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mommyoffour

3/7/2008 11:34:01 AM
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Costco?

I heard a rumor that there was a Costco being built in Brandon? Does anyone know if there is or is it just a rumor??

 
 
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Skiddlebits

3/7/2008 12:44:39 PM
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costco?

I would love to see a costco go up here. We go into Winnipeg and shop at the one there and just recently I have been shopping online but it just isn't the same. I hope it is true and not rumors, keep my fingers crossed!

Adam

3/7/2008 12:53:48 PM
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Costco

Hi mommyoffour,  
 
Welcome to eBrandon. This is one of those rumours that keeps floating around. There is no truth to it that I've heard to date. Please see this recent discussion for what several others have to say on this issue:  
 
http://www.ebrandon.ca/messagethread.aspx?cat_id=3&message_id=76367

theoldgunner

3/7/2008 1:49:16 PM
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Funny

Momoftwo started the first thread on Costco, and mommyoffour started this second thread on the Great Costco rumour.

Cruiser

3/7/2008 2:25:26 PM
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Mommy of ......

Must have been at least 18 months apart between the first and second post!

mommyoffour

3/7/2008 2:34:55 PM
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costco

I didn't realize that there was another post on this topic...thanks for all of your info though! I personally think Costco would be a great attraction to Brandon...people from Portage would probably drive here instead of going to Wpg, and there is also places like Virden, Birtle, Russell, Carberry...etc, that would all be valuable customers as well!!

Cruiser

3/7/2008 3:12:40 PM
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mommyoffour

I couldn't agree with you more and would really like to see a store open here in Brandon. I think it might be a while though.

skidooboy

3/7/2008 3:42:06 PM
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Costco

I also would love to see a Costco open up here in town.perhaps at the Corral center. that way the whole place could act as a giant money funnell sucking every last cent out of the local economy and shipping it down south to a bunch of rich Americans. I also think it's high time we all turned our backs on the local businesses here in the city. they have been living far to high on the hogg in recent years gougin us on priceing and rakeing in giant profits.  
Hail Costco and it's endless supply of cheap, dispoosable Chinese made crap.

Bdnfriend

3/7/2008 4:21:43 PM
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skidooboy is right....save a buck, kill a business

We shop Costco in Wpg for some bulk items that are not available here. Actually we have seen the funny looks at the till or check-out lines, when we only have 10-12 items in our cart! But we would not do the 'bulk' of our shopping there.  
 
So why is 'skidooboy' right, just as the big 'W' mart has done, Costco will just continue the death of local businesses.... and jobs (Just more min. wage jobs, just what we need, can't find enough people here in Brandon to work retail as it is.....)  
 
Yes, some local businesses are still here, but I know that many are suffering, including large grocery/Dept stores. Many proud local businesses are willing to accept lower profits, smaller staff, work 26 hours a day to stay in business. Please don't tell me that is acceptable to you as a local consumer.  
 
Brandon has a reputation of jumping ship for the big name, cheapest, name dropping, trendy establishment that comes along....  
 
If I sound like I am ranting, angry or venting, I am.  
 
Let a Costco come, and when you need a gallon of milk, or just need to run out for a meal's shopping, or want to have options on TV's or appliances, or a selection of cereals or ketchup brands...don't be surprised if that local grocery store is gone, fewer applicance/furniture stores, or you just can't find Heinz ketchup, cause Costco only sells Almyers.  
 
Don't know how many people ever get to Regina, but I always talk about the Giant Box mall on the East Side, everyone is there, all the big chains. But downtown, mid town, even the main streets in the rest of City are dying....  
 
SOMEHOW EVERYONE ACCEPTED DRIVING OUT ON THE TRANS-CANADA, 2 MILES OUT OF TOWN, AS THE 'NORM' FOR GOING GROCERY SHOPPING. And accepted, if you needed a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk or some snack/junk food, all the money they saved shopping at Stupidstore, was wisely spent paying twice as much at 7/11, cause they didn't want to drive 10 miles to the 'big' and only grocery store, cause all the small stores were gone!  
 
LASTLY, SO MANY HAVE STATED BEFORE AND ABOVE, THAT PEOPLE WOULD DRIVE FROM VIRDEN, EVEN PORTAGE... WOW, ISN'T THAT GREAT, I AM JUST GLAD YOU DON'T OWN A BUSINESS THERE, OR WORK AT ONE...  
 
