Costco - Input - Good Stuff
So I often talk with people about Costco and they don't realize how awesome that place is. I'll lay out some stories incase you did not know and can consider Costco in the future.
Remember, I get 2% back on my membership card and then another 1-3% on my Costco AMEX. Additionally their conceirge service provides an additional 1 year warranty on standard 1 year warranties or past standard warranties for up to 2 years.
1. Bought a 58" Panasonic Plasma there a bit ago. TV was cheaper than other retailers by default, plus our 5% off. Then they offered a 500 dollar coupon about 2 months later and honored it. Ended up getting this 58" plasma for around 1400-1500.
2. Bought the wife a standard HP desktop with a 21" flatscreen 1.5 years ago. Flatscreen ended up getting a line in it.
-Called conceirge service.
-Received *22"* replacement and was allowed to keep the 21"
-All those customer service folks were American and I could fully understand them no problems.
-No out of pocket costs for extended warranties...shipping or any of that bullshit.
3. Recently bought a gaming level machine via costco.com
-Could not build it cheaper
-2 Year warranty
-Name brand parts
-Way cheaper than any other online retailer
PC arrived and works as expected - week later 100 dollars off and they gave me that credit.
4. (I put this here since I know their electronics, this is a bit out of scope) best bang for the buck meats you can ask for. Steaks, ribs, crab...chops...beer...grills...etc.
There is NO better retailer out there, to include Sams club. If you own a home or like gadgets I recommend you try it for one year. I usually get an additioanl 400-600 dollars back on my membership betweent he wife and I spending. Not including the return I get on my Costco AMEX - for buying stuff I'd normally be buying anyway.
Wife and I have been members for 4-5 years...maybe longer. We've never had a single issue other then crowded parking lots.
Oh and I don't get any known kickbacks if you join. ONly brinigng it up since they do have some kick ass bargains and I dig their return policy/warranties.
My '03 Sold.