Recent Changes for "Costco" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/CostcoRecent Changes of the page "Costco" on Davis Wiki.en-us Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2012-10-09 14:19:44ClarenceLMoved Phone number to be more clear. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||2299 Bronze Star Drive (just off ["County Road 102" 102]), ["Woodland"]<span>, (530) 406-2120 </span>|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||2299 Bronze Star Drive (just off ["County Road 102" 102]), ["Woodland"]|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone Numbers'''||<br> + ||Store Number (530) 406-2120 ||<br> + ||Pharmacy (530) 406-2129||<br> + ||Wireless Phone Kiosk (530) 406-2158||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Phone (530) 406-2129||<br> - ||Phone (530) 406-2158 wireless phone kiosk||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2012-09-09 12:39:26DagonJonesadding number for wireless kiosk <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Phone (530) 406-2158 wireless phone kiosk||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2012-02-25 17:17:45DrandyJonesThe Woodland Costco is no longer "brand new." <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The stores themselves are large, and many products in them are large. There is no Costco in ["Davis"]; however, you can drive north to the <span>brand new one</span> in ["Woodland"], you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. Only seven miles from Davis, the Woodland location is the closest. Of the other two locations, the Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. In addition, the Costco on Stockton Blvd in Sacramento is typically as busy as a cattle stampede and just as unpleasant to stand in. The Woodland location is the largest Costco ever, standing at 154,000 square feet.[[Footnote(Wright, E. Ashley [http://media.www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2007/05/03/CityNews/Largest.Costco.Ever.To.Open.In.Woodland.Next.Year-2893276.shtml Largest Costco ever to open in Woodland next year] 2007-05-03)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> The stores themselves are large, and many products in them are large. There is no Costco in ["Davis"]; however, you can drive north to the <span>Costco</span> in ["Woodland"], you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. Only seven miles from Davis, the Woodland location is the closest. Of the other two locations, the Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. In addition, the Costco on Stockton Blvd in Sacramento is typically as busy as a cattle stampede and just as unpleasant to stand in. The Woodland location is the largest Costco ever, standing at 154,000 square feet.[[Footnote(Wright, E. Ashley [http://media.www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2007/05/03/CityNews/Largest.Costco.Ever.To.Open.In.Woodland.Next.Year-2893276.shtml Largest Costco ever to open in Woodland next year] 2007-05-03)]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["hot sauce"], Costco will satisfy. <span>&nbsp;</span>Due to the large number of "bulk" items that Costco carries, households (or houses full of roommates) often split the cost of a membership to everyone's ["Living Cheaply" benefit]. <span>&nbsp;</span>It's also great for people planning to throw a large party.<span>&nbsp;</span> Drinks, including beer, liquor, and soda, as well as chips and other snacks come in bulk at cheap prices. It's also a good place to grab a cheap lunch on weekends. They have plenty of free samples and sell a 1/4 lb. hot dog and a soda combo for $1.50 plus tax. Costco also sells ["gas stations" gasoline] at very competitive prices, though this is restricted to those with membership cards. <span>&nbsp;</span>Costco also offers an auto sales program, car insurance, and financial services. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["hot sauce"], Costco will satisfy. Due to the large number of "bulk" items that Costco carries, households (or houses full of roommates) often split the cost of a membership to everyone's ["Living Cheaply" benefit]. It's also great for people planning to throw a large party. Drinks, including beer, liquor, and soda, as well as chips and other snacks come in bulk at cheap prices. It's also a good place to grab a cheap lunch on weekends. They have plenty of free samples and sell a 1/4 lb. hot dog and a soda combo for $1.50 plus tax. Costco also sells ["gas stations" gasoline] at very competitive prices, though this is restricted to those with membership cards. Costco also offers an auto sales program, car insurance, and financial services. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2011-08-03 17:17:40CovertProfessor(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ["Aggies" Aggie] apparel<span>&nbsp;at</span> can be purchased at the Woodland Costo, with royalty fees helping support athletics and other programs. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ["Aggies" Aggie] apparel can be purchased at the Woodland Costo, with royalty fees helping support athletics and other programs. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2011-08-03 17:17:19CovertProfessorweirdness <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ["Aggies" Aggie] apparel at can be purchased at the Woodland Costo, with royalty fees helping support athletics and other programs.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-12-25 01:52:37Wes-P <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there, with a few exceptions: if you are purchasing ["alcohol"] or prescription drugs, or if you have a C<span>ostco gift card</span>. By state law, alcohol and prescription drugs must be available to everyone. Inform the gatekeeper that you're only buying booze and/or drugs and they'll send you to the Membership desk for a guest pass. The second exception is gift cards. They must be purchased and recharged by a member, but may be used by anyone. Membership fees start at $50/year, and the basic membership covers the primary member plus one other person from the household (the intention is for a family member, but you may be able to add a roommate or non-marital significant other if the employee handling your membership is feeling generous). Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express at their physical stores. Most stores' food courts are inside, and so require a membership card to gain access, but not to purchase. However, the Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there, with a few exceptions: if you are purchasing ["alcohol"] or prescription drugs, or if you have a <span>["Reusable Gift </span>C<span>ards" Costco gift card]</span>. By state law, alcohol and prescription drugs must be available to everyone. Inform the gatekeeper that you're only buying booze and/or drugs and they'll send you to the Membership desk for a guest pass. The second exception is gift cards. They must be purchased and recharged by a member, but may be used by anyone. Membership fees start at $50/year, and the basic membership covers the primary member plus one other person from the household (the intention is for a family member, but you may be able to add a roommate or non-marital significant other if the employee handling your membership is feeling generous). Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express at their physical stores. Most stores' food courts are inside, and so require a membership card to gain access, but not to purchase. However, the Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-12-20 12:37:01EdWinstook me a min to find that <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Address''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Web link'''|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Address<span>'</span>''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Web link'''|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-12-20 06:55:08WesHardakerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 94: </td> <td> Line 94: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-12-20 05:55:08'' [[nbsp]] Most of the food is certainly hard to eat the challenge with. If I were going to do it (and I'm not), I'd try the Caesar salad. There $3.99 each, and three of them is probably doable. --["Users/WesHardaker"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-12-17 13:50:44DonShorwow lots of tag problems <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Also, in the ["2004"] election cycle, Costco CEOs donated approximately $365,000 to Democratic candidates and entities. (<span>''</span>Privately or as an official corporate support?<span>''</span>) </td> <td> <span>+</span> Also, in the ["2004"] election cycle, Costco CEOs donated approximately $365,000 to Democratic candidates and entities. (Privately or as an official corporate support?) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * A corollary of this challenge is the <span>'''</span>Whole-Pizza Rule<span>'''</span>, which states that any person attempting to spend $9.95 or more on pizza <span>''must''</span> purchase the whole pizza.<br> <span>-</span> * The other regulation is the <span>'''</span>Soda Refill Inclusion<span>'''</span>, which says that any purchase of a hot dog includes a cup of soda, with refills, so any purchase of a hot dog for the purposes of the challenge must be accompanied by the consumption of the included drink, along with one refill.<br> <span>-</span> * The final hurdle for the winner is to complete the <span>'''</span>Walk of Triumph,<span>'''</span> i.e., the winner must be able to walk out of the front door of Costco, with all the ingested food intact. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * A corollary of this challenge is the Whole-Pizza Rule, which states that any person attempting to spend $9.95 or more on pizza <span>must</span> purchase the whole pizza.<br> <span>+</span> * The other regulation is the Soda Refill Inclusion, which says that any purchase of a hot dog includes a cup of soda, with refills, so any purchase of a hot dog for the purposes of the challenge must be accompanied by the consumption of the included drink, along with one refill.<br> <span>+</span> * The final hurdle for the winner is to complete the Walk of Triumph, i.e., the winner must be able to walk out of the front door of Costco, with all the ingested food intact. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> 25 April 2009 -- David <span>"</span>Cookie<span>"</span> Anderson rose to the challenge with the consumption of a whole pizza ($9.95) and a drink ($0.59), including mandatory refill. Note that Cookie went the extra mile, in that his pizza was in fact a <span>"</span>combo<span>"</span> style, loaded with options. </td> <td> <span>+</span> 25 April 2009 -- David Cookie Anderson rose to the challenge with the consumption of a whole pizza ($9.95) and a drink ($0.59), including mandatory refill. Note that Cookie went the extra mile, in that his pizza was in fact a combo style, loaded with options. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-12-17 13:24:37HenryHouse <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Address''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''<span>Pho</span>n<span>e</span>'''|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Address''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''<span>Web li</span>n<span>k</span>'''|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-12-17 13:23:34HenryHouse <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||1600 Expo Parkway, ["Sacramento"]<span>, </span>(916) 563-7002||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=471 web site]||<br> <span>-</span> ||1051 Hume Way, ["Vacaville"]<span>, </span>(707) 453-7343||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=694 web site]|| </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Address''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> +</span> ||1600 Expo Parkway, ["Sacramento"]<span>||</span>(916) 563-7002||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=471 web site]||<br> <span>+</span> ||1051 Hume Way, ["Vacaville"]<span>||</span>(707) 453-7343||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=694 web site]|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-12-17 13:21:29HenryHouse <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 36: </td> <td> Line 36: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||1051 Hume Way, ["Vacaville"], (707) 453-7343<span>||location]</span>||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=694 web site]|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||1051 Hume Way, ["Vacaville"], (707) 453-7343||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=694 web site]|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-12-17 13:11:35HenryHouse <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Pharmacy Hours and <span>p</span>hone'''|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Pharmacy Hours and <span>P</span>hone'''|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Since the Woodland location is the closest to Davis (9.7 miles from center of Davis according to Google), it probably makes the most sense for Davis residents to shop there. Other reasonabl<span>e</span> close locations are [http://www.sacwiki.org/Costco_Wholesale Sacramento] (19 miles away), which has the advantage of being next to [http://www.sacwiki.org/REI REI], and [http://vacaville.wikispot.org/Costco Vacaville] (20 miles). