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#337742 10/27/2021 6:38 PM
by jgw

It has dawned on me that most of the surviving large retail stores have decided to compete with places like Amazon. Its pretty interesting. Wallmart and Target now take orders by email and phone. Now they have windows for you to do your order then stop by and pickup what you ordered. Target is claiming they can deliver on the same day you order, in the big city, etc. I fully expect the grocery stores to jump onto this as well.

Its interesting. Amazon, for instance, was waaaaaaaaaay ahead of the curve and actually has some retail stores in the big cities to compete, I assume, with the remaining retailers. I fear the art of "shopping" is in for a complete overhaul before this is all over.

I don't live in the big city. The closest is Victoria, BC but I can't go there yet and won't go until I don't have to spend 150.00 on a covid test. The next closest is over 3 hours away (Seattle). So, we don't do a whole lot of 'shopping'. except on the net. The local retailers, in my town I pretty laid back. My wife started a jewelry store, years ago, because she hated shopping down town where those in the stores didn't even say hello when you walked in (and it hasn't changed that much).

Interesting times!
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#337886 Nov 1st a 12:06 AM
by olyve
Originally Posted by pdx rick
The closest warehouse to Duluth, GA is Gwinnett and that building opened 11/13/1996. Was that a former Price Club? Because Costco and Price Club merged about that time and we picked-up a lot of buildings that way.

The Gwinnett building is W187. Pretty sure Costco Seattle didn't have GA on it's mind back then. In the mid-90s, expanding into Canada and Mexico was a bigger dealio for Costco. Hmm

Gwinnett is huge county, second only to Fulton.

Duluth is in Gwinnett co. and that's where the Gwinnett building is.

I am not familiar with the Price Club so I don't know if that was a merge or not. I will tell you that Gwinnett Co. did explode in the 90s. Suddenly it wasn't a sleepy Atlanta suburb anymore.
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#337759 Oct 28th a 03:12 AM
by Ken Condon
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I have never been one to blow my own horn, but believe me I have tried. Hmm I just cannot contort that much. LOLI used to dress up back when I sang baritone in the Eugene Symphony chorus. I wore a tux with all the accoutrements when we did our thing. And by the way I could also sing my part very well. Quit your heart fluttering Rick.

When I was back at my 40th high school reunion there was a classmate of mine sitting directly across the seat from us while we partook took of the reunion luau. Her name was Diane Arikake. Bear in mind I am 6’6”. She told me directly “Ken, back when we were in high school I thought of you as an Aryan God”. And she said this directly with her husband sitting next to her. And my wife sitting next to me. I didn’t know what to say so I just responded “thank you”. And then we sat for a while in awkwardness. Perhaps it was her wine talking although Martha was wondering wtf?

But remember Rick…..I am hard to get.
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#337861 Oct 31st a 04:28 PM
by pdx rick
pdx rick
Originally Posted by Jeffery J. Haas
Originally Posted by pdx rick
Ken is getting a Costco relo next year. (Relocation) Salem is relocating to a new building.

Besides Ringold and Augusta, most the 12 Georgia Costcos are located around Atlanta. There is also a Costco Business Center in Morrow and there is a Distribution Center in College Park. Costco Logistics now delivers purchased items to your home from the College Park Distribution Center.


College Park, Maryland?s.
College Park, GA.

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#337864 Oct 31st a 05:05 PM
by pdx rick
pdx rick
Originally Posted by olyve
I'm guessing since he was talking about Georgia (specifically the Atlanta area) that he meant College Park, Ga and Duluth, Ga. Both are greater Atlanta Metro area. Hartsfield Airport is in College Park.

Meant Duluth, MN. I didn't know that GA had a Duluth too. gobsmacked
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