Book of Mormon Notes– How deep can you dig?

2011, August 26

“Costco FAQ: Lies and Reading Between the Lines about Shoplifting” by grego

Costco FAQ: Lies and Reading Between the Lines about Shoplifting


This was pretty hilarious, from a Costco FAQ:

“(Question:) Why am I asked to show my receipts as I exit the warehouse?

(Answer:) Staffing the doors is our most effective method of maintaining accuracy in inventory control. It benefits both us Costco and our members. This practice ensures that you received everything you paid for and were not overcharged or undercharged for any item.”

Ha, ha—whatever! They stand there and check your receipt to make sure you didn’t steal anything!
Of course, that is another interpretation of “accuracy in inventory control” and stopping shoplifting really “benefits both us and Costco and our members”…

P.S. Can you seriously believe minimum-wage workers standing at the door are checking to make sure the cashiers didn’t overcharge you??


  1. I work at Costco and starting wages are $11 an hour. Does that sound like minimum wage? So yes if im making $12 an hour and at 19 its paying my way through school, ill stare at receipts all day! And whether someone accidently or purposfully walks out with an unpaid item, its the consumer that suffer. How do companies make up for unpaid items? Well they raise the prices!

    Comment by Yvonne — 2011, December 9 @ 10:33 am

  2. Sure, and I totally agree.

    Comment by grego — 2011, December 12 @ 1:46 am

  3. Often people forget to collect stamps and other pick-up items from the lock-up, of course if people are steeling then they may be caught! before joining the cheapest shop around, surely people realise that it wouldnt be so cheap if anyone can just take what they want? I love costco and someone checking my receipt for whatever reason they want to say is ok by me when im saving a fortune.

    Comment by Andy — 2012, February 28 @ 11:19 pm

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