OT:Costco-What I won't buy there

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Submitted by moneymaker on November 30, 2012 - 10:00am

I won't buy their organic strawberry preserves
Won't buy Haagen Daz-because they no longer carry it
Won't buy chocolate chip cookie dough(no longer have Otis Spunkmeyer)
Definitely won't buy any dry dog food there
Won't buy anymore Vizio TV's anywhere

Anybody have any other won't buy's there?

Submitted by scaredyclassic on November 30, 2012 - 10:37am.

I would buy everything there. Including a casket.

But not a car. Their price was high

Submitted by flu on November 30, 2012 - 10:50am.

I wouldn't buy this at costco...

http://www.costco.com/Ultimate-Garage-Pa...

But only because I'm 1 penny short....

What is annoying is that costco lists this at $89,999.99...Really, now... This isn't gonna fool people into thinking "wow, great deal because it's less than $90,000..."

Submitted by Diego Mamani on November 30, 2012 - 12:44pm.

flu wrote:
What is annoying is that costco lists this at $89,999.99...Really, now... This isn't gonna fool people into thinking "wow, great deal because it's less than $90,000..."
That's one of my pet peeves... all those prices ending in 9, it's really moronic. Even worse is that prices don't include sales tax as they do in other countries. E.g., when a hotel quotes you $99.99 for a room, you have no way of knowing how much the total bill will be in the morning (there's sales tax, city hotel tax, resort fee, fuel surcharge, etc.) The total may come to anywhere from $110 to $130.

In Europe, when a hotel quotes you 120 euros, that's all you pay when you check out. The receipt may itemize room rate, VAT, etc., but who cares? I was quoted 120, and that's all I pay.

Submitted by spdrun on November 30, 2012 - 12:45pm.

As far as hotels, if you pre-book online, you're usually told the full price before they charge your credit card.

Submitted by flu on November 30, 2012 - 1:03pm.

Diego Mamani wrote:
flu wrote:
What is annoying is that costco lists this at $89,999.99...Really, now... This isn't gonna fool people into thinking "wow, great deal because it's less than $90,000..."
That's one of my pet peeves... all those prices ending in 9, it's really moronic. Even worse is that prices don't include sales tax as they do in other countries. E.g., when a hotel quotes you $99.99 for a room, you have no way of knowing how much the total bill will be in the morning (there's sales tax, city hotel tax, resort fee, fuel surcharge, etc.) The total may come to anywhere from $110 to $130.

In Europe, when a hotel quotes you 120 euros, that's all you pay when you check out. The receipt may itemize room rate, VAT, etc., but who cares? I was quoted 120, and that's all I pay.

If you buy from online, the price is pretty clear prior to checkout though.

Submitted by moneymaker on November 30, 2012 - 3:17pm.

I more thing I don't buy at Costco is produce. I'm kinda a meat and potatos kinda guy, but I do realize when prices are too high, ok I will and do buy the bananas.

Submitted by paramount on November 30, 2012 - 11:40pm.

I shop costco weekly, I pick and choose each week.

I look for the coupon deals, but I try to compare prices to wal mart in my head as I shop.

Where can I get a better deal is a question I ask myself for most items.

Submitted by mike92104 on December 1, 2012 - 12:38am.

Toilet paper because they changed it and now it doesn't fit in our holder!

Submitted by svelte on December 1, 2012 - 1:56am.

Do they sell condoms? I'll buy condoms there

Submitted by flu on December 1, 2012 - 3:46am.

svelte wrote:
Do they sell condoms? I'll buy condoms there

http://www.costco.com/CatalogSearch?stor...

Submitted by CDMA ENG on December 1, 2012 - 8:37am.

svelte wrote:
Do they sell condoms? I'll buy condoms there

Slut!

:-)

CE

Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 1, 2012 - 9:33am.

if costco sold condoms, would they sell you a pack of 100 reqular condoms, or one enormous condom?

Submitted by blake on December 1, 2012 - 9:59am.

