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Old 02-08-2014, 01:29 PM   #26
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Also, minimum gift card is $25. So you could get a friend with a membership to get you 10 cards each with $25 and you never have to get a membership.

In the Richmond Costco it is a fucking epidemic. It's a huge problem that slows down our line ups and makes paying members wait longer.

Funny enough, in all of western Canada, it's only the Richmond warehouse that has this issue.... I wonder why....
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^ In relation to the port mann bridge thread.

It amazes me how much people will inconvenience themselves to save a couple bucks. In this case, $50 for a year. Lets say these people goto Costco once a month. They save $4 but have to go thru the hastle of circumventing the system.
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^ In relation to the port mann bridge thread.

It amazes me how much people will inconvenience themselves to save a couple bucks. In this case, $50 for a year. Lets say these people goto Costco once a month. They save $4 but have to go thru the hastle of circumventing the system.
plus if you buy enough at costco worth your time standing in those lines, you get bumped to executive member, and you get a rebate end of the year based on purchase/spend that you can apply against your annual membership fee.

i don't buy that much, and my rebate covers the cost of my membership every year, and I get 2 memberships, since its shared 2 per household per membership.
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Costco has to get rid of the gift card idea. The whole idea of Costco from day one was about membership.

Any of you old timers ever recall Costco (then called PriceCostco?) only allowing union members to join? I have no proof of this and canot find it anywhere, but I remember something like that. Had to be government employee, nurses and teachers' union, etc.
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Also, minimum gift card is $25. So you could get a friend with a membership to get you 10 cards each with $25 and you never have to get a membership.

In the Richmond Costco it is a fucking epidemic. It's a huge problem that slows down our line ups and makes paying members wait longer.

Funny enough, in all of western Canada, it's only the Richmond warehouse that has this issue.... I wonder why....
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Oops forgot to report back, need to activate in Bellingham, but card works when you come back up
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Richmond Costco is the worst place to go on a weekend.
Fuck especially sunday, parking is worse than aberdeen. Best times are around 8 on weekdays, right before its closing and the clais are afraid to go out after the dark
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Richmond Costco is the worst place to go on a weekend.
At Costco, to keep track of how many people enter the store, We do something called a 'door count'. We log in the amount of shopping CARTS come into the store every half hour.

On an average, quiet Wednesday evening we usually get about 225-250 carts per half hour entering our store.


...yesterday, we were consistent at 485 door counts for almost the entire day. And keep in mind that's just shopping carts. Most people come with about three people per cart. Then factor in the typical Richmond Asian family that comes into Costco for the free samples. Mom, dad, two kids, grandparents and the weird cousin who's just over to do school. That's a lot of people in the store, EVERY HALF HOUR.

Not sure what the entire warehouse sales were yesterday, but we did well over $100,000 in sales in just produce alone
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At Costco, to keep track of how many people enter the store, We do something called a 'door count'. We log in the amount of shopping CARTS come into the store every half hour.

On an average, quiet Wednesday evening we usually get about 225-250 carts per half hour entering our store.


...yesterday, we were consistent at 485 door counts for almost the entire day. And keep in mind that's just shopping carts. Most people come with about three people per cart. Then factor in the typical Richmond Asian family that comes into Costco for the free samples. Mom, dad, two kids, grandparents and the weird cousin who's just over to do school. That's a lot of people in the store, EVERY HALF HOUR.

Not sure what the entire warehouse sales were yesterday, but we did well over $100,000 in sales in just produce alone
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I wAnder which location has most returns......... So many people who return things after they use it once - it has got to cost the company a lot of money. Do you guys keep track of it? Ban those who abuse the system.
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So you get $20 cash card + batteries, water and chicken upon activation?
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I wAnder which location has most returns......... So many people who return things after they use it once - it has got to cost the company a lot of money. Do you guys keep track of it? Ban those who abuse the system.
+1 curious to know if you guys blacklist anyone...although it kinda goes against the idea of having paid memberships
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When activating the membership, does the spousal card need to be activated at the same time, same location?
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Too funny about the gift card idea. It was not an issue at Langford Costco where I worked for 2 years.

Our returns desk would take anything back if the member had the balls to try to return it (within its policies of course).
Years ago we had a member buy new kayaks and rent them out and return them every year. Then buy new ones. After trying to return them the 2nd time the warehouse manager told them they will no longer accept kayak returns from them.
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bump, got my card and 20 dollar cash card at the counter in burlington today, they handed me the coupon book also

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When activating the membership, does the spousal card need to be activated at the same time, same location?
Not sure if it has been changed but when I signed up they said my spouse can come back later to take her picture and activate her card.
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bump, got my card and 20 dollar cash card at the counter in burlington today, they handed me the coupon book also

Did you have to register with them any mailing address, etc?


Deal is back up on livingsocial. $55 deal and:
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Did you have to register with them any mailing address, etc?


Deal is back up on livingsocial. $55 deal and:
Do you have the link? Which Livingsocial city is it at? Original link isn't working for me.
nm found it...

https://www.livingsocial.com/deals/1...h-card-coupons
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Do you have the link? Which Livingsocial city is it at? Original link isn't working for me.
https://www.livingsocial.com/deals/1...h-card-coupons

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• Valid for new members only; not valid for renewal of an existing Costco membership
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I'm guessing they dont care if you fill in your canadian information when signing up in the states for this deal?
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didn't care when i did it
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And no issues up here i assume, you just need to go back to the states to renew your membership yearly?
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And no issues up here i assume, you just need to go back to the states to renew your membership yearly?
You can renew US membership cards in Canada and vise versa.

Cheaper in the states IF the dollar is on par, as you don't get charged tax down south. If not, it's almost the same.
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You can renew US membership cards in Canada and vise versa.

Cheaper in the states IF the dollar is on par, as you don't get charged tax down south. If not, it's almost the same.
hmm okay, thanks.

referencing my first question and wondering if the answer is the same, do they still not care that you are renewing a US costco membership in canada when all your info is canadian?
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