SO MANY LOSE... BIGGER IS NOT NECESSARILY BETTER!  
 
Sorry I just had to vent, it is said, that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.... yes, it is, but when you jump over the fence, look back and watch the other side, as it turns brown and dies.....

Jeremy M.

3/7/2008 6:06:49 PM
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Agreed!

  
Brian W said " We shop Costco in Wpg for some bulk items that are not available here. Actually we have seen the funny looks at the till or check-out lines, when we only have 10-12 items in our cart! But we would not do the 'bulk' of our shopping there.  
 
So why is 'skidooboy' right, just as the big 'W' mart has done, Costco will just continue the death of local businesses.... and jobs (Just more min. wage jobs, just what we need, can't find enough people here in Brandon to work retail as it is.....)  
 
Yes, some local businesses are still here, but I know that many are suffering, including large grocery/Dept stores. Many proud local businesses are willing to accept lower profits, smaller staff, work 26 hours a day to stay in business. Please don't tell me that is acceptable to you as a local consumer.  
 
Brandon has a reputation of jumping ship for the big name, cheapest, name dropping, trendy establishment that comes along....  
 
If I sound like I am ranting, angry or venting, I am.  
 
Let a Costco come, and when you need a gallon of milk, or just need to run out for a meal's shopping, or want to have options on TV's or appliances, or a selection of cereals or ketchup brands...don't be surprised if that local grocery store is gone, fewer applicance/furniture stores, or you just can't find Heinz ketchup, cause Costco only sells Almyers.  
 
Don't know how many people ever get to Regina, but I always talk about the Giant Box mall on the East Side, everyone is there, all the big chains. But downtown, mid town, even the main streets in the rest of City are dying....  
 
SOMEHOW EVERYONE ACCEPTED DRIVING OUT ON THE TRANS-CANADA, 2 MILES OUT OF TOWN, AS THE 'NORM' FOR GOING GROCERY SHOPPING. And accepted, if you needed a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk or some snack/junk food, all the money they saved shopping at Stupidstore, was wisely spent paying twice as much at 7/11, cause they didn't want to drive 10 miles to the 'big' and only grocery store, cause all the small stores were gone!  
 
LASTLY, SO MANY HAVE STATED BEFORE AND ABOVE, THAT PEOPLE WOULD DRIVE FROM VIRDEN, EVEN PORTAGE... WOW, ISN'T THAT GREAT, I AM JUST GLAD YOU DON'T OWN A BUSINESS THERE, OR WORK AT ONE...  
 
SO MANY LOSE... BIGGER IS NOT NECESSARILY BETTER!  
 
Sorry I just had to vent, it is said, that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.... yes, it is, but when you jump over the fence, look back and watch the other side, as it turns brown and dies....."

It is sick how big business takes everything away from the small guys. It's funny to how those that complain about prices to high and are willing to drive hours to save some money are the very same people who smoke, drink or even gamble. No offense to anyone! So really, they are saving money only to keep their addiction going.  
 
That's only from one angle though!

mommyoffour

3/7/2008 11:08:29 PM
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costco

I still buy ALOT of groceries at local businesses and always will! I just like the idea of buying certain stuff in bulk, like stuff for kids lunches, etc. I totally support all of the local businesses and always will!

Bdnfriend

3/7/2008 11:27:21 PM
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we need more people like us !!! mommyoffour

Yes it would nice to see everyone be so selective as to only go for a few items there...  
 
I like your approach, spread the money around as I try to, too.  
 
BUT unfortunately, there is not enough of us out there....  
 
I am very confident that one morning, in the near future, I will wake up and there will not be a grocery store in the West End of Brandon. Luckily we have two 7/11's , but sad not even an old corner grocery store!  
 
If I want to buy groceries, I will have to drive a mile or more to the two malls or to the Stupidstore, which like Regina could want to expand if Costco came, and build their own bigger store, probably in Forrest!!!!  
That is what they did in Regina, we just drove by the big empty downtown store this past summer when in Regina, all covered with graffiti, and saw everyone driving miles to shop at the super big one on the Trans Canada!!!  
 
