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Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

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Ackbar posted:

they sell poke on the weekends now. the ahi tuna wasabi one is good.

dont eat pokemon

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Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

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Teikanmi posted:

Considering taking a train like an hour out of downtown just to hit up a CostCo to buy myself a birthday cake, muffins... and you KNOW I'm snaggin' a dog with mustard/onion/relish.

maybe you should conciser shopping for your groceries at the Walmart Superstore? the public bus goes right up to the door for, great for financially challenged people such as yourself. you can get a Mcdouble from the mcdonalds food court, sorry no dogs.

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Sep 9, 2001

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Chinatown posted:

A few trips ago the cashier and manager who was nearby didn't let me purchase the chicken I selected.



They said it was "too small" and ran back for a fresh one right off the rotisserie! Thanks Costco!

that costco manager plans to eat you

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Sep 9, 2001

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Have Blue posted:

Hi thread I ran errands with my gf today and promised her a lunch out. Said lunch ended up being costco food court after we were done stocking up and she started giving me poo poo. Should I sever????

what a fool, she could have twice the number of dogs at costco as anywhere else

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Sep 9, 2001

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smoobles posted:

Costco has good stuff but as a 2-person household the only things we can get are toilet paper and frozen pizza, any meat or produce is like 10 pounds or more and would have to be frozen or we'd get sick of it.

$5 rotisserie chickens tho, god drat.

It's good for throwing parties, they have local beers in bulk (Sam's Club has gently caress off Anheiser brands) and lots of party foods.

so freeze the meat? i've got a whole separate freezer for costco meat

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Sep 9, 2001

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Dr. Tim Whatley posted:

Straight eating some this Kirkky Pesto out the bottle while my chickies finish in the oven.

you are an animal

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

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Have Blue posted:

Gonna be stocking up tomorrow for a CROSS COUNTRY ROAD TRIP. Gimme your best recs im counting on you guys.

Ps: everything will either be in a cooler or just sitting in the car, reccomend accordingly

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Sep 9, 2001

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OXBALLS DOT COM posted:

Good, I hope Costco tears the incredibly lovely funeral industry a new one

funeral parlors work like movie theaters, no outside coffins. you think these guys are idiots?

i hope you plan to bury grandpa in the back yard

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

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Nfcknblvbl posted:

I wonder how well their shrink rate compares to regular grocery and superstores, it's probably really good.

once when i was at a costco i noticed a bunch of birds flying around. apparently they got into the store and started breeding in the high ceilings. no one could get them out and they fed on the large sacs of bird seeds

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Sep 9, 2001

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DeadFatDuckFat posted:

Is there anything that's particularly good snack/treat that would be good to bring to work and share? I've already done cosmos popcorn, those chocolate caramel pretzel things, and the deli cookies...

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

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Haverchuck posted:

ok i see what looks like 2 apple, 2 cherry and 1 cheese leaving the one in the lower left a mystery. fig? chocolate?

thats clearly raspberry, look at the little seeds

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Sep 9, 2001

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Anton Chigurh posted:

Seems like the much smarter (and less dangerous) thing to do would simply be to follow them out to their car, note the model of car and license plate, then call the cops. If the cops will give details on who the owner is, just revoke their membership. There may even be databases on the internet that let you look that stuff up. Problem solved.

costco has no right to detain you or call the police if you walk out of their store, at best the can revoke your membership. if a retail employee puts their hands on you and physically attempts to stop you from leaving you have grounds to sue them for assault.

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Sep 9, 2001

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Anton Chigurh posted:

Pretty sure they can call the police on you for whatever reason they want, but you may be right that they can't detain you. Does that include all shoplifting? I know most companies have polices about employees intervening in robbery attempts and such, some have even been fire after the fact for doing so, but seems like they would have some right about letting you just walk out with anything you choose.

This was many years ago, but when my sister was a teenager, she and a friend tried shoplifting from a department store and were caught and detained. Are you saying they couldn't do that now?

Sorry for the derail, praise be unto Costco!

true they can call the cops for whatever reason, but that doesnt mean they will come or do anything about it. store employees can stop you if you are seen shoplifting, but they can't detain you for not complying with a receipt check.

though this can get fun! if they attempt to detain you for shoplifting, and you have not in fact shoplifted anything than it is assault. this comes from the mouth of a law professor. he recommended not complying with security if you have not actually shoplifted anything and they attempt to stop you, because you will get a very nice monetary settlement out of anything they do to you.

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Sep 9, 2001

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Dr. Tim Whatley posted:

The Internet loves to scream about how retail slaves can't even TOUCH you, yet that's not true at all and the 'stco manager I spoke to told me they've had to hold people for police to arrive a few times now.

i'm going to believe a law professor over a costco manager

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Sep 9, 2001

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unpleasantly turgid posted:

what, you're just going to tease us with this story and not give any deets?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpipp4LfzrM

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

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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:

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

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Teikanmi posted:

Why not both?

obesity leads to a shorter life, and therefor less total trips to Costco

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slave to my cravings posted:

I'm on vacation on Iceland currently and was actually at the Costco on Thursday and confirm it was crazy. The membership line when I was there was like 300 people deep and growing. Costco had filled its parking lot and was starting to take over the nearby Bonus grocery store and IKEA parking lot.

