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dairyairy



Joined: 17 May 2012
Location: South Korea

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The quinoa salad, with the other prepared salads, is very good. The dressing is a citrus salad dressing. It's 8,990 won.
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sojusucks



Joined: 31 May 2008

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Costco update Reply with quote

atwood wrote:
Since sojusucks has gone silent ...


Thanks for the mention. I have been ubber busy with work lately. I hope to get back to posting pro-Costco statements again in the future. Cool
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archaeologist5



Joined: 25 Dec 2013

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dairyairy wrote:


Just sharing information. That's supposed to be the benefit of a board like this.

But then there are always trolls who just gotta flame the BBQ brisket and the curly fries. How bad are things for you that you can't appreciate BBQ brisket and curly fries?


I'm not a troll, I just find it weird that someone would shill for a corporation that doesn't care about them.

If you like curly fries, go get them. To me McDonald's food is nothing to get excited about especially when you do not get enough food for the money you pay.

I hope you are tolerant enough to allow me my dissenting opinion about Costco. I like the independent business men because you get a personal touch. I do not know how many things I have been given because of 'service' (free) simply because I bought something at their store.

Backing Costco, McDonald's helps ruin freedom as corporations control more and more. You have heard of that book which describes how a few, maybe 5, corporations own 98% of the media outlets. Should give you something to think about.
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dairyairy



Joined: 17 May 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Costco is a store that buys and sells consumer products. They have nothing to do with any "media outlets." As for what is sold at Costco, it's a mix between products from large and smaller companies, local and foreign, and some products that are created by Costco.

As for McDonald's, well, if you want a Happy Meal then stop in and enjoy your Happy Meal with the Hello Kiity toy. If you want something else then eat somewhere else. There are plenty of dining choices in Korea.
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archaeologist5



Joined: 25 Dec 2013

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You missed everything I said.
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crescent



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: yes.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

archaeologist5 wrote:

Backing Costco, McDonald's helps ruin freedom as corporations control more and more. You have heard of that book which describes how a few, maybe 5, corporations own 98% of the media outlets. Should give you something to think about.

Ah, so your computer, and smartphone is made by who?
You clothes are made where? You eat free range eggs, do you?
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byrddogs



Joined: 19 Jun 2009
Location: Shanghai

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

crescent wrote:
archaeologist5 wrote:

Backing Costco, McDonald's helps ruin freedom as corporations control more and more. You have heard of that book which describes how a few, maybe 5, corporations own 98% of the media outlets. Should give you something to think about.

Ah, so your computer, and smartphone is made by who?
You clothes are made where? You eat free range eggs, do you?


I'm at a crossroads now after the revelation that a5 has so eloquently specified. To keep all of my Korean/Japanese/American branded products that were made in China that I worked hard for or not? Will I eat that Spicy Chicken breakfast sandwich the next time that I'm in a rush and there is no fruit in the house? It's something to ponder further for sure. Thanks for making me more aware.
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archaeologist5



Joined: 25 Dec 2013

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crescent wrote:
archaeologist5 wrote:

Backing Costco, McDonald's helps ruin freedom as corporations control more and more. You have heard of that book which describes how a few, maybe 5, corporations own 98% of the media outlets. Should give you something to think about.

Ah, so your computer, and smartphone is made by who?
You clothes are made where? You eat free range eggs, do you?


I do not own a smartphone. Do not need one.

The school owns this computer.

My clothes were probably made in a sweat shop somewhere in New York city in the garment district . Very Happy

I used to but then I found a chick leg in one and had to make the switch to a more controlled process

I have always found that going to the absurd to make a point deserves absurd answers in return. Though I really do not own a smartphone and I did find a partially developed chick in one egg.

I also do use Costco for some things not a lot as I find they are over-priced for most of their products and their coupons are terrible.

I can usually find better deals through independent Korean businesses. I also like busting dairyairy's chops for his or her's gung ho blind support of Costco and McDonald's.
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dairyairy



Joined: 17 May 2012
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I can usually find better deals through independent Korean businesses.


No, you can't.
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archaeologist5



Joined: 25 Dec 2013

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dairyairy wrote:
Quote:
I can usually find better deals through independent Korean businesses.


No, you can't.


Amazing that you think you know what I can or can't do.
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rambler



Joined: 18 Jun 2011

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

archaeologist5 wrote:
dairyairy wrote:
Quote:
I can usually find better deals through independent Korean businesses.


No, you can't.


Amazing that you think you know what I can or can't do.


What deals? What products?
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dairyairy



Joined: 17 May 2012
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

archaeologist5 wrote:
dairyairy wrote:
Quote:
I can usually find better deals through independent Korean businesses.


No, you can't.


Amazing that you think you know what I can or can't do.


Where are you buying products available at Costco for lower prices than charged at Costco? The Korean small shop owners who buy in bulk at Costco always charge higher prices when they resell Costco products. Everyone knows that.
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Jodami



Joined: 08 Feb 2013

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dairyairy wrote:
The Korean small shop owners who buy in bulk at Costco always charge higher prices when they resell Costco products. Everyone knows that.


I heard they sell the onions to Korean fast food joints. Shocked
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NYC_Gal 2.0



Joined: 10 Dec 2010

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ducky, if you can tell me where you can find wholemeal burrito tortillas at a better price than 40 for about 12,000 won, I'm down.
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dairyairy



Joined: 17 May 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jodami wrote:
dairyairy wrote:
The Korean small shop owners who buy in bulk at Costco always charge higher prices when they resell Costco products. Everyone knows that.


I heard they sell the onions to Korean fast food joints. Shocked


Chopped onions with mustard and ketchup?
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