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Coast HP550 1000 lumen flashlight 29.97 @ Costco YMMV

iyyi 18 January 12, 2013 at 05:34 PM in Home & Home Improvement (5) More Costco Wholesale Deals
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Hi Everyone, this is my first time posting so I apologize in advance for any mistakes.

I just bought the Coast HP550 flashlight at my local Costco (Chicago West Loop) for $29.97. I've been on the fence when the price was $50 but it looks like they just dropped it. I couldn't resist.

Seems like a good deal to me. 1000 lumens and uses 9 AAs. I personally prefer AAs as I have a ton of eneloops sitting around from prior deals. Light is very bright (as in light up the house bright) and the packaging notes that it should be good for 2 hrs 15 min at the highest setting.

I'm not sure if this is available everywhere but I wanted to let people know. The item number is 686885.

The people at this flashlight forum (had no idea flashlight forums existed before today) had a lot of good things to say:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/15092

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I went to my local costco because this item does not exist online at a reasonable price. I am not a Costco member.
Talked to the customer services desk, gave her the item number and she said they have ONE LEFT IN STOCK. I said Horray! it was destiny!, what do i have to do? pay a surcharge or something?

she said "i cant let you buy it without a membership but lets get one started for you! ($55+ yr). and BTW the non-member sucharge is for BJs Club."

i said how about i just give it to a real member standing in line and pay them cash. She said costco has strict policies about doing that. "sorry have a nice day"
i left pissed. feeling empty, a hollowed man...

so im standing there trying to give them my hard earned cash and they treat me like i'm an alien visitor from uranus or something.

SCREW COSTCO!
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I would like to buy a 2nd one but the Phoenix store has them at full price.
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Just picked up 3 at the south sacramento store! Bought one last week at regular price and its definitely worth the money!
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Quote from sick97ss View Post :
I went to my local costco because this item does not exist online at a reasonable price. I am not a Costco member.
Talked to the customer services desk, gave her the item number and she said they have ONE LEFT IN STOCK. I said Horray! it was destiny!, what do i have to do? pay a surcharge or something?

she said "i cant let you buy it without a membership but lets get one started for you! ($55+ yr). and BTW the non-member sucharge is for BJs Club."

i said how about i just give it to a real member standing in line and pay them cash. She said costco has strict policies about doing that. "sorry have a nice day"
i left pissed. feeling empty, a hollowed man...

so im standing there trying to give them my hard earned cash and they treat me like i'm an alien visitor from uranus or something.

SCREW COSTCO!
As we say in the tennis biz: "Sometime zee ball go IN...sometime zee ball go OUT". I wonder if they'll miss you. On the other hand, you could glue together three of the Meritline cheapies that come around from time to time.Big Grin
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Just picked up 3 at the south sacramento store! Bought one last week at regular price and its definitely worth the money!
how many they had? I might go get one tomorrow. nod
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how many they had? I might go get one tomorrow. nod
They may have another box on the shelf. Be sure to call and have them check the item number! Cal expo and other nearby stores usually have the items south sac is out of...
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called my local costco in San Jose and they said the closest location with stock was Merced and Fairfield. Bummer!
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$39.99 at my local Costco in Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
They have plenty in stock.
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$29.97 @ Burnsville,MN - 100+ flashlights left
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so im standing there trying to give them my hard earned cash and they treat me like i'm an alien visitor from uranus or something.

SCREW COSTCO!
So youre upset that they wouldn't let you bypass their membership in order to buy something that is only for members??

Do you get upset when you go to a restaurant and have to pay $20 for a meal that cost them $10 to make, or get upset that you have to pay for a ticket to get in a movie when there are empty seats and thus they should let you in free??
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So youre upset that they wouldn't let you bypass their membership in order to buy something that is only for members??

Do you get upset when you go to a restaurant and have to pay $20 for a meal that cost them $10 to make, or get upset that you have to pay for a ticket to get in a movie when there are empty seats and thus they should let you in free??
I fully understand paying for restaurant service or a movie expierence. But Costco should atleast provide a surcharge fee or SOMETHING for non-members who want to buy a single item without the annual membership.

I was just mentally prepared to be playing with 1000 lumens of fury all night long and was destroyed when Costco denied me of that joy.
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...who wants to mail one to me for $40?!?!
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Two nearby costco stores have different price ($10 difference). Will costco do price match with another costco store?
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[QUOTE=sick97ss;56918418]Costco should atleast provide a surcharge fee or SOMETHING for non-members who want to buy a single item without the annual membership.
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They USED TO add 10% if you were not a member. I wonder when that changed.
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