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COSTCO SURRENDERS TO 'AMERICA' CONSUMERS
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Posted on 07/09/2014 9:10:15 AM PDT by bryan999

NEW YORK – Amid a flood of opposition from members, Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti informed WND that the wholesale giant has reversed its decision to remove Dinesh D’Souza’s book, “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” from its stores.

Galanti told WND that Costco’s corporate headquarters in Issaquah, Washington, instructed local stores that had not yet returned the D’Souza book to the vendor to keep the remaining copies on the shelf.

The book will be reordered from publisher Regnery, he said.

“Frankly, because of all the hoo-rah, some Costco locations have sold more of D’Souza’s book today than they sold in the previous four weeks combined,” he said.

Galanti was referring to the outcry in response to WND’s reporting Monday that Costco had decided July 1 to remove the book “America” just as the companion movie of the same name was hitting theaters.

The book was No. 43 on Amazon.com’s bestseller list when WND’s first story broke and now sits at the No. 1 spot overall.

“We are bringing it back, not for political reasons, but because the book is now selling well,” Galanti told WND. “We didn’t pull the book on July 1 for political reasons, and we are not putting it back in the stores now for political reasons. We are doing this because we sell merchandise and D’Souza’s book is now selling well.”

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1 posted on 07/09/2014 9:10:15 AM PDT by bryan999
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To: bryan999

Threaten the income and they always crack. Knowing their politics is all I need to not go back.


2 posted on 07/09/2014 9:12:02 AM PDT by albie
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To: bryan999

I’m still not going there.


3 posted on 07/09/2014 9:13:00 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: bryan999

Can Regnery refuse to sell them the books? Or would that be like a gay/baker thing?


4 posted on 07/09/2014 9:14:26 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: albie

yep, too late

cant put the paste back in the tube, Costco

another business I will ignore, with no effort.


5 posted on 07/09/2014 9:15:50 AM PDT by QualityMan (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: bryan999

Folks, I LIKE Costco. They have good products, friendly service, and good prices.

I absolutely hate it that they’re left-leaning.


6 posted on 07/09/2014 9:16:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: henkster

Same here. You can’t “unscrew” the pooch.


7 posted on 07/09/2014 9:16:31 AM PDT by bryan999
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To: bryan999
Bet they're still carrying Hillary's book despite its dismal sales, though, aren't they?
8 posted on 07/09/2014 9:18:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: bryan999

“It’s not available anywhere, and sales are abysmal, so we don’t carry it.”


9 posted on 07/09/2014 9:23:27 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: MrB

I agree. Unfortunately, there are a lot of left-leaning orgs out there.

While I don’t agree with them pulling the book the week the movie was released (dumb move), as I understand it (at least at my local Costco), due to space restraints, they normally primarily stock the top 10 on the NY Times bestseller list. I guess it depends upon location and how much space is available. I bought both of the Rush Revere books for my nephew at my local Costco.


10 posted on 07/09/2014 9:25:14 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: MrB

“Folks, I LIKE Costco. They have good products, friendly service, and good prices.

I absolutely hate it that they’re left-leaning.”

Yes, it creats a “hard choice”!


11 posted on 07/09/2014 9:25:33 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: bryan999

Whenever possible frequent businesses that support freedom. It seems quite foolish to patronize businesses actively working towards the destruction of this nation.

Costco showed their true colors. For now, you have a choice. Remember that the next time you shop.


12 posted on 07/09/2014 9:25:41 AM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: bryan999

I remember a few years back they put the Bible in the fiction part of where they keep the books they changed that quick after people threatened them....I think this dude is trying to make his store communist friendly or just MUSLIM FRIENDLY..

Now I know this dude is a friend of Obama’s..


13 posted on 07/09/2014 9:32:36 AM PDT by PLD
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To: bryan999
Costco can decide what books to sell and for whatever reason.

They can also choose to insult our intelligence.

Neither is a good business plan.

14 posted on 07/09/2014 9:33:45 AM PDT by gogeo (If you are Tea Party, the Republican Party does not want you.)
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To: bryan999

***“We are bringing it back, not for political reasons, but because the book is now selling well,” Galanti told WND. “We didn’t pull the book on July 1 for political reasons, and we are not putting it back in the stores now for political reasons. ***

They stepped in it big time, and all this is the stench from their shoe.


15 posted on 07/09/2014 9:35:27 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: MrB

Sam’s Club is better. Look in your area for one.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 9:38:23 AM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: bryan999

They definitely pulled the book for the company’s own political views showing another example of power control; the left-wingers controlling free market abilities. Haha, it backfired. Do you think they will ever do this again. Absolutely. It’s getting to where there’s a long list of stores that I do not spent money with after their business practices :) It’s good to see their customers complained so, that’s good.


17 posted on 07/09/2014 9:39:03 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: bryan999

I don’t shop on Costco for political reasons.


18 posted on 07/09/2014 9:43:42 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: bryan999

COSTCO would do well to leave politics to her customers whose various ‘tastes’ number in the thousands rather than try to dictate what they should read/believe.....careful COSTCO, products from China could be boycotted.....


19 posted on 07/09/2014 9:47:58 AM PDT by yoe (t)
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To: Michigander222
I've never been in a Costco, or many other such stores, etc.

Lowe's is about at.

20 posted on 07/09/2014 9:48:28 AM PDT by Mogger (Independence, better fuel economy and performance with American made synthetic oil.)
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To: Hostage

Sam’s Club is better. Look in your area for one.


I wish it was.

