Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cheap Money

Has anyone else seen that you can buy postage stamps at Costco?  Not only can you buy a roll of 100 stamps at Costco, but you can buy them at a DISCOUNT!  Albeit a slight discount, but a discount nonetheless.  I've always thought a postage stamp was like a little adhesive chunk of money.  You know, like a dollar bill with double sided tape on it.  It weirds me out a little.

How did Costco negotiate this arrangement?  Did it threaten to withhold the toilet paper supply for all of the country's post offices?  Is the Postmaster General addicted to Kirkland Signature hot wings?  Did Coscto threaten to sell prepaid FedEx envelopes instead?

Hey Costco, if I'm willing to buy in bulk, what kind of deal can you get me on rolls of quarters???


Mary Lou Hart said...

Now consider that Costco makes money from every sale. I wonder what type of discount they so that they can sell them to us at a discount and still make money?

azufelt said...

Ooh, I like. So that's one-up for Costco in our Sam's Club/ Costco membership debate....