Costco... Just joined ... please help...

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Found 15th Oct 2009
Okay so it took me half an hour to actually find the nearest Costco (Got lost, was driving in the wrong direction !!) Finally found it but was running so late so i just quickly joined as an individual (got my picture taken which looks awful!) then i didnt have much time so just quickly had a look and then left! Will be going back at the weekend but can someone please help... My costco is Manchester and it looked like everything was just all a bit of a mess... is there an order? Like is all the homeware in one bit the clothing in another? I went there mainly to look for UGG Australia boots, i rang them and he said yes we have them in so im looking for them but found none... i was rushing and i didnt have a clue what aisles i was in but i saw some boots that were UGG lookalikes but i was quite dissapointed. Does anyone know if they do have them? And is there an order to the aisles?

Thanks in advance...

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The one in Bristol has a order to it, might have to ask some1 for a map :thumbsup:

Can you just join or do you have to own/run a business?

magough;6584572

Can you just join or do you have to own/run a business?



you can just join as an individual

The Watford one has an order to it and loads of ugg's. However when I've spoke to them about other stock they said not all stores carry the same stuff and they have a when its gone its gone policy. so if manchester sold out it dosent mean that they are going to get any more in. so you may just have missed them. its happend to me in past.

as an individual (got my picture taken which looks awful!)


You're a woman aren't you. :thumbsup:

magough;6584572

Can you just join or do you have to own/run a business?


I found this in another thread, it may help :).
Individual Membership - Valid to certain employment groups - details listed below. You will need to bring in your latest payslip or professional qualification plus a current home utility bill or bank statement. The annual cost is £25 plus VAT inc. free Spouse Card. An additional card can be purchased at a cost of £12 plus VAT, but it must be someone aged over 18 residing at the same address, of which you must provide proof. This can be done either in writing or in person at the warehouse. A photograph can be done on the Additional Cardholder's first visit to the warehouse.

If you think you may be an employee of a UK or US Gold Card Company, you can call Central Membership to check on 01923 830477. This number is operated 8.15am til 5.15pm Monday to Friday.

Individual Membership is available to the following:-

Current or Retired Employee of:-
Banking/Finance/Insurance
Civil Service/Armed Forces
Education
Fire/Rescue
Local Government
Medical/Health Service
Police Force
Post Office
Airlines

Qualified as:-
Chartered Architect
Chartered/Civil Engineer
Chartered Surveyor
Dentist
Optician
Pharmacist
Qualified/Certified/Chartered Accountant Solicitor Barrister Magistrate Advocate

Current or Retired Employee of USA or UK Gold Card Company - Please contact either Central Membership or your local warehouse to confirm whether the company you work for is a registered Gold Card Company. Retired employees must provide a current pension statement and home utility bill as proof of eligibility.

The membership card can only be used by the individual person named on the card. All additional cardholders will expire at the same time as the Primary cardholder.

Btw OP, the one I use in Cardiff is really good - well organised with everything in seperate areas etc...Don't forget though if you are not happy with the one near you, you can always get a full refund on your membership at anytime :thumbsup:.

Which one in Manchester did you go to, the one by Traffford Centre/Asda?

Anyway, yes, there is an order (for the above Manchester Costco). Clothes and stuff are ussually in the middle of the store.
So, as you walk in, you'll be at electricals, then home furnishings on left and clothes etc on right. go further down its food (fruit, cakes etc), then follow it round to the right you will come to cold/freezer foods, then drinks on left while garden stuff to the right, and then as following thru to checkout, you will see all the foods, chocolates, sweets, beans, ketchups, etc on left and cd's, chairs, etc on the right.
.....then proceed to checkout!

Don't forgot to try a slice of pizza after you've bought your Ugg's!

the one in oldham had loads whn i went a few wks ago,im going tomoorw tho for baby wipes which are on offer so i will have a look.they were in the middle isle where the clothes are at the end of the row tho wen i went.

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Thanks everyone for replying... i just thought id get no replies and you would all think i was mad lol

Goonieman;6584641

You're a woman aren't you. :thumbsup:



Yes i am! And she wouldnt let me take another picture:oops:

WonderWoman;6584700

I found this in another thread, it may help :).Individual Membership … I found this in another thread, it may help :).Individual Membership -Individual Membership is available to the following:-Current or Retired Employee of:-Banking/Finance/InsuranceCivil Service/Armed ForcesEducationFire/RescueLocal GovernmentMedical/Health ServicePolice ForcePost OfficeAirlinesQualified as:-Chartered ArchitectChartered/Civil EngineerChartered SurveyorDentistOpticianPharmacistQualified/Certified/Chartered Accountant Solicitor Barrister Magistrate Advocate.



I work for TNT ... didnt think they would allow an individual membership but they did, just needed work ID, wage slip and utility bill.

RoyalT;6584740

Which one in Manchester did you go to, the one by Traffford … Which one in Manchester did you go to, the one by Traffford Centre/Asda?Anyway, yes, there is an order (for the above Manchester Costco). Clothes and stuff are ussually in the middle of the store. So, as you walk in, you'll be at electricals, then home furnishings on left and clothes etc on right. go further down its food (fruit, cakes etc), then follow it round to the right you will come to cold/freezer foods, then drinks on left while garden stuff to the right, and then as following thru to checkout, you will see all the foods, chocolates, sweets, beans, ketchups, etc on left and cd's, chairs, etc on the right......then proceed to checkout! Don't forgot to try a slice of pizza after you've bought your Ugg's!