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Since the Woodland location is the closest to Davis (9.7 miles from center of Davis according to Google), it probably makes the most sense for Davis residents to shop there. Other reasonabl<span>y</span> close locations are [http://www.sacwiki.org/Costco_Wholesale Sacramento] (19 miles away), which has the advantage of being next to [http://www.sacwiki.org/REI REI], and [http://vacaville.wikispot.org/Costco Vacaville] (20 miles). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-12-17 10:37:08HenryHouse <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||<span>&lt;small&gt;</span>other locations, see below<span>&lt;small&gt;</span>|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||<span>''</span>other locations, see below<span>''</span>|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-12-17 10:36:09HenryHouse+pharmacy info; move Sac and Vacaville info down to decluclutter summary table <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||1600 Expo Parkway, ["Sacramento"], (916) 563-7002||<br> - ||1051 Hume Way, ["Vacaville"], (707) 453-7343||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;small&gt;other locations, see below&lt;small&gt;||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Websites'''||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Pharmacy Hours and phone'''||<br> + ||Mon-Fri 10:00AM-7:00PM||<br> + ||Sat 9:30AM-6:00PM||<br> + ||Sun closed||<br> + ||Phone (530) 406-2129||<br> + ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Website'''||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=471 Sacramento location]||<br> - ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=694 Vacaville location]||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + = Other locations =<br> + <br> + Since the Woodland location is the closest to Davis (9.7 miles from center of Davis according to Google), it probably makes the most sense for Davis residents to shop there. Other reasonable close locations are [http://www.sacwiki.org/Costco_Wholesale Sacramento] (19 miles away), which has the advantage of being next to [http://www.sacwiki.org/REI REI], and [http://vacaville.wikispot.org/Costco Vacaville] (20 miles).<br> + <br> + ||1600 Expo Parkway, ["Sacramento"], (916) 563-7002||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=471 web site]||<br> + ||1051 Hume Way, ["Vacaville"], (707) 453-7343||location]||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=694 web site]||<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-05-24 17:59:36EBTwebsite → location <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=1003 Woodland <span>website</span>]||<br> <span>-</span> ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=471 Sacramento <span>website</span>]||<br> <span>-</span> ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=694 Vacaville <span>website</span>]|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=1003 Woodland <span>location</span>]||<br> <span>+</span> ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=471 Sacramento <span>location</span>]||<br> <span>+</span> ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=694 Vacaville <span>location</span>]|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-05-24 16:54:58SteveDavisonAdded link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||<span>'''</span>Mon-Fri<span>'''</span> 10:00AM-8:30PM||<br> <span>-</span> ||<span>'''</span>Sat<span>'''</span> 9:30AM-6:00PM||<br> <span>-</span> ||<span>'''</span>Sun<span>'''</span> 10:00AM-6:00PM|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Mon-Fri 10:00AM-8:30PM||<br> <span>+</span> ||Sat 9:30AM-6:00PM||<br> <span>+</span> ||Sun 10:00AM-6:00PM|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||<span>'''</span>Mon-Fri<span>'''</span> 6:00AM-9:30PM||<br> <span>-</span> ||<span>'''</span>Sat-Sun<span>'''</span> 6:00AM-7:00PM|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Mon-Fri 6:00AM-9:30PM||<br> <span>+</span> ||Sat-Sun 6:00AM-7:00PM|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Costco Wholesale''' is the largest wholesale club operator in the United States (ahead of chief competitor Sam's Club). The chain opened its first warehouse in Seattle, Washington on September 15, 1983 under the name "Costco", using a similar business model to competitor (and influence) Price Club. The companies later merged in 1993 doubling the size and emerging with the name "PriceCostco"; a third name change came in 1997 to 'Costco Companies, Inc.' In 1999 the company changed its name for the final time to "Costco Wholesale Corp."; it now has locations in 37 states and Puerto Rico. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Costco Wholesale''' is the largest wholesale club operator in the United States (ahead of chief competitor <span>["</span>Sam's Club<span>"]</span>). The chain opened its first warehouse in Seattle, Washington on September 15, 1983 under the name "Costco", using a similar business model to competitor (and influence) Price Club. The companies later merged in 1993 doubling the size and emerging with the name "PriceCostco"; a third name change came in 1997 to 'Costco Companies, Inc.' In 1999 the company changed its name for the final time to "Costco Wholesale Corp."; it now has locations in 37 states and Puerto Rico. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 21: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The stores themselves are large, and many products in them are large. There is no Costco in<span>&nbsp;the city of</span> ["Davis"]; however, you can drive north to the brand new one in ["Woodland"], you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. Only seven miles from Davis, the Woodland location is the closest. Of the other two locations, the Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. In addition, the Costco on Stockton Blvd in Sacramento is typically as busy as a cattle stampede and just as unpleasant to stand in. The Woodland location is the largest Costco ever, standing at 154,000 square feet.[[Footnote(Wright, E. Ashley [http://media.www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2007/05/03/CityNews/Largest.Costco.Ever.To.Open.In.Woodland.Next.Year-2893276.shtml Largest Costco ever to open in Woodland next year] 2007-05-03)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> The stores themselves are large, and many products in them are large. There is no Costco in ["Davis"]; however, you can drive north to the brand new one in ["Woodland"], you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. Only seven miles from Davis, the Woodland location is the closest. Of the other two locations, the Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. In addition, the Costco on Stockton Blvd in Sacramento is typically as busy as a cattle stampede and just as unpleasant to stand in. The Woodland location is the largest Costco ever, standing at 154,000 square feet.[[Footnote(Wright, E. Ashley [http://media.www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2007/05/03/CityNews/Largest.Costco.Ever.To.Open.In.Woodland.Next.Year-2893276.shtml Largest Costco ever to open in Woodland next year] 2007-05-03)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-05-19 09:25:37JabberWokky+AlphaDog! +Allersize -attachment: cruft(!) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Image(biz_costcoGas.jpg, <span>36</span>0, right, thumbnail)]]<span>[[BR]]</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Image(biz_costcoGas.jpg, <span>4</span>0<span>0, noborder</span>, right, thumbnail)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-05-19 09:19:55BrianNealRemoving my comment, since the info is now in the article <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 81: </td> <td> Line 81: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2009-02-19 05:39:58'' [[nbsp]] I found out another way to bypass membership: have a member buy you a gift card. Anyone can use them. Just don't go over the amount, because you can't pay with anything else. This also creates a way for members to use their favorite credit card: gift cards may be bought online with Visa/MasterCard. --["Users/BrianNeal"]<br> - ------</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-03-21 18:40:22CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=1003]||<br> <span>-</span> ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=471]||<br> <span>-</span> ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=694]|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=1003<span>&nbsp;Woodland website</span>]||<br> <span>+</span> ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=471<span>&nbsp;Sacramento website</span>]||<br> <span>+</span> ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=694<span>&nbsp;Vacaville website</span>]|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-02-07 17:26:44CovertProfessor(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Website'''|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Website<span>s</span>'''|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-02-07 17:26:34CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Location'''|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Location<span>s</span>'''|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2010-02-07 17:25:32CovertProfessorAll have the same m-f hours now <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||'''Mon-Fri''' '''''Woodland and Cal Expo''''' 11:00AM-8:30PM '''''Vacaville''''' 10:00AM-8:30PM||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||'''Mon-Fri''' 10:00AM-8:30PM||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2009-08-29 10:44:44JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 87: </td> <td> Line 84: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * You get 10 Points.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2009-08-29 10:28:15bewbsComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 85: </td> <td> Line 85: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-08-29 10:28:15'' [[nbsp]] is that really a challenge? what do you get if you complete it? sounds pretty easy to me. --["Users/bewbs"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2009-08-16 13:34:11RebekahLee <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||'''Mon-Fri''' '''Woodland and Cal Expo''' 11:00AM-8:30PM '''Vacaville''' 10:00AM-8:30PM|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||'''Mon-Fri''' <span>''</span>'''Woodland and Cal Expo'''<span>''</span> 11:00AM-8:30PM '''<span>''</span>Vacaville<span>''</span>''' 10:00AM-8:30PM|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2009-08-16 13:32:33RebekahLee <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||'''Mon-Fri''' 11:00AM-8:30PM||<br> - ||opens at 10 am for Business Members||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||'''Mon-Fri''' '''Woodland and Cal Expo''' 11:00AM-8:30PM '''Vacaville''' 10:00AM-8:30PM||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||[http://www.costco.com costco.com]||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=1003]||<br> + ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=471]||<br> + ||[http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/WarehouseDetails.aspx?WarehouseNumber=694]||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2009-08-16 13:19:31RebekahLee <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||2299 Bronze Star Drive (just off ["County Road 102" 102]), ["Woodland"], (530) 406-2120 ||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||2299 Bronze Star Drive (just off ["County Road 102" 102]), ["Woodland"], (530) 406-2120 ||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2009-07-10 07:29:27BrianNealCostCo to Costco <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there, with a few exceptions: if you are purchasing ["alcohol"] or prescription drugs, or if you have a Cost<span>C</span>o gift card. By state law, alcohol and prescription drugs must be available to everyone. Inform the gatekeeper that you're only buying booze and/or drugs and they'll send you to the Membership desk for a guest pass. The second exception is gift cards. They must be purchased and recharged by a member, but may be used by anyone. Membership fees start at $50/year, and the basic membership covers the primary member plus one other person from the household (the intention is for a family member, but you may be able to add a roommate or non-marital significant other if the employee handling your membership is feeling generous). Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express at their physical stores. Most stores' food courts are inside, and so require a membership card to gain access, but not to purchase. However, the Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there, with a few exceptions: if you are purchasing ["alcohol"] or prescription drugs, or if you have a Cost<span>c</span>o gift card. By state law, alcohol and prescription drugs must be available to everyone. Inform the gatekeeper that you're only buying booze and/or drugs and they'll send you to the Membership desk for a guest pass. The second exception is gift cards. They must be purchased and recharged by a member, but may be used by anyone. Membership fees start at $50/year, and the basic membership covers the primary member plus one other person from the household (the intention is for a family member, but you may be able to add a roommate or non-marital significant other if the employee handling your membership is feeling generous). Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express at their physical stores. Most stores' food courts are inside, and so require a membership card to gain access, but not to purchase. However, the Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2009-04-25 16:39:57BarryRiceFixing the placement of my documention. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 81: </td> <td> Line 81: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2009-04-25 16:38:00'' [[nbsp]] Added to the Costco Challenge. --["Users/BarryRice"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2009-04-25 16:39:08BarryRiceAdded to the Costco Challenge <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Costco Challenge is as follows: eat $10 worth of any food/drink combination at the Costco food court during one sitting. Trust me, it is a challenge.<br> <span>-</span> * A corollary of this challenge is the '''Whole-Pizza Rule''', which states that any person attempting to spend <span>more than </span>$9.95 on pizza ''must'' purchase the whole pizza. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Costco Challenge is as follows: eat $10 worth of any food/drink combination at the Costco food court during one <span>&nbsp;1-hour </span>sitting. T<span>ax is not included in this calculation. T</span>rust me, it is a challenge.<br> <span>+</span> * A corollary of this challenge is the '''Whole-Pizza Rule''', which states that any person attempting to spend $9.95 o<span>r more o</span>n pizza ''must'' purchase the whole pizza. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * The final hurdle for the winner is to complete the '''Walk of Triumph,''' i.e., the winner must be able to walk out of the front door of Costco, with all the ingested food intact.<br> + <br> + == Costco Challenge Winner's Circle ==<br> + <br> + 25 April 2009 -- David "Cookie" Anderson rose to the challenge with the consumption of a whole pizza ($9.95) and a drink ($0.59), including mandatory refill. Note that Cookie went the extra mile, in that his pizza was in fact a "combo" style, loaded with options.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2009-04-25 16:38:00BarryRiceComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 76: </td> <td> Line 76: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-04-25 16:38:00'' [[nbsp]] Added to the Costco Challenge. --["Users/BarryRice"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2009-02-19 11:55:46ElleWeber <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there, with a few exceptions: if you are purchasing ["alcohol"] or prescription drugs, or if you have a CostCo gift card. By state law, alcohol and prescription drugs must be available to everyone. Inform the gatekeeper that you're only buying booze and/or drugs and they'll send you to the Membership desk for a guest pass. The second exception is gift cards. They must be purchased and recharged by a member, but may be used by anyone. Membership fees start at $50/year, and the basic membership covers the primary member plus one other person from the household (the intention is for a family member, but you may be able to add a roommate if the employee handling your membership is feeling generous). Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express at their physical stores. Most stores' food courts are inside, and so require a membership card to gain access, but not to purchase. However, the Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there, with a few exceptions: if you are purchasing ["alcohol"] or prescription drugs, or if you have a CostCo gift card. By state law, alcohol and prescription drugs must be available to everyone. Inform the gatekeeper that you're only buying booze and/or drugs and they'll send you to the Membership desk for a guest pass. The second exception is gift cards. They must be purchased and recharged by a member, but may be used by anyone. Membership fees start at $50/year, and the basic membership covers the primary member plus one other person from the household (the intention is for a family member, but you may be able to add a roommate <span>or non-marital significant other </span>if the employee handling your membership is feeling generous). Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express at their physical stores. Most stores' food courts are inside, and so require a membership card to gain access, but not to purchase. However, the Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2009-02-19 11:54:16ElleWeberbeing nitpicky with wording, also note about memberships <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there, with several exceptions. Membership fees start at $50/year. Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express at their physical stores. By state law, alcohol and prescription drugs must be available to everyone. Inform the gatekeeper that you're only buying booze and/or drugs; they'll send you to the Membership desk for a guest pass. The second exception is gift cards. They must be purchased and recharged by a member, but may be used by anyone. Most store's food courts are inside, and so require a membership card to gain access, but not to purchase. However, the Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there, with a few exceptions: if you are purchasing ["alcohol"] or prescription drugs, or if you have a CostCo gift card. By state law, alcohol and prescription drugs must be available to everyone. Inform the gatekeeper that you're only buying booze and/or drugs and they'll send you to the Membership desk for a guest pass. The second exception is gift cards. They must be purchased and recharged by a member, but may be used by anyone. Membership fees start at $50/year, and the basic membership covers the primary member plus one other person from the household (the intention is for a family member, but you may be able to add a roommate if the employee handling your membership is feeling generous). Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express at their physical stores. Most stores' food courts are inside, and so require a membership card to gain access, but not to purchase. However, the Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2009-02-19 06:39:58BrianNealComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 74: </td> <td> Line 74: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2009-02-19 05:39:58'' [[nbsp]] I found out another way to bypass membership: have a member buy you a gift card. Anyone can use them. Just don't go over the amount, because you can't pay with anything else. This also creates a way for members to use their favorite credit card: gift cards may be bought online with Visa/MasterCard. --["Users/BrianNeal"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2009-02-19 06:35:26BrianNealadding info about ways to bypass membership <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there. Membership fees start at $50/year. Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express at their physical stores. Most store's food courts are inside, and so require a membership card to gain access, but not to purchase. However, the Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there<span>, with several exceptions</span>. Membership fees start at $50/year. Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express at their physical stores. <span>By state law, alcohol and prescription drugs must be available to everyone. Inform the gatekeeper that you're only buying booze and/or drugs; they'll send you to the Membership desk for a guest pass. The second exception is gift cards. They must be purchased and recharged by a member, but may be used by anyone. </span>Most store's food courts are inside, and so require a membership card to gain access, but not to purchase. However, the Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Costco is a large [http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/fortune/0704/gallery.500top50.fortune/32.html Fortune 500] corporation that is frequently upheld as an example of moral and caring management. With some of the highest rates of pay to the lowest end employees, excellent benefits and a strong willingness to work with unions, employees are held in high regard. Promotions occur within the company, and thus lower turnover. Although Costco spends much more per employee, the loyalty garnered results in much higher efficiency and thus lower overhead. <span>&nbsp;</span>In addition, with an average employee pay rate of $17 per hour, most employees working full time, and with the CEO paying himself far under what many CEOs earn, Costco has one of the lowest differences between average salary and CEO salary. <span>&nbsp;</span>Some investors complain that the company is too good to employees, saying that ["Wal-Mart"] like profit margins could be achieved if they dropped employee benefits to Wal-Mart's levels (although Costco employees sell 50% more per square foot of store and have a 25% higher profit rate than the more comparable Wal-Mart owned Sam's Club). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Costco is a large [http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/fortune/0704/gallery.500top50.fortune/32.html Fortune 500] corporation that is frequently upheld as an example of moral and caring management. With some of the highest rates of pay to the lowest end employees, excellent benefits and a strong willingness to work with unions, employees are held in high regard. Promotions occur within the company, and thus lower turnover. Although Costco spends much more per employee, the loyalty garnered results in much higher efficiency and thus lower overhead. In addition, with an average employee pay rate of $17 per hour, most employees working full time, and with the CEO paying himself far under what many CEOs earn, Costco has one of the lowest differences between average salary and CEO salary. Some investors complain that the company is too good to employees, saying that ["Wal-Mart"] like profit margins could be achieved if they dropped employee benefits to Wal-Mart's levels (although Costco employees sell 50% more per square foot of store and have a 25% higher profit rate than the more comparable Wal-Mart owned Sam's Club). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-11-29 19:03:42DavidGrundler(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 73: </td> <td> Line 73: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2008-11-29 18:03:12'' [[nbsp]] Since Black Friday, Costco has been handing out free Costco cookbooks to members upon entering the store. These cookbooks are pretty nice! They still had quite a few left as of Saturday evening. --["Users/DavidGrundler"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2008-11-29 18:03:12'' [[nbsp]] Since Black Friday, Costco has been handing out free Costco cookbooks to members upon entering the store. These cookbooks are pretty nice! They still had quite a few left a<span>t the Woodland Costco a</span>s of Saturday evening. --["Users/DavidGrundler"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-11-29 19:03:12DavidGrundlerComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 72: </td> <td> Line 72: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-11-29 18:03:12'' [[nbsp]] Since Black Friday, Costco has been handing out free Costco cookbooks to members upon entering the store. These cookbooks are pretty nice! They still had quite a few left as of Saturday evening. --["Users/DavidGrundler"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-09-10 07:58:11TheAmazingLarrylink to 102 <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||2299 Bronze Star Drive, ["Woodland"], (530) 406-2120 || </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||2299 Bronze Star Drive<span>&nbsp;(just off ["County Road 102" 102])</span>, ["Woodland"], (530) 406-2120 || </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-08-23 12:59:21JasonAllerlink fixes <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Thank you very much for the information. Even though I don't necessarily equate Democratic funding with morality, I appreciate that Costco takes care of it's own and is on an ethical higher ground than Sams Club. --["GrumpyoldGeek"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Thank you very much for the information. Even though I don't necessarily equate Democratic funding with morality, I appreciate that Costco takes care of it's own and is on an ethical higher ground than Sams Club. --["<span>Users/</span>GrumpyoldGeek"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ''2006-10-07 23:48:38'' [[nbsp]] I don't think the Vacaville Costco checks for your card if you go in from the