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  1. #21
    Bryan Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!

    On Oct 10, 5:35*pm, The Cook <susan_r23...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    > As you can tell we are very happy with Costco.


    I really wish that we had a Costco a few blocks away instead of a
    Sam's.

    > --
    > Susan N.


    --Bryan

  2. #22
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!

    On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:27:27 -0700, "Pico Rico"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "dsi1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:k54e8j$lis$[email protected]..
    > >
    > > If you think you got it bad, Costco aims to completely change the way
    > > hearing aids are sold. Instead of being a medical device, they're selling
    > > aids like barrels of pretzels or printers. I expect the average prices of
    > > hearing aids to drop to at least half what they are now. They will change
    > > the industry.

    >
    > that would be a very good thing. Hearing aids are a racket. No need for
    > it to be so.
    >

    It's ridiculous how they get away with gouging the public like that.
    $800 for a hearing aide is highway robbery.

    --
    I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila

  3. #23
    Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!

    In article <k52vop$vat$[email protected]>, "Julie Bove" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > We've been buying the single serve cups of hummus there for several years.
    > I can't remember what the brand was but when we first bought it, it was a
    > mixed pack. Half garlic and half regular. Daughter and I don't like the
    > garlic kind but husband did. So it was fine. Then husband moved away and
    > at the same time they started selling that same kind but only the regular.
    > Great!
    >
    > Then they switched to some other brand that was even better. Loved the
    > stuff!
    >
    > But now? Sabra. Eek! I couldn't even finish one cup tonight. What's with
    > that stuff? Is it the soybean oil giving it the off flavor? Soybean oil is
    > the reason I hadn't bought any in the past. Because I don't think it
    > belongs in there. I only bought it because husband was complaining that
    > there was no hummus. He must have had it before because he called it crap
    > and refused to eat it.
    >
    > My mom made hummus from scratch once and hers had this same off flavor. I
    > am pretty sure that she didn't put any soybean oil in hers though. Maybe
    > bad tahini? I don't know.


    what did Costco say when you returned it and then wrote a suggestion/complaint
    about the product?

  4. #24
    Pico Rico Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!


    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:27:27 -0700, "Pico Rico"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "dsi1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:k54e8j$lis$[email protected]..
    >> >
    >> > If you think you got it bad, Costco aims to completely change the way
    >> > hearing aids are sold. Instead of being a medical device, they're
    >> > selling
    >> > aids like barrels of pretzels or printers. I expect the average prices
    >> > of
    >> > hearing aids to drop to at least half what they are now. They will
    >> > change
    >> > the industry.

    >>
    >> that would be a very good thing. Hearing aids are a racket. No need for
    >> it to be so.
    >>

    > It's ridiculous how they get away with gouging the public like that.
    > $800 for a hearing aide is highway robbery.
    >


    that is quite cheap for a hearing aid. And it is STILL highway robbery.



  5. #25
    Bryan Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!

    On Oct 10, 6:42*pm, "Pico Rico" <PicoR...@nonospam.com> wrote:
    > "sf" <s...@geemail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:27:27 -0700, "Pico Rico"
    > > <PicoR...@nonospam.com> wrote:

    >
    > >> "dsi1" <d...@eternal-september.invalid> wrote in message
    > >>news:k54e8j$lis$[email protected]..

    >
    > >> > If you think you got it bad, Costco aims to completely change the way
    > >> > hearing aids are sold. Instead of being a medical device, they're
    > >> > selling
    > >> > aids like barrels of pretzels or printers. I expect the average prices
    > >> > of
    > >> > hearing aids to drop to at least half what they are now. They will
    > >> > change
    > >> > the industry.

    >
    > >> that would be a very good thing. *Hearing aids are a racket. *No need for
    > >> it to be so.

    >
    > > It's ridiculous how they get away with gouging the public like that.
    > > $800 for a hearing aide is highway robbery.

    >
    > that is quite cheap for a hearing aid. *And it is STILL highway robbery..


    The biggest ripoffs I've had to deal with are $300 for house
    appraisals, and only slightly less for prescription pedorthic shoe
    inserts.

    --Bryan

  6. #26
    Pico Rico Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!


    "Bryan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Oct 10, 6:42 pm, "Pico Rico" <PicoR...@nonospam.com> wrote:
    > "sf" <s...@geemail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:27:27 -0700, "Pico Rico"
    > > <PicoR...@nonospam.com> wrote:

    >
    > >> "dsi1" <d...@eternal-september.invalid> wrote in message
    > >>news:k54e8j$lis$[email protected]..

