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    Camera Costco for Gifts for Skiers/Outdoors

    Yep, Costco. No joke.

    Our local Costco has had some interesting items for skiers/outdoors folks lately at great prices. First, a complete DVD set of historical ski films, with all of Greg Stump's big hits and even some Dick Barrymore: $37.99





    GoPro cameras for $199:

    Women's Patagonia Fleece Jackets:



    Bolle Synergy Helmets (Adult) for $49.99:



    New Bolle Googles for $39.99.

    Big boxes of hand and footwarmers, merino long underwear, Marmot and Black Diamond Softshells, wool socks, and even decent shovels that could be used for an avi kit.

    Who would have thought?

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    Well, the Costco at Pentagon City in Northern Virginia had none of these things. Their stock can be very locally focused, so the skiing stuff will tend to be stocked in locations close to skiing (Utah, Colorado, New England, et al), whereas around these parts, you see some sleds, some gloves, and perhaps some basic winter gear, but nothing as zoot as Patagonia, Marmot, and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by songfta View Post
    Well, the Costco at Pentagon City in Northern Virginia had none of these things. Their stock can be very locally focused, so the skiing stuff will tend to be stocked in locations close to skiing (Utah, Colorado, New England, et al), whereas around these parts, you see some sleds, some gloves, and perhaps some basic winter gear, but nothing as zoot as Patagonia, Marmot, and such.
    Bummer.
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    TB, I think that fleece is a bit too big for the baby. Nice color though.

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    Re: Costco for Gifts for Skiers/Outdoors

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    Not snow related but I also hear Cosco an average of 16$ per hour to all long term employees.
    Got to get high upb oh so high up and enjoy the mountains .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
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    Not snow related but I also hear Cosco an average of 16$ per hour to all long term employees.
    Yes, and benefits as well. Highest in retail.
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    Yes, and benefits as well. Highest in retail.
    I bet they get the better and harder workers because of this. Interesting concept.

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    Re: Costco for Gifts for Skiers/Outdoors

    Quote Originally Posted by snoseek View Post
    I bet they get the better and harder workers because of this. Interesting concept.


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    There was an interesting article on a news website, I will try to find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by songfta View Post
    Their stock can be very locally focused, so the skiing stuff will tend to be stocked in locations close to skiing (Utah, Colorado, New England, et al), whereas around these parts, you see some sleds, some gloves, and perhaps some basic winter gear, but nothing as zoot as Patagonia, Marmot, and such.
    Definitely. I think that goes for many of the box discounters. I was in a TJ Maxx last year in norther Vermont and it was like it had been turned into a winter sports store. Amazing how much more winter stuff they had than the TJ Maxx locations in NY/NJ. When I was at that same TJ Maxx store on black Friday this year, they didnt have much stuff, but I'm thinking it may be early yet for winter clearance/sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
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    There was an interesting article on a news website, I will try to find it.
    There is also a Costco special on the CSNBC channel where they talked about paying a lot better than most retailers and they have very little turnover.
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