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prolesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:02 PM
Response to Reply #100
104. Whatever
I have nothing vested in this.

BTW, point out where I said you couldn't disagree?

And, really, don't waste your energy replying. I'm done "persecuting" you. :eyes:
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  -A word of caution Costco shoppers... MichiganVote  Jan-20-07 06:03 PM   #0 
  - Ouch!....Well said and played. That little "spanking" you got will...  BlueJazz   Jan-20-07 06:13 PM   #1 
  - What if we looked at this way - if you had renewed early, say on 12-01-06,  Rabrrrrrr   Jan-20-07 06:13 PM   #2 
  - Yes, I could do all the things you suggested and I thought about it  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:27 PM   #8 
     - The only way to get their attention would have been to walk away.  Gormy Cuss   Jan-20-07 06:36 PM   #18 
        - Its the fact that I receive no value after 12-31-07 that concerns me  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:47 PM   #27 
  - If the expiration date was 12-31-2007, why did he say your card had expired?  IntravenousDemilo   Jan-20-07 06:14 PM   #3 
  - Sorry, the exp. was 12-31-06---the new exp. date is 12-31-07 as of today  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:28 PM   #9 
  - ?? your membership expired 12/31/06 but they kept you on anyway  ima_sinnic   Jan-20-07 06:14 PM   #4 
  - I think the a year long membership should be from the date of payment only  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:30 PM   #11 
  - Do you have to show your card to enter the store?  kitkat65   Jan-20-07 08:03 PM   #75 
     - Yes you have to show a card, if anyone is there to look at it  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 08:08 PM   #79 
        - But you did receive a benefit. You showed your card, they saw you as  kitkat65   Jan-20-07 08:55 PM   #102 
           - Anyone can walk in with a card like mine. it doesn't have a photo  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 09:04 PM   #106 
              - Then should they fine you if you walk in the door with an expired card?  kitkat65   Jan-20-07 09:13 PM   #111 
                 - Beats me.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 09:14 PM   #113 
  - I agree  proud2Blib   Jan-20-07 07:26 PM   #53 
  - Not only that..  sendero   Jan-20-07 09:24 PM   #120 
     - Its not about $4 or $6 or $ 2. Its about fair value.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 09:34 PM   #128 
  - Sorry, I'm not on your side  Spinzonner   Jan-20-07 06:16 PM   #5 
  - Agreed. Maybe they should charge interest on late renewals?  TahitiNut   Jan-20-07 06:25 PM   #7 
  - I'm not sure an interest charge is enuf'. First born child maybe?  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:33 PM   #15 
     - That's over the top  HughMoran   Jan-20-07 07:58 PM   #71 
        - So if I am cynical and I don't "show up" to be a consumer for 20 days  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 08:03 PM   #74 
           - Just wrong in your assesment IMHO  HughMoran   Jan-20-07 11:17 PM   #135 
  - Its ok that you don't agree with me. Just be aware that when you purchase a membership  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:32 PM   #13 
     - So, let's say you renewed your membership two weeks before it expired.  TahitiNut   Jan-20-07 07:21 PM   #51 
     - Good point  proud2Blib   Jan-20-07 07:28 PM   #54 
     - That is not purpose of this post. Please refrain from this proud.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 07:34 PM   #58 
        - Sorry but in the grand scheme of things,  proud2Blib   Jan-20-07 07:51 PM   #66 
           - And surely as an educator you know...  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 07:56 PM   #69 
              - From our students, yes  proud2Blib   Jan-20-07 09:28 PM   #124 
                 - That's fine for you. But I can make the choice on what to do with an irritant as can you  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 09:31 PM   #127 
     - I don't recall asking you for empathy Tahiti...or sarcasm for that matter  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 07:33 PM   #57 
