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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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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!
If you know someone locally with a Costco membership, he or she can purchase you a costco cash card. With the cash card, you can go into and purchase anything at Costco without being a member and no surcharges


http://www.costco.com/Costco-Cash...reId=10301
Excerpt from Costco's website:
The Costco Cash card
You must be a Costco member to purchase or reload Costco Cash Cards. Members and non-members may use the cash cards to shop at any Costco location in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and online at Costco.com or on Costco.ca. Costco Cash balances may be used toward membership or merchandise.
Can be purchased in denominations from $25 to $1,000
No expiration date
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#17
this is good info. the info you incl doesnt say anything about surcharge tho.

Quote from s1ikdeeli0 View Post :
If you know someone locally with a Costco membership, he or she can purchase you a costco cash card. With the cash card, you can go into and purchase anything at Costco without being a member and no surcharges
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#18
highly ymmv. for the most part, no.

Quote from novemberr View Post :
Two nearby costco stores have different price ($10 difference). Will costco do price match with another costco store?
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#19
That's because there is no surcharge when using a Costco Cash card.

Quote from tcpoob View Post :
this is good info. the info you incl doesnt say anything about surcharge tho.
Quote from s1ikdeeli0 View Post :
If you know someone locally with a Costco membership, he or she can purchase you a costco cash card. With the cash card, you can go into and purchase anything at Costco without being a member and no surcharges


http://www.costco.com/Costco-Cash-Card.product.10024438.html?catalogId=10701&keyword=cash+card&langId=-1&storeId=10301
Excerpt from Costco's website:
The Costco Cash card
You must be a Costco member to purchase or reload Costco Cash Cards. Members and non-members may use the cash cards to shop at any Costco location in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and online at Costco.com or on Costco.ca. Costco Cash balances may be used toward membership or merchandise.
Can be purchased in denominations from $25 to $1,000
No expiration date
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#20
Lets not forget the membership is 100% refundable if you are "unsatisfied" for any reason...any time within the year. It is not pro-rated either.

Get membership. Buy item. Be unsatisfied. Get refund.

Or you can go with gift card approach. Or I am sure if you ask someone in the store they will buy for you...

Just saying...being pissed at a membership only club requiring a membership is well...
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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!
Costco is AWESOME! That being said, you can get a refund on membership at any time during the year. Buy a membership, buy the flashlight, then stop off at the membership desk on the way out to cancel your membership and get a full refund (on the membership).


BTW - $39.97 in Danvers, MA
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#22
I am curious if the price for these dropped any further? Both Avon and Dedham Costco have been completely wiped out, so something tells me it did.

Quote from TaskMaster View Post :
Costco is AWESOME! That being said, you can get a refund on membership at any time during the year. Buy a membership, buy the flashlight, then stop off at the membership desk on the way out to cancel your membership and get a full refund (on the membership).


BTW - $39.97 in Danvers, MA
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#23
Quote from sleepybubba View Post :
I am curious if the price for these dropped any further? Both Avon and Dedham Costco have been completely wiped out, so something tells me it did.
No, that price was checked minutes before posting. If it dropped, it dropped since then.
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#24
Crap. So I already bought one... and I will totally buy 2 more if I can find them at this price... Thanks OP.
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Quote from DarkAmeba View Post :
Crap. So I already bought one... and I will totally buy 2 more if I can find them at this price... Thanks OP.
Costco will refund the difference. I got back $60 this past weekend for the two pairs of Keen boots that went from $59.97 to $29.97.
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Quote from sick97ss View Post :
Costco should atleast provide a surcharge fee or SOMETHING for non-members who want to buy a single item without the annual membership.
QUOTE]

They USED TO add 10% if you were not a member. I wonder when that changed.
Must have been a long time ago. I know the website will sell you something with a 10% surcharge, but I've never noticed that option in a physical Costco and I have been going there for 15 years.
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