exit. After all, that's where you go to sign up for membership. --["Users/AndrewChen"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 45: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2006-10-07 23:48:38'' [[nbsp]] I don't think the Vacaville Costco checks for your card if you go in from the exit. After all, that's where you go to sign up for membership. --["AndrewChen"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2006-12-03 17:06:27'' [[nbsp]] Sneaking in does equal stealing. --["Users/JimEvans"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 45: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-12-03 17:<span>06</span>:<span>27</span>'' [[nbsp]] <span>Sneaking</span> i<span>n</span> does<span>&nbsp;equal s</span>t<span>ealing</span>. --["<span>JimEv</span>a<span>n</span>s"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-12-03 17:<span>11</span>:<span>11</span>'' [[nbsp]] <span>No</span> i<span>t</span> does<span>n'</span>t. --["<span>Users/BrentL</span>a<span>ab</span>s"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 49: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2006-12-03 17:11:11'' [[nbsp]] No it doesn't. --["BrentLaabs"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2006-12-03 17:17:06'' [[nbsp]] I'd say it is theft, as you're bypassing a required membership. It's like ghosting a convention (i.e., attending a SF Con without buying a membership) and going to the dealer room. Unethical even if you're spending money, although very low on the chart IMO. Interesting that one would not consider avoiding a membership fee as a form of stealing (however mild you may think it is). What's your reasoning? --["Users/JabberWokky"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 49: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2006-12-03 17:17:06'' [[nbsp]] I'd say it is theft, as you're bypassing a required membership. It's like ghosting a convention (i.e., attending a SF Con without buying a membership) and going to the dealer room. Unethical even if you're spending money, although very low on the chart IMO. Interesting that one would not consider avoiding a membership fee as a form of stealing (however mild you may think it is). What's your reasoning? --["JabberWokky"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2006-12-03 17:31:02'' [[nbsp]] You have to show your membership card when you check out. So it's not stealing, because you can't get anything. Well, maybe it could be construed as stealing because it would incur labor costs in the form of restocking all the things a non-member ''tries'' to buy. --["Users/CarlMcCabe"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2006-12-03 17:31:02'' [[nbsp]] You have to show your membership card when you check out. So it's not stealing, because you can't get anything. Well, maybe it could be construed as stealing because it would incur labor costs in the form of restocking all the things a non-member ''tries'' to buy. --["CarlMcCabe"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2006-12-03 17:35:27'' [[nbsp]] Ah, yes... well, I'd agree there. I assumed the act being discussed was actually buying items without a membership. I believe you're allowed to walk around without a membership anyway. They ask for your card when entering just to make sure that you have it and don't show up at the checkout with a load of stuff unaware of the membership requirement or having forgotten your card. I used to simply pat my pocket, nod and say "I have my card" and they always let me in. --["Users/JabberWokky"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 55: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2006-12-03 17:35:27'' [[nbsp]] Ah, yes... well, I'd agree there. I assumed the act being discussed was actually buying items without a membership. I believe you're allowed to walk around without a membership anyway. They ask for your card when entering just to make sure that you have it and don't show up at the checkout with a load of stuff unaware of the membership requirement or having forgotten your card. I used to simply pat my pocket, nod and say "I have my card" and they always let me in. --["JabberWokky"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2006-12-03 17:42:15'' [[nbsp]] You do not need to be a member to purchase alcohol, use the pharmacy, or go to the optometrist at Costco. Just tell them at the door if you are doing any of these activities and they will let you in. --["BradLeaser"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''2006-12-03 17:42:15'' [[nbsp]] You do not need to be a member to purchase alcohol, use the pharmacy, or go to the optometrist at Costco. Just tell them at the door if you are doing any of these activities and they will let you in. --["Users/BradLeaser"]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 60: </td> <td> Line 60: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2006-12-03 18:45:27'' [[nbsp]] You can also buy the gas without a membership, although the prices are a couple cents higher. --["JabberWokky"]<br> <span>-</span> * Actually, you *do* need to swipe your card to purchase gas. --["AlphaDog"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2006-12-03 18:45:27'' [[nbsp]] You can also buy the gas without a membership, although the prices are a couple cents higher. --["<span>Users/</span>JabberWokky"]<br> <span>+</span> * Actually, you *do* need to swipe your card to purchase gas. --["<span>Users/</span>AlphaDog"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 69: </td> <td> Line 68: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-08-21 11:57:42BrianNealadding instructions to buy alcohol <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * To get in to buy alcohol, tell the greeter that you're only buying alcohol, then head to the membership desk for a guest card.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-08-11 13:37:59JoePomidor(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The Costco Challenge is as follows: eat $10 worth of any foods/drinks combinations at the Costco food court during one sitting. Trust me, it is a challenge.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The Costco Challenge is as follows: eat $10 worth of any food/drink combination at the Costco food court during one sitting. Trust me, it is a challenge.<br> + * A corollary of this challenge is the '''Whole-Pizza Rule''', which states that any person attempting to spend more than $9.95 on pizza ''must'' purchase the whole pizza.<br> + * The other regulation is the '''Soda Refill Inclusion''', which says that any purchase of a hot dog includes a cup of soda, with refills, so any purchase of a hot dog for the purposes of the challenge must be accompanied by the consumption of the included drink, along with one refill.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-08-11 13:32:12JoePomidorless repetetive <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there. Membership fees start at $50/year. Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express at their physical stores. <span>Anyone can purchase</span> f<span>rom their food court since they do not ask for membership cards</span>. <span>&nbsp;The food court at the Vaca</span>v<span>ille and Woodland Costco is inside the store so thus requires a membership card for entry. T</span>he Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there. Membership fees start at $50/year. Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express at their physical stores. <span>Most store's</span> f<span>ood courts are inside, and so require a membership card to gain access, but not to purchase</span>. <span>Howe</span>v<span>er, t</span>he Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-08-11 12:42:29JonathanLawton <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there. Membership fees start at $50/year. Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express at their physical stores. Anyone can purchase from their food court since they do not ask for membership cards. Vacaville Costco<span>'s food court</span> is inside the store so thus requires a membership card for entry. The Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there. Membership fees start at $50/year. Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express at their physical stores. Anyone can purchase from their food court since they do not ask for membership cards. <span>The food court at the </span>Vacaville <span>and Woodland </span>Costco is inside the store so thus requires a membership card for entry. The Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-08-11 09:47:45ScottWeintraubhours open <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||opens at 10 am for Business Members||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-07-08 13:57:25JoePomidorThis would be a really bad idea <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Better Costco Challenge =<br> - <br> - The Superior Costco Challenge is as follows: The Challenger must depart from Davis to Vacaville's Costco, and before arriving consume exactly one ["Forties" 40 ounce] Mickey's malt liquor. Purchased from the nearest convenience store, preferably from a gas station. Do not imbibe and drive; hire a chauffeur. [[Image(costco.jpg, left, thumbnail)]]<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-04-05 01:34:20BlairGosscomment typos galore <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2008-04-04 16:03:31'' [[nbsp]] If you plan on going to the Woodland Costco, then beware of the directions they give via their automated voice system when you call. They tell you to exit at Country Road 102 from I-5 and then go South. The directions over the phone then tell you to turn left onto Bronze Star Drive, but I believe that there is a median tha<span>n</span> blocks you from doing so and that there are also no street signs indicating it (its a brand new street). Instead, you have to turn left on the next street, Maxwell (should be the first left from the freeway). That street will automatically turn left into another street that should deliver you to the Costco parking lot with no problems. Additionally, I could not find Bronze Star Road on Google Maps. Maybe I made an error, but I imagine that the street has not been added to their database yet. Good luck! --["Users/BlairGoss"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2008-04-04 16:03:31'' [[nbsp]] If you plan on going to the Woodland Costco, then beware of the directions they give via their automated voice system when you call. They tell you to exit at Country Road 102 from I-5 and then go South. The directions over the phone then tell you to turn left onto Bronze Star Drive, but I believe that there is a median tha<span>t</span> blocks you from doing so and that there are also no street signs indicating it (its a brand new street). Instead, you have to turn left on the next street, Maxwell (should be the first left from the freeway). That street will automatically turn left into another street that should deliver you to the Costco parking lot with no problems. Additionally, I could not find Bronze Star Road on Google Maps. Maybe I made an error, but I imagine that the street has not been added to their database yet. Good luck! --["Users/BlairGoss"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-04-05 01:30:58BlairGoss <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2008-04-04 16:03:31'' [[nbsp]] If you plan on going to the Woodland Costco, then beware of the directions they give via their automated voice system when you call. They tell you to exit at Country Road 102 from I-5 and then go <span>West</span>. The directions over the phone then tell you to turn left onto Bronze Star Drive, but I believe that there is a median than blocks you from doing so and that there are also no street signs indicating it (its a brand new street). Instead, you have to turn left on the next street, Maxwell (should be the first left from the freeway). That street will automatically turn left into another street that should deliver you to the Costco parking lot with no problems. Additionally, I could not find Bronze Star Road on Google Maps. Maybe I made an error, but I imagine that the street has not been added to their database yet. Good luck! --["Users/BlairGoss"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2008-04-04 16:03:31'' [[nbsp]] If you plan on going to the Woodland Costco, then beware of the directions they give via their automated voice system when you call. They tell you to exit at Country Road 102 from I-5 and then go <span>South</span>. The directions over the phone then tell you to turn left onto Bronze Star Drive, but I believe that there is a median than blocks you from doing so and that there are also no street signs indicating it (its a brand new street). Instead, you have to turn left on the next street, Maxwell (should be the first left from the freeway). That street will automatically turn left into another street that should deliver you to the Costco parking lot with no problems. Additionally, I could not find Bronze Star Road on Google Maps. Maybe I made an error, but I imagine that the street has not been added to their database yet. Good luck! --["Users/BlairGoss"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-04-05 01:28:29BlairGoss <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 73: </td> <td> Line 73: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Absolutely correct for people who know what they are doing. But when you call Costco's number (the only automated resource for getting directions to the place thus far), you have to key in that you are coming from the south. The only northbound option they have is from I-5. --["Users/BlairGoss"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-04-04 20:14:46CarlMcCabe <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Costco is a large corporation that is frequently upheld as an example of moral and caring management. With some of the highest rates of pay to the lowest end employees, excellent benefits and a strong willingness to work with unions, employees are held in high regard. Promotions occur within the company, and thus lower turnover. Although Costco spends much more per employee, the loyalty garnered results in much higher efficiency and thus lower overhead. In addition, with an average employee pay rate of $17 per hour, most employees working full time, and with the CEO paying himself far under what many CEOs earn, Costco has one of the lowest differences between average salary and CEO salary. Some investors complain that the company is too good to employees, saying that ["Wal-Mart"] like profit margins could be achieved if they dropped employee benefits to Wal-Mart's levels (although Costco employees sell 50% more per square foot of store and have a 25% higher profit rate than the more comparable Wal-Mart owned Sam's Club). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Costco is a large<span>&nbsp;[http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2007/fortune/0704/gallery.500top50.fortune/32.html Fortune 500]</span> corporation that is frequently upheld as an example of moral and caring management. With some of the highest rates of pay to the lowest end employees, excellent benefits and a strong willingness to work with unions, employees are held in high regard. Promotions occur within the company, and thus lower turnover. Although Costco spends much more per employee, the loyalty garnered results in much higher efficiency and thus lower overhead. In addition, with an average employee pay rate of $17 per hour, most employees working full time, and with the CEO paying himself far under what many CEOs earn, Costco has one of the lowest differences between average salary and CEO salary. Some investors complain that the company is too good to employees, saying that ["Wal-Mart"] like profit margins could be achieved if they dropped employee benefits to Wal-Mart's levels (although Costco employees sell 50% more per square foot of store and have a 25% higher profit rate than the more comparable Wal-Mart owned Sam's Club). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-04-04 19:44:53NickSchmalenberger <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 72: </td> <td> Line 72: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Um, anybody coming from Davis would be coming from the other direction on ["County Road 102"] and would only have to turn right. --["Users/NickSchmalenberger"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-04-04 19:28:12SunjeetBaadkarCommenting on a comment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + *I didn't realize they sold cars until I went there a couple weeks back. I totally amused myself when I thought of them storing the cars in the back on those insanely tall shelves. I'm such a dork sometimes. --["Users/SunjeetBaadkar"]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-04-04 16:03:31BlairGossComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-04-04 16:03:31'' [[nbsp]] If you plan on going to the Woodland Costco, then beware of the directions they give via their automated voice system when you call. They tell you to exit at Country Road 102 from I-5 and then go West. The directions over the phone then tell you to turn left onto Bronze Star Drive, but I believe that there is a median than blocks you from doing so and that there are also no street signs indicating it (its a brand new street). Instead, you have to turn left on the next street, Maxwell (should be the first left from the freeway). That street will automatically turn left into another street that should deliver you to the Costco parking lot with no problems. Additionally, I could not find Bronze Star Road on Google Maps. Maybe I made an error, but I imagine that the street has not been added to their database yet. Good luck! --["Users/BlairGoss"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-03-27 15:20:52spook00Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 65: </td> <td> Line 65: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-03-27 15:20:52'' [[nbsp]] I bought my Honda through Costco and found the process very easy. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a Honda or other make :) --["Users/spook00"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-03-05 16:21:46BrentLaabslink <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 40: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Superior Costco Challenge is as follows: The Challenger must depart from Davis to Vacaville's Costco, and before arriving consume exactly one 40 ounce Mickey's malt liquor. Purchased from the nearest convenience store, preferably from a gas station. Do not imbibe and drive; hire a chauffeur. [[Image(costco.jpg, left, thumbnail)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Superior Costco Challenge is as follows: The Challenger must depart from Davis to Vacaville's Costco, and before arriving consume exactly one<span>&nbsp;["Forties"</span> 40 ounce<span>]</span> Mickey's malt liquor. Purchased from the nearest convenience store, preferably from a gas station. Do not imbibe and drive; hire a chauffeur. [[Image(costco.jpg, left, thumbnail)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-03-04 22:09:13ScottWeintraubYes, they sell petrol. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 64: </td> <td> Line 64: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Yes.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-03-04 19:33:01ElleWeberComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2008-03-04 18:33:01'' [[nbsp]] Does the Woodland location have gasoline? --["Users/ElleWeber"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-03-04 16:17:22ZackFrederickRevert to version 42 (not irrelevant — Daviswiki shall have a sense of humor.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ = Better Costco Challenge =<br> + <br> + The Superior Costco Challenge is as follows: The Challenger must depart from Davis to Vacaville's Costco, and before arriving consume exactly one 40 ounce Mickey's malt liquor. Purchased from the nearest convenience store, preferably from a gas station. Do not imbibe and drive; hire a chauffeur. [[Image(costco.jpg, left, thumbnail)]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-03-04 01:50:58JillNiremoved irrelevant content <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Better Costco Challenge =<br> - <br> - The Superior Costco Challenge is as follows: The Challenger must depart from Davis to Vacaville's Costco, and before arriving consume exactly one 40 ounce Mickey's malt liquor. Purchased from the nearest convenience store, preferably from a gas station. Do not imbibe and drive; hire a chauffeur. [[Image(costco.jpg, left, thumbnail)]]<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-03-04 01:49:37JillNiupdated woodland info <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||1600 Expo Parkway, ["Sacramento"], (916)563-7002||<br> <span>-</span> ||1051 Hume Way, ["Vacaville"], (707)453-7343||<br> <span>-</span> ||Bronze Star Drive, ["Woodland"]|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||1600 Expo Parkway, ["Sacramento"], (916)<span>&nbsp;</span>563-7002||<br> <span>+</span> ||1051 Hume Way, ["Vacaville"], (707)<span>&nbsp;</span>453-7343||<br> <span>+</span> ||<span>2299 </span>Bronze Star Drive, ["Woodland"]<span>, (530) 406-2120 </span>|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-02-21 20:47:41JeremyOgulupdated info about woodland costco, still don't have phone number/street number <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||Bronze Star Drive, ["Woodland"]||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The stores themselves are large, and many products in them are large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]; however, you can drive <span>east to</span> one in ["Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. <span>T</span>he Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. In addition, the Costco on Stockton Blvd in Sacramento is typically as busy as a cattle stampede and just as unpleasant to stand in. <span>A Costco is under construction in the ["</span>Woodland <span>Gateway"] center just a few minutes north of ["Davis"] on ["County Road 102"]. Once it opens on February 22, 2008, it'll be</span> the largest Costco ever, standing at 154,000 square feet.[[Footnote(Wright, E. Ashley [http://media.www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2007/05/03/CityNews/Largest.Costco.Ever.To.Open.In.Woodland.Next.Year-2893276.shtml Largest Costco ever to open in Woodland next year] 2007-05-03)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> The stores themselves are large, and many products in them are large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]; however, you can drive <span>north to the brand new</span> one in ["<span>Woodland"], you can drive east to one in ["</span>Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. <span>Only seven miles from Davis, the Woodland location is the closest. Of the other two locations, t</span>he Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. In addition, the Costco on Stockton Blvd in Sacramento is typically as busy as a cattle stampede and just as unpleasant to stand in. <span>The </span>Woodland <span>location is</span> the largest Costco ever, standing at 154,000 square feet.[[Footnote(Wright, E. Ashley [http://media.www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2007/05/03/CityNews/Largest.Costco.Ever.To.Open.In.Woodland.Next.Year-2893276.shtml Largest Costco ever to open in Woodland next year] 2007-05-03)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-02-21 20:46:53KojiFrahm <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The Superior Costco Challenge is as follows: The Challenger must depart from Davis to Vacaville's Costco, and before arriving consume exactly one 40 ounce Mickey's malt liquor. Purchased from the nearest convenience store, preferably from a gas station. [[Image(costco.jpg, left, thumbnail)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> The Superior Costco Challenge is as follows: The Challenger must depart from Davis to Vacaville's Costco, and before arriving consume exactly one 40 ounce Mickey's malt liquor. Purchased from the nearest convenience store, preferably from a gas station<span>. Do not imbibe and drive; hire a chauffeur</span>. [[Image(costco.jpg, left, thumbnail)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-02-21 20:40:13KojiFrahm <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Alternate Costco Challenge</span>: The Challenger must depart from Davis to Vacaville's Costco, and before arriving consume exactly one 40 ounce Mickey's malt liquor. Purchased from the nearest convenience store, preferably from a gas station. [[Image(costco.jpg, left, thumbnail)]] </td> <td> <span>+ = Better Costco Challenge =<br> + <br> + The Superior Costco Challenge is as follows</span>: The Challenger must depart from Davis to Vacaville's Costco, and before arriving consume exactly one 40 ounce Mickey's malt liquor. Purchased from the nearest convenience store, preferably from a gas station. [[Image(costco.jpg, left, thumbnail)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-02-21 20:24:26ZackFrederick <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Alternate Costco Challenge: The Challenger must depart from Davis to Vacaville's Costco, and before arriving consume exactly one 40 ounce Mickey's malt liquor. Purchased from the nearest convenience store, preferably from a gas station. [[Image(costco.jpg, left, thumbnail)]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-02-21 20:21:41ZackFrederickUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Costco?action=Files&do=view&target=costco.jpg">costco.jpg</a>.Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-02-21 16:20:47ambros <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Yes, you can purchase alcohol without a membership. I went in with a friend that forgot his membership card, so they didn't allow us to buy any of the food, but we could still purchase the alcohol.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ * You can purchase alcohol without a membership. I went in with a friend once and when we got to the registers we discovered he'd forgotten his membership card. They didn't allow us to buy any of the food we'd picked out, but they let us buy the alcohol.