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Everything I own comes from Costco. I even buy clothes there.

I feel like I am going broke by saving money at Costco. I can't step foot in that place without dropping a ton of cash.

I'm glad Costco doesn't sell crack. Because I'd be all over that.
 

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They are good merchants.

You assume that you have your shopping figured out, & they get you with some new must have product--and *wham*

cart is $200 instead of the planned $75

I think it is retail crack...
 

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all my (summer) clothes are from walmart. HTH.
 

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Sometimes I go there just to get the food samples.
We went last Saturday and for the first time my wife and I started sampling....but then found out real quick there are people called 'hoverers'...they literally stand around waiting for the good samples to be done and then they pounce like a lounge lizard!! Don't these people have anything better to do than stand around at Costco and wait for samples? I mean, if we are walking by and a sample is there we will grab one, but we aren't going to wait for samples. Maybe it's because we are in Houston and it's 199 deg F outside these people go to Costco and hang out all day for the free AC and food??

We keep our spending in check by taking a list with us and 'trying' to stick to it as close as possible, but I would love to get a flatbed one day and go nuts. It always bothers me when I see people getting there new 55-60" LCD/LED tvs - I have no need for yet another tv, but I just want to get one so I can say I got it at COSTCO!!
 

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Costco is better than Sams. I don't shop at either. I use to stop by and buy a 1/4 lb dog and a drink for a 1.50. Cheapest dinner in town.
 

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They are tying to open a Walmart is a pseudo residential area in Houston and the residentes are going freakin nuts...protesting, etc. etc. They keep saying it's because of traffic and drainage, but everyone knows it is because they are racist and don't want the 'wal mart type people' in their hood.
 

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The first thing to buy at costco is a big freezer.... then fill you it.
 

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I used to subsist of giant bags of fries and corn dogs from Sams. We don't have a Costco around here tho. For some reason they don't seem too popular in Florida.
 

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Costco

is awesome stuff.

Good product at good deals, massively great worker ethics, happy people with good pay, good benefits. They make money, their bossman Jim Sinegal makes a good boatload without pillaging the poor.

Accordingly, they are one of the companies that I try to direct as much of my business to as I can.

It was a few years ago, if we get to PO I can dredge up sources, but I believe the avg worker wage at Costco was $17ish, versus $10ish at the evil empire, plus 90% of healthcare, decent vacation, etc.

This is a good thing atmo.
 

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MCF said:
They are tying to open a Walmart is a pseudo residential area in Houston and the residentes are going freakin nuts...protesting, etc. etc. They keep saying it's because of traffic and drainage, but everyone knows it is because they are racist and don't want the 'wal mart type people' in their hood.
Well, to be fair, some people are kind of opposed to Walmart's business and employment practices, and fear the negative economic impact they supposedly have where they settle in (unfair wages, unfair price competition, etc.). And people in nicer neighborhoods generally have sufficient means that they don't care as much about saving every last centavo, so they don't mind if Walmart doesn't come to town from an economic standpoint. And of course Walmart always wants to have the biggest store in the area, which usually means a massive shopping development, not just a Walmart, and some people don't want to live next door to a McDonalds, a Panera, a Starbucks, a dry cleaner, a gas station AND a Walmart.

Put those ideas together, and you have plenty of people who have non-racist, non-classist reasons to resist a Walmart in their neighborhood.

//Not saying that's what's going on, or that I think opposition to Walmart is necessarily right, just saying that it's happened that way before.
 

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Well, to be fair, some people are kind of opposed to Walmart's business and employment practices, and fear the negative economic impact they supposedly have where they settle in (unfair wages, unfair price competition, etc.).
yes, but they have cool $5 t-shirts and $7.50 athletic shorts.
 

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I'm not a huge fan of Costco (the one here in Mountain View is always crowded to the gills... I hit their pharmacy and then split), but I'd take it over a Wal-mart any day.

I've been to our local Wal-mart a couple of times, and there is just nothing there I'd want to buy. Everything just seems 'ghetto' quality and a little off somehow.

They make Target look like upscale shopping.
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bikeboy389 said:
Well, to be fair, some people are kind of opposed to Walmart's business and employment practices, and fear the negative economic impact they supposedly have where they settle in (unfair wages, unfair price competition, etc.). And people in nicer neighborhoods generally have sufficient means that they don't care as much about saving every last centavo, so they don't mind if Walmart doesn't come to town from an economic standpoint. And of course Walmart always wants to have the biggest store in the area, which usually means a massive shopping development, not just a Walmart, and some people don't want to live next door to a McDonalds, a Panera, a Starbucks, a dry cleaner, a gas station AND a Walmart.

Put those ideas together, and you have plenty of people who have non-racist, non-classist reasons to resist a Walmart in their neighborhood.

//Not saying that's what's going on, or that I think opposition to Walmart is necessarily right, just saying that it's happened that way before.


To sum this up. They doth protest because Walmart sucks.
 

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I'm not a huge fan of Costco (the one here in Mountain View is always crowded to the gills... I hit their pharmacy and then split), but I'd take it over a Wal-mart any day.

I've been to our local Wal-mart a couple of times, and there is just nothing there I'd want to buy. Everything just seems 'ghetto' quality and a little off somehow.

They make Target look like upscale shopping.
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SNOB!!!! Target IS upscale shopping!!! :D
 
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