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Old 03-29-2010, 07:40 AM
 
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This morning I feel for it! Good Morning America starting up their morning stories and a segment caught my attention...Secrets of Americas Favorite Stores. Today was Costco. Go behind the scenes at the number one wholesale buying club in the US.

Well, I watched it eager to learn something...some good behind the scenes tip...perhaps find a way to save a buck.

Nope, it was nothing more than a commercial for Costco.
Prices low because they have concrete floors, they only have a few select items, have bulk...

didn't we already know this?

Then of course they closed by saying paying the $50 yearly is so worth it.


Yeah, right! I pay no one to shop at their store.
Now, on their defense, GMA never said this was an investigative piece...I was just hoping it was. And we all know that it's so common these days to have commercials, product placement, and ads for other tv shows inside other tv shows....common practice.

But I was really hoping to learn something like when another tv show host said that a secret was if the shelf price ended in x or x it was discounted more than normal- since the store doesn't run advertised sales.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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If you don't belong and apparently never care to ("Yeah, right! I pay no one to shop at their store.") then why would knowing if the shelf price ended in x or x be of interest to you anyway?

It sounds like you were watching to get some "dirt" and were disappointed.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I have next to zero complaints about Costco. My mom seems to believe they are China-owned and she, therefore, will not join. I've never heard this, but I really check labels and find lots of non-China made products there.

I think my biggest complaints are that they are so busy all the time and also that I have to pay cash for my hot dog and soda.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I have next to zero complaints about Costco. My mom seems to believe they are China-owned and she, therefore, will not join. I've never heard this, but I really check labels and find lots of non-China made products there.

I think my biggest complaints are that they are so busy all the time and also that I have to pay cash for my hot dog and soda.
Nope they are not owned by China:

snopes.com: Costco and China
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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The real buy at times in these such as costco or sam's is noramlly not carried item that they buy on one time offers. Mnay are large buys of existing stock by manufaturers in such things as last eyar model aplioances.I picked up a TV set like that for my bedroom ten years ago at Sams. Its was 200 dollars under any price i could find on a major brand. I just happened to be with a relative who shops there often.Other prices I knew where actually higher than my local walmart.You need to know prices that is for sure.
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Suffce to say: Costco is very 'dangerous' to me and my wallet----------need I say more?
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I agree with you Tex and have to add another negative to my very small list. I've found both a tea mix and organic oatmeal that I absolutely love there and from one week to the next, it can just be gone. Both have made sudden comebacks but then disappeared again.
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Agree - you should know your prices wherever you shop. There are definitely some things that are better bought elsewhere. You can spend a lot there if you are not disciplined.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:42 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Costco is one of the few stores that I have absolutely not one complaint about . It is really a very enjoyable place to shop and their customer service is wonderful.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Yeah, right! I pay no one to shop at their store.


So you don't ever actually buy anything? Hahahahahhaha....
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