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Re: Costco Coming?

Postby Fancy » Jan 19th, 2019, 11:36 am

TylerM4 wrote:The article spelled it out

Stating a news media "can't" is not the same as "won't". This is where journalism should stick with "facts".
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Re: Costco Coming?

Postby Fancy » Jan 19th, 2019, 11:38 am

lensbaby wrote:Where is the social conscience is shopping at a store whose profits don't stay in the valley and whose produce very rarely is sourced from Canada? Even their tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce and mushrooms come from US farms. Individuals with true social conscience start with shopping at local small independent stores and farmers markets.
Not if the price is substantially higher. Nothing wrong with supporting the employees.
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Re: Costco Coming?

Postby TylerM4 » Jan 19th, 2019, 12:00 pm

Fancy wrote:Stating a news media "can't" is not the same as "won't". This is where journalism should stick with "facts".


This is the same as the ole "Why won't you tell me then?" with a "Because I don't want to" reply. Sure, sure, everyone believes that you know the answer but you just don't want to tell us. No way could it be a case of you getting called out and not wanting to admit you don't actually know.


This is where journalism should stick with "facts"
That's the exact point of the Daily Courier's article and why responsible reporting cites sources.

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Re: Costco Coming?

Postby Fancy » Jan 19th, 2019, 12:05 pm

Of course. Will be interesting to read or hear down the road if somebody spilled the beans out of turn.
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Re: Costco Coming?

Postby Urban Cowboy » Jan 19th, 2019, 1:05 pm

lensbaby wrote:
Vacancyrate wrote:Costco is one of the only retail employers in the valley that pays their employees well.

The thought of shopping at Costco to support livings wages and a healthy community doesn't even occur to people.

5 minute drive across the bridge cancels that idea.

The social conscience of this city is severely lacking.

Me. Me. Me.


Where is the social conscience is shopping at a store whose profits don't stay in the valley and whose produce very rarely is sourced from Canada? Even their tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce and mushrooms come from US farms. Individuals with true social conscience start with shopping at local small independent stores and farmers markets.


A bit judgy of you, considering Costco employs a lot of locals, who in turn support these local shops you speak of, and are able to do so because they receive a very decent wage.

As for produce coming from US farms, where do you think all the other stores are getting their produce from during our winter?

Might want to be a bit more careful as to what battles you engage in.
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Re: Costco Coming?

Postby lensbaby » Jan 19th, 2019, 1:19 pm

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Where is the social conscience is shopping at a store whose profits don't stay in the valley and whose produce very rarely is sourced from Canada? Even their tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce and mushrooms come from US farms. Individuals with true social conscience start with shopping at local small independent stores and farmers markets.[/quote]

A bit judgy of you, considering Costco employs a lot of locals, who in turn support these local shops you speak of, and are able to do so because they receive a very decent wage.

As for produce coming from US farms, where do you think all the other stores are getting their produce from during our winter?

Might want to be a bit more careful as to what battles you engage in.[/quote]

Interesting - I wonder why they don't shop at Costco?
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Re: Costco Coming?

Postby Urban Cowboy » Jan 19th, 2019, 1:29 pm

Can you prove that everything they purchase is from Costco? Thought not!

You might want to learn how to use quotes properly instead of picking losing battles.
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Re: Costco Coming?

Postby GordonH » Jan 19th, 2019, 2:03 pm

Nothing is a certainty until the building is built & the sign goes on.
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Re: Costco Coming?

Postby westbankkid » Jan 19th, 2019, 2:08 pm

lensbaby wrote:


Where is the social conscience is shopping at a store whose profits don't stay in the valley and whose produce very rarely is sourced from Canada? Even their tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce and mushrooms come from US farms. Individuals with true social conscience start with shopping at local small independent stores and farmers markets.[/quote]

A bit judgy of you, considering Costco employs a lot of locals, who in turn support these local shops you speak of, and are able to do so because they receive a very decent wage.

As for produce coming from US farms, where do you think all the other stores are getting their produce from during our winter?

Might want to be a bit more careful as to what battles you engage in.[/quote]

Interesting - I wonder why they don't shop at Costco?[/quote]

Their produce is overpriced and not as good as other stores. I wouldn't buy meat or produce there.
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Re: Costco Coming?

Postby Fancy » Jan 19th, 2019, 2:10 pm

lensbaby wrote:Interesting - I wonder why they don't shop at Costco?

Don't know who you are referring to but there seems to be a few locals who buy pallets of foodstuffs I'm assuming are for smaller restaurants. And since its been said Costco is supportive of the community I don't see how you can say profits don't stay.
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Re: Costco Coming?

Postby WalterWhite » Jan 19th, 2019, 3:24 pm

Quoting properly is not difficult - but comprehending incorrectly quoted comments is painful.
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Re: Costco Coming?

Postby WalterWhite » Jan 19th, 2019, 3:28 pm

westbankkid wrote:
**quoting quagmire snipped**

Their produce is overpriced and not as good as other stores. I wouldn't buy meat or produce there.


- and that’s entirely your prerogative not to shop there - just as it’s other’s prerogative to cater Whatever business they choose. Costco isn’t as successful as they are for selling *bleep*.
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Re: Costco Coming?

Postby Urban Cowboy » Jan 19th, 2019, 3:55 pm

WalterWhite wrote:
westbankkid wrote:
**quoting quagmire snipped**

Their produce is overpriced and not as good as other stores. I wouldn't buy meat or produce there.


- and that’s entirely your prerogative not to shop there - just as it’s other’s prerogative to cater Whatever business they choose. Costco isn’t as successful as they are for selling *bleep*.


From my own personal experience, I'll simply state that I find better, fresher, and more reasonably priced produce at Costco, than I do at a couple of the local places, that are supposed to specialize in precisely that. I support those too however, just not for certain items.

As for the remark about their meat, well, if it's that bad it's odd that so many decent restaurants source meat from there, and their patrons love what they are eating. Go figure.

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Re: Costco Coming?

Postby Bsuds » Jan 19th, 2019, 4:30 pm

westbankkid wrote:Their produce is overpriced and not as good as other stores. I wouldn't buy meat or produce there.


I suspect that you have never shopped there have you.

We regularly compare meat prices with other stores and Costco beats them hands down on a daily basis. You can probably get a sale deal elsewhere but it won't come close to Costco's quality.

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Re: Costco Coming?

Postby my5cents » Jan 19th, 2019, 4:55 pm

We're sorta getting off topic here "Costco Coming",,, or more correctly "Costco Moving" BUT....

As for beef, except for the whole Tenderloins, the steaks and roasts at Costco are "blade tenderized", meaning those cuts of meat should be cooked to 160 degrees (well-done). (Costco says 145 degrees)

https://www.cooksillustrated.com/how_to ... rized-meat

I like my beef rare, so all my roasts are purchased elsewhere.

Is that well known about Costco ???? There's a notation on the label hard to notice, how many have seen it ?
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