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<25,000 0 0%
<50,000 0 0%
<75,000 1 3.85%
<100,000 0 0%
<250,000 5 19.23%
<500,000 2 7.69%
<1,000,000 2 7.69%
<2,000,000 3 11.54%
<5,000,000 7 26.92%
>5,000,000 6 23.08%
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:17 PM   #21
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In the 7 million range here. DH joined up after visiting the mothership store in Seattle. 10 years later he is still talking about the place.

BTW have the dividends for last year come out yet? Reason I ask is we have received nothing so far and I thought they were normally out by the end of Feb.


I be a girl, he's a boy. Think I maybe FIRED since July 08. Mid 40s, no kidlets. Actually am totally clueless as to what is going on with DH.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:44 PM   #22
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I forgot I had an REI "membership." I just looked it up--number is 6,080,xxxx, I think from 2001. Probably the last time I used it (store is hard to get to); but there is a $2.00 dividend in my account! Yay! Now if only they sold Thin Mint GS Cookies....

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Old 03-07-2011, 10:16 PM   #23
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I think I got my card in the late 80s. The number is 3,250,000+. We used to do a lot of backpacking trips. REI outfitted us all from head to toe. Still have a lot of the gear...still good. DH used to joke that his backpack contained 80 pounds of the lightest weight high-tech gear that money could buy. Actually, he wasn't exaggerating by a lot.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:40 PM   #24
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REI one of my very favorite places. A store where I actually enjoy shopping.

I'm 1,7xx,xxx. I joined sometime in the early or mid 80s I think.

For those of you that are not familiar with REI, it started in Seattle in the 30s IRRC by a group of alpine climbers to import climbing equipment from Europe that was not available in the US. It is still a non-profit, co-operative organization owned by the members and the members get a "dividend" at the end of the year based on how much money that they spent at REI.

IMHO it is a great institution although some of the more hardcore outdoor types think that it has changed over the years. One comment I have heard is:

"REI used to be a store for people that wanted to climb Mt. Everest. Now it is a store for people that want to look like they want to climb Mt. Everest."
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:40 PM   #25
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I joined over 30 years ago, but my member number is in the low single millions. I may have rejoined after I took an unintentional swim and the card melted. That was before they had things computerized.
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:12 AM   #26
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I am in the mid 3 millions...joined in late 90's when we moved to East Coast and REI had an outlet store in Westchester (gone now). They just opened a beautiful new store near me in Norwalk, CT.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:58 AM   #27
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Just below a million. Got a nice hydration pack there last month with part of my 2010 visa card dividend. I use the Schwab card now for the 2% dividend.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:23 AM   #28
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Some time in the 70s. My number is a little over 1,400,000. Still buy quite a bit from them.

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