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WIFEY WATCHDOG
Jun 25, 2012

Yeah, well I don't trust this guy. I think he regifted, he degifted, and now he's using an upstairs invite as a springboard to a Super Bowl sex romp.

ArbitraryC posted:

Don't buy fresh fruit at costco. There are some exceptions but for the most part it's not a good deal.

They aren't a bad deal though, and gently caress going anywhere else!!!!!!

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pacerhimself
Dec 30, 2008

by Fluffdaddy

Prokhor Zakharov posted:

did you get the $70 off instantly set because I know I did

Got some Michelin tires that did qualify

Nfcknblvbl
Jul 15, 2002

ArbitraryC posted:

Don't buy fresh fruit at costco. There are some exceptions but for the most part it's not a good deal.

They sell a giant bag of limes for $8 while my local grocery store sells 2 limes for $1.50.

Costco's fruit is only not a good deal when you can't finish what you buy.

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

by Fluffdaddy

Teikanmi posted:

Costco's margins must be so low they're nearing communist no profit levels, yet has such a capitalist internal doctrine

Just goes to show that compassionate capitalism does communism better than real communism ever could

no compassion here friend! Costco makes about $2 billion in profit every year. this is the magic of capitalism. maybe you should renounce your filthy socialist way in the face of such fantastic evidence of the great value of the profit motive :911:

Scornful Sexbot
Sep 24, 2007


Dinosaur Gum

According to the wiki you posted it differs by state. So maybe it's legal some places to detain and illegal in others? They don't actually give the states. It is here I post maybeitsboth.gif

More importantly, please no one steal from the Costco; they are a true institution of good and a beacon of appropriate business practices unto other, lesser businesses.

ElGroucho
Nov 1, 2005

We already - What about sticking our middle fingers up... That was insane
Fun Shoe

Richard M Nixon posted:

We at Whole Foods will continue to look smugly at the Costco masses, but re: shoplifting, our annual sales losses due to shoplifting were around a half million dollars. We have several armed security guards on call in the building, at least 2-3 undercover guards walking through the store all day long (they actually carry baskets with food to blend in and have kevlar lined backpacks) and there's a room in the back of the store where they take shoplifters to be held until the cops arrive. Several times I've seen people being lead out in handcuffs. I didn't realize how seriously retail stores took shoplifting until I started seeing how they operate from the inside.

After reading all the Costco hot dog talk, I picked up stuff to make my own dogs last week. Brioche buns, organic grass fed uncured dogs, house-made relish, and organic stone ground mustard - about $30 for 8 dogs, but it was good. :smugdog:

Whole Foods always has the biggest group of rear end in a top hat shoppers. Smelly rear end urban moms in their ill-fitting yoga gear, just got out of Hot-Box Svibinath Yoga, or whatever the gently caress.

FCKGW
May 21, 2006

Teikanmi posted:

Costco's margins must be so low they're nearing communist no profit levels, yet has such a capitalist internal doctrine

Just goes to show that compassionate capitalism does communism better than real communism ever could

Costcos margins are actually some of the lowest in retail because they make all their money on memberships.

It's a wonderful business plan.

Bobcats
Aug 5, 2004
Oh

ElGroucho posted:

Whole Foods always has the biggest group of rear end in a top hat shoppers. Smelly rear end urban moms in their ill-fitting yoga gear, just got out of Hot-Box Svibinath Yoga, or whatever the gently caress.

That is kind of why I go, actually :bustem:

Heffer
May 1, 2003

FCKGW posted:

Costcos margins are actually some of the lowest in retail because they make all their money on memberships.

It's a wonderful business plan.

Unless its changed, they have a fixed margin cap. I think like 8 percent for regular items and 15 percent for Kirkland signature items. Whole foods works around the 35% mark.

http://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/070715/costcos-business-model-smarter-you-think.asp

Fasdar
Aug 31, 2001

Everybody loves dancing!
Costco: Captialism in the streets, socialism in the sheets.

WIFEY WATCHDOG
Jun 25, 2012

Yeah, well I don't trust this guy. I think he regifted, he degifted, and now he's using an upstairs invite as a springboard to a Super Bowl sex romp.

