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10 ;e Costco Connection NOVEMBER 2009
Debate goes on
In response to the October Debate,
“Should we rely more on wind
NO. The wind does not blow at reliable times.
If the wind blows when there is less demand,
then large batteries will be required, which is
bad for the environment.
YES. Saves on electricity. Cleaner form of
energy. Smart and efficient. We need to seriously invest in new forms of energy in our
Cos Cob, Connecticut
NO. I am not in favor of more wind power
until senators and congressmen allow it in
their own backyards.
YES. Wind energy is green and environmentally sustainable. The cost to install is nothing
compared to the benefits.
In response to the September
Debate, “Is legislation the right way
to deal with cyberbullies?”
NO. I don’t think we need more legislation
regarding communication devices. I think it’s
too intrusive and not government’s place to
police common transmission.
YES. It’s the law to protect our children!
Odds and ends
Kirkland Signature fan
As a Costco member of 11 years, I have
come to appreciate both the quality and value of
my Costco membership. One of those things
that make it so valuable for me is the Kirkland
Signature™ line of products.
I have carefully compared the Kirkland
Signature line against similar items both at
Costco and at other retailers, and have found
little if any difference. Sometimes I have found
the Kirkland Signature product to be much better in terms of overall quality and pricing—for
example, the men’s shirts, which are the same or
better than similar shirts sold at high-end retailers for much more. Even when the quality is the
same, the Kirkland Signature product gives you
more and/or sells for less.
I only wish that Costco would expand the
Kirkland Signature line to cover more products so that members such as myself could
reap even more benefits and savings from our
Cheers for Kirkland Signature vodka
I belong to a gourmet dinner group.
Prior to one of our recent group dinners, we
conducted a vodka blind tasting. Each individual brought one vodka for the competition. The vodkas included Kirkland Signature,
Ketel One, Absolut, Belvedere, Skyy, Grey
Goose, Cîroc and Chopin. Each of the eight
chilled vodkas was tasted in small amounts,
separated by a mouth rinse and crackers to
cleanse the palate. We judged for taste,
smoothness, aftertaste and aroma. The
results: the Kirkland Signature brand was
first by a large margin! Not only was everyone very surprised, but many have now
changed to the Kirkland Signature brand.
Ron and Janet Carr
Las Vegas, Nevada
We believe your article “Picture perfect”
(Buying Smart, June 2009) was very misleading in the home-movies-to-DVD section.
We were very excited to see Costco provide this service, as my husband has three
cases of 16 mm films from his childhood,
some of which we were interested in transferring to DVD as a surprise for his mother ( 88)
and his siblings. One of the films is of his
mother’s wedding in the 1940s.
Your article stated that the DVD holds
about 1,600 feet of old film. It then shows a
price of $19.95.
When we brought 1,600 feet of film to
the photo department at our local Costco,
we were informed that the price would be
$193.00 for the 1,600-feet conversion. Obviously we were very surprised, as we had
never done this before.
Brian Siplo and Maria Lombardo
Glen Hutchinson, Photo Center operations
manager, responds: We could have been more