Sorry, I like the idea, would go there for a few items.... but alas, they survive by selling in volume... and people will go to them in droves, without regard for what we already have and lose!!!

robertthebruce

3/8/2008 8:46:42 AM
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put the costco

in the casino, next to the licquor store and smoke shop! the perfect one stop destination!

Marni

3/8/2008 8:56:58 AM
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haha

  
robertthebruce said "in the casino, next to the licquor store and smoke shop! the perfect one stop destination!"

just cant help but laugh at that one...

na

3/8/2008 9:27:38 AM
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costco

my best friend in lethbridge swears by costco. i think it would be cool. i am going to be a single parent soon and would love to be able to buy bulk and save as much money as i can. But in reality Brandon cant handle all the retail jobs and stores is has now. i think what brandon needs to be worrying about right now is building huge apartment buildings so its not so hard to find a place to live here and so we can expand more! i also think a casino is a good idea brings lots of jobs and blah blah...but again we need to be worrying about housing first and getting more people to live here

nufan

3/8/2008 11:11:35 AM
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,

was thinking its been at least 2 weeks, was about time for another costco thread !

NA

3/8/2008 12:27:06 PM
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Sounds like a rumor

I can't imagine a Cos store opening in Brandon anytime soon. I have been to the one in Wpg a couple times and don't think its the cheapest or best store from what I seen. Brandon has a lot of great businesses already to support and a Costco store would likely take away business from so many, plus you have to pay for a membership just to pay for an item.

Amused

3/8/2008 1:04:13 PM
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Just a thought.....

I had a small business owner state to me that everyone should shop locally. I was very amused to see them in Costco and shopping at a large city mall. Does that mean that the consumer should shop locally and the small business owner does not need to?  
 
As for a Costco membership – I switched mine over and I get a rebate. My rebate is usually about the same or larger than the cost of the membership so the membership does not cost me anything.  
 
I personally like options.  

NA

3/8/2008 1:13:00 PM
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Options

Lots of people go over the borders or to Winnipeg to shop, my other half and I have been two of them. Think Costco is a lot of hype personally and if anyone wants to shop there, great and if you don't, thats fine too. It just doesn't appeal to me like it does to some and like a lot of us, I shop in big box stores and support local businesses. Brandon is getting a lot of the same services as Winnipeg and unique places as well.

Deejay

3/8/2008 3:48:57 PM
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I’m all for supporting local businesses but...

There are some in this town that need to do a way better job of earning that support.  
 
If you are not offering the goods & services that the consumer wants at a competitive price point you just ain’t gonna be around for long. That’s the way it works in a free market economy. It isn’t always a case of the small local business being the victim of the evil Big Box Stores and consumers choosing to drive down the highway to shop. Some of these business are just not doing their homework!  
 
Here is a recent personal example. As someone who for medical reasons had to go on a specialized diet I decided to check out a local business that advertises as catering to the need of specialized diets, in fact I believe that the phrase “wide range of specialized” is used in their adverts. Well, it may be that some have better luck, but I certainly wasn’t able to find anything that I needed there and left quite disappointed in the selection of product in general that was available.  
 
While there I decided to check out the breakfast cereal selection and noticed a brand that I had recently started using. I was appalled to see a price point of $7+ per box!! Wake up & smell the organic coffee folks!! This product is now main stream, and can be purchased in just about any grocery store for between $4.50 & $5.00.  
 
This is what I mean about not doing their homework. It no longer matters that maybe this business was the original one to stock this cereal, it is no longer a product that is exclusive to the “Health Food” specialty niche. Nor does it matter that 7+ bucks is the price that they need to sell it for in order to make a profit. If that is the case then they need to de-list it & find the newest, latest & greatest health food cereal and bring that in.  
 
What is reality is that consumers are not going to spend 2-3 extra dollars of their hard earned pay check just to keep them in business. Not when they can go down the street & no less than a block away buy that cereal and the milk to go on it for the same price. I certainly wouldn’t, would you? All they are doing is turning off potential customers and making themselves look like money gouging shop-keepers, not to mention bringing into question the mark up on some of the rest of their products.  
 
...Sorry got a little long winded there...lol  
 
Anyway, I was able to find what I needed at the “Bulk Barn” in Wpg. Now that is a fantastic place. Huge selection, nutritional and ingredient labelling on each bin...absolutely awesome.  
To hell with Costco we need a Bulk Barn in Brandon!  

Jeremy M.