Heffer posted:

Unless its changed, they have a fixed margin cap. I think like 8 percent for regular items and 15 percent for Kirkland signature items. Whole foods works around the 35% mark.

http://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/070715/costcos-business-model-smarter-you-think.asp

I'll gladly let them take 15% off my kirkland items as long as they are the best and most wonderful in the business.

JIZZ DENOUEMENT
Oct 3, 2012

STRIKE!
I went to Costco yesterday and going near closing on a beautiful sunny day is my inner harmony.

Obsurveyor
Jan 10, 2003

We're getting our first Costco in the fall and it's practically around the corner from work, can't wait.

Someone please eat the dog, leave the bun and ask for a free refill. I have to know! :grin:

Peachfart
Jan 21, 2017

Obsurveyor posted:

We're getting our first Costco in the fall and it's practically around the corner from work, can't wait.

Someone please eat the dog, leave the bun and ask for a free refill. I have to know! :grin:

I bet you'd get a laugh, since Costco employees are generally good natured and happy.

AF
Oct 7, 2007
hi
So there's this Sony bluetooth speaker I've had my eye on for almost a year on Amazon; I spotted it yesterday at the mother loving Costco of all places for $100 dollars and nabbed one. It was meant to be a gift for a friend but I popped it open to test it and it's so god drat good that I'm seriously contemplating holding on to it and either buying my friend another one or something else. Blesss u Costco for this frivolous conundrum

(if anyone is interested, it's the Sony SRS-X55)

AF
Oct 7, 2007
hi
oh and when I renewed a few weeks back, the employee notified me that "holds" had been placed on my account for bad checks. I've never paid for anything in a store with a check because I'm not an octogenerian and asked when the hold was placed. It was right when my membership was created :psyduck:

it was supposed to stop me from making purchases but I used my card for an entire year without a single issue...

PRAISE BE TO COSTCO

AF fucked around with this message at 20:02 on May 24, 2017

MisterOblivious
Mar 17, 2010

by sebmojo

Peachfart posted:

I bet you'd get a laugh, since Costco employees are generally good natured and happy.

Costco food court employees are fast food workers working in a non-revenue generating department and they're typically treated as such.
Clean up after yourselves. Clean up after the rear end in a top hat customers leave a mess. Leave the Costco in better condition than you found it.

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

by Fluffdaddy
Fun Shoe
I wipe down my food court table space afterwards like the Gold Star member that I am privileged to be.

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010

Upset Trowel
People in Wisconsin are generally polite so there is never any trash around. Everyone looks after the 'stco just like the 'stco looks after everyone.

HATECUBE
Mar 2, 2007

as someone that doesnt wait in line for more than 30 seconds for loving anything, im over cockso

i cant even get gas there at 10AM in the middle of the week because there are at least 40 people in line

bro i aint even going to start on how hard it is to buy 3 things and leave quickly

Teikanmi
Dec 16, 2006

by R. Guyovich
I've almost never had to wait in line for anything at my Costco

Nfcknblvbl
Jul 15, 2002

If your time is so valuable that waiting in line for a couple of minutes for good savings isn't possible then Costco's better without you I guess.

WIFEY WATCHDOG
Jun 25, 2012

Yeah, well I don't trust this guy. I think he regifted, he degifted, and now he's using an upstairs invite as a springboard to a Super Bowl sex romp.

HATECUBE posted:

as someone that doesnt wait in line for more than 30 seconds for loving anything, im over cockso

i cant even get gas there at 10AM in the middle of the week because there are at least 40 people in line

bro i aint even going to start on how hard it is to buy 3 things and leave quickly

Not... one of us.

the good fax machine
Feb 25, 2007

by Nyc_Tattoo
Costco protip for people that can't stand lines/crowds: Go on Friday 30 minutes to an hour before closing, depending on how much time you need. Place is like a ghost town. As a goon, I trust you don't have anything better to do on a Friday evening.

