Posts Tagged ‘costco’

Costco Update: You Know, That’s a GOOD PRICE for 28,000 Oreos

Friday, September 15th, 2017

28,080 to be precise.

This is an ad I got for the Business Center, but I’m just a regular customer who just shops at the regular Costco, oh well.

Anyway, one pallet or two?

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And what about seasonal PSL Oreos – seems they should have that as well…

Here’s What Dinesh D’Souza’s “The Big Lie” Book Looks Like at Frisco’s Only Costco

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

This scene is notable since he apparently went to a store to set up an Instagram-worthy tableau for the benefit of his Twitter Followers, only to be mocked for it.

The IRL isn’t as grand, oh well:

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Perhaps he’ll yammer against Costco and Google again, who knows…

How People Got Around Frisco BEFORE Lyft and UBER: The Secret Phone Numbers of Veteran’s Cab in SoMA

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Here it is: Gritty HARRISON 1500 –>, lovely COSTCO #144, and of course, the Italianate red/white/green of VETERAN’S CAB 502-1300 all down at 11th and Harrison in SoMA:

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I don’t know how things work now but back in the day if you were a regular / reliable customer, cab companies / drivers would give you secret phone numbers that would get you to Dispatch quicker than the public “sucker” lines that you’d see: in the phone book (yes, an actual book); painted on the sides of cars; or, in the case of Veteran’s, lit up in neon for tout le monde to see.

I can’t recall anything at all about 415 502-1300. I suppose it was ahead of my time. (Maybe it connects you to UCSF these days.) But I DO recall 415 552-1300 from the pre-UBER/Lyft era. At that time, if you gave that line a jingle ’cause you needed a taxi at, let’s say 7:00 PM on a Saturday night, you’d most likely get a busy signal, oh well.

Why? Well it’s ’cause there were <1000 taxi medallions in Frisco for the longest time. This shortage meant that cabbies could make bank, especially considering how cheap rents were Back Then compared with now. It was such a sweet job that former Mayor Willie Brown drove a taxi to pay his way through UC Hastings Law School back in the 1950’s. And in the 1980’s, Frisco was gaining a national reputation as a place where it was hard to find a cab. Read THE MAYOR, THE CABBIES and the 84 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION – Historical Essay by Rua Graffis, United Taxicab Workers, 1996 for the reason why.

Anywho, just think about what phone number cabbies would use to call in for a tow truck if a taxi broke down – they sure as Heck wouldn’t use the sucker line, right? They’d call a number where somebody would actually pick up. That’s the kind of number that you’d want to use.

What’s that, you lived out at 25th and Irving way out there in the Sunset? Well in that case, you might have had to wait / give up on getting a taxi, but at least an effort would be made. Or maybe a taxi driver heading in that general direction would drop off and then swing on by in 20 minutes or so.

I’m not saying that that was great, but all this attention paid by the taxi industry to those who knew how to get through meant there was less attention paid to some tourist / newcomer who didn’t know anything.

Of course, our Chamber of Commerce and our tourist industry HATED this situation, but then, in part due to the difficulty certain ballers (like Travis K) had finding a taxi in Frisco ’round about a decade ago, ALONG CAME UBER AND LYFT.

Now, any rube can get a ride, but traffic is much worse, and getting worser, so who knows which era you’d prefer.

Ah, mem’ries…

POP QUIZ: Why Would Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cost Less than Regular Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Organic left, non-organic right – the organic is one dollar cheaper. Why is that?

Look closer:

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Some of the deets are here.

(And one time, organic bananas were $1.39 per bunch and the nons were $1.99. It was a crazy time.)

Choose wisely.

SoMA Costco Update: When Your Comfort Animal Needs Its Own Comfort Animal

Friday, July 21st, 2017

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Mothership Connection: 16-Pack IT’S IT Ice Cream Sandwiches at Costco #144 for 62 Cents Each

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Haven’t seen these NYT-approved snacks on sale at the SoMA Costco (America’s First Urban Costco™) in years:

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A looooong time ago I sold frozen It’s Its to customers at a Landmark Theatre theatre for waaaaaay more than 62 cents, I’ll tell you. Was it $3 each?

Wonder what they cost now…

[Nostalgia Mode = OFF]

Costco is Retail’s Bad Boy, the King of Bling – Just Look at All These Discounted Luxury Handbags

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Kate Spade and Prada, I know those names, plus they had some other expensive brands like Michael-something and Michael-something else.

I don’t think any of these luxury manufacturers exactly want this, but there you go, it’s retail’s bad boy we’re talking about here.

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What they’ll say is oh, that might be counterfeit. But it’s not. Then they’ll go on to say, well, Costco isn’t an authorized reseller or whatever and well, no shit Prada. Tell us something we don’t know. It’s just like with the Crocs.

On It Goes…

The Best Grocery Bags Ever Return to Costco #144

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Four giant bags, two styles, $5.99

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA they say, in case you forget where you’re at

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Organic Sushi Rice for Cheap at Costco #144

Monday, January 30th, 2017

This product didn’t used to be available at Frisco’s solitary Costco, but now it is:

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Some foodie types are excited about this, that’s all.

Stretchy Jeans at Costco for Less Than $12 – America, What a Country!

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Imported from Pakistan:

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They are just like Lucky Brand jeans…