I bought a dozen of bad boys just in case ....

Submitted by flu on December 1, 2012 - 10:26am.

squat250 wrote:
if costco sold condoms, would they sell you a pack of 100 reqular condoms, or one enormous condom?

I don't know squat. But maybe you should suggest to costco to do in store demo's of them just like they do for food items and other things...You know. Just in case people don't know what they are for.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 1, 2012 - 11:43am.

then they hand you a fresh unwrapped sample.

Submitted by moneymaker on December 1, 2012 - 7:51pm.

svelte wrote:
Do they sell condoms? I'll buy condoms there

Better off going to the local 99cent store where you can get 12 for $1.

Submitted by LarryTheRenter on December 1, 2012 - 7:57pm.

Got a sweet X-mas tree for $45......8 foot beauty...can you beat that anywhere?????

Submitted by The Truth on December 1, 2012 - 8:33pm.

moneymaker wrote:
I
Won't buy anymore Vizio TV's anywhere

Anybody have any other won't buy's there?

Why no Vizio TVs?

Submitted by Diego Mamani on December 2, 2012 - 11:50am.

flu wrote:
If you buy from online, the price is pretty clear prior to checkout though.

spdrun wrote:
As far as hotels, if you pre-book online, you're usually told the full price before they charge your credit card.

I know. The hotel is just an example... I think it's moronic that merchants (Costco included, not just hotels) don't include the sales tax in their price tags, as they do in the rest of the world. So, in addition to all those annoying x.99 prices, we have to add 7.25% or 8.5%, or whatever the rate is in your locality.

I recently bought a six-pack of imported (hard to find) beer at a mini-market. They priced it so that after sales tax and CRV, the total came to exactly $10.00. Cool... I wished they would simply put "$10" on the shelf or price tag, so I don't have to calculate the real price and carry unwanted pennies.

Submitted by flu on December 2, 2012 - 12:37pm.

Diego Mamani wrote:
flu wrote:
If you buy from online, the price is pretty clear prior to checkout though.

spdrun wrote:
As far as hotels, if you pre-book online, you're usually told the full price before they charge your credit card.

I know. The hotel is just an example... I think it's moronic that merchants (Costco included, not just hotels) don't include the sales tax in their price tags, as they do in the rest of the world. So, in addition to all those annoying x.99 prices, we have to add 7.25% or 8.5%, or whatever the rate is in your locality.

I recently bought a six-pack of imported (hard to find) beer at a mini-market. They priced it so that after sales tax and CRV, the total came to exactly $10.00. Cool... I wished they would simply put "$10" on the shelf or price tag, so I don't have to calculate the real price and carry unwanted pennies.

But there's a difference...

Food that isn't served doesn't have sales tax so what you see is what you get.

Everything else has sales tax...Ever tried to get a store clerk to compute sales tax in their head... Hell, ask a store clerk if they can compute 10% in their head, and most would fail at that..

Submitted by CDMA ENG on December 2, 2012 - 2:50pm.

flu wrote:
Diego Mamani wrote:
flu wrote:
If you buy from online, the price is pretty clear prior to checkout though.

spdrun wrote:
As far as hotels, if you pre-book online, you're usually told the full price before they charge your credit card.

I know. The hotel is just an example... I think it's moronic that merchants (Costco included, not just hotels) don't include the sales tax in their price tags, as they do in the rest of the world. So, in addition to all those annoying x.99 prices, we have to add 7.25% or 8.5%, or whatever the rate is in your locality.

I recently bought a six-pack of imported (hard to find) beer at a mini-market. They priced it so that after sales tax and CRV, the total came to exactly $10.00. Cool... I wished they would simply put "$10" on the shelf or price tag, so I don't have to calculate the real price and carry unwanted pennies.

But there's a difference...

Food that isn't served doesn't have sales tax so what you see is what you get.

Everything else has sales tax...Ever tried to get a store clerk to compute sales tax in their head... Hell, ask a store clerk if they can compute 10% in their head, and most would fail at that..

