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post #16 of 156
I own like 15 pairs of Woodlore Epics and those look like Epics to me.

Even down to the plastic stuck on the knob when new.
post #17 of 156
the pics have just convinced me to pick up a costco membership. will probably go tomorrow, sign up and pick up some of these.
post #18 of 156
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Originally Posted by Tarmac View Post
I own like 15 pairs of Woodlore Epics and those look like Epics to me.

Even down to the plastic stuck on the knob when new.

So are they medium epics?
post #19 of 156
Do they say "M 42/43" on the bottom in stamped ink?

Comparing to my epics in in front of me, the pics look identical except for where the toe splits at the point. My Epics split closer to the center. We are talking about like 5 mm here.

They could be a different brand, but everything else looks the same.
post #20 of 156
No markings on the shoe trees, but the back of the box says, "Fits Men's Shoe Size 8-11" which I think is consistent with Woodlore M?
post #21 of 156
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post
the pics have just convinced me to pick up a costco membership.

will probably go tomorrow, sign up and pick up some of these.

I'm a Houston guy and for many years Sam's Club has had a stranglehold on the Houston discount wholesale market. There are probably about 25 Sam's clubs in the Houston metro market. There is 1 Costco at Blalock & I-10. After reading this thread, I went there yesterday and I joined Costco.

I was very impressed. The store is very similar to Sam's Clubs but with slightly better quality (meaning upper end) products. This may have to do with the specific location of this specific Costco.

They told me that they are opening up a 2nd Costco in the Houston area in the Greenway Plaza area (on the old HISD site), and it will be a super store.

They gave me a free rotisserie chicken for joining and I must say that it compared well to Sam's Clubs rotisserie chickens (with which I have vast experience)

As to the shoe trees, I didn't see them at this Houston store. But I'm hoping they have them at the new Greenway Plaza store. They look like a wonderful deal.
post #22 of 156
I belong to the nearest costco, about 20 minutes away, but its not a great shopping experience. Long lines, dirty parking lot, my wife refuses to set foot there. Sitting next to the best grocery store in the county (stew leonards) doesn't help. I use it to buy tires, rice maker, etc. I will certainly look for these next time I'm in.
post #23 of 156
I probably live next to the least-busy costco in america (Redwood City, CA). It's a pretty painless experience. When I go to other Costcos which are more busy, I agree, I can't stand it. I wanna stab myself with a $9.99 king crab leg.

As a single guy I use costco card mainly for the beer. seriously. $19.99-21.99 for most 24 packs.

Oh and hot dogs for lunch.
post #24 of 156
We have three Costco's in our area, but only one Sam's Club. Not surprising since Costco started out here in the West in WA. They are all fairly busy during the weekends, and the checkout and cavity search lines are very long. But I work less than a half mile from one. And during the weekdays, it is not very busy at all. All the Costco's here are very well maintained, and are far from seedy. And yes--the $1.50 hot dogs and unlimited soda (or pop) are awesome! Very much like the deal on meatballs at Ikea. FWIW, Costco never charges more than 15% above cost for their items. It's been their corporate policy from day one. Because of this, there are nice deals to be had on high end jewelry at Costco--like diamond rings, etc. Good CEO interview: http://www.smartmoney.com/smartmoney...ril2008-Costco
post #25 of 156
Are you kidding me? Costco is awesome. That and Target. Only problem with Costco is trying to leave not having spent over $100.

All the food is great too. It's a great date place. A polish sausage, combo pizza, berry sundae and churro make for one fabulous meal.
post #26 of 156
Target is a far far far less stressful event than going to Costco.
post #27 of 156
Costco is one of the most successful retailers anywhere. In fact warehouse clubs is the only retail segment where Wal-Mart (Sam's Club) was never able to outperform its main competitor. They are among the best at mining their customer data to come up with great new products and are always ahead of the curve in sourcing. Their customer service is top notch and they are probably the best retail employer in North America with great pay and benefits.

The stores may be crowded on weekends but they are extremely efficient at processing such large numbers. They always open more registers when lineups start getting long and the wait is never more than 5-7 min. As other customers know, Costco is the best at extracting $200+ from your wallet in a painless and efficient manner. I go there for diapers but there is always something else to buy...
post #28 of 156
Costco is great. I have two stores that are close to my house with about same amount of driving distance. One is in Schaumburg and the other one is in Lake Zurich. We usually go to the Schaumburg store since it is in the same shopping plaza/area where Off5th, Nord rack, Marshall's, and etc are. But once in a while we will go to the Lake Zurich store as it has a lower sales tax (these 2 stores are actually in two different counties, and the difference of sales tax is 3.25%) when we buy big ticket items.

The only thing I find frustrating is the store layout is different from one store to another, which it always takes longer time to find specific items.
post #29 of 156
I read somewhere here that costco branded dress shirts are seriously undervalued. Anyone tried them? I haven't really found anything to beat BB 2nds from armyhardhat in terms of value...
post #30 of 156
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Are you kidding me? Costco is awesome. That and Target.
+1

I always want to take a shower after going to Sams Club.
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