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Can I just say

Costco *rocks*?

Bought two 1 TB storage devices a little over a year ago; one for work,
one for home. The home one croaked a couple months ago - head crash. I
might've written about it.

Finally got all the packaging together along with a printed copy of the
receipt (purchased them both online). Took about 5 minutes, and I walked
away with a store credit (had the option of cash back, but we shop there
enough that the store credit works for me) of nearly $500.

Drive was out of manufacturer's warranty (but they told me that it
qualifies for their extension of the mfr's warranty to 2 years).

They *definitely* get more business from me. 🙂

Jim
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Jim Henderson,

> Costco *rocks*?


I wish they'd hurry up and open one in central Ohio. The nearest one is
hours away.

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On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 20:59:27 +0000, Doug Black wrote:

> Jim Henderson,
>
>> Costco *rocks*?

>
> I wish they'd hurry up and open one in central Ohio. The nearest one is
> hours away.


Or online. 🙂

Jim



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Dangerous thing -- they are building a new Costco that will be *walking
distance* from here. Basically renovating the heck out of another major
store at the mall. About the only thing worse for me would be a walking
distance Fry's Electronics -- the closest one is about 10 miles from me.

Speaking of Fry's -- here is the sort of thing which can really mess up
folks who don't exactly know what they are buying. Today's insert has a
listing for an AMD Phenom X4 (9750) and an ECS GeForce 7050M-M V2
motherboard. Price is very nice ($170 -- which is a decent price for
the 9750 by itself). Minor detail, the 9750 is a 125W CPU, and NONE of
the ECS boards (including this near bottom of the line one) supports the
125W or 140W Processors (X2, or X3 or X4). Now if they matched that
board up with the 9650 (a slower x4 but 95W processor), that wouldn't be
that bad. So folks buying this combination set it up and are at *non
warranty* risk of nailing the CPU or the motherboard or both. For that
matter, that board doesn't support faster RAM (beyond DDR2 800) either.
And, for those doing a Vista build, includes an onboard GeForce which
runs DX9 only.

Fry's has some good ad pricing -- but it really requires one to know
what one is about before buying.




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On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 20:59:27 GMT, Doug Black <""dougdotblack\"@osumc .edu">
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>Jim Henderson,
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>> Costco *rocks*?

>
>I wish they'd hurry up and open one in central Ohio. The nearest one is
>hours away.


That's one of the downsides to our recent move, no Costco here, just Sam's
Club.

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Barry Schnur wrote:

> they are building a new Costco that will be *walking distance* from here.


The Costco that is opening here (this weekend?) isn't walking distance, but
it's close . . . .

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As I said elsewhere, I love that Sinegal pays his employees well. Take
that, Wall Street!

http://abcnews.go.com/2020/business/story?id=1362779

(I was once skeptical of them but I know embrace them, but don't shop there)



"Jim Henderson" <Jim.Henderson@SysOps.NSC> wrote in message
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> Costco *rocks*?
>
> Bought two 1 TB storage devices a little over a year ago; one for work,
> one for home. The home one croaked a couple months ago - head crash. I
> might've written about it.
>
> Finally got all the packaging together along with a printed copy of the
> receipt (purchased them both online). Took about 5 minutes, and I walked
> away with a store credit (had the option of cash back, but we shop there
> enough that the store credit works for me) of nearly $500.
>
> Drive was out of manufacturer's warranty (but they told me that it
> qualifies for their extension of the mfr's warranty to 2 years).
>
> They *definitely* get more business from me. 🙂
>
> Jim
> --
> Jim Henderson, CNA6, CDE, CNI, LPIC-1
> Novell Training Services



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Barry Schnur wrote:
> Speaking of Fry's -- here is the sort of thing which can really mess up


Several years ago, someone bought something from Fry's (don't recall
what, possibly an external disk drive). Upon removing the cellophane,
it became obvious that the unit had been previously opened and returned
to the store, and was missing a part or two.