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-02-21 16:17:22ambros <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Yes, you can purchase alcohol without a membership. I went in with a friend that forgot his membership card, so they didn't allow us to buy any of the food, but we could still purchase the alcohol.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-02-11 14:12:00ElleWeberalcohol purchasing? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Really? I heard the alcohol thing was a myth.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2008-02-11 13:01:59JillNiupdated woodland information <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The stores themselves are large, and many products in them are large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]; however, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. The Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. In addition, the Costco on Stockton Blvd in Sacramento is typically as busy as a cattle stampede and just as unpleasant to stand in. A Costco is under construction in the ["Woodland Gateway"] center just a few minutes north of ["Davis"] on ["County Road 102"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The stores themselves are large, and many products in them are large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]; however, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. The Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. In addition, the Costco on Stockton Blvd in Sacramento is typically as busy as a cattle stampede and just as unpleasant to stand in. A Costco is under construction in the ["Woodland Gateway"] center just a few minutes north of ["Davis"] on ["County Road 102"].<span>&nbsp;Once it opens on February 22, 2008, it'll be the largest Costco ever, standing at 154,000 square feet.[[Footnote(Wright, E. Ashley [http://media.www.californiaaggie.com/media/storage/paper981/news/2007/05/03/CityNews/Largest.Costco.Ever.To.Open.In.Woodland.Next.Year-2893276.shtml Largest Costco ever to open in Woodland next year] 2007-05-03)]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2007-04-30 09:22:27DavidGrundlerminor cleanup <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The stores themselves are large, and <span>everythin</span>g<span>&nbsp;in them is larg</span>e. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]<span>, because it's small. H</span>owever, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. The Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. In addition, the Costco on Stockton Blvd in Sacramento is typically as busy as a cattle stampede and just as unpleasant to stand in. A Costco is <span>slated for the proposed</span> ["Woodland Gateway"] center just a few minutes north of ["Davis"] on ["County Road 102"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The stores themselves are large, and <span>many products in them are lar</span>ge. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]<span>; h</span>owever, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. The Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. In addition, the Costco on Stockton Blvd in Sacramento is typically as busy as a cattle stampede and just as unpleasant to stand in. A Costco is <span>under construction in the</span> ["Woodland Gateway"] center just a few minutes north of ["Davis"] on ["County Road 102"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["hot sauce"], Costco will satisfy. <span>Obviously a</span> Costco <span>membership might not be very useful for individual</span>s,<span>&nbsp;but</span> households (or houses full of roommates) often split the cost of a membership to everyone's ["Living Cheaply" benefit]. It's also great for people planning to throw a large party. Drinks, including beer, liquor, and soda, as well as chips and other snacks come in bulk at cheap prices. It's also a good place to grab a cheap lunch on weekends. They have plenty of free samples and sell a 1/4 lb. hot dog and a soda combo for $1.50. Costco also sells ["gas stations" gasoline] at very competitive prices, though this is restricted to those with membership cards. <span>Few people yet realize that </span>Costco also offers an auto sales program, car insurance, and financial services. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["hot sauce"], Costco will satisfy. <span>Due to the large number of "bulk" items that</span> Costco <span>carrie</span>s, households (or houses full of roommates) often split the cost of a membership to everyone's ["Living Cheaply" benefit]. It's also great for people planning to throw a large party. Drinks, including beer, liquor, and soda, as well as chips and other snacks come in bulk at cheap prices. It's also a good place to grab a cheap lunch on weekends. They have plenty of free samples and sell a 1/4 lb. hot dog and a soda combo for $1.50<span>&nbsp;plus tax</span>. Costco also sells ["gas stations" gasoline] at very competitive prices, though this is restricted to those with membership cards. Costco also offers an auto sales program, car insurance, and financial services. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there. Membership fees start at $50/year. Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express. Anyone can purchase from their food court since they do not ask for membership cards. Vacaville Costco's food court is inside the store so thus requires a membership card for entry. The Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there. Membership fees start at $50/year. Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express<span>&nbsp;at their physical stores</span>. Anyone can purchase from their food court since they do not ask for membership cards. Vacaville Costco's food court is inside the store so thus requires a membership card for entry. The Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Costco is a large corporation that is frequently upheld as an example of moral and caring management. With some of the highest rates of pay to the lowest end employees, excellent benefits and a strong willingness to work with unions, employees are held in high regard. Promotions occur within the company, and thus lower turnover. Although Costco spends much more per employee, the loyalty garnered results in much higher efficiency and thus lower overhead. In addition, with an average employee pay rate of $17 per hour, most employees working full time, and with the CEO paying himself far under what many CEOs earn, Costco has one of the lowest differences between average salary and CEO salary. Some investors complain that the company is too good to employees, saying that WalMart like profit margins could be achieved if they dropped employee benefits to WalMart's levels (although Costco employees sell 50% more per square foot of store and have a 25% higher profit rate than the more comparable WalMart owned Sam's Club). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Costco is a large corporation that is frequently upheld as an example of moral and caring management. With some of the highest rates of pay to the lowest end employees, excellent benefits and a strong willingness to work with unions, employees are held in high regard. Promotions occur within the company, and thus lower turnover. Although Costco spends much more per employee, the loyalty garnered results in much higher efficiency and thus lower overhead. In addition, with an average employee pay rate of $17 per hour, most employees working full time, and with the CEO paying himself far under what many CEOs earn, Costco has one of the lowest differences between average salary and CEO salary. Some investors complain that the company is too good to employees, saying that <span>["</span>Wal<span>-</span>Mart<span>"]</span> like profit margins could be achieved if they dropped employee benefits to Wal<span>-</span>Mart's levels (although Costco employees sell 50% more per square foot of store and have a 25% higher profit rate than the more comparable Wal<span>-</span>Mart owned Sam's Club). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 30: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Also, in the 2004 election cycle, Costco CEOs donated approximately $365,000 to Democratic candidates and entities. (''Privately or as an official corporate support?'') </td> <td> <span>+</span> Also, in the <span>["</span>2004<span>"]</span> election cycle, Costco CEOs donated approximately $365,000 to Democratic candidates and entities. (''Privately or as an official corporate support?'') </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-12-04 10:20:13AlphaDogre gas <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Mon-Fri 11:00AM-8:30PM||<br> <span>-</span> ||Sat 9:30AM-6:00PM||<br> <span>-</span> ||Sun 10:00AM-6:00PM|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||<span>'''</span>Mon-Fri<span>'''</span> 11:00AM-8:30PM||<br> <span>+</span> ||<span>'''</span>Sat<span>'''</span> 9:30AM-6:00PM||<br> <span>+</span> ||<span>'''</span>Sun<span>'''</span> 10:00AM-6:00PM|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Mon-Fri 6:00AM-9:30PM||<br> <span>-</span> ||Sat-Sun 6:00AM-7:00PM|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||<span>'''</span>Mon-Fri<span>'''</span> 6:00AM-9:30PM||<br> <span>+</span> ||<span>'''</span>Sat-Sun<span>'''</span> 6:00AM-7:00PM|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Actually, you *do* need to swipe your card to purchase gas. --["AlphaDog"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-12-03 19:45:27JabberWokkyComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-12-03 18:45:27'' [[nbsp]] You can also buy the gas without a membership, although the prices are a couple cents higher. --["JabberWokky"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-12-03 18:42:15BradLeaserComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-12-03 17:42:15'' [[nbsp]] You do not need to be a member to purchase alcohol, use the pharmacy, or go to the optometrist at Costco. Just tell them at the door if you are doing any of these activities and they will let you in. --["BradLeaser"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-12-03 18:35:27JabberWokkyComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-12-03 17:35:27'' [[nbsp]] Ah, yes... well, I'd agree there. I assumed the act being discussed was actually buying items without a membership. I believe you're allowed to walk around without a membership anyway. They ask for your card when entering just to make sure that you have it and don't show up at the checkout with a load of stuff unaware of the membership requirement or having forgotten your card. I used to simply pat my pocket, nod and say "I have my card" and they always let me in. --["JabberWokky"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-12-03 18:31:02CarlMcCabeComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 46: </td> <td> Line 46: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-12-03 17:31:02'' [[nbsp]] You have to show your membership card when you check out. So it's not stealing, because you can't get anything. Well, maybe it could be construed as stealing because it would incur labor costs in the form of restocking all the things a non-member ''tries'' to buy. --["CarlMcCabe"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-12-03 18:22:16MichaelMolnarCostco Challenge <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 34: </td> <td> Line 34: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ = Costco Challenge =<br> + The Costco Challenge is as follows: eat $10 worth of any foods/drinks combinations at the Costco food court during one sitting. Trust me, it is a challenge.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-12-03 18:17:06JabberWokkyComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-12-03 17:17:06'' [[nbsp]] I'd say it is theft, as you're bypassing a required membership. It's like ghosting a convention (i.e., attending a SF Con without buying a membership) and going to the dealer room. Unethical even if you're spending money, although very low on the chart IMO. Interesting that one would not consider avoiding a membership fee as a form of stealing (however mild you may think it is). What's your reasoning? --["JabberWokky"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-12-03 18:11:11BrentLaabsComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-12-03 17:11:11'' [[nbsp]] No it doesn't. --["BrentLaabs"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-12-03 18:06:27JimEvansComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-12-03 17:06:27'' [[nbsp]] Sneaking in does equal stealing. --["JimEvans"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-12-03 16:48:40AlexKistnerCorrecting and expanding corporate history. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Costco''' is a chain of discount warehouse retailers. The chain started in 1976 in San Diego under the name '''Price Club'''. It now has locations in 36 states and Puerto Rico.