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    heh - costco is cool - wish I didn't live in a small town right now.....growing up in one of the largest cities in the nation then moving to a small town for college is tough.....1 year though, 1 year and I will be outta here!

    oh yeah....hehe

    the dash looks good btw! would love to see pics of it in the car with the screen!!
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    thats looks great man. I love how the texture isnt smooth per say cause most factory dashes, or if you buy an aftermarket kit to hold a cdplayer or something, usually look just like yours does.

    BTW, where do you buy the plastikote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    Bit like Macro (wholesale members only cash and carry).

    They sell everything, food, clothes, trade size packs of almost every packed food, fresh meat, cooked chickens, smokes, and booze).

    To get membership, you need to either run a business, work for a business with membership, or work for a large company that gives out staff cards.

    Only costs a few quid a year for the Missus (gets membership because she works at Transco) and I get a free Spouse card.

    As long as you only go when you need something, then it's great. Things like Chevron full synth 5w40 oil, 9 for 4 litres. Industrial size drums of dino oil, and anti freeze too, plus a few computer bits and loads of digital cameras and stuff, even an optician. You can even get Micheline tyres for a decent price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro-A4
    You Brits are missing out on the good stuff. Costco is a wholesale place where you can get basically anything. The give away free samples, which are often good.
    Yep, and I'm lucky to have 2 with 20 miles, and membership.

    Nothing better on a Saturday afternoon to go load up the car with oversized packets of everything you could possibly want (seems so much better shopping when the packets are so large).

    My boss goes down there regular and picks up 80-120litres of diet coke. He really is adicted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nappyjim
    thats looks great man. I love how the texture isnt smooth per say cause most factory dashes, or if you buy an aftermarket kit to hold a cdplayer or something, usually look just like yours does.

    BTW, where do you buy the plastikote?

    i got some at my local pepboys (an auto supply store for those who dont know what it is)

    i think if i would have wet sanded the paint a bit, and then applied a final coat, it probably would have been pretty smooth. though it may have a similar texture to the aftermarket dash kits, it doesnt look even as near as cheap as some of them do


    as for costco, anyone can be a member as long as you pay the fee. theres a special "executive member" you can get if you pay more and have a business. This allows you to go there during special times in the morning before it opens to regular customers. I went there one time with my mother (shes an executive card member) and they serve you free pastries and coffee/juice. but i havent been there for awhile that early, so i dont know if they still do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skraggy_uk
    Bit like Macro (wholesale members only cash and carry).

    They sell everything, food, clothes, trade size packs of almost every packed food, fresh meat, cooked chickens, smokes, and booze).

    To get membership, you need to either run a business, work for a business with membership, or work for a large company that gives out staff cards.

    Only costs a few quid a year for the Missus (gets membership because she works at Transco) and I get a free Spouse card.

    As long as you only go when you need something, then it's great. Things like Chevron full synth 5w40 oil, 9 for 4 litres. Industrial size drums of dino oil, and anti freeze too, plus a few computer bits and loads of digital cameras and stuff, even an optician. You can even get Micheline tyres for a decent price.
    Hehe,

    At Costco, as long as you pay the $45 anual for normal membership or $100 for the Executive (Which gives 4% back on yearly expendetures there, anyone can be a member.

    Also what is really cool about Costco, is that they now sell gasoline at most of their locations. This is great because they sell it at an average of 20cents cheaper than other places in town, plus, if you are an executive member you still get your 4% back.

    And those hot dogs are REALLY good.

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    if you don't mind putting gas that is lesser quality then sure - go for their gas - for most people they could care less.....but if you are like me and you want to take care of your car the best you can - then you don't buy gas from places like that

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    actually , i saw a chevron truck filling up the tanks over here one time.
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    I guess - but there is a reason those places are able to charge less for the gas....it's because they don't have as many addatives in them as the rest of the places. The gas doesn't protect your motor as well as some of the others out there.....if you are like a lot of people and don't plan on driving your car for 5 years then sure....go for it.....but I plan on driving my car for a while and in the mean time I want the best performance I can get from it.....

    just because it said chevron doesn't mean it met the same standards as the chevron gas that you see at chevron stations....

    remember - there is a reason it's so much cheaper....

    if I remember right - there is only about a $0.07 mark-up per gallon on gas on average.....that's not much at all
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    Ah, looks like the membership rules are a bit different in the states then.

    We Business membership for people who run their own firms (like the executive) which cost more, gets better opening hours and better offers in the restricted hours, but I don't think they get anything back.

    "Normal" membership is still restricted though. You either need to work for a business member, or need to work for a list of larger companies (utilities, the media, education establisments, or Civil service) to get individual normal membership.

    Good thing is, once you are an individual member, you stay one as long as you are paying the fees. The missus is getting made redundant this year, but she can still keep her membership, an is looking to go back into the utilities industry anyway.

    They don't have their own fuel stations here, but do fit tyres and in some places exhausts.

    I really love the monster Pizza slices, infact, the option to buy a ready cooked ready sliced whole Pizza, big enough to have one slice each for a meal, and put the other 4 slices in the freezer. Fantastic.

    Sorry if this has gone a bit OT.
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