Return Of JimmyJars
Jun 24, 2006

by FactsAreUseless

HATECUBE posted:

as someone that doesnt wait in line for more than 30 seconds for loving anything, im over cockso

i cant even get gas there at 10AM in the middle of the week because there are at least 40 people in line

bro i aint even going to start on how hard it is to buy 3 things and leave quickly

I just order everything from Costco through Google Express and a bunch of gigantic boxes show up a day later.

WIFEY WATCHDOG
Jun 25, 2012

Yeah, well I don't trust this guy. I think he regifted, he degifted, and now he's using an upstairs invite as a springboard to a Super Bowl sex romp.
If you don't cherish every pilgrimage to the holy land I don't really know you, and we certainly don't drink from the same well.

rezatahs
Jun 9, 2001

by Smythe

AF posted:

So there's this Sony bluetooth speaker I've had my eye on for almost a year on Amazon; I spotted it yesterday at the mother loving Costco of all places for $100 dollars and nabbed one. It was meant to be a gift for a friend but I popped it open to test it and it's so god drat good that I'm seriously contemplating holding on to it and either buying my friend another one or something else. Blesss u Costco for this frivolous conundrum

(if anyone is interested, it's the Sony SRS-X55)

i have an older model of this in my garage gym and it's a sweet speaker and that's a sweet price for one

super sweet

No Butt Stuff
Jun 10, 2004

Look what Costco posted a day early:

https://www.costco.com/warehouse-coupon-offers.html

Nfcknblvbl
Jul 15, 2002

$2.50 off their Kirkland Signature frozen pizza, oooh yeah.

WIFEY WATCHDOG
Jun 25, 2012

Yeah, well I don't trust this guy. I think he regifted, he degifted, and now he's using an upstairs invite as a springboard to a Super Bowl sex romp.

Nfcknblvbl posted:

$2.50 off their Kirkland Signature frozen pizza, oooh yeah.

God drat.... this day is wonderful indeed.

A Pack of Kobolds
Mar 23, 2007



Chinatown posted:

I wipe down my food court table space afterwards like the Gold Star member that I am privileged to be.

It is both civic duty and a token of gratitude for your 1/4 lb. all-beef hot dog or optional Polish sausage and drink with refill.

Dely Apple
Apr 22, 2006

Sing me Spanish Techno


Discounted cargo shorts and cases of Monster, you'd think that would bring in some goon traffic.

Prokhor Zakharov
Dec 31, 2008

This is me as I make another great post


Good luck with your depression!

Dely Apple posted:

Discounted cargo shorts and cases of Monster, you'd think that would bring in some goon traffic.

the Kirkland t-shirts are seriously great

Bonzo
Mar 11, 2004

Just like Mama used to make it!
Currently wearing Kirkland boxer briefs AMA

A Pack of Kobolds
Mar 23, 2007



Bonzo posted:

Currently wearing Kirkland boxer briefs AMA

Are they worthy of the Kirkland Signature brand? I assume they must be.

the mean lunch lady
Jun 24, 2009

went mad at sea
lots were drawn
Kroenke didn't survive
he was delicious

It's gone :smith:

Dr. Capco
May 21, 2007


Pillbug
I went to Costco the other day and one of the free samples was the certified 1/4 all beef hot dog. I ate one and overheard another patron state that she had been coming to Costco for her entire life and just now decided to try a dog. If you can call that living I guess. If it were me, I would have killed myself in the store knowing all the wasted time I had accumulated not eating the hot dogs there. I bought a dog after my shopping was done and refilled my drink afterwards like the way the Good Lord intended and always will intend for us to do.

No Butt Stuff
Jun 10, 2004


drat, should've done some screen captures.

e: there was nothing I was really excited about, but I'm dead inside so :shrug:

boop the snoot
Jun 3, 2016
Costco doesn't take MasterCard and that is stupid so basically Costco is really stupid

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binge crotching
Apr 2, 2010

TBeats posted:

Costco doesn't take MasterCard and that is stupid so basically Costco is really stupid

Sounds like you need to go north of the border.

http://www.capitalone.ca/credit-cards/costco/

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