Oh, BUMP. What the heck. Their Sam's stores do make you feel like you are in the Gulag. First you check out. Then some idiot at the exit checks your buggy to make sure you aren't stealing anything. On top of that, you have to pay a fee to join the darn thing. I stopped shopping there a few years ago. I felt demeaned.
parsy, who has a teeny bit of pride.
Not to mention the gray, dreary, warehouse atmosphere, the regular loudspeaker announcements, and the defeated-looking individuals milling about. All it needs is some razor wire and spotlights to complete the theme.
Of course, they also offer very low prices on many items, which to me more than makes up for the unpleasantness of the shopping experience. That, and the fact that leftists hate it :)
I love Sam's Club! Butter for a buck a pound less than Shaw's or Hannafords, choice cuts of meat thick cut the way beef and pork should be, 100% Arabica coffee beans for $4.50 a ton, at least 35/40 different kinds of chicken, specialty foods and holiday chit you can't find outside of a catalog.
People giving away food! With proper planning you can start of with an appetizer, move on to an entree (hangdog beagle look gets you seconds), and top it off with desert and a cold refreshing drink!
I go there four times a week just for lunch.
That "idiot" at the door is your friend and if you smile and nod, some day he might help you load the 42" HDTV you've been hawking out into the back of your PU.
Whether you've paid for it or not...
Do you also not shop at the more trendy Costco who has the same procedures?