than she ever intended to. She checked the inventory, said they were out and would have more but not until the end of August. Then I spoke to the manager. He said they apparently “under estimated” the volume that would be sold and had to reorder. Lots of Hillary books there.

So I’m now on the hunt for America and the book, too.


16 posted on 07/30/2014 7:23:05 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ladyjane; Baynative

I see in post #12 Baynative had the same experience as you with the pricing. Ours had the white tag with the stock #, but also had a little yellow sticker over that white sticker with the stock number with the price on it of $15.27, so I guess this particular Costco that we shop at did want to sell the book.

We had already just (by a week) renewed our membership when this situation over the book popped up, otherwise we wouldn’t have, and we are Executive Members. We were so angry with that SOB’s statement about pulling the book I know we wouldn’t have. We are going to go to SAM’s Club to check their facility out for next year (Never been to one). I don’t believe we will be at Costco after next renewal time. We aren’t BIG WalMart people, but we might become more involved.


17 posted on 07/30/2014 7:27:24 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: rockinqsranch

Thank you patriot.


18 posted on 07/30/2014 8:01:00 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: rockinqsranch; ladyjane
My thought was that maybe leaving the price off the book would discourage some buyers.

BTW mine was $17.99

19 posted on 07/30/2014 8:08:06 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: ladyjane

What happens if you take it to the register and there is no price on it?


20 posted on 07/30/2014 8:27:53 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Grams A

I ordered one off Amazon. A friend wished he had it, but had a pay cut. So I ordered one for him. Amazon took about a week and a half to send it, due to demand.


21 posted on 07/30/2014 8:29:21 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: South40

at least two or three of the pallets I bet


22 posted on 07/30/2014 10:19:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Grams A

end of August??

for a best seller?


23 posted on 07/30/2014 10:21:32 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Baynative

strange that the price would be so different in different stores


24 posted on 07/30/2014 10:22:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: rockinqsranch

Nearby bookstore had a whole wall of Hillary’s books, all facing out, when it came out. Next time I was there, about a month later, there were just as many books. I asked a lady working there if they ever sold any of them. She just smiled and rolled her eyes.


25 posted on 07/30/2014 10:49:30 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: rockinqsranch

The problem is that Sam’s has no where near the quality of product that Costco has. Costco sells the good stuff at a great price. 10 lbs of organic sugar for ten nucks. 4 lbs organic hamburger for $17. Great albacore 8 cans for $14,
Lots more processed foods at Sams. I don’t eat that stuff. I will stay with Costco.


26 posted on 07/30/2014 11:05:45 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: Baynative
My thought was that maybe leaving the price off the book would discourage some buyers.

The Costco stores I have been to that had them also did not have the price... just the item number. My first thought also was that they were trying to discourage value conscious Costco shoppers from purchasing the book.

27 posted on 07/30/2014 11:41:24 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: tinamina

LOL, “Organic” eh. Rows of freezers full of processed foods at Costco. Yes I’ve seen organic this, and organic that, but I/we don’t believe in that hype. We buy ingredients not just add water processed foods.

Mrs. RQSR, and myself prepare all our food from scratch, other than the same as most people when it comes to dry cereals, and some items of occasional consumption such as quality beef hot dogs ya just gotta have sometimes. IOW we aren’t into buying boxed, processed dinners.

I’m sure we’ll find quality ingredients to purchase at Sam’s, but if not we currently are buying many items at Smart & Final we used to purchase at Costco, but we can purchase less than case lots at competitive prices at S.& F. rather than Costco.

We can get along without Costco, and so can everybody else.


28 posted on 07/30/2014 11:41:32 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: rockinqsranch

The Costco in Winston-Salem, NC had one stack of 20 America books and a sign limiting purchases to 6 per customer. Plenty of Hillary books on display and no purchase quantity restrictions.


29 posted on 07/31/2014 2:43:31 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: GeronL

Yes. End of August.


30 posted on 07/31/2014 5:49:18 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: rockinqsranch

I’ve been very happy with Costco until the book incident. I have an executive membership and have had it for years. It may be time to look for an alternative.

I’ve never been to a Sam’s Club. Let us know what you think of them if/when you check them out.


31 posted on 07/31/2014 6:53:50 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: tinamina

I agree. I’ve heard the same about Sam’s Club and Walmart (which Sam’s Club is a part of).

I have friends that work at Costco and they say that it only buys the best meats, etc. I don’t buy much meat (I’m not a vegetarian), so I don’t recall all of the grades of meat - IIRC “select” is the best and that’s what Costco normally buys.

I have a good friend that used to have a farm in Eastern WA. They raised some cattle along with their field crops. They always kept about 1/2 a cow (if that’s the right term) for themselves for food each year. If/when they ran out, she’d only buy beef at Costco, same with pork, etc. She said no other store could compete with the quality. I’ve eaten their beef and Costco beef and both are good IMHO.


32 posted on 07/31/2014 7:59:47 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: rockinqsranch

I bought mine at a Seattle suburb a week or so ago. It had a sticker on it and was $17.49. There were only 2 available that I saw, but didn’t look more after I found mine.


33 posted on 07/31/2014 8:06:06 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Seattle Conservative

Half a cow would be “a side of beef”.

I’m not sure about Costco quality. 90% of American beef comes from the same feedlot processors. Its a mega-business now.

You’d do better to buy some beef from your friend’s farm or somewhere else.

Also, the last time I was up there I took a little trip to Snoqualmie Falls and further up to Keechelus lake. I saw many, many herds of elk. Get your hunting license! Best meat you ever had, and hormone and chemical free!


34 posted on 07/31/2014 8:24:39 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

Hi ya AB!

Hope all is well with you.

One of my cousins lives in Montana and goes elk hunting every year. He has sent some elk sausage he makes (or has made - not sure which)to relatives here from time to time. It was quite good.


35 posted on 07/31/2014 6:16:06 PM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: rockinqsranch; All
I was at a Costco today. HC's book is gone.

America well stocked and customers are limited to 5!

36 posted on 08/01/2014 8:39:30 PM PDT by QT3.14 (USA born 7.4.1776 fathered by geniuses, died 11.4.2008 (Suicide) by idiots and traitors)
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To: QT3.14

What happened at that location to limit people to 5 copies?


37 posted on 08/01/2014 8:41:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: QT3.14

Thanks for that report.

It would be nice for those in your State, City to know where this Costco is in case they wish to purchase the book.

We are reading it as we have the time. Good book so far.


38 posted on 08/01/2014 8:46:06 PM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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