:thumbsup: Yes thats the one... when i eventually found it lol Yes it did seem set out like you have said, but the only womens boots i found in the middle were not UGGs... :? And is the cafe good?

saffynabster;6584908

the one in oldham had loads whn i went a few wks ago,im going tomoorw tho … the one in oldham had loads whn i went a few wks ago,im going tomoorw tho for baby wipes which are on offer so i will have a look.they were in the middle isle where the clothes are at the end of the row tho wen i went.



OOOO.... if they still have some please please please let me know as Oldham is not too far fom me either. I will pop there if they have some as im quite dissapointed i couldnt see any at the Manchester one.

WonderWoman;6584700

I found this in another thread, it may help :).Individual Membership - … I found this in another thread, it may help :).Individual Membership - Valid to certain employment groups - details listed below. You will need to bring in your latest payslip or professional qualification plus a current home utility bill or bank statement. The annual cost is £25 plus VAT inc. free Spouse Card. An additional card can be purchased at a cost of £12 plus VAT, but it must be someone aged over 18 residing at the same address, of which you must provide proof. This can be done either in writing or in person at the warehouse. A photograph can be done on the Additional Cardholder's first visit to the warehouse.If you think you may be an employee of a UK or US Gold Card Company, you can call Central Membership to check on 01923 830477. This number is operated 8.15am til 5.15pm Monday to Friday.Individual Membership is available to the following:-Current or Retired Employee of:-Banking/Finance/InsuranceCivil Service/Armed ForcesEducationFire/RescueLocal GovernmentMedical/Health ServicePolice ForcePost OfficeAirlinesQualified as:-Chartered ArchitectChartered/Civil EngineerChartered SurveyorDentistOpticianPharmacistQualified/Certified/Chartered Accountant Solicitor Barrister Magistrate AdvocateCurrent or Retired Employee of USA or UK Gold Card Company - Please contact either Central Membership or your local warehouse to confirm whether the company you work for is a registered Gold Card Company. Retired employees must provide a current pension statement and home utility bill as proof of eligibility.The membership card can only be used by the individual person named on the card. All additional cardholders will expire at the same time as the Primary cardholder.



Cheers, Rep'd.
Didnt think it was easy as just turn up n fill out forms.
Oh well, never mind.

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magough;6585173

Cheers, Rep'd.Didnt think it was easy as just turn up n fill out forms.Oh … Cheers, Rep'd.Didnt think it was easy as just turn up n fill out forms.Oh well, never mind.



There were loads of people in the membership queue - I was a bit overwhelmed because the place was HUGEEEE and there were so many people. But it was just a simple "who do you work for" and then "lets take a picture". Impressed with how quick and simple it was just a bit dissapointed i was running late and didnt have a chance to look for the UGGs properly. :oops:

just being in one in oldham,they had some left cardy ones/long ones and short ones(counldt see price for for short ones tho).they were on the left hand isle where clothes are right at the end.the cheap copies are on shelf below.

I never really get costco, expensive membership and not that cheap prices, I would rather stock up on stuff from a supermarket when it is bogof

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saffynabster;6586383

just being in one in oldham,they had some left cardy ones/long ones and … just being in one in oldham,they had some left cardy ones/long ones and short ones(counldt see price for for short ones tho).they were on the left hand isle where clothes are right at the end.the cheap copies are on shelf below.



Were the long ones Cardys? I really dont like the Cardys lol im soo fussy! Really want the tall classics. Yeah i only saw the cheap copies at the Manchester one. Thanks for replying. :thumbsup:

Smaybelline;6585168

:thumbsup: Yes thats the one... when i eventually found it lol Yes it did … :thumbsup: Yes thats the one... when i eventually found it lol Yes it did seem set out like you have said, but the only womens boots i found in the middle were not UGGs... :? And is the cafe good?



You need to pop in again and have a proper look. Ask a few different members of staff. (People that look like they may wear them! (obviously dont ask a grandad worker if he knows where the uggs are, he'll probably say no or have none!!))

Chiptivo;6586487

I never really get costco, expensive membership and not that cheap … I never really get costco, expensive membership and not that cheap prices, I would rather stock up on stuff from a supermarket when it is bogof



I agree with you here, but mind you, although there are amazing deals to be had in supermarkets on bogof's, there are also deals in costco, which make the price incredibly low! They usually have a booklet of offers at the enterance.

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umanga;6584600

you can just join as an individual



as long as you meet the eligibility criteria - so no not anyone can just join

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Chiptivo;6586487

I never really get costco, expensive membership and not that cheap … I never really get costco, expensive membership and not that cheap prices, I would rather stock up on stuff from a supermarket when it is bogof



what exactly is expensive about it?

you can stock up at costco all the time instead of waiting for BOGOFs at the supermarket

costco sell decent brands at great prices unlike other cash and carry's who sell crap cheap

they had long classic i think they were beige.

Tanchi;6584497

The one in Bristol has a order to it, might have to ask some1 for a map … The one in Bristol has a order to it, might have to ask some1 for a map :thumbsup:



Does that one have consoles?

Original Poster

saffynabster;6586383

just being in one in oldham,they had some left cardy ones/long ones and … just being in one in oldham,they had some left cardy ones/long ones and short ones(counldt see price for for short ones tho).they were on the left hand isle where clothes are right at the end.the cheap copies are on shelf below.



Went to the Oldham one yesterday they had the cardy ones which im not keen on and then the had the long classics in chocolate and sand for £149.99 including VAT. :thumbsup:
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