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Costco Wholesale''' is the largest wholesale club operator in the United States (ahead of chief competitor Sam's Club). The chain opened its first warehouse in Seattle, Washington on September 15, 1983 under the name "Costco", using a similar business model to competitor (and influence) Price Club. The companies later merged in 1993 doubling the size and emerging with the name "PriceCostco"; a third name change came in 1997 to 'Costco Companies, Inc.' In 1999 the company changed its name for the final time to "Costco Wholesale Corp."; it now has locations in 37 states and Puerto Rico.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-10-07 23:48:38AndrewChenComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 35: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2006-10-07 23:48:38'' [[nbsp]] I don't think the Vacaville Costco checks for your card if you go in from the exit. After all, that's where you go to sign up for membership. --["AndrewChen"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-10-07 23:20:51JoAnnaRichcal expo is the first costco i've been to to have food outdoors <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Gasoline Hours'''||<br> + ||Mon-Fri 6:00AM-9:30PM||<br> + ||Sat-Sun 6:00AM-7:00PM||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there<span>, but anybody can take advantage of the cheap hot dogs and pizza since these are usually outdoor service areas</span>. Membership fees start at $50/year. Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there. Membership fees start at $50/year. Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Anyone can purchase from their food court since they do not ask for membership cards. Vacaville Costco's food court is inside the store so thus requires a membership card for entry. The Cal Expo Costco's food court is outside and is accessible to everyone.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 30: </td> <td> Line 33: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Comments]]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-10-07 16:58:25GrumpyoldGeek <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Thank you very much for the information. Even though I don't necessarily equate Democratic funding with morality, I appreciate that Costco takes care of it's own and is on an ethical higher ground than <span>Walmart</span>. --["GrumpyoldGeek"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Thank you very much for the information. Even though I don't necessarily equate Democratic funding with morality, I appreciate that Costco takes care of it's own and is on an ethical higher ground than <span>Sams Club</span>. --["GrumpyoldGeek"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-10-07 16:57:40GrumpyoldGeek <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ * Thank you very much for the information. Even though I don't necessarily equate Democratic funding with morality, I appreciate that Costco takes care of it's own and is on an ethical higher ground than Walmart. --["GrumpyoldGeek"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-10-07 15:40:50JabberWokkyQuery about ambiguous statement. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Also, in the 2004 election cycle, Costco CEOs donated approximately $365,000 to Democratic candidates and entities. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Also, in the 2004 election cycle, Costco CEOs donated approximately $365,000 to Democratic candidates and entities.<span>&nbsp;(''Privately or as an official corporate support?'')</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-10-07 00:12:37EdwinSaadagreat for parties. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["hot sauce"], Costco will satisfy. Obviously a Costco membership might not be very useful for individuals, but households (or houses full of roommates) often split the cost of a membership to everyone's ["Living Cheaply" benefit]. It's also a good place to grab a cheap lunch on weekends. They have plenty of free samples and sell a 1/4 lb. hot dog and a soda combo for $1.50. Costco also sells ["gas stations" gasoline] at very competitive prices, though this is restricted to those with membership cards. Few people yet realize that Costco also offers an auto sales program, car insurance, and financial services. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["hot sauce"], Costco will satisfy. Obviously a Costco membership might not be very useful for individuals, but households (or houses full of roommates) often split the cost of a membership to everyone's ["Living Cheaply" benefit]. It's also <span>great for people planning to throw a large party. Drinks, including beer, liquor, and soda, as well as chips and other snacks come in bulk at cheap prices. It's also </span>a good place to grab a cheap lunch on weekends. They have plenty of free samples and sell a 1/4 lb. hot dog and a soda combo for $1.50. Costco also sells ["gas stations" gasoline] at very competitive prices, though this is restricted to those with membership cards. Few people yet realize that Costco also offers an auto sales program, car insurance, and financial services. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-10-06 23:58:35JeffKwongMembership fees were increased <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 19: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there, but anybody can take advantage of the cheap hot dogs and pizza since these are usually outdoor service areas. Membership fees start at $<span>4</span>5/year. Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Note:''' You must be a member in order to shop there, but anybody can take advantage of the cheap hot dogs and pizza since these are usually outdoor service areas. Membership fees start at $5<span>0</span>/year. Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-01-04 11:27:07AndrewChen+Gateway <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[<span>Thu</span>m<span>bn</span>a<span>il</span>(biz_costcoGas.jpg, right, <span>360</span>)]][[BR]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[<span>I</span>ma<span>ge</span>(biz_costcoGas.jpg, <span>360, </span>right, <span>thumbnail</span>)]][[BR]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||1600 Expo Parkway, Sacramento, (916)563-7002||<br> <span>-</span> ||1051 Hume Way, Vacaville, (707)453-7343|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||1600 Expo Parkway, <span>["</span>Sacramento<span>"]</span>, (916)563-7002||<br> <span>+</span> ||1051 Hume Way, <span>["</span>Vacaville<span>"]</span>, (707)453-7343|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||Mon-Fri 11<span>am</span>-8:30<span>pm</span>||<br> <span>-</span> ||Sat 9:30<span>am</span>-6<span>pm</span>||<br> <span>-</span> ||Sun 10<span>am</span>-6<span>pm</span>|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||Mon-Fri 11<span>:00AM</span>-8:30<span>PM</span>||<br> <span>+</span> ||Sat 9:30<span>AM</span>-6<span>:00PM</span>||<br> <span>+</span> ||Sun 10<span>:00AM</span>-6<span>:00PM</span>|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"], because it's small. However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. The Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. In addition, the Costco on Stockton Blvd in Sacramento is typically as busy as a cattle stampede and just as unpleasant to stand in. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"], because it's small. However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. The Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. In addition, the Costco on Stockton Blvd in Sacramento is typically as busy as a cattle stampede and just as unpleasant to stand in.<span>&nbsp;A Costco is slated for the proposed ["Woodland Gateway"] center just a few minutes north of ["Davis"] on ["County Road 102"].</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2006-01-04 11:03:59SteveLambertadded Democratic campaign donations <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> References: [http://www.laborresearch.org/print.php?id=391 LRA] [http://www.alternet.org/story/19014 Alternet] [http://www.lovemarks.com/lm/read.php?LID=2129 Lovemarks] [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/17/business/yourmoney/17costco.html?ex=1279252800&amp;en=8b3103305fea6d68&amp;ei=5090&amp;partner=rssuserland&amp;emc=rss New York Times] [http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&amp;address=114x17329 Democratic Underground] [http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/239023_rightoworkop.html Seattle PI] [http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/166680_costco29.html Seattle PI] </td> <td> <span>+ Also, in the 2004 election cycle, Costco CEOs donated approximately $365,000 to Democratic candidates and entities.<br> + <br> +</span> References: [http://www.laborresearch.org/print.php?id=391 LRA] [http://www.alternet.org/story/19014 Alternet] [http://www.lovemarks.com/lm/read.php?LID=2129 Lovemarks] [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/17/business/yourmoney/17costco.html?ex=1279252800&amp;en=8b3103305fea6d68&amp;ei=5090&amp;partner=rssuserland&amp;emc=rss New York Times] [http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&amp;address=114x17329 Democratic Underground] [http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/239023_rightoworkop.html Seattle PI] [http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/166680_costco29.html Seattle PI]<span>&nbsp;[http://www.slate.com/id/2104988/ Slate]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2005-09-13 09:52:02CarlMcCabe <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Costco''' is a chain of discount warehouse retailers. The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"], because it's small. However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. The Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Costco''' is a chain of discount warehouse retailers. The chain started in 1976 in San Diego under the name '''Price Club'''. It now has locations in 36 states and Puerto Rico.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["hot sauce"], Costco will satisfy. It's also a good place to grab a cheap lunch on weekends. They have plenty of free samples and sell a 1/4 lb. hot dog and a soda combo for $1.50. Costco also sells ["gas stations" gasoline] at very competitive prices, though this is restricted to those with membership cards. Few people yet realize that Costco also offers an auto sales program, car insurance, and financial services.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"], because it's small. However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. The Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. In addition, the Costco on Stockton Blvd in Sacramento is typically as busy as a cattle stampede and just as unpleasant to stand in.<br> + <br> + If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["hot sauce"], Costco will satisfy. Obviously a Costco membership might not be very useful for individuals, but households (or houses full of roommates) often split the cost of a membership to everyone's ["Living Cheaply" benefit]. It's also a good place to grab a cheap lunch on weekends. They have plenty of free samples and sell a 1/4 lb. hot dog and a soda combo for $1.50. Costco also sells ["gas stations" gasoline] at very competitive prices, though this is restricted to those with membership cards. Few people yet realize that Costco also offers an auto sales program, car insurance, and financial services.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Costco is a large corporation that is frequently upheld as an example of moral and caring management. With some of the highest rates of pay to the lowest end employees, excellent benefits and a strong willingness to work with unions, employees are held in high regard. Promotions occur within the company, and thus lower turnover. Although Costco spends much more per employee, the loyalty garnered results in much higher efficiency and thus lower overhead. In addition, with an average employee pay rate of $17 per hour, most employees working full time, and with the CEO paying himself far under what many CEOs earn, Costco has one of the lowest differences between average salary and CEO salary. Some investors complain that the company is too good to employees, saying that WalMart like profit margins could be achieved if they dropped employee benefits to WalMart's levels (although Costco employees sell 50% more per square foot of store and have a 25% higher profit rate than the more comparable WalMart owned Sam's Club).<span>&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> Costco is a large corporation that is frequently upheld as an example of moral and caring management. With some of the highest rates of pay to the lowest end employees, excellent benefits and a strong willingness to work with unions, employees are held in high regard. Promotions occur within the company, and thus lower turnover. Although Costco spends much more per employee, the loyalty garnered results in much higher efficiency and thus lower overhead. In addition, with an average employee pay rate of $17 per hour, most employees working full time, and with the CEO paying himself far under what many CEOs earn, Costco has one of the lowest differences between average salary and CEO salary. Some investors complain that the company is too good to employees, saying that WalMart like profit margins could be achieved if they dropped employee benefits to WalMart's levels (although Costco employees sell 50% more per square foot of store and have a 25% higher profit rate than the more comparable WalMart owned Sam's Club). