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Topic # 237739 15-Jun-2018 21:16
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This is the best news that I have heard in ages. As the supermarket duopoly will finally get shaken up. They plan to open on a large site in Auckland with good motorway access.

https://www.nbr.co.nz/article/bulkbuy-giant-costco-slated-set-new-zealand-cs-p-216346 






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  Reply # 2038447 15-Jun-2018 21:31
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Thank goodness fantastic news

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  Reply # 2038450 15-Jun-2018 21:47
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I was under the impression that Costco are a retailer in bulk quantities - and not necessarily a direct competitor to ordinary supermarkets?

We are currently in France and first went into a Lidl outlet here a couple of days ago. They are certainly cheap but don’t have everything you need in a weekly supermarket expedition - so you still need to go somewhere else to get everything you want. Thought Costco was like this too? Maybe more a competitor to The Warehouse.



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  Reply # 2038463 15-Jun-2018 23:05
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Thought I might as well post this as well. It is about a couple who got married in a Sydney Costco store.

https://www.9news.com.au/good-news/2017/09/23/17/35/sydney-couple-get-married-at-cosco-in-casula   

I doubt that anyone has ever gotten married at a Countdown store.

Article also has a video that was filmed inside the store. Which as least gives some idea what the store is like.






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  Reply # 2038468 15-Jun-2018 23:23
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Aredwood: This is the best news that I have heard in ages. As the supermarket duploy will finally get shaken up. They plan to open on a large site in Auckland with good motorway access.

 

Looks like they've got their carpark sorted then! tongue-out





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  Reply # 2038481 16-Jun-2018 05:28
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We signed up for membership when Costco opened in the UK about twenty years ago.

 

Back then, membership was restricted and you had to qualify (via job type, employer, etc) to become a member.  Having just checked their website, it seems that anyone can become a member today....

 

 

 

I did notice one thing on their website that might cause a problem in New Zealand... in the "General Policies" of their "Member Privileges and Conditions" section: 

 

"Shirts and shoes must be worn inside the warehouse at all times"


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  Reply # 2038483 16-Jun-2018 07:44
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$1.50 hotdogs with free drink?????

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  Reply # 2038497 16-Jun-2018 09:06
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Boeingflyer: $1.50 hotdogs with free drink?????

 

That's what I am excited about! 


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  Reply # 2038558 16-Jun-2018 10:47
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rogercruse:

 

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"Shirts and shoes must be worn inside the warehouse at all times"

 

 

I'll be fine.  I'm sure my ugg-boots qualify as shoes and my pyjama top as a shirt.





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  Reply # 2038570 16-Jun-2018 11:12
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Aredwood:

 

Thought I might as well post this as well. It is about a couple who got married in a Sydney Costco store.

I doubt that anyone has ever gotten married at a Countdown store.

 

 

As if being married inside a supermarket - any supermarket - is a badge of honour...





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  Reply # 2038690 16-Jun-2018 15:01
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I went to one in the USA back (i'm sure it was costco), not realising it was members only. Loaded up the trolley, then they asked for my membership card haha. 

 

Once they realised I was not local, they let me go ahead with my purchases. Pretty sweet deals! Still use the big duffel bag. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2038693 16-Jun-2018 15:10
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Had a friend get married in the Dunedin Central Countdown a few years ago

 

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/video-whole-new-meaning-walking-down-aisle 


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  Reply # 2038722 16-Jun-2018 17:27
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The question is...

 

Who will supply them?

 

Will food / electronics / clothes manufacturers risk the wrath of the 2 supermarket chains / electronics chain stores to give them access to their products and sell things super cheap?


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  Reply # 2038728 16-Jun-2018 17:40
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Dunnersfella:

 

The question is...

 

Who will supply them?

 

Will food / electronics / clothes manufacturers risk the wrath of the 2 supermarket chains / electronics chain stores to give them access to their products and sell things super cheap?

 

 

Well I will buy the brands that go get sold there if they are cheaper than the horrid experiance of going to normal supermarket. I dont seek coke etc not supplying.





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  Reply # 2038729 16-Jun-2018 17:40
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They have an existing supply chain and will not be afraid to use it in many instances.

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  Reply # 2038736 16-Jun-2018 18:00
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They have their own brand in foodstuffs generally in very large sizes, or bulk packs. Not a great selection of clothes or electronics , quite a few Tv’s , mobile phones ,small kitchen stuff .
I picked up a pair of Adidas golf shoes last year for $25 USD but only one style and that was the only golf shoes there. I get the impression they may buy a bulk lot of old or unwanted stock.
Alcohol is cheaper than elsewhere $28 for a 1.75 litre Bombay Sapphire or Tanqeray.
I’d have been more interested in a Marshalls/ TJ Maxx ;-)

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