Skip to comments.Is Costco actually restocking Dinesh D'Souza's "America" or is is a lie?
Posted on 07/22/2014 4:33:43 PM PDT by Southflanknorthpawsis
I cannot independently confirm the accuracy of this story but it comes from a well trusted friend. It is my wish that repeating it may cause someone with the means to investigate further to research.
When an individual attempted to purchase Dinesh D'Souza's book "America" at a San Diego County Costco, the following scenario occurred. There were none on the shelf and she asked an employee if any were available. He pulled her aside and told her to please not reveal that he told her but that Costco was perpetuating a huge fraud on consumers.
He further explained that the book shipment and been rejected by the store and showed her the paperwork illustrating such. According to the employee, all workers were warned that even speaking to a customer about the book would cause them to be fired. In other words, Costco had no intention of restocking the books.
The employee added that when they did have them in stock, they flew off the shelves.
It seems almost unbelievable but then again............not really.
Maybe a Freeper has experienced something similar or knows how to verify this story. I'm guessing it would be all stores; not just one.
they’ll probably pull it. And it was #2 in its genre on NYT Bestsellers list two days ago.
I, my friends, every one I’ve spoken with re this fiasco, has told Costco they’re not renewing and why.
Now that Costco only has one table of books but America was on the left end.
Hilary's book was not in evidence.
Interesting and good to hear.
Gee, must have sold out. /s
Stopped by the local Costco in Parker, CO, last night, and America was prominently displayed.
I find this hard to believe. Costco has stocked Glenn Beck books, Sarah Palin’s books, and other conservative books.
I was in Costco in Carson City, NV two weeks ago and heard an uproar in the book section as a group of about six or seven men and women complained to the man stocking books. They asked why there were no copies of “America” but dozens of Hillery’s books on display. He told them that he didn’t work for Costco, but was just an independent book stocker and told them that the book might be in soon.
My wife and I were in the Burbank,CA Costco and the book was not on the shelves . I turned all of Hil’s books upside down.
LOL! Way to go. ;-)
I saw Hillary’s book for sale at TJ Maxx.
Doesn’t really matter to me, i also have a BJ’s wholesale Club card.
I am all done with Costco.
I read that the big 0 is heading to a former Costco CEO’s house for yet another fundraiser.
I love it!!!
Hillary’s book is on the “Sale” rack at Sam’s in our area. And it is still not selling!
I believe this, though I have no further details about this particular incident.
They did the same thing to Rush and to Savage (though I don’t listen to the latter).
For libs, this type of chicanery substitutes for activism. Or they think it IS activism.
It can happen SO low on the totem pole as to be legally unactionable.
For this reason whenever I’m at a news-stand I do borrow a page from the Lefties, and I leave NR or American Spectator sitting on the face of The Nation, or Ms., or Rolling Stone, or whatever.
Do follow my lead.
I do, just this week I put a copy of Guns and Ammo on top of a copy of Rolling Stone.
My Costco membership expires at the end of this month and I will not be renewing it. I already purchased my Sam’s Club membership through Groupon
Wait until it hits the $2.00 table and it will be a good price for prepper toilet paper .... all 700 odd pages of potential a$$wipe.
A guy called the Howie Carr show (MA) today and he works at a Costco. He said that D’Souza’s book is selling well and they’re pulling Hillary’s book off the shelves because it not on the book lists anymore (and it wasn’t selling). Haha
Checked last weeks shopping trip to Costco Moreno Valley, Calif., and no Dinesh D’Souza America was to be found, BUT contrary to the previous weeks shopping trip the Hillary tome was no longer present either. There had been a large quantity of those laying about that previous week.
Unfortunately we had just renewed our membership when the SHTF about the book, or we too would not have.
Will be going again tomorrow to pick up a new doggie bed for Walter P. (Pig Pen) the dawg. Will be checking again to see if “America” is on the book table.
Why would anyone in their Right mind (pun intended) shop at Costco? Don’t you understand that each purchase there is a de facto contribution to the DNC?
