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Old 06-03-2007, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Durham NC-for now
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As we are lookiong at our move to Maine we don't know how we'll make it with out Costco! We are not shoppers, but need to feed 4 growing boys and Costco has great quality at great prices. Has anyone heard if Costco is coming to Maine? I know there is one BJs and one Sam's but Costco is a great warehouse. They are very good to their employees with great benefits too.
Thanks!

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Old 06-03-2007, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Personally, I think we have a few too many big box stores as it is....

I'm sure, though, that if they decide that the Maine marketplace can support them, they will set up shop quickly enough.
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:58 AM
 
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As we are lookiong at our move to Maine we don't know how we'll make it with out Costco! We are not shoppers, but need to feed 4 growing boys and Costco has great quality at great prices. Has anyone heard if Costco is coming to Maine? I know there is one BJs and one Sam's but Costco is a great warehouse. They are very good to their employees with great benefits too.
Thanks!
moxie,,,maybe you should open a costco!!!
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Durham NC-for now
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Yes, I am not much of gal for Walmart's/Sam's way of doing business but Costco has a very good reputation for being worker friendly and treating everyone well. If I am going to spend hard earned money I want worker's treated fairly!
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Old 06-03-2007, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Waldo County
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Yes, I am not much of gal for Walmart's/Sam's way of doing business but Costco has a very good reputation for being worker friendly and treating everyone well. If I am going to spend hard earned money I want worker's treated fairly!
Hog wash. You are going to spend your hard earned money in the cheapest way possible. If you were really concerned about how workers were treated you would probably shop in the small neighborhood grocery stores that hire four or five people and try to pay them a living wage at the same time.

Incidentally, there is a Sam's Club in Portland and one in Bangor as well, and Super Walmarts are about everywhere.
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Old 06-03-2007, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Durham NC-for now
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All things in balance I say. I have to feed four kids so I'd like to be able to afford it while also not having folks work for slave wages, not have benefits, and being treated badly. I did say I was aware of Sam's Club, but prefer Costco because of their worker's quality of life. There are some buisnesses that do run things cost efficiently while paying a fair wage and providing a good environment.
Our family is a thrifty bunch already, driving old cars, buying used clothes and household goods, etc. We also fix our broken items rather than buy new when at all possible. And while I am an excellent scratch cook, I am just not industrious enough to raise and slaughter my own animals.

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Old 06-03-2007, 03:10 PM
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Location: Midcoast Maine
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As we are lookiong at our move to Maine we don't know how we'll make it with out Costco! We are not shoppers, but need to feed 4 growing boys and Costco has great quality at great prices. Has anyone heard if Costco is coming to Maine? I know there is one BJs and one Sam's but Costco is a great warehouse. They are very good to their employees with great benefits too.
Thanks!
Hi Moxie,

We currently also live in NC and are moving to Maine next year. I know this has nothing to do with your question, but may I ask what's making you decide to move to Maine? PM me if you'd like . Thanks!
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Old 06-03-2007, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Glendive, MT
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I love Sam's Club....I don't know how the workers are treated, but at Sam's in Bangor there are people who have been there for a long while. When we lived in Bangor we shopped there every 10 days or so (I have 4 kids) and people got to know us by sight, then by name--very friendly. Now we've been gone from Bangor for 8 years in July, and of course there's been turn-over of employees, but there are still some old faces that smile at us and remember us!
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Old 06-03-2007, 05:19 PM
 
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There is also a very busy Sam's Club in Augusta. And I think there's one in Lewiston or Auburn, yes?
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Old 06-03-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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I'm a Costco regular and will miss the place when I move to Maine this fall. I'd gladly trade two Sam's or ChinaMarts for one Costco.
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