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2005-09-13 00:01:17ChrisTakemura <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Costco''' is a chain of discount warehouse retailers. The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]. However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. The Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Costco''' is a chain of discount warehouse retailers. The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]<span>, because it's small</span>. However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. The Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2005-09-12 23:00:22JabberWokkyShop here. It's good, ya. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + = Politics =<br> + <br> + Costco is a large corporation that is frequently upheld as an example of moral and caring management. With some of the highest rates of pay to the lowest end employees, excellent benefits and a strong willingness to work with unions, employees are held in high regard. Promotions occur within the company, and thus lower turnover. Although Costco spends much more per employee, the loyalty garnered results in much higher efficiency and thus lower overhead. In addition, with an average employee pay rate of $17 per hour, most employees working full time, and with the CEO paying himself far under what many CEOs earn, Costco has one of the lowest differences between average salary and CEO salary. Some investors complain that the company is too good to employees, saying that WalMart like profit margins could be achieved if they dropped employee benefits to WalMart's levels (although Costco employees sell 50% more per square foot of store and have a 25% higher profit rate than the more comparable WalMart owned Sam's Club). <br> + <br> + References: [http://www.laborresearch.org/print.php?id=391 LRA] [http://www.alternet.org/story/19014 Alternet] [http://www.lovemarks.com/lm/read.php?LID=2129 Lovemarks] [http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/17/business/yourmoney/17costco.html?ex=1279252800&amp;en=8b3103305fea6d68&amp;ei=5090&amp;partner=rssuserland&amp;emc=rss New York Times] [http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&amp;address=114x17329 Democratic Underground] [http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/239023_rightoworkop.html Seattle PI] [http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/166680_costco29.html Seattle PI]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2005-09-12 20:06:00CarlMcCabe <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["hot sauce"], Costco will satisfy. It's also a good place to grab a cheap lunch on weekends. They have plenty of free samples and sell a 1/4 lb. hot dog and a soda combo for $1.50. Costco also sells ["gas stations" gasoline] at very competitive prices, though this is restricted to those with membership cards. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["hot sauce"], Costco will satisfy. It's also a good place to grab a cheap lunch on weekends. They have plenty of free samples and sell a 1/4 lb. hot dog and a soda combo for $1.50. Costco also sells ["gas stations" gasoline] at very competitive prices, though this is restricted to those with membership cards.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;Few people yet realize that Costco also offers an auto sales program, car insurance, and financial services.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + For those interested in consumer psychology, Costco is an interesting place to observe.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2005-09-12 18:45:40SteveDavisonA slight improvement-but better yet would be like Trader Joe's or Grocery Outlet <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Everywhere but Davis||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||1600 Expo Parkway, Sacramento, (916)563-7002||<br> + ||1051 Hume Way, Vacaville, (707)453-7343||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||&lt;bgcolor='#E0E0FF'&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> - ||(916)563-7002 Sacramento||<br> - ||(707)453-7343 Vacaville||</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Costco''' is a chain of discount warehouse retailers. The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]. However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], <span>(1600</span> Expo<span>&nbsp;Parkway, ["Sacramento"]) or west to one in ["Vacaville"], (1051 Hume Way, ["Vacaville"]). The Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal Expo</span>"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Costco''' is a chain of discount warehouse retailers. The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]. However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], <span>or west to one in ["Vacaville"]. The Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the ["Cal</span> Expo"] exit from ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2005-06-13 16:31:08AlphaDog+pic, gas info <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Thumbnail(biz_costcoGas.jpg, right, 360)]][[BR]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||M-F 11<span>:00</span>am<span>&nbsp;</span>-<span>&nbsp;</span>8:30pm Sat<span>.</span> 9:30am<span>&nbsp;</span>-<span>&nbsp;</span>6<span>:00pm Sun. 10:00am - 6:00</span>pm|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||M<span>on</span>-F<span>ri</span> 11am-8:30pm<span>||<br> +</span> <span>||</span>Sat 9:30am-6pm||<span><br> + ||Sun 10am-6pm||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 6: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||(916)<span>&nbsp;</span>563-7002 <span>s</span>acto||<br> <span>-</span> ||(707)<span>&nbsp;</span>453-7343 <span>v</span>acaville|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||(916)563-7002 <span>S</span>ac<span>ramen</span>to||<br> <span>+</span> ||(707)453-7343 <span>V</span>acaville|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||[http://www.costco.com]|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||[http://www.costco.com<span>&nbsp;costco.com</span>]|| </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Costco is a chain of discount warehouse retailers. The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]. However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], (1600 Expo Parkway, ["Sacramento"]<span>, 95815</span>) or west to one in ["Vacaville"], (1051 Hume Way, ["Vacaville"]<span>, 95687</span>). The Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the Cal Expo exit <span>o</span>f ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>Costco<span>'''</span> is a chain of discount warehouse retailers. The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]. However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], (1600 Expo Parkway, ["Sacramento"]) or west to one in ["Vacaville"], (1051 Hume Way, ["Vacaville"]). The Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the <span>["</span>Cal Expo<span>"]</span> exit f<span>rom</span> ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["<span>Hot S</span>auce"], Costco will satisfy. Its also a good place to grab a cheap lunch on weekends. They have plenty of free samples and sell a 1/4 lb. hot dog and a soda combo for $1.50. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["<span>hot s</span>auce"], Costco will satisfy. It<span>'</span>s also a good place to grab a cheap lunch on weekends. They have plenty of free samples and sell a 1/4 lb. hot dog and a soda combo for $1.50.<span>&nbsp;Costco also sells ["gas stations" gasoline] at very competitive prices, though this is restricted to those with membership cards.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 19: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span>Note: You must be a member in order to shop there. Membership fees start at $45/year. Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express. </td> <td> <span>+ '''</span>Note:<span>'''</span> You must be a member in order to shop there<span>, but anybody can take advantage of the cheap hot dogs and pizza since these are usually outdoor service areas</span>. Membership fees start at $45/year. Although they accept debit cards, they do not take any credit cards besides American Express. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2005-06-13 16:28:12AlphaDogUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Costco?action=Files&do=view&target=biz_costcoGas.jpg">biz_costcoGas.jpg</a>.Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2005-03-07 03:11:11CraigBrozinskyfree samples! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Costco is a chain of discount warehouse retailers. The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]. However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], (1600 Expo Parkway, ["Sacramento"], 95815) or west to one in ["Vacaville"], (1051 Hume Way, ["Vacaville"], 95687). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Costco is a chain of discount warehouse retailers. The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]. However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], (1600 Expo Parkway, ["Sacramento"], 95815) or west to one in ["Vacaville"], (1051 Hume Way, ["Vacaville"], 95687).<span>&nbsp;The Vacaville one is much quicker to get to, especially when you consider the traffic near the Cal Expo exit of ["Interstate 80"] in ["Sacramento"].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["Hot Sauce"], Costco will satisfy. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["Hot Sauce"], Costco will satisfy. <span>Its also a good place to grab a cheap lunch on weekends. They have plenty of free samples and sell a 1/4 lb. hot dog and a soda combo for $1.50.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2005-03-07 02:42:17JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Costco is a chain of discount warehouse retailers. The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]. However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], (1600 Expo Parkway, Sacramento, 95815) or west to one in ["Vacaville"], (1051 Hume Way, Vacaville, 95687). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Costco is a chain of discount warehouse retailers. The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]. However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], (1600 Expo Parkway, <span>["</span>Sacramento<span>"]</span>, 95815) or west to one in ["Vacaville"], (1051 Hume Way, <span>["</span>Vacaville<span>"]</span>, 95687). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Note: You must be a member in order to shop there. Membership fees start at $45/year. <span>T</span>hey a<span>l</span>s<span>o</span> do not take any credit cards besides American Express<span>&nbsp;(debit is OK)</span>. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Note: You must be a member in order to shop there. Membership fees start at $45/year. <span>Although t</span>hey a<span>ccept debit card</span>s<span>, they</span> do not take any credit cards besides American Express. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2005-02-01 23:48:27AndrewChenAdded membership info <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Costco is a chain of discount warehouse retailers. The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Costco is a chain of discount warehouse retailers. The stores themselves are large, and everything in them is large. There is no Costco in the city of ["Davis"].<span>&nbsp;However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], (1600 Expo Parkway, Sacramento, 95815) or west to one in ["Vacaville"], (1051 Hume Way, Vacaville, 95687).</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], (1600 Expo Parkway, Sacramento, 95815) or west to one in ["Vacaville"], (1051 Hume Way, Vacaville, 95687).</span> </td> <td> <span>+ If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["Hot Sauce"], Costco will satisfy. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- If at any point in your life it becomes necessary to have a five-gallon tub of mayonnaise or bottle of ["Hot Sauce"], Costco will satisfy.<br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ Note: You must be a member in order to shop there. Membership fees start at $45/year. They also do not take any credit cards besides American Express (debit is OK).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Costcohttp://daviswiki.org/Costco2005-02-01 21:00:10ArlenAbrahamcardinal directions are not capitalized unless part of something’s proper name <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Costco<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], (1600 Expo Parkway, Sacramento, 95815) or <span>W</span>est to one in ["Vacaville"], (1051 Hume Way, Vacaville, 95687). </td> <td> <span>+</span> However, you can drive east to one in ["Sacramento"], (1600 Expo Parkway, Sacramento, 95815) or <span>w</span>est to one in ["Vacaville"], (1051 Hume Way, Vacaville, 95687). </td> </tr> </table> </div>