From: Lonestar Steve on
anyone seen any Dvd Recorders in costco (not the combi one though)
I've tried Haydock, Liverpool, Chester, Derby and Leeds but no sign of
any.
Cheers
Steve
From: TJ on

"Lonestar Steve" <mush59REMOVE(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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> anyone seen any Dvd Recorders in costco (not the combi one though)
> I've tried Haydock, Liverpool, Chester, Derby and Leeds but no sign of
> any.
> Cheers
> Steve

I wouldn't bother, you can get decent ones from highstreet retailers
using the web sites and discount codes. All branded goods with a
warranty. Or if you want new, end of line heavily discounted ones
try Richer Sounds. Try the sites such as Kelkoo to compare prices.
CostCo are very expensive which is why I am letting my membership
fee run out this year and sticking to mail order with discount codes.
I save around �30 a year from not being a member. I did have a list
of goods they sell with the prices when compared to normal shops
and supermarkets. If you realised how overpriced CostCo was, you
wouldn't go. The alcohol is expensive, laundry products are, also
goods such as computers/TVs are much more expensive. I can get
multipack cans of coke and frozen foods in Tesco and Asda for less
with a longer sell by date.
If you do a comparison with CostCo and Asda, Tesco, Currys,
Laskys etc, you will see how expensive CostCo really is. It gives
the impression everything is "cheaper" but don't forget your VAT
and look at the sizes of packs and products you are buying.
I was amazed when I went to get car tyre prices, it worked out at
�100 each, then extra for new valves and caps, balancing and the
latest con - filling with nitrogen! It worked out �120 per tyre.
For EXACTLY the same make I ordered them online via Tyre Shopper
and had them fitted at a local ATS garage. It worked out at �45 per
tyre which included balancing, weights, valves & caps and VAT.
They were for Michelin tyres. Inflated with normal "air" as nitrogen
is a con and no one I know reinflates with nitrogen!!!

So before going to CostCo, learn to shop around, research your
prices and get a bit of knowledge of discount codes and offers. You
will save a fortune as I did. Even my Samsung TV was �140 cheaper
from Laskys when compared with Currys, the same model.

You would do well to take notice of people in this group who have
become experts at getting bargains.


From: Appelation Controlee on
On Sun, 28 Mar 2010 21:53:27 +0100, TJ wrote:

> I was amazed when I went to get car tyre prices, it worked out at
> �100 each, then extra for new valves and caps, balancing and the
> latest con - filling with nitrogen! It worked out �120 per tyre.
> For EXACTLY the same make I ordered them online via Tyre Shopper
> and had them fitted at a local ATS garage. It worked out at �45 per
> tyre which included balancing, weights, valves & caps and VAT.
> They were for Michelin tyres. Inflated with normal "air" as nitrogen
> is a con and no one I know reinflates with nitrogen!!!

As an aside, atmospheric air - as delivered by a conventional compressor -
is 78% nitrogen and, apparently, it's mostly the remaining 21% oxygen/1%
other gases that find their way out through the tyre material by osmosis
(ignoring any seal or valve leakage).
It therefore follows that, after a couple of top-ups and assuming no other
significant leakage), the gas inflating the tyre will be nearly all
nitrogen anyway.
From: Adrian C on
On 28/03/2010 21:53, TJ wrote:
> You would do well to take notice of people in this group who have
> become experts at getting bargains.

And take _no_ notice of TJ, the Tiscali Idiot.

The joining criteria for becoming a Costco member is having some
professional qualifications AND _not_ being a recognised drivelling
psycopath. I think one precludes the other.

--
Adrian C