Costco....This just In

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Bsuds wrote:While some of the savings are not that much better than Wally World I would much rather shop at Costco.

I hate the Kelowna Wally World! A lot of the time we go there for specific items and they don't have it in stock.
Do not go to the Westside Walmart very often but I will tell you the shelves there are usually stocked. Needed jeans and the Kelowna store mens clothing section has turned to an absolute :cuss: selection (even before Covid). Hopefully those runs to Omak will return soon for the stuff you cannot get here.
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Costco also has a magazine , comes out hi monthly ofquarterly, not sure , with , new item, stories, specials, member profiles , etc.
And warehouse sales items that don't get to all the stores.. that can be purchased online..
So that is part if what your membership gets you....
All that and... Pumpkin pie around Thanksgiving, for a ridiculous low price.. and it's really good .... this store sells like 5,000 or more.. :smt045
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normaM wrote:No, you pay a membership because it makes people who have one feel special. Brilliant marketing ploy. Heavens they even have tiers with fancy names ( all that to dive for your own box)
You can get memberships to most of the wineries here - you have to buy 3 cases a year but you get a free wine tasting and can act like a Lord whilst do you it. lol.
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" Psychology plays a part in the success of the subscription model. Membership means Costco shoppers belong to a "private" club. Also, the fee motivates action: the money's been spent, so it's best to use the club's advantages.

This thinking gives Costco its most powerful advantage: customers become loyal to the store. Having paid the fee, members are more likely to visit Costco than a non-membership store that confers no special benefits. "

Private club with $1.00 hot dogs, beat that Yacht Club!
Having a membership plays on your "psychi", its a private club, pay to feel special?? This feller has no clue!!
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Bsuds wrote:While some of the savings are not that much better than Wally World I would much rather shop at Costco.

I hate the Kelowna Wally World! A lot of the time we go there for specific items and they don't have it in stock.
Costco's staff are always cleaning up the stock too, especially the clothes. There's also the travel benefits. They aren't the only membership out there. BCAA has even better benefits with some offers. Walmart is even more expensive that Indigo for some items.
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60-YEARS-in-Ktown wrote:Costco also has a magazine , comes out hi monthly ofquarterly, not sure , with , new item, stories, specials, member profiles , etc.
If you're a Costco Executive Member—and the Primary Member of your account—the Costco Connection magazine is mailed to you. If you're not an Executive Member, you can still access the magazine online by going to Costco.com and entering Connection in the search box.

You can also obtain a copy of the latest Costco Connection magazine when you stop in at any Costco location. You'll usually find fresh copies set out at the beginning of each month near the warehouse exit.

It's usually monthly but during certain times of the year it'll cover a 2-month period.
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and you don't have to be a member to order from Costco's website.
Someone told me the Blue box store (?) on Spall is Costco's is that true?
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normaM wrote: Someone told me the Blue box store (?) on Spall is Costco's is that true?
Nope, privately owned but they do carry a lot of Costco returns.

https://bigboxoutletstore.ca/pages/about-us
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Bsuds wrote:
normaM wrote: Someone told me the Blue box store (?) on Spall is Costco's is that true?
Nope, privately owned but they do carry a lot of Costco returns.

https://bigboxoutletstore.ca/pages/about-us
Sounds like the old MTF. There was one on the Westside too. They had a deal with Costco where they bought and resold Costco returns. I wonder if the "blue box store" is owned by them same people under a different name.
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mexi cali wrote:Sounds like the old MTF. There was one on the Westside too. They had a deal with Costco where they bought and resold Costco returns. I wonder if the "blue box store" is owned by them same people under a different name.
From the link Sudsy's provided ... Formally known as MTF Price Matters, Big Box Outlet Store has been family-owned by the Funk’s since 1985 and operates in British Columbia, Washington, and California.
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Double B12 is bang on..
Paying for a membership is a psychological tool, and a very successful one.
Golf clubs, yacht clubs...and yes Costco.
Interesting that many who shop there mention the great deals.
Hot dogs, barbecue chickens. gasoline..toilet paper.ALL SOLD AT A LOSS or near one...but they get you to buy more stuff! Generally packaged in big lots.
Yes, my friend just received the flyer for MEMBERS ONLY..Limited time offers, with $3,000 in savings..
Lets go load up the truck. :D
A drug store in town now has the same approach with their bonus points.
By the way, Costco's profit is actually higher than WalMart, and is dwarfed by the size of WalMart's thousands of stores.
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Big Box doesn't just sell Costco returns.

Simply based on the appearance of some items, I'm inclined to believe they also sell what's salvageable after a big rig crashes and such.

I for one don't care if a can is dented when it's selling for half the price of other retailers.
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^^^ I thought you weren't supposed to eat stuff out of dented cans, or is that an Old Husband's tale
Big Box.. must have a blue sign so I renamed it :)
Some people go to Costco for the free samples - with the damndemic do they still give hand outs?
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normaM wrote:^^^ I thought you weren't supposed to eat stuff out of dented cans, or is that an Old Husband's tale
Big Box.. must have a blue sign so I renamed it :)
Some people go to Costco for the free samples - with the damndemic do they still give hand outs?
Yes I was in there on Friday and there were a number of free sample stations. I imagine the pandemic doesn't matter, since the samples are put in little containers that you toss out.
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CrystalCity wrote: Walmart is even more expensive that Indigo for some items.
My only real beef with Walmart is their poor quality. I would rather spend a little more and have it last.
To be fair, they are good with their return policy.
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normaM wrote:^^^ I thought you weren't supposed to eat stuff out of dented cans, or is that an Old Husband's tale
Mostly cans with acidic contents, Tomato and Fish for example.

The coating on the inside of the can could be compromised when dented and then the food becomes contaminated and can spoil. Botulism is not good.

At least that is my understanding.
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