I have met engineers that can't move the decimal place!

CE

Submitted by UCGal on December 2, 2012 - 5:41pm.

We buy the organic strawberry preserves... what's the issue with it? My kids like it.

We also buy the Kirkland brand dog food... so does our vet....

I love Costco... between costco, trader joes, and sprouts.... I rarely go to vons anymore.

Submitted by JohnAlt91941 on December 2, 2012 - 7:00pm.

CDMA ENG wrote:
flu wrote:
Diego Mamani wrote:
flu wrote:
If you buy from online, the price is pretty clear prior to checkout though.

spdrun wrote:
As far as hotels, if you pre-book online, you're usually told the full price before they charge your credit card.

I know. The hotel is just an example... I think it's moronic that merchants (Costco included, not just hotels) don't include the sales tax in their price tags, as they do in the rest of the world. So, in addition to all those annoying x.99 prices, we have to add 7.25% or 8.5%, or whatever the rate is in your locality.

I recently bought a six-pack of imported (hard to find) beer at a mini-market. They priced it so that after sales tax and CRV, the total came to exactly $10.00. Cool... I wished they would simply put "$10" on the shelf or price tag, so I don't have to calculate the real price and carry unwanted pennies.

But there's a difference...

Food that isn't served doesn't have sales tax so what you see is what you get.

Everything else has sales tax...Ever tried to get a store clerk to compute sales tax in their head... Hell, ask a store clerk if they can compute 10% in their head, and most would fail at that..

I have met engineers that can't move the decimal place!

CE

Reminds me of a situation at work where someone asked me for help and the answer was to move the decimal left two places, so I told her to divide by 100. I guess she didn't like the answer and asked someone else who gave her something better, to "multiply by .01".

Submitted by flu on December 2, 2012 - 7:37pm.

Quote:

I have met engineers that can't move the decimal place!

CE

Quote:

Reminds me of a situation at work where someone asked me for help and the answer was to move the decimal left two places, so I told her to divide by 100. I guess she didn't like the answer and asked someone else who gave her something better, to "multiply by .01".

I'm sorry both of you work with some pretty dumb people...

Submitted by moneymaker on December 2, 2012 - 10:10pm.

UCGal wrote:
We buy the organic strawberry preserves... what's the issue with it? My kids like it.

I just don't like the taste of it.

UCGal wrote:
We also buy the Kirkland brand dog food... so does our vet....

Our dogs won't eat it.

Submitted by moneymaker on December 2, 2012 - 10:16pm.

The Truth wrote:
moneymaker wrote:
I
Won't buy anymore Vizio TV's anywhere

Anybody have any other won't buy's there?

Why no Vizio TVs?

Nothing wrong with the picture, just have had some bad luck with them lately. Two have gone bad on me in the past year. The first one was of course out of warranty the second one I will be taking back/calling for warranty fix.

Submitted by flu on December 2, 2012 - 11:38pm.

You think the Seattle Costco will start sampling well you know.... MJ...?

Submitted by flu on December 2, 2012 - 11:41pm.

moneymaker wrote:
svelte wrote:
Do they sell condoms? I'll buy condoms there

Better off going to the local 99cent store where you can get 12 for $1.

Make sure they aren't expired and aren't sold like this

Submitted by Diego Mamani on December 3, 2012 - 1:58pm.

flu wrote:
Quote:

I have met engineers that can't move the decimal place!

CE

Quote:

Reminds me of a situation at work where someone asked me for help and the answer was to move the decimal left two places, so I told her to divide by 100. I guess she didn't like the answer and asked someone else who gave her something better, to "multiply by .01".

I'm sorry both of you work with some pretty dumb people...

I've had cow-workers who didn't understand the meaning of rounding numbers. I gave them a table with a TOTAL at the bottom and a footnote explaining that the rows may not exactly add to the total because of rounding. They insisted there was an error and wanted to manually change some numbers. These two had advanced degrees, one of them an MD.

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