     - You seem to have a problem dealing with disagreement.  TahitiNut   Jan-20-07 07:40 PM   #63 
        - Ah Tahiti, the usual defense of innocence....No thanks, I don't need your soda  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 07:45 PM   #65 
        - I'll take the hot dog and soda.  geomon666   Jan-20-07 08:11 PM   #82 
           - OK. You're on. Let me know when you'll be there. In the meantime ....  TahitiNut   Jan-20-07 09:23 PM   #119 
              - Yay!  geomon666   Jan-21-07 12:23 AM   #138 
     - "Tell ya what  The Straight Story   Jan-20-07 08:17 PM   #87 
     - Not here. If you renew late, they change your renewal date.  QMPMom   Jan-20-07 08:42 PM   #95 
        - And that is what I think they should do.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 08:46 PM   #97 
  - It's certainly irritating, but...  Kutjara   Jan-20-07 06:19 PM   #6 
  - But they sell a year long membership. Whether or when I visit is left to me.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:35 PM   #17 
     - True, and you decided not to shop there...  Kutjara   Jan-20-07 06:50 PM   #29 
        - They renew memberships in the check out all the time. I did the same thing  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:54 PM   #32 
  - IMHO, one reason Costco has good prices is because they streamline their operations.  Straight Shooter   Jan-20-07 06:29 PM   #10 
  - So its like a major overhaul of a computer system to place in the date of member purchase on a year  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:39 PM   #21 
     - No one said anything about computer overhaul.  Straight Shooter   Jan-20-07 08:46 PM   #98 
        - If it's so labor intensive, then why do they do it at check out with one employee?  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 08:52 PM   #101 
           - Okay, one more time.  Straight Shooter   Jan-20-07 09:08 PM   #107 
              - I didn't demand an adjustment at the check out. And its their business  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 09:11 PM   #110 
  - Can you please explain this  notmypresident   Jan-20-07 06:32 PM   #12 
  - I second that.  Fierce   Jan-20-07 06:37 PM   #19 
  - Nothing personal in the female or in the term bagger.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:42 PM   #24 
     - So why bring it up?  Fierce   Jan-20-07 06:59 PM   #37 
        - I was trying to distinguish between the male cashier and the female bagger  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 07:00 PM   #39 
           - You do see why it raises flags, right?  Fierce   Jan-20-07 07:09 PM   #47 
              - Not really. But ok.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 07:11 PM   #48 
  - My Costco membership runs all the time and is dependent on  Lex   Jan-20-07 06:32 PM   #14 
  - And that's fine. But if you renew late or past your renew date,  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:44 PM   #25 
     - No, I'll receive a full year membership.  Lex   Jan-20-07 07:08 PM   #46 
        - They define it as "expired" actually, not late. Sort of like dead, but able to come alive  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 07:14 PM   #49 
  - You're right.  YellowRubberDuckie   Jan-20-07 06:33 PM   #16 
  - Sam's Club charges an extra fee  proud2Blib   Jan-20-07 07:30 PM   #55 
     - I've let ours go several times, and never had to pay an extra fee.  YellowRubberDuckie   Jan-20-07 07:32 PM   #56 
        - My mom had to pay an upcharge on her purchases at Sam's  proud2Blib   Jan-20-07 07:52 PM   #67 
  - I think Costco is right....  FormerOstrich   Jan-20-07 06:38 PM   # 
  - Its an annual cost that is voluntary, not a legal necessity.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:42 PM   #22 
     - Not in any state I have ever lived in.  FormerOstrich   Jan-21-07 02:40 AM   #140 
  - So, your membership expired. They allowed you to shopped anyway,  havocmom   Jan-20-07 06:38 PM   #20 
  - No, I did not get snippy about this exchange in the store.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:50 PM   #28 
  - If your card said 12-31-06,  proud2Blib   Jan-20-07 06:42 PM   #23 