    >
    > >> > If you think you got it bad, Costco aims to completely change the way
    > >> > hearing aids are sold. Instead of being a medical device, they're
    > >> > selling
    > >> > aids like barrels of pretzels or printers. I expect the average
    > >> > prices
    > >> > of
    > >> > hearing aids to drop to at least half what they are now. They will
    > >> > change
    > >> > the industry.

    >
    > >> that would be a very good thing. Hearing aids are a racket. No need for
    > >> it to be so.

    >
    > > It's ridiculous how they get away with gouging the public like that.
    > > $800 for a hearing aide is highway robbery.

    >
    > that is quite cheap for a hearing aid. And it is STILL highway robbery.


    The biggest ripoffs I've had to deal with are $300 for house
    appraisals, and only slightly less for prescription pedorthic shoe
    inserts.

    --Bryan


    well, then there is the whole concept of making our tax system so
    ridiculously complex and illogical that most people need to pay someone to
    prepare their returns (and no telling how many errors they provide in the
    process)>



  7. #27
    Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!

    In article <k5599s$k1r$1@[email protected]>, "Pico Rico" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    > well, then there is the whole concept of making our tax system so
    > ridiculously complex and illogical that most people need to pay someone to
    > prepare their returns (and no telling how many errors they provide in the
    > process)>


    can you provide proof that most individuals have to pay someone to prepare their
    returns?

    if there is any truth to that, and since we know that at least 47% of taxpayers
    don't pay income taxes, the more likely answer would be either laziness or poor
    education

  8. #28
    Pico Rico Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!


    "Malcom "Mal" Reynolds" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <k5599s$k1r$[email protected]>, "Pico Rico"
    > <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> well, then there is the whole concept of making our tax system so
    >> ridiculously complex and illogical that most people need to pay someone
    >> to
    >> prepare their returns (and no telling how many errors they provide in the
    >> process)>

    >
    > can you provide proof that most individuals have to pay someone to prepare
    > their
    > returns?
    >
    > if there is any truth to that, and since we know that at least 47% of
    > taxpayers
    > don't pay income taxes, the more likely answer would be either laziness or
    > poor
    > education


    Because United States income tax laws are considered to be complicated, many
    taxpayers seek outside assistance with taxes (59.2% of individual tax
    returns in 2007 were filed by paid preparers[1]) IRS - Tax Stats at a Glance



  9. #29
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!

    On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:26:41 -0700, "Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <k5599s$k1r$[email protected]>, "Pico Rico" <[email protected]>
    >wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> well, then there is the whole concept of making our tax system so
    >> ridiculously complex and illogical that most people need to pay someone to
    >> prepare their returns (and no telling how many errors they provide in the
    >> process)>

    >
    >can you provide proof that most individuals have to pay someone to prepare their
    >returns?
    >
    >if there is any truth to that, and since we know that at least 47% of taxpayers
    >don't pay income taxes, the more likely answer would be either laziness or poor
    >education


    Even those who don't pay still need to file.

  10. #30
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!

    On 10/10/2012 6:37 PM, The Cook wrote:
    > On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:06:00 -0400, Nancy Young
    > <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> Their vision service always comes out on top in any quality comparison,
    >> why wouldn't they do a fine job with hearing aids?
    >>

    >
    > They do a fine job with hearing aids, at least in Winston Salem, NC.
    > The man who runs it is not an audiologist but he is licensed to test
    > hearing and fit hearing aids. I had my hearing tested at the ENT
    > doctor's office and took the report to Costco. The aids we set to my
    > hearing ranges. I have had mine now for 3.5 years and any time I have
    > had a problem or question it has been taken care of promptly.


    That's the kind of service I have come to expect from them.

    > I did not buy cheap aids but Costco does have a range of prices. And
    > their optical shop is really great too. The prices are also very
    > good. When we first moved to the area and I got a new prescription I
    > priced the glasses in the doctor's shop. I got my frames and glasses
    > at Costco for about what the doctor's location charged for the frames.


    Did you see 60 Minutes last Sunday? Very interesting, how this one
    company in Italy pretty much owns the eyeglass business in the states.
    They make a vast number of the frames, then got into the lens business
    as they own Pearle, Lens Crafters, etc etc.