3/8/2008 4:57:44 PM
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obviously people don't understand small business.

  
Deejay said "There are some in this town that need to do a way better job of earning that support.  
 
If you are not offering the goods & services that the consumer wants at a competitive price point you just ain’t gonna be around for long. That’s the way it works in a free market economy. It isn’t always a case of the small local business being the victim of the evil Big Box Stores and consumers choosing to drive down the highway to shop. Some of these business are just not doing their homework!  
 
Here is a recent personal example. As someone who for medical reasons had to go on a specialized diet I decided to check out a local business that advertises as catering to the need of specialized diets, in fact I believe that the phrase “wide range of specialized” is used in their adverts. Well, it may be that some have better luck, but I certainly wasn’t able to find anything that I needed there and left quite disappointed in the selection of product in general that was available.  
 
While there I decided to check out the breakfast cereal selection and noticed a brand that I had recently started using. I was appalled to see a price point of $7+ per box!! Wake up & smell the organic coffee folks!! This product is now main stream, and can be purchased in just about any grocery store for between $4.50 & $5.00.  
 
This is what I mean about not doing their homework. It no longer matters that maybe this business was the original one to stock this cereal, it is no longer a product that is exclusive to the “Health Food” specialty niche. Nor does it matter that 7+ bucks is the price that they need to sell it for in order to make a profit. If that is the case then they need to de-list it & find the newest, latest & greatest health food cereal and bring that in.  
 
What is reality is that consumers are not going to spend 2-3 extra dollars of their hard earned pay check just to keep them in business. Not when they can go down the street & no less than a block away buy that cereal and the milk to go on it for the same price. I certainly wouldn’t, would you? All they are doing is turning off potential customers and making themselves look like money gouging shop-keepers, not to mention bringing into question the mark up on some of the rest of their products.  
 
...Sorry got a little long winded there...lol  
 
Anyway, I was able to find what I needed at the “Bulk Barn” in Wpg. Now that is a fantastic place. Huge selection, nutritional and ingredient labelling on each bin...absolutely awesome.  
To hell with Costco we need a Bulk Barn in Brandon!  
"

When it comes to small business, in order to make money our prices have to be higher than let's say walmart or a HIGH TRAFFIC specialty store in winnipeg. Whereas the cost on that cereal for the business in Brandon is 5.00, the cost for supermarket is 3.50. A supermarket can take a small profit margin on those items because they have other items that make more profit for them. The real enemy to small business is the suppliers in which they give deals to retailers that sell lots. As consumers, we have to understand that this happens to our small businesses bite the bullet and pay the extra money for the item we want.  
 
Just my perspective on this....

Amused

3/8/2008 5:26:45 PM
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And just my perspective on this....

Obviously I do not have to bite the bullet and pay extra money for the item I want. When I am shopping in the larger warehouse stores (Costco, etc.), box stores, or whatever store I am in, I know my prices. I am not prepared to spend my hard earned money on the same product that I can get cheaper somewhere else. I personally am not prepared to support a local business owner that is shopping in the city to save money and get a better selection and expect me to support their store.  
 
I like the high turn over of products; it helps ensure that I am getting a fresher product. I am finding that I get the same impersonal service be it at the big box stores or the small independent business.  
 
Yes, Costco prices are not always the best but when you watch how you are spending your money, you know your prices and plan your trips accordingly no matter where you shop. I like Costco for a number of certain items.  
 
I like to get more bang for my buck.  

Deejay

3/8/2008 5:53:52 PM
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Yes Jeremy M., I get that...

I thought that I tried to address that in my earlier post but was perhaps not clear enough.  
 
I realize that this may be the price point that the small business has to sell the product for in order to make a small profit, and sure, if they are the only place in town to stock the stuff then ya, I guess they would have the luxury of being able ask what they want or need for the item.  
 
The point I was trying to make is that this business has failed to recognize that this is no longer a viable product for them, and continuing to have it out there on the shelf at 2-3 bucks above what the competition is selling for is only shooting themselves in the foot.  
 
Innovate, find something else unique and new to take its place, do more to promote the unique brands that you do stock...  
 
In the end consumer loyalty only goes so far and it really doesn’t matter to Josephine shopper what that product costs the small business vs. what the big chains pay for it what matters is how many or her dollars it costs.  

