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    Quote Originally Posted by Skraggy_uk
    Ah, looks like the membership rules are a bit different in the states then.
    Are Costco and Macro the same company? If not then I can understand why membership rules are different.

    I've gone to a couple of the Costcos in Mexico, and the membership is the same in the US and Mexico.

    Yeah, I second the sorry for continuing in making the thread OT

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    lol we should make this thread a costco thread =P...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafaelsherman
    Are Costco and Macro the same company? If not then I can understand why membership rules are different.

    I've gone to a couple of the Costcos in Mexico, and the membership is the same in the US and Mexico.

    Yeah, I second the sorry for continuing in making the thread OT

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    Totally seperate, Macro is trade only. The rule differences we have in the UK are for Costco UK though, not Macro.

    But a guy a work with has Membership for Costco, because his dad was employed by BNFL (the UK Nuclear energy company), it was for Costco Korea or Taiwan where he was based doing work on a project they had for an overseas powerplant. He was able to use that membership to get his own UK membership.

    I think the basic rules are the same, but as usual in the UK, it's the little extras that we get screwed on (like money back at the end of the year although they may, as I don't have trade membership to know for sure).

    here is the UK site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miztahsparklez
    lol we should make this thread a costco thread =P...
    Yeah, sorry, it was seeing those Kirkland Cashews set me off. Must try to stay on topic.


    BTW found on the UK site

    More than you have.

    Do you guys get the big clear plastic Pretzel barrels at Costco? Those are great. Normally with the Potato chips, and tortilla chips and popcorn and stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skraggy_uk
    Do you guys get the big clear plastic Pretzel barrels at Costco? Those are great. Normally with the Potato chips, and tortilla chips and popcorn and stuff.

    We do here in California, I don't know if they have them other plkaces though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    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
    Actually Costco gets gas from either Chevron, Union76 or Texaco. They can offer it so cheap because of the volume they purchase/sell, not because of additives.

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    Update.

    Well not much of an update, but hey at least i did something =P i had to resolder the usb cable on my powermate because it simply fell off the circuitboard.... good thing i remembered the color order anyways.. i ended up replacing the HD activitly LED for my old carputer with the powermate. eh, its kinda off center but hey it works =P so this goes on the center console area as you can see the shift boot.


    also, does anyone know how i may be able to solder some wires to those blue LED's i would like to relocate them, but for some reason i couldnt get those LED's off, and solder simply wouldnt stick to them.

    and if youre wondering, that black button was the turn on button for my old carputer (i used an inverter in the trunk. then ran everythign up front.) then i converted the button to start my car after i took out the computer. the middle LED is my super bright blue alarm LED. i wouldnt dare stare into the thing, and hell its so bright it lights up the car at night when it flashes. i need to put some resistors on it or something.
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    From the pics, it looks awesome man...
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    hehe more pics =)
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    then some more =P

    o and the neon hanging off the caps... its not gonna stay lthere.. i gotta go exchange it for another tube, so thats why its hanging out.
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