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Sundancer7

Costco is coming to Knoxville Tue, 05/17/11 5:27 PM (permalink)
The Mayor has talked for years about Costco and now they are finally coming to Knoxville.  I am excited as I have heard about their food, quality and cost.  They are expected to start construction in June.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
 
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    mar52

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    Re:Costco is coming to Knoxville Tue, 05/17/11 5:44 PM (permalink)
    Start emptying out your closets and buy an SUV!
     
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      mayor al

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      Re:Costco is coming to Knoxville Tue, 05/17/11 5:45 PM (permalink)
      Paul,
      When they open you can take a look around without buying the membership. I suggest that, then consider how much you would use the membership vs what you spend at the regular markets.
      The regular membership is $50 /year and the business membership is $100. While we tend to be small consumers, the Business membership offers a cash rebate  on purchases, and we have found that we spend enough to get an annual check of well over $200 which not only covers the membership fee, but is a nice spending boost for some of the experimenting we do with Costco Food products.
       
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        mar52

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        Re:Costco is coming to Knoxville Tue, 05/17/11 6:00 PM (permalink)
        Here the marked price is for business card holders.  I think the regular members pay a percentage higher.
         
        Costco shopping is easier if you have someone with whom you could split some of the purchases.   Otherwise you throw away your savings in spoilage.
         
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          1bbqboy

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          Re:Costco is coming to Knoxville Tue, 05/17/11 7:49 PM (permalink)
          the non food buys are the match of walmart with lots of special
          deals.
           
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            jajarino68

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            Re:Costco is coming to Knoxville Tue, 05/17/11 8:50 PM (permalink)
            We don't shop at Sam's so I doubt we will be shopping at Costco. I do wish they had picked a location that was already not so congested. The Turkey Creek area of Farragut is really going to be a mess, if it wasn't already.
             
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              Sundancer7

              Re:Costco is coming to Knoxville Wed, 05/18/11 6:10 AM (permalink)
              Unfortunately the Costco that is opening in Knoxville is about 25 miles from where I reside.  I doubt that I will frequent it very often although I was excited about their expansion, it will be too far for me to drive to make economic sense.
               
              Paul E. Smith
              Knoxville, TN
               
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                mayor al

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                Re:Costco is coming to Knoxville Wed, 05/18/11 6:10 PM (permalink)
                The Louisville store is 31 miles away from us. We visit once or sometimes twice a month, compiling a list of items to search for on each visit. I usually time the trip to a point where I need gas for the truck and a couple of 5 gallon Mower-gas cans too.  Costco gas "AT TIMES" can be up to 25 cents a gallon cheaper than surrounding stations...but not always, so we check prices on our way to the store.
                 
                 
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                  carlton pierre

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                  Re:Costco is coming to Knoxville Wed, 05/18/11 9:36 PM (permalink)
                  Wow,  I had not heard about Costco coming.  I may want to check it out but shopping at those kind of places is not my cup of tea. 
                   
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