  - No, I did not receive 20 days free membership. I have liked the store  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:52 PM   #31 
     - You didn't lose them, you just didn't use them  uppityperson   Jan-20-07 06:57 PM   #34 
     - But you have been sold and paid for a year long membership  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:59 PM   #38 
        - You could have. You would have had to renew if you'd gone in sooner  uppityperson   Jan-20-07 07:02 PM   #40 
           - As I understood it, my exp. date would still be 12-31-07  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 07:03 PM   #43 
     - Maybe it is in the fine print in the contract you signed.  proud2Blib   Jan-20-07 07:24 PM   #52 
        - I don't recall signing a contract. I recall paying the money however.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 07:35 PM   #60 
  - Gee, last time I renewed they gave me a large discount....  scubadude   Jan-20-07 06:46 PM   #26 
  - how did your membership CONTRACT read when you signed it?  msongs   Jan-20-07 06:50 PM   #30 
  - I have been happy with Costco since I joined. And I still think its a good place.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 06:58 PM   #36 
  - You could have shopped and renewed it the day after it expired, but didn't.  uppityperson   Jan-20-07 06:54 PM   #33 
  - You're right, I'm a bad, naught y shopper.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 07:02 PM   #42 
     - Exactly, if you shopped there everyday, you would've caught it sooner.  uppityperson   Jan-20-07 07:08 PM   #45 
     - :) Yes, i would have purchased it in the store at the time I realized it was  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 07:17 PM   #50 
     - sorry,  blockhead   Jan-20-07 08:09 PM   #80 
        - Its called a membership whether its an initial membership or renewal  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 08:12 PM   #83 
           - no,  blockhead   Jan-20-07 08:20 PM   #88 
              - I wasn't offered a new membership, I was offered a renewal  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 08:34 PM   #91 
  - I just renewed my membership the other day.  Dr.Phool   Jan-20-07 06:58 PM   #35 
  - AAA does the same thing. However, if you wait long enough to "renew",  kath   Jan-20-07 07:02 PM   #41 
  - Yes, I expect something of the same to happen.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 07:04 PM   #44 
     - So THAT"S WHY you wrote that letter  proud2Blib   Jan-20-07 07:34 PM   #59 
     - Not sure what you get but judging from your earlier posts on this string  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 07:36 PM   #61 
     - Exactly  George Oilwellian   Jan-20-07 08:07 PM   #78 
        - Glad you like them. I like them too. But this is not a gas bill or car payment  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 08:10 PM   #81 
     - Basically, you're mad that they didn't let you CHEAT them  prolesunited   Jan-20-07 07:56 PM   #68 
        - Huh?  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 07:58 PM   #70 
           - What you think it should be and what it is aren't the same  prolesunited   Jan-20-07 08:39 PM   #94 
              - On the contrary I understand the differing points of view.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 08:51 PM   #100 
                 - Whatever  prolesunited   Jan-20-07 09:02 PM   #104 
  - Wow  Mz Pip   Jan-20-07 07:38 PM   #62 
  - Not trying to compare this to any other issues I may have, yours or anyone else's  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 07:44 PM   #64 
     - Huge leap here  Mz Pip   Jan-20-07 08:38 PM   #93 
        - Food is to co-op's as co-op's are to food. Every aspect of the food  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 08:44 PM   #96 
           - This is where we live  Mz Pip   Jan-20-07 10:24 PM   #134 
  - I got the credit card that Costco was offering when I joined.  blue neen   Jan-20-07 08:01 PM   #72 
  - Its a thought but I neither need or want another credit card  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 08:04 PM   #76 
  - HP pulled a similar one on me.  JerseygirlCT   Jan-20-07 08:02 PM   #73 
  - Thank you. That is precisely my point.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 08:06 PM   #77 
