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Costco Karma: Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Book Soars to Amazon #1 Shortly After Banishment
NewsBusters ^ | July 8, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 07/08/2014 7:35:54 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

Karma-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!

Shortly after Costco announced that it was removing Dinesh D'Souza's book, "America: Imagine A World Without Her," from its stores, it soared to #1 on Amazon.Com. Meanwhile, Costco has been licking its wounds from all the angry reactions it has received and has raised the white flag of surrender by announcing that it will be restocking that book at its stores. So not only has the Costco attempt to yank D'Souza's book utterly failed but it has also hurt its reputation with its customers as you can see in the many reviews at Amazon which slammed Costco:

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: costco; dineshdsouza; karma
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Karmatic Kickback can be verrrrrry painful.
1 posted on 07/08/2014 7:35:54 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

What kind of punishment did they get? They were just hounded into making a profit.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 7:36:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Costco CEO

Know who I LOVE? Obama..!

I'm a WORLD-CLASS Fellow Traveler..!!

3 posted on 07/08/2014 7:38:27 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: HiTech RedNeck

They lost me as a steady customer.


4 posted on 07/08/2014 7:40:08 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: PJ-Comix

Costco reps were in the company cafeteria today seeking sign ups at corporate rates.

Told them to kiss my large, white behind.


5 posted on 07/08/2014 7:41:59 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please Support Free Republic.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Costco was reminded that it’s in business to serve its customers, not the personal interests of an apparently partisan CEO. This is economics.


6 posted on 07/08/2014 7:42:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

I’d figure why not let the market reward or punish it, if I was such a devout capitalist.


7 posted on 07/08/2014 7:43:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Well, it’s capitalism that affected this outcome, no?


8 posted on 07/08/2014 7:44:24 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: PJ-Comix

apparently , under the weight of tremendous membership hew and cry , CostCo has decided to rescind its pull order and will be buying more copies ...

WE WON


9 posted on 07/08/2014 7:44:26 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: null and void
They lost me as a steady customer.

Sam's Club is about the same. I think I'll take my business over there.

10 posted on 07/08/2014 7:45:33 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: null and void

“They lost me as a steady customer.”

We have both Costco and Sams Club in the area. We will be spending at lot more time and money in Sam’s Club now that Costco has shown there true colors.


11 posted on 07/08/2014 7:45:36 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Gene Eric

It was carpitalism. (As in people carping.)


12 posted on 07/08/2014 7:46:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It was carpitalism. (As in people carping.)

So what's the problem?

13 posted on 07/08/2014 7:48:10 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

It sounds a bit ironic coming from a crowd that likes to pun about having some cheese with someone’s whine.


14 posted on 07/08/2014 7:49:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It sounds a bit ironic coming from a crowd that likes to pun about having some cheese with someone’s whine.

So all complaining is bad?

Really?

Is that your point?

15 posted on 07/08/2014 7:52:57 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

It just seemed that the conservative answer would be to let Costco punish itself, and then issue some well chosen bons mots when it does.


16 posted on 07/08/2014 7:55:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Wonder where Hillary’s book is placed and whether CostCo has pulled it for the same reason.


17 posted on 07/08/2014 7:55:55 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: PJ-Comix

Hey Costco, did you really send those books back or did you burn them in the parking lot?


18 posted on 07/08/2014 7:57:01 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: PJ-Comix

I bought my copy from Amazon. Costco and its’ former boss can go suck an egg.


19 posted on 07/08/2014 7:58:00 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I’m going to Costco and buy the book once they restock the shelves


20 posted on 07/08/2014 7:59:26 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: PJ-Comix
D'Souza's America is now listed as #1 on Amazon's list of the 100 Best Selling Books in all categories. Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas is listed at #7.

Meanwhile, Hillary's ghostwriter's book Hard (and boring) Choices is listed at #88 and continuing to drop like a brick.

21 posted on 07/08/2014 8:00:49 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continue)
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To: PJ-Comix

Good! That one day boycott was rough.


22 posted on 07/08/2014 8:04:58 PM PDT by Michigander222
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It just seemed that the conservative answer would be to let Costco punish itself, and then issue some well chosen bons mots when it does.

The best conservative approach?

Three simple points.

Spend my money elsewhere.

Tell Costco, why.

Tell others, why.

23 posted on 07/08/2014 8:05:16 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: SkyDancer

Hillary’s book is ranked at 16 on Amazon and the reviews are awful...

http://www.amazon.com/Hard-Choices-Hillary-Rodham-Clinton/dp/1476751447/ref=zg_bsnr_books_16

And yes, it is still in Costco stores.

Pulling the book was purely political and then they lied about it!


24 posted on 07/08/2014 8:05:49 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: HiTech RedNeck

>> It was carpitalism

Apparently effective carping...

I’m sure this naive experiment by Costco’s CEO came at cost without garnering any new business.


25 posted on 07/08/2014 8:06:31 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Waitress, cold we get a couple of orders of schadenfreude over here? Better make ‘em a large.

CC


26 posted on 07/08/2014 8:06:59 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: PJ-Comix

I hope anyone who actually shops at Costco takes this opportunity to stop doing so. Screw them and their transparently phony excuses.


27 posted on 07/08/2014 8:07:51 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: kcvl

I heard it was ranked 70 someplace. But CostCo got caught in a manly situation with Hillary’s book still in their stores. It’s going to be interesting to read about their back peddling ...


28 posted on 07/08/2014 8:09:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: b4its2late
I bought my copy from Amazon.

So did I.

I bought the Kindle ebook version. At the same time, I bought the Audible audio book version. When you buy a Kindle version you can buy the Audible version for only a couple of dollars more. It is great for listening when you drive.

