Let’s Go Costco!

Opening day at Costco’s Shanghai store, its first in China, on Tuesday; many shoppers were there for good prices on familiar U.S. brands. The crush forced Costco to shut its doors just after 1 p.m., eight hours earlier than scheduled. A phalanx of police and security guards blocked people from entering, and some were still trying to get in as a light rain began falling at dusk. (There was a) two hour traffic snarl near the store before midday.  Other shoppers said they encountered elbowing for sale items, long checkout lines and a 20-minute wait for the toilet.  (Source: wsj.com, August 27, 2019)

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  1. Looks like the stock market

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  2. I’m not sure what to say, David. In fact, I think my head shaking will suffice. Cher xo

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  3. Because really, who doesn’t love a bargain? :-O

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  4. Costco seems a bit more popular than Trump…and Xi Jingping….Workers, hum…Buyers of every country unite!…:D

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  5. Long live capitalism!

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  6. Oh my goodness.

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  7. I will never understand these rushes for deals – you will NEVER see me at a Black Friday doohickey and this looks just awful.

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  8. I like costco, but I don’t like going there!

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  9. OMG! I’m so glad I wasn’t there!

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  10. Yesterday, my dear hubby spoke about this and said that there are 50 check out lines & they were 30 carts deep…/// I haven’t looked up the Costco stock price for ages $295.00, nice I bought some at $26.00…and for some reason I never bought anymore wish I would have bought some every month…for a few years, darn.

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  11. The young boy screaming in the picture says it all! 😬 With the deep restrictions they face each day, I’m not surprised they flocked to experience what millions of Westerners take for granted. Our freedom.,✈️

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  12. Can you imagine what the free food sample carts must have been like?

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  13. we got one some years ago. never was there, never bought my card, and seeing this (you can’t unsee it once you’ve seen it – several times today!) I’m glad I never went in there. Nothing to ‘like’.

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  14. Not a store I have ever visited

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  15. Black Friday in the States…

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