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Costco as seen thru a flies eye- More money stuff. Update May 28, 2016.

 

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Do your eyes pop out when watching 47 large screen TV's? A visit to Costco

 

 

Big box stores or superstores the likes of Walmart and Costco make their profits in a sector where profit margins are less than stellar.  Food stuffs are traditionally a low markup item and although these super stores sell more than just food, the methodology of just how these giant retailers stay in business is by selling in bulk. This is also known by the famous quip as   “making it up in volume”.

 

This generally means if you sell a lot of a low markup item, you still make a profit. Make a few cents profit selling an egg may not sound like much, but sell a zillion eggs and you’re talking real money here.

 

I love going to superstores as I am sure most of you do. The rest of you might find it a necessary evil in order to save money. I hate the crowds of course and the long walk you will likely take from the parking space you managed to find a block away due to all the customers, but the experience is obviously enjoyable for many.

 

My 91 year old dad loves it. He loves all the sample food they give out and if you go on a weekend, you can literally have a full meal there by the time you traversed all the aisles. I know he loves it because he is the only one I know who will travel 50 miles to get there and walk out with a bag of peanuts and a steak, the total worth about 15 bucks.

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My last trip was the usual trip, meaning I have never gone there without dropping a few hundred dollars and more often than not, up to $750.  I imagine many have had similar experiences.

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My last trip was the usual trip, meaning I have never gone there without dropping a few hundred dollars and more often than not, up to $750.  I imagine many have had similar experiences.

 

Anyway I entered the Costco in Roseville and was greeted by 47 TV screens all airing the same program, “The Price is Right”, an old game show where contestants pick between door #1, #2 and #3 for crazy prizes.

 

Talk about viewing the world through a fly’s eye. (Flies have like a zillion eyes and so it is thought they see multiple images of everything which is why it is so hard to swat them. How do you sneak up on a fly waving a zillion fly swatters?) 

 

Anyway I’m zoning out at seeing door #3, actually 47 door #3’s opening up revealing….. “A BRAND NEW CAR”!  Well actually 47 brand new cars.

 

My eyes are bugging out watching 47 of everything so I blow past the TV section with my corneas still intact only to see the plant section. For a second I thought I saw 47 plant sections but that was only a temporary after effect of the TV department.


So I find myself looking up at a 16 foot tall bottle palm thinking “Who has that big of car to fit this thing in anyhow”.

 

Keep in mind the plant is an “impulse buy” for most of us. I myself have never bought a plant at Costco basically because I go there to buy toilet paper and staples like everyone else does and don’t even think about buying a plant there. But Costco being Costco does everything big so I see the size of plant and say “uh no”. 

 

The booze section is usually next and although I like Vodka I just can’t bring myself to buy a 3 foot tall, 5 gallon bottle of it. The image that would give to me AND everyone in line would be that I live on the stuff and am a raging alcoholic, of which neither is true. I would rather pay more at my local grocery store then buy that HUGE of a bottle of booze and carry it out front of everyone!

 

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As mentioned, super stores make profit by selling MORE stuff but at a lower profit than smaller stores. They succeed by FORCING you to buy more by only selling huge quantities of everything.

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As mentioned, super stores make profit by selling MORE stuff but at a lower profit than smaller stores. They succeed by FORCING you to buy more by only selling huge quantities of everything. 

 

I needed Cumin spice that day and in a not so rare moment of insanity, bit on their Cumin container and bought their smallest size, a one quart size of Cumin.

 

It’s so big I likely have to leave it in my will, unless I discover a zillion ways to use Cumin which I highly doubt.

 

I imagine other oddities like hearing aids in three packs (think about it), two shrink wrapped one gallon bottles of Listerine (makes the checker pull back a bit), a bottle of 10,000 One a Day Vitamins pills (about 27 years’ worth),  a box of 50 onions (why you need so much Listerine), half a cow, an 8 LB cheesecake  (ugh), 400 hot dogs or a 20 lb. pack of frozen pot stickers. I mean really! Do people actually eat that much stuff?

I guess~

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But Costco convinces people we need a quartz size bottle of Cumin which is one reason they are so successful. They play on people eyes being bigger than their stomach

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But Costco convinces people we need a quartz size bottle of Cumin which is one reason they are so successful. They play on people eyes being bigger than their stomach.

So now instead of ever shopping for Cumin again, we now need a longer last will and testament in order to cover the left overs when we die from Cumin poisoning.

 

They do have quite a system there, no grocery bags, just boxes, pull carts for over shoppers and fork lifts for those that really go overboard.

 

Ah, the super box stores, you gotta love em.

 

Now if I can only find the exit door out of the 47 of them I blurringly see……

 

Jambo!

 

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As you vote for your candidate, here are some words written a long time ago on how to control a society in the writing entitled "How to create a social state" by Saul Alinsky author of the book, "Rules for Radicals"

 

(This is some scary stuff)


There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state.

1) Healthcare — Control healthcare and you control the people       (DONE)

2) Poverty — Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.   (HAPPENING FOR DECADES)

3) Debt — Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.  (DONE)

4) Gun Control — Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.   (SLOWLY WORKING ON IT)

5) Welfare — Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).  (WORKING ON IT STEADILY)

6) Education — Take control of what people read and listen to — take control of what children learn in school.   (DEPT OF EDUCATION- PRETTY MUCH DONE)

7) Religion — Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.  (ALMOST DONE ENTIRELY)

8) Class Warfare — Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor. (YEP) 

Now, think ...  it does not a take a rocket scientist to see the US today has followed these points to a "T". Wake up America, is your candidate walking in line with this mantra or against the progression of it?

 

 

 

 


 

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