If you buy a conservative book at a brick & mortar store it will somehow never make it onto the New York Slimes best sellers list. If you buy it at Amazon it will be included in the Amazon best sellers list.

29 posted on 07/08/2014 8:09:09 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continue)
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To: Gene Eric

My read is that they have a rigid process algorithm there with only a minimal number of buyers making guesstimates in the loop. If the up and coming book doesn’t hit the best seller list soon enough, then it gets remaindered. And it can make stupid decisions like this, I mean stupid even from a gross sales viewpoint.

They’re a super bulk bargain house. If you want a gross of toilet paper rolls that’s the place to go. Individual items like books, probably less so; they probably could get out of the book business altogether and not suffer all that much.


30 posted on 07/08/2014 8:11:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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Hillary’s book is ranked at 16 on Amazon

Nope. Hillary's book is currently ranked at #92 on Amazon's list of top 100 sellering books. It was listed at #88 just a few minutes ago, but it is continuing to plummet.

At this rate, it should drop entirely off of the top 100 list within the hour.

31 posted on 07/08/2014 8:15:07 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continue)
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To: PJ-Comix

Jerk company. They won’t be getting my money :)


32 posted on 07/08/2014 8:16:01 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: PJ-Comix

Watch, Hillary is going to beg Costco to ban her book too!


33 posted on 07/08/2014 8:16:43 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: SkyDancer
Wonder where Hillary’s book is placed and whether CostCo has pulled it for the same reason.

***************************************

And the least-read political book is …

Guess who?

34 posted on 07/08/2014 8:21:28 PM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: PJ-Comix

Be aware that Costco is also behind the new “Boxed” app as well, basically an app for “bulk mail order crap”. Boycott is working on them, otherwise they’d be calling it a “Costco” app, let’s keep it up!


35 posted on 07/08/2014 8:21:54 PM PDT by Southern Magnolia
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To: PJ-Comix

Boycott Costco permanently, something that people should have doing for years.


36 posted on 07/08/2014 8:24:39 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Qiviut

It will be interesting how Costco will do the shuffle step saying it was nothing to do with Hillary’s book since it’s so popular and all ...


37 posted on 07/08/2014 8:31:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Sorry....no.

We didn’t ‘win’. They win if this manipulation to protect their stock price succeeds.

I want their stock price to tank precipitously and then see a ceasing of the political activities of the founders and Corporate officers in general.

I personally won’t be satisfied with anything short of that at a minimum.

I could give a damn about the book; this is about PRINCIPLE.

Liberals in business...what an oxymoron.


38 posted on 07/08/2014 8:32:09 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: bigbob
I hope anyone who actually shops at Costco takes this opportunity to stop doing so. Screw them and their transparently phony excuses.

My executive membership was actually due to be renewed this month. I sent them an E-mail explaining why this decision would make me a Sam's club member. I really do spend thousands of dollars at Costco each year both in the store and online.

39 posted on 07/08/2014 8:32:32 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

We should all buy the book.

Just not from Costco.


40 posted on 07/08/2014 8:34:20 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
Poor Hillary!!! I let her have it here.
41 posted on 07/08/2014 8:37:56 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SkyDancer

I was shopping at Costco right after I heard about this. D’Souza’s book was nowhere in sight. Hillary’s turd had a prominent space with numerous copies. It was obvious.


42 posted on 07/08/2014 8:47:52 PM PDT by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: PJ-Comix

You don’t have to pay amazon a membership fee to buy from them. What’s with that fee anyway? Is it like a poll tax - functioning to keep the undesirables out of their stores? Why so few stores compared to walmart? Why don’t they locate their stores near minority neighborhoods? Don’t poor minorities deserve to be able to buy cheap wheels of Camembert and crates of smoked salmon?


43 posted on 07/08/2014 8:50:10 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: PJ-Comix

Just bought it on Amazon for Kindle.

My reading list is long, but this “hide the conservative books” nonsense just burns me!


44 posted on 07/08/2014 8:50:23 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: oldbrowser

“Sam’s Club is about the same. I think I’ll take my business over there.”

I have membership at both. Costco gives out a lot more food samples. It is the only time I get to have BACON!


45 posted on 07/08/2014 9:14:21 PM PDT by willk (everyone)
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To: PJ-Comix

The last I looked around 6 PM, the Costco Facebook page had well over 12,000 comments on just ONE of its posts— the one announcing its book section with great selections. Uh Huh. All, but about 5 lefties calling people names like “wingnut” and “teabagger”, were not happy with this “business” decision. The canned responses from “Karen” the Costco rep did not help matters. Most FB posters said they were canceling their memberships.


46 posted on 07/08/2014 9:34:36 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: Shelayne

I only wish I had a membership to cancel...

I feel I am always late to the party darn it!


47 posted on 07/08/2014 9:47:17 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: gaijin

Never ever fails, I have yet to see a lefty/commie that didn’t look like some smug ahole.

I can pick out in a crowd, it’s so dang easy.


48 posted on 07/08/2014 9:57:24 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: GizzyGirl

I know, right?

They really shot themselves in the foot with this one. The FB feed was fun to read. Especially with the 5 little trolls jumping up and down parroting, “Hobby Lobby! *squawaaaaaaak* Hobby Lobby!”

They are so predictable.


49 posted on 07/08/2014 10:04:14 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: PJ-Comix

Facts: As of this moment....Dinesh D’Souza’s book, “America” is the #1 bestseller on Amazon.com.......Hillary Clinton’s book, “Hard Choices” is the #97 best seller on Amazon.com!!! That tells the entire story!!!

Americans, Freepers get out to the movies this week and catch the D’Souza flick...”America”!!! Magnificent movie...that every Ameerican should see!!! Do it!!!


50 posted on 07/08/2014 10:11:40 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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