MomofTwo

3/8/2008 6:32:30 PM
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rumor

I personally think that having a cosco in brandon would benifet some of us poor ppl in brandon that can't afford a whole lot and when shopping at a place like cosco get things for a cheaper price over all after breaking down the price... I would definatly benefit more from a cosco being built than a casino... imho...

mommyoffour

3/9/2008 10:17:18 AM
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rumor

Sorry, when I started this discussion, I obviously didn't realize that there was a thread started on this, as alot of you have been SO kind to point out, again I'm SORRY! I feel like I have been kicked down to the ground by alot of you. I do support local businesses, but again, I'm not going to pay 3-4 dollars more for something when I can get it cheaper somewhere else! This is NOT because I smoke, gamble, drink or whatever you said is the reasoning behind my madness! I have 4 children, my youngest daughter is 10 months and is special needs. She has a seizure disorder, is developmentally delayed, and has a cortical vision impairment. SO....you can only think to imagine all of the appontments we have for her in WPG at the Children's Hospital, etc., nevermind all of the ones in Brandon. I NEED TO SAVE A DOLLAR EVERYWHERE I CAN! I thought that comment was very RUDE about saving a buck so we can feed our addiction! Try putting yourself in my shoes!

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3/9/2008 10:48:51 AM
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Ebrandon is a good place

  
mommyoffour said "Sorry, when I started this discussion, I obviously didn't realize that there was a thread started on this, as alot of you have been SO kind to point out, again I'm SORRY! I feel like I have been kicked down to the ground by alot of you. I do support local businesses, but again, I'm not going to pay 3-4 dollars more for something when I can get it cheaper somewhere else! This is NOT because I smoke, gamble, drink or whatever you said is the reasoning behind my madness! I have 4 children, my youngest daughter is 10 months and is special needs. She has a seizure disorder, is developmentally delayed, and has a cortical vision impairment. SO....you can only think to imagine all of the appontments we have for her in WPG at the Children's Hospital, etc., nevermind all of the ones in Brandon. I NEED TO SAVE A DOLLAR EVERYWHERE I CAN! I thought that comment was very RUDE about saving a buck so we can feed our addiction! Try putting yourself in my shoes!"

and there are a lot of similar threads and most of us don't see it as a big deal.  
 
I agree that the consumer will always look for the best deals, maybe that is why Boxing day shopping is so popular. In this day in age with gasoline, water, living expenses going up we have to do what we can as we choose. And not everyone needs to save money to support addictions is very accurate..and you aren't the only one to look for deals in Winnipeg. Many consumers especially those with children need to budget and stretch their dollar so the kids can get nutritious food and necesseties. Who doesn't like to save money?? The interesting thing is not every big box giant is cheap all the time and not every small business is expensive and the best advice is to shop around before making assumptions, IMO. A lot of times the smaller business is better quality and you get what you pay for in that regard.  
So shop where you want everyone, its your money!  
 

Marni

3/9/2008 10:52:11 AM
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so umm

  
Jeremy M. said "
  
Brian W said " We shop Costco in Wpg for some bulk items that are not available here. Actually we have seen the funny looks at the till or check-out lines, when we only have 10-12 items in our cart! But we would not do the 'bulk' of our shopping there.  
 
So why is 'skidooboy' right, just as the big 'W' mart has done, Costco will just continue the death of local businesses.... and jobs (Just more min. wage jobs, just what we need, can't find enough people here in Brandon to work retail as it is.....)  
 
Yes, some local businesses are still here, but I know that many are suffering, including large grocery/Dept stores. Many proud local businesses are willing to accept lower profits, smaller staff, work 26 hours a day to stay in business. Please don't tell me that is acceptable to you as a local consumer.  
 
Brandon has a reputation of jumping ship for the big name, cheapest, name dropping, trendy establishment that comes along....  
 
If I sound like I am ranting, angry or venting, I am.  
 
Let a Costco come, and when you need a gallon of milk, or just need to run out for a meal's shopping, or want to have options on TV's or appliances, or a selection of cereals or ketchup brands...don't be surprised if that local grocery store is gone, fewer applicance/furniture stores, or you just can't find Heinz ketchup, cause Costco only sells Almyers.  
 
Don't know how many people ever get to Regina, but I always talk about the Giant Box mall on the East Side, everyone is there, all the big chains. But downtown, mid town, even the main streets in the rest of City are dying....  
 
