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Old 11-21-2006, 10:44 PM   #81
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One thing I heard about Costco that makes me like it: no item is marked up more than 14% from their price (and electronics are much lower). Whenever I feel like grabbing something in there, I know it isn't one of these 300% mark-up impulse buy things -- in other words, I won't get ripped off. I still have to make sure I need the thing and can afford it, but at least I know it is worth what I'll pay for it.

That comes from Costco being a buying club-- sort of like a co-op. It's a bit like the way Vanguard is organized. Gee, does that make me against capitalism? Am I starting to sound like a commie?

Credit unions are like this, too -- a whole sub-category of capitalism that is trying to look out for its customers and employees as much as shareholders... and generally doing well for everybody as a result. Hmm....

Also C-T -- are you an executive member? You might come out ahead with their 2% rebate even though that level of membership is now up over $100.
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Re: Costco Seems to save me at least $500 a year - Last 4 years compared.
Old 11-22-2006, 08:40 AM   #82
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Re: Costco Seems to save me at least $500 a year - Last 4 years compared.

Costco pi$$es me off. Sometimes, actually too often, their gas prices are not the lowest in the area ... and... they don't cut the fat off their steaks. So, while the price per pound is lowest, you're buying too much fat around the edges.
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I do like their ice cream sandwich, dipped in chocolate and covered with pecans.
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anyone bought jewelry there? Is it a good deal ?
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I agree........did you get the idea I thought they didn't deserve them, because that is NOT the case...........
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I agree........did you get the idea I thought they didn't deserve them, because that is NOT the case...........
No, it was just my way of expressing appreciation.

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Costco pi$$es me off. Sometimes, actually too often, their gas prices are not the lowest in the area ... and... they don't cut the fat off their steaks. So, while the price per pound is lowest, you're buying too much fat around the edges.
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I do like their ice cream sandwich, dipped in chocolate and covered with pecans.
Wife keeps paying the outrageous fee every year to re-join.
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anyone bought jewelry there? Is it a good deal ?
Their gas prices are higher than ARCO, but my son and his wife who worked for ARCO (and liked the firm) won't buy their gas. DH and I buy ARCO gas and don't want the hassle of COSTCO gas. What ever floats your boat.

I don't often buy COSTCO steaks... my beam is broader than should be. However, I do buy their lean hamburger and flank steaks. Doesn't matter who'se meat it is I try to find the best value.

I am not a 'got rocks' kind of gal - am too cheap. Before COSTCO offered jewelery Fred Meyer's jewelry (a separate company) had been judged as offering the best value in quality jewelry.
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