If you’ve never been to Costco or Sams, and just walk into both, you will be hard pressed to tell the difference. But as you peruse the products, the more you dig, the more apparent the differences are. For me, Costco is Buic and Sams is Chevy, and I’m a member of both and shop both regularly.

However, my nearest costco is almost two hours away. WE go there every two or three months. I drive by a Sam’s club every day on my way to work. If it was reversed, I would not even bother with a Sam’s club membership, but it’s handy for the kind of purchases we make at that kind of store.

Not only does Costco’s selection seem to fit my lifestyle and product needs better, but even when they sell the exact same product, it’s not exactly the same. Case in point: We bought a vacuum cleaner at Costco for $105 a few years ago. Then we went into Sams club and saw the exact same product for $89. We thought Sam’s had beat Costco.

Then we looked at the vacuum cleaner. It didn’t have the attachments the Costco one did and it had a cheap black plastic accordian hose while the Costco one had a nice soft rubbery, semi-transparent hose with coiled wire bracing.

We’ve come across a lot of that. Sam’s is too close to their Wal-Mart roots. Which may be why Sam’s is THE PLACE to go for heavily processed junk food. It’ll make your eyes water.


21 posted on 07/09/2014 9:48:36 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: bryan999

Further proof that progressives really hold no values. If he really believes the book shouldn’t be sold, he should stand behind his original decision.


22 posted on 07/09/2014 9:49:28 AM PDT by keat
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To: bryan999

I’ve never been a member, but I was under the impression Costco sold large lots.

Do you have to buy a case of books, or can you just buy one?


23 posted on 07/09/2014 9:53:48 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: bryan999

Awesome news, but I also understand that the NYT is complicit because they refuse to put the book on their bestsellers list.


24 posted on 07/09/2014 10:01:10 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: bryan999
My Email:

We have been utilizing Costco's services in Anchorage for 4 years as a supply point for our Lodge in Alaska.

Unfortunately, due to Costco's Sr. Management determining that I cannot decide what I should or should not read by removing all copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book, “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” from the shelves of its stores nationwide, I must make a change in plans.

Fortunately, their is a Sam's Club in Anchorage, as well, and I will be transferring my membership and business to them.

The response I got:

Dear _______,

We appreciate you taking the time to email Costco Wholesale.

Costco is not influenced by political considerations in selecting product for sale in our warehouses or on Costco.com. This includes our selection of books. Our book buyers are solely interested in book sales, and do not favor any political persuasion over another. Recently, after deciding to sell the book "America: Imagine the World Without Her", beginning on June 1, a decision was made to pull the book from sale on July 1. This decision was based solely on the number of copies sold during that month, and had nothing to do with the content of the book.

Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited. 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. After we made the return, a documentary was released about the book. Since then there has been heightened interest by our membership base and brisk sales at locations still in stock. Therefore, we have made the decision to reorder the book.

Thank you,

Jon M

Member Service Center

Costco Wholesale Corporation

25 posted on 07/09/2014 10:05:29 AM PDT by DKM
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To: bryan999

You can’t buy better publicity. Thanks COSTCO.


26 posted on 07/09/2014 10:06:48 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: MrB

Same here, bought only a handful of books at Costco, vast majority it’s Amazon for books for my family...face it have to take the good with the bad....anywhere!


27 posted on 07/09/2014 10:09:27 AM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: bryan999

www.costco.com

Costco needs to feature America on their August Costco Connection Magazine Book Picks section. I would post a link, but oddly the site is down for some reason.


28 posted on 07/09/2014 10:10:03 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Christie at the beach

Instead of just dropping your memebership to stores like this, go in and demand you money back for the unused portion of the remaining membership.


29 posted on 07/09/2014 10:16:33 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: bryan999

Costco web site is down... Thats ok, I’ll wait to give my opinion.


30 posted on 07/09/2014 10:37:06 AM PDT by WorksinKOP
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To: bryan999

I went into my local Costco and filled up two shopping carts with expensive items I had no plan to purchase. I asked for a manager near the checkout, he appeared and I asked where I could find a copy of Dinesh d Souza’s book. He said the book had been pulled due to poor sales. I told him that I would not patronize a retailer that was practicing censorship based on politics. I walked out of the store and left the shopping carts filled with expensive products.


31 posted on 07/09/2014 11:01:34 AM PDT by double_down
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To: Kandy Atz; All
Whenever possible frequent businesses that support freedom. It seems quite foolish to patronize businesses actively working towards the destruction of this nation

Hard to know which ones they are, as they usually don't advertise their conservatism; maybe someone other than me should compile a list?
32 posted on 07/09/2014 11:09:48 AM PDT by notdownwidems (Shellback pollywogs! U.S.S. William H. Standley, CG-32 1977-80)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

My thoughts exactly!


33 posted on 07/09/2014 11:22:15 AM PDT by QT3.14 (This post used 100% eco-friendly recycled IRS hard-drive space - No electrons harmed during transmit)
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To: FamiliarFace

They were talking about Costco on TV this morning and said when they first brought Bibles into their stores to sell, they put them in the “FICTION” section! The owner has donated $500 million to the Democratic Party.


34 posted on 07/09/2014 11:42:39 AM PDT by lu shissler (ecause)
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To: lu shissler
$500 million was a miss speak and was corrected on air. The owner gave $500,000.
35 posted on 07/09/2014 11:43:50 AM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: WorksinKOP

Wow


36 posted on 07/09/2014 11:51:59 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Bet they’re still carrying Hillary’s book despite its dismal sales, though, aren’t they? “

Yea, Hillary is now pushing 100, so is the book, I believe.


37 posted on 07/09/2014 9:10:15 PM PDT by BobL
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