The Costco itself is pretty similar to the ones in the states with some minor differences. Everything in Iceland is about 2-3 times more expensive than the US. They still have a food court and a gas station. The gas station was about 20 cents cheaper per liter than all the other gas stations in Iceland. We met a retired US army guy that was working as a gas station attendant and he was pretty cool. He moved back a few years ago when he retired because his wife is Icelandic. The food court was pretty good too. It's more expensive than US but still a good deal compared to rest of the island. Iceland has hot dog shacks everywhere that they are proud of but the Costco dog blows them away with 1/4 of tube meat goodness. Here is a pic of the food court (100kr = 1 USD)



edit: PBUC
:eyepop:
$4 for a dog? wow Iceland is some kind of hell punishment island, i'm really sorry

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

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OXBALLS DOT COM posted:

I'm the Is






Does that mean ice? Is ice cream just called ice there or what?

little known fact, Iceland is actually made of ice cream

Rutibex
Sep 9, 2001

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Candlelight Virgil posted:

I thought kronor was Swedish and Iceland had isk?

thats EVE Online not iceland

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Sep 9, 2001

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Haverchuck posted:

As you slice the fish for the final preparation, keep an eye out for parasites. Do this even if your fish has been frozen according to FDA guidelines—freezing kills parasites and prevents them from doing you harm, but it does not remove them—and even if you are using farmed fish. Anisakid larvae range in color from brown to white, are about a centimeter in length, and look very much like watch springs. Broad fish tapeworm larvae will be encased in a cyst, which looks like a diminutive grain of rice embedded in the flesh. Just use your fingers to remove them, or, if you're squirmy, fish tweezers.

If you want to be really thorough about parasite removal, you can hold thin fillets (of fluke, say, or flounder) against a glass plate and shine a strong light through it, which will reveal many, if not all, of whatever parasites may be in the flesh. Similarly, cutting your fish in very thin slices will increase your chances of discovering parasites. :barf:

or just cook your food like a civilized person

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Sep 9, 2001

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Nfcknblvbl posted:

That cottage pie looks good.

it likely is, the UK is poo poo at many things but pies is not one of them. they are super serious about their pies

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Sep 9, 2001

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Bonzo posted:

I don't know about Costco but Poutine isn't that big in BC. But it has been a few years since I was out there.

yeah but Costco is a big enough company that they might just have the exact same policies for all "canada" stores. its worth a shot!

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Sep 9, 2001

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Nfcknblvbl posted:


Today's a good run for me.

burgars, cookies, chips, beer, and cheese pizzas. a healthy balanced diet

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Count Freebasie posted:

The only drawback is that they have a really short shelf life, so you either end up having to throw some out or become a fat gently caress.

throw that cookie in the microwave for 10 seconds and its good as new, just like it came out of the oven

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Sep 9, 2001

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Dely Apple posted:



enjoyin some dogs...!

processed cheese slices are not correct for a dog

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My Linux Rig posted:

My pot store is across the street from costco, so I go in, get great savings and a giant doobie

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Sep 9, 2001

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Keeps the filthy chavs out

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Sep 9, 2001

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so i moved to a new area, and there is a Costco right next to my place. i decided to give it a try! i went in there to only "pick up a few thing" bread milk and eggs mostly, but i ened up spending over $100. this place is dangerous! also the people are like animals at a zoo, it was madness in there

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Sep 9, 2001

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Math You posted:

I'm the milk bags

:canada:

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Sep 9, 2001

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all those prepared salads and meals at the back were very tempting. but I am a single man and not a family of 5 so i didn't think i could eat the whole thing before it went bad

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Sep 9, 2001

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FogHelmut posted:

I am a grown adult who is married with a child and a mortgage. I have a working stove and two grills.




buy a toaster oven, then you can cook that dog more evenly

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Sep 9, 2001

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Taima posted:

Wait wait. She spit it out onto the tray of samples?

a solid move, she saved many other customers from the horrors of grapefruit.

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Sep 9, 2001

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Argyle posted:

I wish my toaster oven could make toast. I have to manually flip the bread otherwise one side gets burnt while the other side is pale.

Toaster ovens are awesome for literally everything except toast.

you are buying the wrong kind of bread. instead of lovely wonder bread slices you should get some nice rolls or croissants or english muffins. things that only need to be toasted on one side!

you have a superior toaster oven, you are one of the elite. do not be content with sliced bread for peasants

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Sep 9, 2001

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Kawalimus posted:

All I know is pizza reheated in the toaster oven somehow comes out better than when its fresh. drat that is good and worth the wait. Never microwave it.

Protip: if you put the pizza in the microwave for 20second, then finish it off in the toaster oven you can have the same effect in 1/5th the time.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6lGaYh71g4#t=227s

this $300 toaster oven is bullshit, just look at that toast. its completely uneven! practically white on the bottom, this is a shameful toaster oven

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Sep 9, 2001

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DeesGrandpa posted:

I'm moving into a place that has a costco about a third of a mile away. I've started going to the costco for single items as needed. It's delightfully decadent.

how is that possible?! don't you see other things you want? you must close your eyes or something

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Sep 9, 2001

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oh drat, I've been looking for an excuse to buy a camping hammock. sleeping on the ground sucks!

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Taima posted:

It is without a doubt the dumbest hammock-esque device I have seen, but that's ok if you're using it where other people can't see it. The price is right.

There's just something so wack about it though. It takes everything that's cool about an actual hammock and makes it lame. But again, no harm no foul if you keep it packed away when you're not using it.

I thinks it is because it's not a hammock, it's a fancy cot

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Sep 9, 2001

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Good Dog posted:

That thing is closer to a cot than a hammock. A hammock will flex and cradle your body and is supported by one anchor point on either side so it swings. This has [semi]-rigid supports on either end and you're not going to sink into it like a traditional string hammock. You might as well buy a lounge chair.


This is a portable hammock: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics...L70_&dpSrc=srch

all hammocks are portable if you are going somewhere with trees.

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