     - The guy I talked to just kept saying: the language is perfectly  JerseygirlCT   Jan-20-07 08:12 PM   #84 
        - Yeah that was pretty much my experience today. The cashier looked at me  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 08:15 PM   #86 
  - Many businesses operate similar to Costco. I recall questioning an insurance co.  napi21   Jan-20-07 08:14 PM   #85 
  - Sorry you had that problem. I recall once changing ins. and altho'  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 08:23 PM   #89 
     - Your prolem then huh? If you are telling me that your membership  napi21   Jan-20-07 11:47 PM   #137 
  - Eh. Big Deal.  impeachdubya   Jan-20-07 08:27 PM   #90 
  - I think I'll live through the intellectual energy thing  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 08:36 PM   #92 
     - So, you're comparing your letter to CostCo to Martin Luther's 95 Theses??  TahitiNut   Jan-20-07 08:48 PM   #99 
     - That is a really assinine comparison.  QMPMom   Jan-20-07 08:57 PM   #103 
     - Holy ridiculous comparison, Batman!  impeachdubya   Jan-20-07 09:03 PM   #105 
     - Ok. Have your opinion.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 09:09 PM   #108 
     - LOL  WindRavenX   Jan-20-07 09:17 PM   #114 
     - Don't mail that crybaby screed then - nail it to the fuckin' door! Bring in the press.  Rabrrrrrr   Jan-20-07 10:01 PM   #132 
        - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jan-20-07 10:05 PM   #133 
  - So a "Gold Star" membership is $100, right?  high density   Jan-20-07 09:09 PM   #109 
  - $50. And you're free to do what you like with your time, as am I  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 09:13 PM   #112 
     - You're free to spend your time as you'd like  high density   Jan-20-07 09:29 PM   #126 
        - And I am a shareholder also....  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 09:36 PM   #129 
  - So you "lost" 20 days. 20 days that you didn't shop there anyway.  asthmaticeog   Jan-20-07 09:20 PM   #115 
  - For the last time, the 20 days that I lose would come next year, not this year  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 09:25 PM   #121 
     - This is truly a worthwhile crusade.  asthmaticeog   Jan-21-07 01:53 AM   #139 
  - Norton Anti-Virus tried a similar game on me  Synnical   Jan-20-07 09:21 PM   #116 
  - Yeah I had that happen too.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 09:29 PM   #125 
  - You got ripped off-no doubt about it.  TheGoldenRule   Jan-20-07 09:21 PM   #117 
  - :) Well I'm not THAT upset about it. I just think its wrong is all. Thanks  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 09:28 PM   #123 
  - There was no ripping off.  whoisalhedges   Jan-21-07 12:53 PM   #148 
  - I also wonder if the replies would be as hostile..  youthere   Jan-21-07 04:31 PM   #151 
  - My question for those upthread who disagree with you is this  qanda   Jan-20-07 09:22 PM   #118 
  - Seems so. And that is one of the reasons I posted.  MichiganVote   Jan-20-07 09:27 PM   #122 
  - Is that just a hypothetical or do you know somebody in that situation?  high density   Jan-20-07 09:40 PM   #130 
     - Just a hypothetical situation  qanda   Jan-21-07 04:16 PM   #149 
  - Just read the expiration date responses above  HypnoToad   Jan-20-07 09:41 PM   #131 
  - this is the best you've got?  Hamlette   Jan-20-07 11:33 PM   #136 
  - Isn't Costco on the current boycott list anyway?  G Hawes   Jan-21-07 02:58 AM   #141 
  - just the opposite. Costco is pure blue. (n/t)  ima_sinnic   Jan-21-07 06:56 AM   #143 
  - My mom always give Mr. kt and me Disneyland passes each year.  Kerrytravelers   Jan-21-07 03:21 AM   #142 
  - the amount of time & energy you put into this trivial matter might have  ima_sinnic   Jan-21-07 07:03 AM   #144 
  - It's similar to the DMV.  AtomicKitten   Jan-21-07 07:03 AM   #145 
  - From the Costco membership brochure (i.e. YOUR CONTRACT):  eyesroll   Jan-21-07 09:50 AM   #146 
  - Read their terms of service  dansolo   Jan-21-07 10:56 AM   #147 
  - Is a renewal cheaper then a new membership?  Snotcicles   Jan-21-07 04:24 PM   #150 

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