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Old 05-14-22, 08:25 PM
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I got a Costco membership after 35 years of my wife nagging me to getting hearing aids. A local audiologist wanted to sell me a pair for $8000 and I could get adjustments for $35 per office visit. From what I understand, there is only a handful of manufacturers producing HAs. The Costco house brand I got for $1500 is an older Rexton model with fewer features than the current model and I get free adjustments, hearing tests and cleanings. They do not have audiologists but I'm happy with what I got. Were I going to spend 8 grand on something, it would be made of carbon fiber, have electronic shifting and my wife could just talk louder.
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Old 05-14-22, 10:04 PM
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Costco is a cost-efficient source of cheap calories for teenage boys. And even if you never set foot inside, the cheaper cost of gas, and the percentages back on credit card purchases, more than cover the annual membership cost. So we'll probably stay members even when we become empty-nesters.
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
You should get the voces in your head to agree on one story.

Yup I am a schizophrenic lunatic. One voice is telling me buy that Scorpions ticket. The other voice says I already have too many concerts on the schedule.
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Old 05-14-22, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Never heard of Costco.
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Yup I am a schizophrenic lunatic. One voice is telling me buy that Scorpions ticket. The other voice says I already have too many concerts on the schedule.
Well i've never been to a rock concert, so you can make up for all the concerts I didn't go to. I've got you covered on Costco
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Old 05-15-22, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB View Post
Had one of their crappy landscaping trees blow over on top of my newly leased automobile while were in there.
Did you lease the automobile from Costco also? Apparently they do that too.
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Old 05-15-22, 07:56 AM
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Did you lease the automobile from Costco also? Apparently they do that too.
I'd be taxing my brain to think of anything you can't get through Costco since we rarely ever go there anymore.
AS posted above, hearing aids, decent credit card (used to be Amex, switched to Visa some years back, those huge cases of TP and misc other items shipped free to my door...
Car leased through the normal dealer/bank usury.
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We secured a Costco no-haggle price for a minivan that we bought at a local dealership.
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Old 05-15-22, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Well i've never been to a rock concert, so you can make up for all the concerts I didn't go to. I've got you covered on Costco
The voice said get that Scorpions ticket so I did. I usually listen to the evil voice it is a lot more fun lol. I would buy Cliff Bars in bulk from Costco.
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A staple here. A can lasts several months
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB View Post
A staple here. A can lasts several months
I want those dry roasted and lightly salted... I have not found them that way at Costco, yet. Sadly, Costco has this weird thing about what they carry and where. Apparently I have to go to the "Business Center" to get the big bag of dried pinto beans or the big jar of capers...
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB View Post
A staple here. A can lasts several months
Any size can of peanuts, almonds, walnuts, or cashews brought into my house will be consumed in less than a week. Perhaps in one sitting. I. Cannot. Stop. until they are gone.
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Any size can of peanuts, almonds, walnuts, or cashews brought into my house will be consumed in less than a week. Perhaps in one sitting. I. Cannot. Stop. until they are gone.
My Dad buys the pillow-sized bags of pistachios from Costco regularly. 5 lbs maybe? When the missus and I visit we have to physically restrain ourselves from devouring the entire bag in one sitting. On a few occasions, we have failed.
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My Dad buys the pillow-sized bags of pistachios from Costco regularly. 5 lbs maybe? When the missus and I visit we have to physically restrain ourselves from devouring the entire bag in one sitting. On a few occasions, we have failed.
Stuff like peanuts in a shell, and I would think pistachios too... in the shell, at least have a bit of an advantage in that the shell limits how fast you can open and eat them... The can shown earlier with the shelled peanuts is just waiting for hand fulls at a time to be munched.

Decades ago I used to always keep a bowl on my college apartment table, full of peanuts... in the shell... and friends would drop by, grab a beer and start in on the peanuts... but in the shell... well that takes some time. Sill, I always kept a bag or two in the pantry... just in case.
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Great old joke: young, new pastor is dropping in to meet all of his new parishioners. He's very nervous at the first house even though she's a sweet old lady. While she's in the kitchen getting him tea, he eats the whole bowl of peanuts on the coffee table. When she gets back, he apologizes "I'm so sorry, I ate every last one!"

She says "Don't worry, it's all I can do to suck the chocolate off those things anyways"
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I told my cat we're out of food, he has to catch his own if he wants to eat. He's whining at me.
Tell him to HTFU. A couple of weeks ago I was riding home during an overnight tour. Saw a huge cat walking on a property. I called to him, but he totally ignored me as he walked towards some high grass. Then the crouch and pounce. He emerges from the grass with a giant mouse in his mouth and starts walking towards the nearby barn.
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Really sweet Inspire double stack functional trainer for $1300 ! I had priced these at more than twice that much at the typical Fitness equipment supply places.

When i saw this online, i couldnt get my debit card out fast enough (in case it was a limited stock type of thing) -- turns out they are in stock somewhat regularly there though. I have been in a lot of high end gyms and a few physical therapy places and this machine truly would fit in at places like that with no problem

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My last serious weight training program landed me is the hospital with a triple hernia. It was a lot of fun Was strong as an ox before the surgery lol.
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