    They don't own the Costco eyeglass business. Or WalMart, if I heard
    right.

    > And any time I need the glasses adjusted, like when I fell and the
    > glasses took the fall, we took them over and got them fixed as good as
    > new.


    That reminds me of getting a nail in my tire and finding out the
    bill to fix it was zip since I'd bought my tires there.
    >
    > As you can tell we are very happy with Costco.


    Same here.

    nancy


  11. #31
    pavane Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!


    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:26:41 -0700, "Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>In article <k5599s$k1r$[email protected]>, "Pico Rico"
    >><[email protected]>
    >>wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> well, then there is the whole concept of making our tax system so
    >>> ridiculously complex and illogical that most people need to pay someone
    >>> to
    >>> prepare their returns (and no telling how many errors they provide in
    >>> the
    >>> process)>

    >>
    >>can you provide proof that most individuals have to pay someone to prepare
    >>their
    >>returns?
    >>
    >>if there is any truth to that, and since we know that at least 47% of
    >>taxpayers
    >>don't pay income taxes, the more likely answer would be either laziness or
    >>poor
    >>education

    >
    > Even those who don't pay still need to file.


    Wrong as usual. See Chart A, page 8 of the 2012 1040
    instructions for limits to income for required filing.

    It's not how you have remained so ignorant but how you
    retain the stupidity to insist that what you don't know
    can be asserted as truth.

    pavane



  12. #32
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!


    "Bryan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Oct 10, 5:35 pm, The Cook <susan_r23...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    > As you can tell we are very happy with Costco.


    I really wish that we had a Costco a few blocks away instead of a
    Sam's.

    Ours is not conveniently close. The Sam's is far enough away that I haven't
    gone there but perhaps I will the next time they allow people without a
    membership to shop there.



  13. #33
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!


    "Pico Rico" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k55avk$m3j$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Malcom "Mal" Reynolds" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> In article <k5599s$k1r$[email protected]>, "Pico Rico"
    >> <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> well, then there is the whole concept of making our tax system so
    >>> ridiculously complex and illogical that most people need to pay someone
    >>> to
    >>> prepare their returns (and no telling how many errors they provide in
    >>> the
    >>> process)>

    >>
    >> can you provide proof that most individuals have to pay someone to
    >> prepare their
    >> returns?
    >>
    >> if there is any truth to that, and since we know that at least 47% of
    >> taxpayers
    >> don't pay income taxes, the more likely answer would be either laziness
    >> or poor
    >> education

    >
    > Because United States income tax laws are considered to be complicated,
    > many taxpayers seek outside assistance with taxes (59.2% of individual tax
    > returns in 2007 were filed by paid preparers[1]) IRS - Tax Stats at a
    > Glance


    That doesn't mean they're unable to do it. I know plenty of people who are
    able to do it but don't want to be bothered. That used to be me. But after
    several years of *my* having to show the tax preparer how to do certain
    things like operate the printer, change from screen to screen on their
    computer or even how to handle my husband's investments, I decided it was
    just as easy to do my own.

    Now mine will get complicated this next time because of my husband retiring
    from the military and moving to another state with a state tax.



  14. #34
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!


    "Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:26:41 -0700, "Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>In article <k5599s$k1r$[email protected]>, "Pico Rico"
    >><[email protected]>
    >>wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> well, then there is the whole concept of making our tax system so
    >>> ridiculously complex and illogical that most people need to pay someone
    >>> to
    >>> prepare their returns (and no telling how many errors they provide in
    >>> the
    >>> process)>

    >>
    >>can you provide proof that most individuals have to pay someone to prepare
    >>their
    >>returns?
    >>
    >>if there is any truth to that, and since we know that at least 47% of
    >>taxpayers
    >>don't pay income taxes, the more likely answer would be either laziness or
    >>poor
    >>education

    >
    > Even those who don't pay still need to file.


    Not if there's no income.



  15. #35
    Malcom \Mal\ Reynolds Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!

    In article <[email protected]>, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1>
    wrote:

    > On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:26:41 -0700, "Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >In article <k5599s$k1r$[email protected]>, "Pico Rico"
    > ><[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >> well, then there is the whole concept of making our tax system so
    > >> ridiculously complex and illogical that most people need to pay someone to
    > >> prepare their returns (and no telling how many errors they provide in the
    > >> process)>

    > >
    > >can you provide proof that most individuals have to pay someone to prepare
    > >their returns?
    > >
    > >if there is any truth to that, and since we know that at least 47% of
    > >taxpayers don't pay income taxes, the more likely answer would be either
    > >laziness or poor education

    >
    > Even those who don't pay still need to file.


    but can they afford to pay and do they need to?