Fry's has such terrible service for returns that I very rarely buy
anything there unless it's a small purchase, and something that I'm very
unlikely to have problems with. Hand tools, small testers, etc. are
fine. Computers, disk drives, memory, etc. I avoid.
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> Fry's has such terrible service for returns that I very rarely buy
> anything there unless it's a small purchase, and something that I'm very
> unlikely to have problems with. Hand tools, small testers, etc. are
> fine. Computers, disk drives, memory, etc. I avoid.


I haven't had problems with my purchases from them -- but I tend to be
selective about it. Mostly hard drives, CPU's and motherboards. On
occasion a power supply on sale. My primary source these days is NewEgg
-- prices are good, shipping is quick, and selection is excellent.

They also do a decent job on RMA handling when needed.



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On Fri, 22 Aug 2008 23:27:10 +0000, Donald Albury wrote:

> Sam's
> Club.


Ugh, I feel for you....

Jim



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On Sat, 23 Aug 2008 02:33:40 +0000, Craig wrote:

> As I said elsewhere, I love that Sinegal pays his employees well. Take
> that, Wall Street!


Yes, that's one of the reasons Costco gets my business and Sam's Club
doesn't. Costco knows how to treat their employees.

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I'm still jones'ing without a compusa in Orem.

I thought they did fairly good business. When Tiger Direct bought them, all
3 stores in south Florida re-opened.

>>> On 8/22/2008 at 4:59 PM, in message

<PMFrk.416$gS5.168@kovat.provo.novell.com>, Doug
Black<""dougdotblack\"@osumc .edu"> wrote:
> Jim Henderson,
>
>> Costco *rocks*?

>
> I wish they'd hurry up and open one in central Ohio. The nearest one is
>
> hours away.

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On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 21:25:51 +0000, Alberto de_la_Torre wrote:

> I'm still jones'ing without a compusa in Orem.


CompUSA was mostly shut down about 4 months ago IIRC.

Jim



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I didn't care much before because I figured they're all big box, and
probably poor quality. My Jesuit friends cooked us dinner and said they had
to go to Costco to get supplies (one item was Salmon). I said to make sure
they got wild salmon, and they did! That was the first time I realized I
should give them a 2nd look.

They're not just a copy of Wal-marty type businesses. Sinegal believes that
turnover costs a lot too, and thinks good money and respect keeps top
employees working for him. Couldn't agree more!


"Jim Henderson" <Jim.Henderson@SysOps.NSC> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 23 Aug 2008 02:33:40 +0000, Craig wrote:
>
>> As I said elsewhere, I love that Sinegal pays his employees well. Take
>> that, Wall Street!

>
> Yes, that's one of the reasons Costco gets my business and Sam's Club
> doesn't. Costco knows how to treat their employees.
>
> Jim
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> Novell Training Services



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On Tue, 26 Aug 2008 15:11:13 +0000, Craig wrote:

> I didn't care much before because I figured they're all big box, and
> probably poor quality. My Jesuit friends cooked us dinner and said they
> had to go to Costco to get supplies (one item was Salmon). I said to
> make sure they got wild salmon, and they did! That was the first time I
> realized I should give them a 2nd look.


There are very few places we'll go for meat now other than Costco;
they've got an *outstanding* meat department; in fact, it was mentioned
on Good Eats in one episode that if you want, say, tenderloin, there's
few places to go that you'd do better for quality or price.

To keep costs down a bit more, we tend to buy stew beef and grind it
ourselves if we're making burgers. If our Kitchen Aid motor burns out,
we're going to be in trouble (of course, they're made to last for years;
went to my mom's for Christmas and took our pasta roller attachments with
us to use with hers - which she's had since the '70s and still runs
strong even after heavy use - and the attachment interface is
*consistent* even going back that far).

> They're not just a copy of Wal-marty type businesses. Sinegal believes
> that turnover costs a lot too, and thinks good money and respect keeps
> top employees working for him. Couldn't agree more!


Nope, they're not a copy of Walmart and that type of business. Sinegal
does an outstanding job running that business. I like that his salary is
tied to the lowest salary, so if he wants a raise, he's gotta give the
guys at the bottom a raise as well. That really changes the dynamics of
the company.

Jim

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