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    What do you think? (Dog food related)

    So, I feed my dog Kirkland brand dog food from Costco. It's one of the highest rated dog foods at dogfoodadvisor.com, whom I trust. It's relatively cheap, too. My problem is that I don't have a Costco membership, so I have to rely on friends to get it for me. A Co-worker offered to get a bag, so I said cool. He had the bag today, and when I got it home, I noticed there was duct tape covering (and not very well) a cut on the side of the bag. How did he not see this, I have no idea.

    Questions are: Do I ask him to get me a different bag, risking my tenuous Cosco connection, or do I just hope the food isn't stale, and hasn't been tampered with and give it to the dog?

    Costco probably sells a sh!tton of this food, so staleness might not be an issue. And I really doubt anyone has tampered with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    So, I feed my dog Kirkland brand dog food from Costco. It's one of the highest rated dog foods at dogfoodadvisor.com, whom I trust. It's relatively cheap, too. My problem is that I don't have a Costco membership, so I have to rely on friends to get it for me.

    Not to get off topic but this sounds like a drug deal.



    Back on topic: Just ask him to exchange it I'm sure he will understand your concern.
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    I say give it the sniff and taste test. Yes, taste it. Dog food will not hurt you, I ate lots of it as a kid. You'll know if it's stale right away. And if it was poisoned, we will know tomorrow after we read the obituaries.

    If it's junk, then I say just eat the cost and ask your friend to get another bag but ask him to carefully inspect the bag before he carts it.

    Did you ask him if he maybe opened it himself for a little taxation for the task you asked of him?

    Maybe he is playing a joke on you?

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    Dood, just become a member. You can also stock up on popcorn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Not to get off topic but this sounds like a drug deal.



    Back on topic: Just ask him to exchange it I'm sure he will understand your concern.
    I'm thinking that he will think that this guy is a pain in the ass and never get me the dog food again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    I'm thinking that he will think that this guy is a pain in the ass and never get me the dog food again.
    Exactly my point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Dood, just become a member. You can also stock up on popcorn!
    Plus having dinner from all the free samples!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    I'm thinking that he will think that this guy is a pain in the ass and never get me the dog food again.
    I doubt it if he's any kind of friend or work acquaintance. Just explain that you are sorry for asking but that you are just concerned. Bring your little pooch along and ask him. Who can refuse a dogs face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Dood, just become a member. You can also stock up on popcorn!
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    Finch, beer is cheaper and more plentiful at Costco.

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    Finchy, it's easy to get a membership there and it's worth the cost if you use it regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Plus having dinner from all the free samples!
    Yup!
    By the time you leave that place you're full.
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    and if there is one with gas near you it usually is a few cents cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deke505 View Post
    and if there is one with gas near you it usually is a few cents cheaper.
    And all the cool gadgets that you never see anywhere else.
    Just dot a finch, just do it.

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    Finch, if you get a membership can you pick up a few things for me on your next trip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Finch, if you get a membership can you pick up a few things for me on your next trip?
    Yeah, like some cat food? But please do not slash the bag and then place tape over the opening as a means to screw with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    Finch, if you get a membership can you pick up a few things for me on your next trip?
    Ha haa!

    to the rest of you, I don't need a thousand rolls of toilet tissue, I'm a bachelor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Ha haa!

    to the rest of you, I don't need a thousand rolls of toilet tissue, I'm a bachelor.
    Just do it Finch just do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Ha haa!

    to the rest of you, I don't need a thousand rolls of toilet tissue, I'm a bachelor.
    Rolls of TP makes a great gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norton55 View Post
    Rolls of TP makes a great gift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Actually the toilet paper and paper towels aren't too cheap there, but other things like tooth paste and deodorant are, which aren't going out of style. just nice not to run out of sh!t. They also have great prices on electronics, housewares, even vacations.
    Btw, wouldn't worry about the tear in the bag neither.
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    You could call the store and explain your situation. Maybe they'll let you exchange it. If not, tell them you were about to get a membership, but now you won't.
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    What do you think? (Dog food related)

    Quote Originally Posted by norton55 View Post
    Finch, beer is cheaper and more plentiful at Costco.
    You don't need a membership to buy beer at Costco. Or any other kind of alcohol for that matter. It's a law that goes back to Prohibition. You can not require paid membership into an organization for somebody to purchase liquor. That's how Speak Easies worked.
    If you want to stock up on beer, wine and liquor, you just go into the customer service desk. Tell them you just want to buy alcohol. They will give you a one time use card that will only allow you to buy alcohol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    You don't need a membership to buy beer at Costco. Or any other kind of alcohol for that matter. It's a law that goes back to Prohibition. You can not require paid membership into an organization for somebody to purchase liquor. That's how Speak Easies worked.
    If you want to stock up on beer, wine and liquor, you just go into the customer service desk. Tell them you just want to buy alcohol. They will give you a one time use card that will only allow you to buy alcohol.
    That's good info. Unfortunately, I do not drink anymore so it does me absolutely no good.

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    Finchy, I could use 5 gallons of mayo and 2 pallets of chile. I say get the membership.
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    Finchy, please check to see if they still carry the 1 gallon tubs of Vasoline, if you would. I'd like 3 if they still have them. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    That's good info. Unfortunately, I do not drink anymore so it does me absolutely no good.
    It's never too late to change!

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    Serious answer...in another life (early 80's) I worked at Price Club (now Costco). Dog food came and still comes shrink wrapped or poly wrapped on pallets. We used box cutters to break down the pallet. 50/40 lb bags of dog food were always getting cut. We'd apply tape and move on. Really nothing to worry about. Additionally stock changes over so fast a those warehouses, you're really not going to have to be concerned about old stock.

    As for food, my Poodle has only ever eaten Happy Dog happydogfood.com

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    How about the next time ask your friend to pick up something for you at Costco, offer to go with them and possibly help them carry groceries. Maybe even grab a few of your own and have your cash ready to pay them back. A Costco card can bring in an entire family. All that matters is that the person paying has the card.

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    Don't worry about a cut in a bag of kibble. As Cmdr. P, said, it happens all the time, nothing sinister to suspect, unless you tend towards conspiracy theories.
    And get yer own membership.

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    Just borrow your friends card and go yourself and pay cash for whatever you purchase. I use my mother in laws card all the time. They never look at the pic and if they did I doubt they would care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    You don't need a membership to buy beer at Costco. Or any other kind of alcohol for that matter. It's a law that goes back to Prohibition. You can not require paid membership into an organization for somebody to purchase liquor. That's how Speak Easies worked.
    If you want to stock up on beer, wine and liquor, you just go into the customer service desk. Tell them you just want to buy alcohol. They will give you a one time use card that will only allow you to buy alcohol.
    But be sure to use a calm voice with them and speak easy.




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    Just chuck it in front of the dog. If the dog eats it, you're good :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Just chuck it in front of the dog. If the dog eats it, you're good :0)
    Or test it on the neighbor's dog first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Or test it on the neighbor's dog first.
    Or on the friendly neighborhood coyotes. :/
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