  16. #36
    projectile vomit chick Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!

    On Oct 10, 12:06*am, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > We've been buying the single serve cups of hummus there for several years..
    > I can't remember what the brand was but when we first bought it, it was a
    > mixed pack. *Half garlic and half regular. *Daughter and I don't likethe
    > garlic kind but husband did. *So it was fine. *Then husband moved away and
    > at the same time they started selling that same kind but only the regular..
    > Great!
    >
    > Then they switched to some other brand that was even better. *Loved the
    > stuff!
    >
    > But now? *Sabra. *Eek! *I couldn't even finish one cup tonight. *What's with
    > that stuff? *Is it the soybean oil giving it the off flavor? *Soybeanoil is
    > the reason I hadn't bought any in the past. *Because I don't think it
    > belongs in there. *I only bought it because husband was complaining that
    > there was no hummus. *He must have had it before because he called it crap
    > and refused to eat it.
    >
    > My mom made hummus from scratch once and hers had this same off flavor. *I
    > am pretty sure that she didn't put any soybean oil in hers though. *Maybe
    > bad tahini? *I don't know.


    OMG AND WE JUST GOT OVER THE PEANUT BUTTER CATASTROPHE!!!!!!!!!

    Jesus Christ, you are the most ****ed up troll I've *ever* seen on
    Usenet. And that's saying something, I've been reading Usenet for
    over 15 years now.

  17. #37
    projectile vomit chick Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!

    On Oct 10, 4:30*pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > "sf" <s...@geemail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    > > On Tue, 9 Oct 2012 22:06:39 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    > > <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:

    >
    > >> We've been buying the single serve cups of hummus there for several
    > >> years.

    >
    > > How many single serve cups are in the package?

    >
    > I don't remember. *We threw it out. *But when it was good stuff, two of us
    > could go through a box in a week.


    You've been buying it for years, but SF asks you about the quantity
    and suddenly you can't remember! You really suck at this.

  18. #38
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!

    projectile vomit chick wrote:
    > On Oct 10, 4:30 pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    >> "sf" <s...@geemail.com> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> On Tue, 9 Oct 2012 22:06:39 -0700, "Julie Bove"
    >>> <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:

    >>
    >>>> We've been buying the single serve cups of hummus there for several
    >>>> years.

    >>
    >>> How many single serve cups are in the package?

    >>
    >> I don't remember. We threw it out. But when it was good stuff, two
    >> of us could go through a box in a week.

    >
    > You've been buying it for years, but SF asks you about the quantity
    > and suddenly you can't remember! You really suck at this.


    No. I haven't been buying *it* for years. I said I have been buying hummus
    at Costco for years. And that they recently changed to the Sabra brand.
    Tomorrow is trash day so I did happen to notice it in the can. 16 cups. I
    do not know if that is what came in the prior products or not.

    I also did a search on what the best hummus was. It wasn't Sabra with the
    exception being their tomato stuff on one website. It was in 11th place on
    another site. But many of the brands tested were not brands we can get
    here. I did buy the Tribe stuff on the East Coast and I loved it.
    Particularly the lemon. My favorite here is a local brand but it doesn't
    keep well. You have to use it within a few days of buying it. And it is
    more expensive than the other brands. Some of the store brands are pretty
    good too.



  19. #39
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!

    On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:44:21 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:


    > I also did a search on what the best hummus was. It wasn't Sabra with the
    > exception being their tomato stuff on one website. It was in 11th place on
    > another site.


    The Huffington post staff isn't exactly a culinary think-tank. act is
    that Sabra sells more hummus than anybody else in America.

    -sw

  20. #40
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Fie on you Costco!

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:44:21 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >
    >> I also did a search on what the best hummus was. It wasn't Sabra
    >> with the exception being their tomato stuff on one website. It was
    >> in 11th place on another site.

    >
    > The Huffington post staff isn't exactly a culinary think-tank. act is
    > that Sabra sells more hummus than anybody else in America.


    They might sell more. But that's probably because they are one of the few
    national brands. The places I have lived have all had good locally made
    stuff. And it didn't have soybean in it.



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