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Stan and I were at Costco last night (stocking up of course) and when we arrived at the checkout there were signs over each cash register informing member that if their membership card numbers ended in 2 certain digits -- can't recall which ones -- the cards were non-Y2K compliant. Sure hope no one needs to go to Costco after Jan 1!
-- Meg Moss & Stan Faryna (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 04, 1999
I noticed several new items there last trip 3-4 days ago, tents, sleeping bags,etc. (wash.DC suburbs)
-- KoFE (your@town.USA), July 04, 1999.
Our Costco carries blue 55 gallon water barrels!
-- seraphima (email@example.com), July 04, 1999.
Speaking of Blue Barrels reminded me of a trip yesterday to GI Joes, a local sporting goods store. It is similar in scale to REI or other major sporting stores.
Anyway, they had water barrels out front for $53.00!!!! That's over double what I saw them for at the Army Navy Surplus store just two weeks ago. And the DGI's claim that "WE" are in it for the money.
Well my friends, the writing is on the wall and I mean the mural edition. Business' are going to do exponentially more to create the buying panic ahead, than you or I ever could by suggesting personal preparation. Better get anything you have been waiting until the last minute for cause it's almost SHOWTIME.
-- Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 04, 1999.
As I recall, those numbers are "3" & "8". Signs stated something about the magnetic strips being non-compliant.
Next time order your own fried ice cream Meg! You're asking a lot of a guy (Stan) to share such a delectable dessert. ;-) As always he was a gentleman.
-- Bingo1 (email@example.com), July 05, 1999.
The Publix grocery in my neighborhood (N. slurb of Atlanta) has started stocking Danish (Plumrose) canned hams, and Spam too. In considerable quantities.
-- Tom Carey (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 06, 1999.
Yep the Y2K marketing stuff is everywhere! I was in an "alternative" type of grocery store and there it was!! An entire shelf with "Y2K" stuff. Cans for dry packing, water filters, pointers to the bulk grain secton of the store. Now the clientel of this store drives SUV's (the expensive kind) so they can afford this. It wasn't priced cheaply. I just shook my head and wondered what's next. :)
Freelancer (will code for food! :)
-- Freelancer (email@example.com), July 06, 1999.