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Harvey Specter 08-12-2012 02:13 AM

Bellingham Residents take out anger over Canadian shoppers online
 
So we're helping their struggling economy by heading down to their crappy little town and spending money and this is the thanks we get? That been said, I'll play devils adovate and I can understand why some people are pissed, here's a prime example;

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...60882693_n.jpg

Bellingham Costco needs a special time just for Americans | Facebook

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VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - It seems people in Bellingham don't always appreciate the presence of Canadian shoppers, especially at the local Costco outlet.

A Facebook page has created lively debate about just how much impact Canadian shoppers are having on that city.

The Facebook page "Bellingham Costco needs a special time just for Americans" alleges we Canadians are rude and take up parking spaces.

The site is getting tonnes of responses. Some Canadians are so incensed they vow never to shop in the US again. Others point out that Canadian shopping props up the economy.

Ken Oplinger with the Whatcom Chamber of Commerce laughs at the reference that "them Canadians can be rude."

"I think everyone in the world thinks as Canadians as polite, so I'm not sure where that comes from," he says.

He's not putting too much stock in what's being said on the site. "The wonder of the Internet is that we can make all sorts of fun comments anonymously, but as soon as someone wants to identify them, they say 'I can't do that.'"

He has some good news for Costco fans.

"What Costco is doing is that they've already identified the need for an expansion," he explains.

"They're working very closely with the city of Bellingham and what I'm hearing right now is that it will most likely be at Bakerview and I-5, which would put it right off the freeway." He expects an announcement in the coming months.

Ken Mann, who sits on Whatcom County Council, is reassuring us that most Americans appreciate the business Canadians bring into their country.

"Whatcom County has 200,000 people. If 2,000 people on Facebook have given it a thumbs up, that's still only one per cent of the population," he says.

StylinRed 08-12-2012 02:32 AM

hahaha @ that pic ;)

I read the article too and I was just thinking about going to the bellingham costco

jack3d 08-12-2012 02:43 AM

only in america

J____ 08-12-2012 02:55 AM

next RS summer meet at bellingham costco?

1exotic 08-12-2012 03:10 AM


MindBomber 08-12-2012 03:24 AM

Americans, xenophobic?

Oh my, how shockingly out of character.

zx7rrrr 08-12-2012 03:28 AM

99% of Canadians who shop at Bellingham Costco are either Indian or filipino.

greendb7 08-12-2012 03:46 AM

Whoever parked that black Jeep is a fucking idiot :facepalm:

Harvey Specter 08-12-2012 03:50 AM

The video of the people raiding the milk is hilarious.

wstce92 08-12-2012 03:57 AM

well, not everyone can be smart

Gnomes 08-12-2012 05:48 AM

I have an impression many 'rude' Canadian customers are the older asian uncles and aunties of lower mainland.

Mr.C 08-12-2012 06:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Jah Dean (Post 8001043)
So we're helping their struggling economy by heading down to their crappy little town and spending money and this is the thanks we get?

Nail on the head.

These people have forgotten the days of the dollar not at par, where Bellingham was *dead*.

We can make a generalization here that Americans have short memories.

JesseBlue 08-12-2012 06:57 AM

its them fat americans that dont want to walk that extra 30seconds...darn thise costco hotdogs

BossFrancis 08-12-2012 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Jah Dean (Post 8001066)
The video of the people raiding the milk is hilarious.

Wtf? Why do people need so much milk? It's just going to go bad before they finish it unless they drink it like it's water. :fulloffuck:

CorneringArtist 08-12-2012 08:41 AM

Finally found that milk video after seeing it a long time ago. My god. And I thought I was pissed enough over the milk being raided at Superstore.

StylinRed 08-12-2012 08:48 AM

they should play this video on the tvs in costco




but I guess only Canadians would end up seeing it so no point ;) they should have a big screen outside of the store then i guess :D




edit: rofl


http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...86853071_n.jpg


guy is a bomb on wheels

Raid3n 08-12-2012 09:38 AM

lol i am pretty sure at that point you need dangerous goods markings and paperwork :lol

wingies 08-12-2012 10:09 AM

Video: Canadian shoppers swarm Bellingham Costco, cause crowd... | www.kirotv.com

lol its all brown ppl raiding the milk

Lomac 08-12-2012 10:11 AM

American milk and cheese... :heckno:

nns 08-12-2012 10:14 AM

Someone mentioned here once why EIs buy so much milk. Is it a key ingredient in a lot of their recipes? I can't quite remember.

LP700-4 08-12-2012 10:19 AM

^ Is there something about the :heckno: that I don't know about? We buy American cheese and milk whenever we go down :denied:

But yes it's all the brown people that buy like a whole shopping cart of milk, I saw a brown lady with her son each with a shopping cart full of milk

nns 08-12-2012 10:29 AM

Dairy and fridge sales must be at an all time high.

Lomac 08-12-2012 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by LP700-4 (Post 8001172)
^ Is there something about the :heckno: that I don't know about? We buy American cheese and milk whenever we go down :denied:

But yes it's all the brown people that buy like a whole shopping cart of milk, I saw a brown lady with her son each with a shopping cart full of milk

Why is American Milk Banned in Europe and Canada?

Eff-1 08-12-2012 11:08 AM

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...65633001_n.jpg

guava 08-12-2012 11:11 AM

i think for safety reasons we should all stop going to bellingham. some of my friends cars were vandalized there. cops there always target canadian plates for speeding.


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