SOMEHOW EVERYONE ACCEPTED DRIVING OUT ON THE TRANS-CANADA, 2 MILES OUT OF TOWN, AS THE 'NORM' FOR GOING GROCERY SHOPPING. And accepted, if you needed a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk or some snack/junk food, all the money they saved shopping at Stupidstore, was wisely spent paying twice as much at 7/11, cause they didn't want to drive 10 miles to the 'big' and only grocery store, cause all the small stores were gone!  
 
LASTLY, SO MANY HAVE STATED BEFORE AND ABOVE, THAT PEOPLE WOULD DRIVE FROM VIRDEN, EVEN PORTAGE... WOW, ISN'T THAT GREAT, I AM JUST GLAD YOU DON'T OWN A BUSINESS THERE, OR WORK AT ONE...  
 
SO MANY LOSE... BIGGER IS NOT NECESSARILY BETTER!  
 
Sorry I just had to vent, it is said, that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.... yes, it is, but when you jump over the fence, look back and watch the other side, as it turns brown and dies....."

It is sick how big business takes everything away from the small guys. It's funny to how those that complain about prices to high and are willing to drive hours to save some money are the very same people who smoke, drink or even gamble. No offense to anyone! So really, they are saving money only to keep their addiction going.  
 
That's only from one angle though!"

I shop at Costo all the time. I dont smoke, gamble and am a social drinker... so Jeremy, what addiction do I have??? Why, oh wise one, am I saving money?

Fishin Guy

3/9/2008 12:05:15 PM
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Costco Prices...

Do you save that much money when you look at wear and tear on a car, gas, oil, 4 hours to winnipeg round trip in time spent to save how much money? Sometimes when people buy in bulk they pay more than buying it seperately. Factor in all those costs and let me know how much you saved.  
 
AMUSED:  
"I like the high turn over of products; it helps ensure that I am getting a fresher product. I am finding that I get the same impersonal service be it at the big box stores or the small independent business."  
 
When buying in builk like that how do you ensure fresher products. Costco buys bulk also so they have to move that product, plus you buy bulk so by the time you use the last product how fresh is it then?  
 
Marbear: even though you are going to be a single parent you have to realize that children need fresh foods. So just because you saved 5 dollars to by 500 snack bars for lunches, how good is that last bar months down the road?

No_limits_Accord

3/9/2008 1:56:18 PM
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Bulk Item?

For all these people that are saying they like costco for bulk items has any one of them actually tried our local Sobeys cash and carry on the north side of the 18th street bridge? Where else can u get a 5 liter jug of mustard or mayo haha. I initially thought it was meant for businesses but have since gone there a couple times for some bulk bbq sauce and such for bbqing in the summer time. Not too mention the Candy aisle where u can get a whole box of 5cent candies haha. I never really fell for the buying a membership to be able to buy groceries bit with costco. It will all work out the end unless you are a really frequent customer. Thats why i like Sobeys cash and carry, the building may not look like much from the outside but its whats inside that counts and man do they have everything available in bulk!

na

3/9/2008 7:22:10 PM
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did i say...

i dont think that i said i every shopped at a costco i think i said it would be cool to have one but i think brandon has bigger issues to deal with before worrying about getting another store...and talking about "fresh" as long as you can eat them before the expiry date its fine...and who knows how long they have been sitting at a local business owners store because they are such high prices no one buys them so they arent getting that many more new products...and in reality how many of any of these stores check the dates on their items really? as long as im getting fresh fruits/veggies/milk i dont think theres anything wrong with buying in bulk but thanks for coming out!

 
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We provide a broad range of financial services to individuals seeking to maximize their investment opportunities while controlling their risks and minimizing their taxes. We evaluate your current circumstances and identify your goals and objectives. We live and work with our clients every day. Because of this, we must do the right thing for our clients the first time. We believe that clients must be given the tools and the time to make the important decisions about their financial future. Therefore, no selling pressure is used when making recommendations on any financial services or products. Many of our clients say that this lack of sales pressure is what draws them to our office. We believe in long term, trusting relationships with our clients, and these cannot be rushed. We increase our clients peace of mind through the implementation of well-constructed and carefully considered financial plans. If these are the types of services you are looking for, contact our office for more info. More..