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Old 08-17-2013, 02:03 PM   #41
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You forgot to mention the 300 people standing on line to get a $1.50 hot dog.

It's worth it to get a $35 handle of Crown, though. Costco here is a utopia compared to LA. Relatively small crowds, very few assholes, plenty of room to park (even on the weekends) and polite clientele wearing respectable shoes.

It's like the upper crust of warehouse stores.
it's kinda sickening to watch in some ways (not to say I don't go sometimes )

i remember back in the day when it was price club in new jersey before moving out to california, wasn't as crazy from what I remember. don't get the whole shoes part...

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I go to a Costco in LA and it's not as bad as guy from backwoods Alabama makes it out to be. I always find parking, though I park in the back so I don't get dings. It's not shoulder to shoulder like guy makes it out to be, though I only go during weekdays. I don't get the thing about respectable shoes, poor people can't shop at Costco.


The worst Costco's I've been to are the ones in Asian communities, no offense Asians.
there's one pretty close by to me in Atwater, it's always a zoo there. plus a toys r us, best buy, and other crap in the plaza doesn't help. the standalones might be a diff story. don't even get me started on the gas pump lines...
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:03 PM   #42
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ok I will try it this weekend. hope it is as good as everyone says it is.
will try chicken bake, hotdog, pizza and hand dipped ice cream if i can fit it in
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:31 PM   #43
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ok I will try it this weekend. hope it is as good as everyone says it is.
will try chicken bake, hotdog, pizza and hand dipped ice cream if i can fit it in
Don't **** up and miss the condiment stand for the hot dog. I slather it with relish and ketchup.
I'm not somebody who eats hot dogs either. Costco is an exception.


About the chicken bake, there is bits of bacon in it. I thought I hit a bad cut of chicken (crunchy/gooey), but it was delicious bacon.

Also, you're going on a weekend. Good luck.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:32 PM   #44
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I had no idea costco food court was that good. can I eat there without a costco card? Do they charge more if I do not have a costco card?
Just walk in through the exit.


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I've only been to 1 with the food court inside, it seems all the ones in SoCal have the food court outside. No dealing with the annoying imperial Costco guards.
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:26 PM   #46
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Imperial costco guards

Some of them are inside still like in the one in Montebello but most are outside like Alhambra and Commerce here in "LA"
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:37 PM   #47
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I've only been to 1 with the food court inside, it seems all the ones in SoCal have the food court outside. No dealing with the annoying imperial Costco guards.
Imperial costco gaurds

Ive spent roughly $55k a costco this year alone, I have an business membership there since I buy a lot of stuff for my stores. Ive never seen a costco with food court inside.

edit: You can always walk in through the exit and just tell the gastapo your going to member services.

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Old 08-18-2013, 01:20 AM   #48
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Imperial costco gaurds

Ive spent roughly $55k a costco this year alone, I have an business membership there since I buy a lot of stuff for my stores. Ive never seen a costco with food court inside.

edit: You can always walk in through the exit and just tell the gastapo your going to member services.


just curious how much more it would cost for the same stuff if bought elsewhere. never really gauged how valuable it is for business people
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ok got to try it saturday and have to say value-wise, it cant be beat.
Got 2 sodas (unlimited self-serve) 2 chicken bakes, 2 hotdogs, one slice of pizaa (supreme) all for less than 12 bux.
Finished 1 chicken bake and 1 hot dog and did not have room for the pizza.
The pizza looked great (better looking than pizza hut) but was too full to eat.
The hot dog was 1/4lb so pretty big, got relish and onions mustard, not bad but still prefer grays papaya in NYC. The chicken bake also pretty big portion was not bad but tasted a little dry. It needed some pasta sauce or something.
Overall glad I got to try it and saved $$ eating out.
Wasn't as packed as I thought it was going to be, but it was 5pm so not a busy time.
Also walked right in without showing card, the workers were standing there but weren't asking anyone for card.
Next time I like to try the turkey and tomato sandwich and get a hand dipped ice cream.
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just curious how much more it would cost for the same stuff if bought elsewhere. never really gauged how valuable it is for business people
Everything I get there is cheaper than getting it from the companies or distributors directly. And with my volume, that amounts to thousands a year.


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+ I'm actually closer to 60 after going today.


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I think CINL told me the membership costs about $100. Do you guys think you buy enough to make up the difference in cost savings?
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I think CINL told me the membership costs about $100. Do you guys think you buy enough to make up the difference in cost savings?
$60k with 2% cash back capped at $750 ontop of saving a couple percent savings sounds worth it too me.


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I save enough on gas to make it worthwhile.
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You really have to buy a lot of gas to make it worth the $100. Bird can't do math.


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my local costco (staten island, ny) is an absolute madhouse on the weekends. just finding a parking spot is insanely stressful
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my local costco (staten island, ny) is an absolute madhouse on the weekends. just finding a parking spot is insanely stressful
Why would you go the only 2 days 95% of the population have off...
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because those are the only two days that i have off?
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