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Re: Costco
« Reply #135 on: August 13, 2017, 07:27:36 PM »
The tires are priced well.  Throw in things like free flat repair and free lifetime rotations/balancing, plus the fact that the techs generally are well trained and will always use a torque wrench to torque the nuts, then it becomes a no-brainer to me. Downsides are the crowds, as you noticed, and that they won't have quite the tire selection or flexibility you might find at tire rack.  Not an issue for most cars/people.  USC might not want to take his GT3 there, though.

Yeah, they don't sell tires for my GT4 and GT3RS.  :(

Did you know they do special orders for tires?

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Re: Costco
« Reply #136 on: August 13, 2017, 09:02:54 PM »
The tires are priced well.  Throw in things like free flat repair and free lifetime rotations/balancing, plus the fact that the techs generally are well trained and will always use a torque wrench to torque the nuts, then it becomes a no-brainer to me. Downsides are the crowds, as you noticed, and that they won't have quite the tire selection or flexibility you might find at tire rack.  Not an issue for most cars/people.  USC might not want to take his GT3 there, though.

Yeah, they don't sell tires for my GT4 and GT3RS.  :(

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Re: Costco
« Reply #137 on: August 13, 2017, 10:14:20 PM »
The tires are priced well.  Throw in things like free flat repair and free lifetime rotations/balancing, plus the fact that the techs generally are well trained and will always use a torque wrench to torque the nuts, then it becomes a no-brainer to me. Downsides are the crowds, as you noticed, and that they won't have quite the tire selection or flexibility you might find at tire rack.  Not an issue for most cars/people.  USC might not want to take his GT3 there, though.

Yeah, they don't sell tires for my GT4 and GT3RS.  :(

Did you know they do special orders for tires?

I normally get my tires from TireRack...no sales tax and low shipping cost...and send them to the tire shop that I use in Tustin to mount them.  Tires are anywhere from $1,200 to $2,200 per set so saving on sales tax is important, pays for brake pads.  haha
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Re: Costco
« Reply #138 on: August 15, 2017, 02:22:26 PM »
"Judge: Costco must pay Tiffany $19.4 million for advertising knock-off rings

Tiffany has beaten Costco to the tune of at least $19.4 million in a trademark infringement battle over alleged knock-off rings that pitted the luxury jeweler against the membership warehouse giant.

Costco must pay the financial damages for its years-long practice of selling rings with signs that said "Tiffany" without any modifiers to indicate the items were not made by the world-famed New York City jewelry company, a  judge ruled Monday.

In all, Costco owes Tiffany $11.1 million, three times the estimated profit the Issaquah, Wa.-based company made on sales of the rings, U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain wrote in a 17-page decision. She also ordered Costco to pay $8.25 million in legal damages and issued a permanent injunction that bars the company from using the Tiffany name without clarifying modifiers. "


https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/08/15/judge-costco-must-pay-tiffany-19-4-million-advertising-knock-off-rings/568129001/

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Re: Costco
« Reply #139 on: August 15, 2017, 02:37:42 PM »
I hope you didn't buy your love one a "Tiffany ring" at Costco. They might flip out if they find out about the ruling.

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Re: Costco
« Reply #140 on: September 07, 2017, 06:21:22 PM »
The tires are priced well.  Throw in things like free flat repair and free lifetime rotations/balancing, plus the fact that the techs generally are well trained and will always use a torque wrench to torque the nuts, then it becomes a no-brainer to me. Downsides are the crowds, as you noticed, and that they won't have quite the tire selection or flexibility you might find at tire rack.  Not an issue for most cars/people.  USC might not want to take his GT3 there, though.

Yeah, they don't sell tires for my GT4 and GT3RS.  :(

Did you know they do special orders for tires?

I normally get my tires from TireRack...no sales tax and low shipping cost...and send them to the tire shop that I use in Tustin to mount them.  Tires are anywhere from $1,200 to $2,200 per set so saving on sales tax is important, pays for brake pads.  haha

Hey, that sales (use) tax funds our local schools!;)

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Re: Costco
« Reply #141 on: December 31, 2017, 01:04:06 PM »
New item at the foot court: Beef chili with beans $3.99

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Re: Costco
« Reply #142 on: December 31, 2017, 03:43:04 PM »
New item at the foot court: Beef chili with beans $3.99

How is it?  Not a fan of beans though.

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Re: Costco
« Reply #143 on: December 31, 2017, 06:54:50 PM »
New item at the foot court: Beef chili with beans $3.99

How is it?  Not a fan of beans though.

I don’t know - I didn’t buy it

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Re: Costco
« Reply #144 on: December 31, 2017, 07:23:46 PM »
It's not bad.  Not too spicy.  Serve it with some sticky white rice and you can get 2 good meals out of 1 cup. 

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Re: Costco
« Reply #145 on: January 01, 2018, 08:48:48 PM »
get 4 hot dogs with the chili and you can hack it into chili dogs. 

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Re: Costco
« Reply #146 on: January 01, 2018, 10:05:50 PM »
get 4 hot dogs with the chili and you can hack it into chili dogs. 

Good idea, 4 chili dogs with soda for $9.99, then add mustard and onion.  Death meal for a bargain price.

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Re: Costco
« Reply #147 on: January 02, 2018, 08:04:13 AM »
The chili is actually pretty good.

We did the chili dog hack (they give you cheese too) but I also don’t like beans in chili esp on hot dogs.

They don’t give you crackers though.
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Re: Costco
« Reply #148 on: January 02, 2018, 12:42:43 PM »
The Costco at Tustin district sells the chili. The Costco at Technology doesn’t.

I am guessing this is a trial or due to demographics.

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Re: Costco
« Reply #149 on: January 02, 2018, 09:07:13 PM »
Man, talk about kicking Wienerschniztel while they're down.

 

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