I was at Costco today and Dinesh is there and Hillary! Is gone!
What I’m hearing makes me think this isn’t a widespread problem. But Costco still should be avoided, IMO. The politics are very clear.
does that chain not like selling top sellers??
I was at my local CostCo (Columbia Maryland) a couple of days ago and the books were not there. However, about a third of the hard back book section was taken up by Hillary’s low-selling book and CDs of the book.
Looks they had a whole pallet of them. Did they move them to Home Improvement section to sell as firewood?
In the movie “America”, Dinesh quietly and methodically surgically eviscerates and dissects Obama. There is no anger in his voice, just cool facts stated with video clips.
I can see why Obummer might be putting pressure on Costco and others to hide the book “America”. The book and movie are very effective!
I’d been looking for “America” for the previous two weeks at my local So Cal Costco. Hillary’s book and tapes where there basically undisturbed (i.e. not selling).
Finally found “America” there on my last visit and picked up a copy. The checkout guy initiated a conversation about it, so I don’t think there is a company wide ban in this regard.
“Hard Choices” is still there gathering dust.
While we’re on the subject of stores with questionable motives, I’ve been told that Home Depot should be called Homo Depot, because from the top down it’s loaded with numerous gender-confused types. Is there any credence to this?
Yes, the movie lays out the truth in calmly expressed facts. Notice that no one has stepped up to refute said facts. That says it all.
I have no idea.
You can pretty much embrace a boycott of every retail chain in America on that basis.
Yep, I received a wiggle word e-mail from Costoc. Told them I would henceforth buy my products elsewhere.
You’re probably right about that.
Caveat Emptor: “He further explained that the book shipment and been rejected by the store and showed her the paperwork illustrating such. “
Why would an employee be walking around with these papers?
I don’t know. Perhaps it was not paper but instead electronic info he had. I wasn’t there. I made that clear in my post.
Home Depot......Homo Depot.....and depending where you are
at....Hacienda Depot or.....Homeless Depot. Homey Depot....
... in South Central. Rest Home Depot......in parts of Fla.
Near prisons.......Group Home Depot.
Just called Costco today and they told me they will not get the book in.
I went two times to “buy” the book and they told me that they had sold out. They said they had another order coming in......and when I called today to check if they finally got the book in—they told me they were OUT (again). They said they only had 8 come in, and that they had 1000s of requests for it.
Are they telling me the truth? Wouldn’t know. Maybe they never had any in....but I did see LOTS of stacked Hillary books which nobody was buying. Why would it be so “hard” to keep a book in stock?????
It was in the store in Van Nuys 5 days ago. There were fewer copies than HRC’s Hard Choices (3 -4 Times as many). Of course the size of the pile of her book hasn’t changed in weeks.
And still, they don't pull it...
At Costco in Avon, Massachusetts a few days ago. At least 30 copies of his book were there.
My wife was at the Costco in Cypress, California and the book was for sale there. My wife called to complain the week before and wanted to be sure it was on the shelf.
No too surprising considering that Obama’s host for one of his fundraisers in Seattle this week is former Costco CEO.
I was aware of the “friendship”. We can’t change that but we don’t have to pay membership or shop there.
Sounds like an urban myth to me...
Not sniping at you, just thought the idea of an employee walking around with this info didn’t ring true.
All I can tell you is this was told to me as a first hand experience by a trusted friend. She told me and asked if I I knew any way to get the word out and see if this was happening all over. I’m not vouching for it other than knowing this person well and doubting any chance of her making it up.
I turned to FR (where I’m seldom active after a membership of 14+ years). I figured people would weight in on it and give a pretty good read on other experiences.
Don’t think it’s an urban legend as this was, I repeat, a first hand experience.
Went to Costco in Van Nuys, Ca. last night America is no longer on their book table. HTC’s book is prime fly displayed on the end cap by two main aisles. Right after they said it was being put back there was a small stack of them, but not now. Next to HTC’s book is a small stack of Blood Feud. This storieslocated in a heavily Democratic area.
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