2012 Costco thread

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Re: 2012 Costco thread

Postby Icon » 18 Jun 2012, 09:27

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ceevee369 wrote:Oh - why are alternative brands from City Super , Breeze or Jason not good enough?


1. Not organic, and loaded with hydrogenated vegetable oil and sugar
2. Bad price to quantity ratio


Please also notice that this is a food item inquiry to which Dragonbones does not reply how to do it yourself: first, peel the peanuts, mash them in the blender for 3 minutes, then... :lol:
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Re: 2012 Costco thread

Postby Icon » 21 Jun 2012, 09:20

Costco Kaohsiung was robbed. Taking advantage of the typhoon, some wise guys opened a hole on the wall and made their escape with 4 million nts in jewelry. :eek:
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Re: 2012 Costco thread

Postby ceevee369 » 21 Jun 2012, 11:08

Icon wrote:Costco Kaohsiung was robbed. Taking advantage of the typhoon, some wise guys opened a hole on the wall and made their escape with 4 million nts in jewelry. :eek:


Wise guys :ponder:
OK, who was not on Forumosa.com at the time of the robbery?

Odd that Costco pulls out its guards - or it's partly an insider job...
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Re: 2012 Costco thread

Postby housecat » 21 Jun 2012, 11:38

Icon wrote:Costco Kaohsiung was robbed. Taking advantage of the typhoon, some wise guys opened a hole on the wall and made their escape with 4 million nts in jewelry. :eek:

Wow. Which one? We have two here.
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Re: 2012 Costco thread

Postby Icon » 21 Jun 2012, 11:47

housecat wrote:
Icon wrote:Costco Kaohsiung was robbed. Taking advantage of the typhoon, some wise guys opened a hole on the wall and made their escape with 4 million nts in jewelry. :eek:

Wow. Which one? We have two here.


It says Dashun Store. 大順店

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http://www.libertytimes.com.tw/2012/new ... day-t1.htm
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Re: 2012 Costco thread

Postby housecat » 21 Jun 2012, 11:55

Oh. That's the one I use and I was thinking of going today. Maybe I'll wait for the excitement to die down.
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Re: 2012 Costco thread

Postby Icon » 21 Jun 2012, 12:02

housecat wrote:Oh. That's the one I use and I was thinking of going today. Maybe I'll wait for the excitement to die down.


Nah, no biggie. Go, no problem.
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Re: 2012 Costco thread

Postby Icon » 22 Jun 2012, 14:42

And they labeled the thiefs ninjas... :doh:

Police look for ‘ninjas’ in Kaohsiung Costco robberyCLEAN GETAWAY:The thieves broke into display cases without setting off alarms, stealing jewelry, watches and electronics worth NT$4.07 million
Staff writer, with CNA

Investigators said that according to surveillance video footage, two suspects broke into the US company’s Dashun branch at about 2am, leaving at least one person outside as a lookout.

The suspects avoided the security system at the front gate by making an 80cm wide hole in the wall about 2m from the door, the police said.

The thieves broke into several display cases without triggering the alarms, stealing jewelry, watches and consumer electronics worth NT$4.07 million (US$136,200), the police added.
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The investigators described the burglars as “ninjas,” because video footage showed them dressed completely in black and their faces covered with black masks.

“The warehouse is equipped with a security system. We do not know how they broke into the facility without triggering the alarm,” Costco marketing manager Wang Yu-mei (王友玫) was quoted as saying by the Chinese-language Liberty Times (the Taipei Times’ sister newspaper).

This is the first robbery at Costco since the company arrived in Taiwan 15 years ago. The Dashun branch opened in August last year.

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Re: 2012 Costco thread

Postby Dragonbones » 22 Jun 2012, 17:16

Icon wrote:
Dragonbones wrote:
ceevee369 wrote:Oh - why are alternative brands from City Super , Breeze or Jason not good enough?


1. Not organic, and loaded with hydrogenated vegetable oil and sugar
2. Bad price to quantity ratio


Please also notice that this is a food item inquiry to which Dragonbones does not reply how to do it yourself: first, peel the peanuts, mash them in the blender for 3 minutes, then... :lol:


:D You can do that, but you have to source organic peanuts first (or grow your own, of course). We sourced some, but they were too pricey -- the Costco organic PB would be much cheaper.
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Re: 2012 Costco thread

Postby Hamletintaiwan » 22 Jun 2012, 18:14

ceevee369 wrote:
Hamletintaiwan wrote:Anyhow what are my chances of suing them next time they want to force us into a new membership?
And how to go about it when standing with a full shopping card at the register being asked to pay another year or to leave without the shopping items.


Suing them? You are not being forced to renew your membership. They can suggest it and this can be declined.
As for the second, I know they have cards for a day ( available at their sign-up section upstairs if you go to Neihu)


Can you elaborate on that?
My wife just called them and inquired about that.
They don't have cards for the day.
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