Skip to comments.COSTCO SURRENDERS TO 'AMERICA' CONSUMERS
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 DSouzas book, America: Imagine the World Without Her, from its stores.
Galanti told WND that Costcos corporate headquarters in Issaquah, Washington, instructed local stores that had not yet returned the DSouza 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 DSouzas book today than they sold in the previous four weeks combined, he said.
Galanti was referring to the outcry in response to WNDs 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.coms bestseller list when WNDs 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 didnt 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 DSouzas book is now selling well.
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Threaten the income and they always crack. Knowing their politics is all I need to not go back.
I’m still not going there.
Can Regnery refuse to sell them the books? Or would that be like a gay/baker thing?
yep, too late
cant put the paste back in the tube, Costco
another business I will ignore, with no effort.
Folks, I LIKE Costco. They have good products, friendly service, and good prices.
I absolutely hate it that they’re left-leaning.
Same here. You can’t “unscrew” the pooch.
“It’s not available anywhere, and sales are abysmal, so we don’t carry it.”
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.
“Folks, I LIKE Costco. They have good products, friendly service, and good prices.
I absolutely hate it that theyre left-leaning.”
Yes, it creats a “hard choice”!
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.
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..
They can also choose to insult our intelligence.
Neither is a good business plan.
***We are bringing it back, not for political reasons, but because the book is now selling well, Galanti told WND. We didnt 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.
Sam’s Club is better. Look in your area for one.
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.
I don’t shop on Costco for political reasons.
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.....
Lowe's is about at.