Why is Costco removing this prominent conservative’s book from the shelves?

Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s latest book, America: Imagine a World Without Her, is set to debut on the New York Times bestseller list next week, and the film version of the book opened in theaters to critical acclaim last week. Despite the success, one major retailer has chosen to pull the book from its shelves.

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According to WND, Costco, the second largest retailer in the United States, is removing D’Souza’s latest work from its retail outposts. Costco has sold more than 3,600 copies of America nationwide, with about 700 copies sold last week. As of July 15, however, the book will no longer be on the shelves, after a “pull-order” was issued.

“This is amazing,” Glenn said exasperatedly.

WND spoke to Costco’s chief financial officer Richard Galanti who confirmed the pull order was made. According to an editor’s note on the WND article, the CFO couldn’t quite explain the decision:

Late Monday night, after this story was published, Costco Chief Financial Officer Richard Galanti telephoned WND and confirmed the pull order. He insisted the order was not political and was based only on sales. He said Costco’s policy is to market books that show up on the New York Times bestseller list. However, he could not explain why Costco began selling the book before it made the list, and, now that it is scheduled to debut on the list next week following release of the film, why it is being pulled. He promised he would investigate further and report back to WND before the end of business Tuesday.

Meanwhile, a Costco Facebook post seemed to blame the book’s removal on sales figures:

  • Anonymous

    3600 copies is low for a nationwide chain. People aren’t going to Costco to buy political books. Shocker.

  • Anonymous

    That’s 3600 AT COSTCO, not nationwide. The NYT’s is intentionally leaving it off the best seller list…this is purely political and since I am at a time of needing to renew my membership, I am definitely thinking of not bothering…

  • like a boss

    yes but will shove obama’s or the white waters books in there no problem.

  • Anonymous

    I would wager it outsells “Hard Choices” and I would also wager you can find a copy of that at Costco.

  • like a boss

    lies

  • user598487

    I never shopped at Costco, and never will..

  • Darren

    Hard to believe this is political when I’ve bought multiple titles at Costco from Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and if I remember right even Ann Coulter.

  • Valerie DeLisa

    I stopped shopping at Costco when they prohibited their employees from saying ” Merry Christmas”

  • Anonymous

    Good publicity for the book which you can get elsewhere.

  • Teg

    Customer Service
    Costco.com Member Service: 1-800-955-2292
    General Member Service: 1-800-774-2678
    Business Delivery Member Service: 1-800-788-9968

  • Thomas A. Rice

    Why? Because Liberals aren’t as tolerant of other people’s beliefs or opinions as they would like us to be of theirs. It only works one way for them.

  • luke

    At first, I was mad. But the more I think about it, I can’t help but to think this will help the books popularity. Either way, I won’t be renewing my membership.

  • Anonymous

    either it has to do with low sales, or it is not a NY best seller, which is it? sounds like they don’t know what they sell or reasons behind it. someone complains that it is a GREAT book and then they have to hurry and remove it from selling in order to appease the 5 people who might get offended over it. sad, we are so PC in this country that you are not allowed to have opinions or thoughts because someone else might get offended.

  • DannyRux

    A liberal’s idea of the word “tolerate” actually flies in the face of Webster’s definition of tolerate. They only tolerate things they are perfectly fine with, which isn’t a display of tolerance whatsoever.

    Interesting how they make that work for them.

  • Shari Arnold

    Thanks. Calling.

  • Anonymous

    Costco: Lying liars who lie.

  • Glenn Coughlin

    Political? B.S!
    The sell the books of other evil, racist a**holes like beck and rush because they can sell them to their mindless sheep.
    3600 copies in a month through Costco? Face it. Costco has over 600 stores. This admitted criminal’s book couldn’t sell more than 1 book a week per store!
    Quit whining.

  • Chris Braden

    Anyone who thinks that this is nothing more than the left trying to silence opposition is highly misinformed. With that being said Costco does have the right as a business to refuse to sell something in their stores for whatever reason. Also, I agree with some of you on this forum regarding this making his book more popular. It definitely will.

  • Liz Wojcik

    He is not a criminal! He is a target and you are a birdbrain among all those other birdbrains who continue to destroy our country!

  • Bill Hirons

    Despite being a staunch conservative AND a fan of Dinesh D’Souza, I have to believe this is yet another example of main stream media and social media histrionically exaggerating common occurances. In the arrangements I’ve seen the stores
    (places like Walmart, Costco, Target, etc.) get a large enough inventory of the books to distribute them
    geographically across their many stores. If the books don’t sell, they
    return them to the publisher, usually with some type of agreement where
    they either get credited for the returned books that then gets applied
    to the next order of books, or in some cases possibly even for a % of
    the price paid for them. The publisher then takes those returned books
    and sells them in markets that the book sells better in, or they go to
    sellers like discount booksellers, book of the month clubs or other such
    entites. They sometimes even go to schools or prisons or other charitible
    distributors. Stores like Costco have very small book sections and arrangements like those above are put in place to keep the sellers in the market for books, should they be financially responsible for 100% of the cost of the books they plan to sell and those books did not sell they would no longer continue to sell books. The seller and the publilsher both benefit from this arrangement and it is very common for a title to be removed from the shelves and returned to the publisher.

  • Anonymous

    Sorta depends where they had the book in the store. Putting it on a top shelf over the incontinence pads or 50lb bags of cat food doesn’t help market it. I’ll wager Hillary’s book is on a huge end-cap display just inside the door, but Dinesh’s book was in the back corner on a small shelf inbetween the stump remover and the bulk pack of jock itch cream.

  • Deb

    You are correct…I saw her book there last Saturday.

  • Deb

    Sent them an email this morning. Time for my renewal is coming up shortly.

  • Keith5475

    You use the words racist, and evil in an interesting way. I don’t think you know what they mean. LOL! And after those comments its obvious you listen to neither one of those two. So your text book talking points reflect poorly on your mindless sheep comment.

  • Anonymous

    Bookscan (a division of A. C. Nielsen) is not very accurate at all. Authors have complained for YEARS that they are between 1/2 to 90% OFF the actual numbers for their books — comparing the Bookscan number and their publisher’s ROYALTY STATEMENT of actual units sold. One author has tens of thousands of copies sold, but gets a Bookscan number UNDER 1,000. So Bookscan isn’t as accurate as you’d think.

    But COSTCO and the NYT probably take THAT number and apply their own “formula’ to it, making inaccuracy into utter inanity.

    Here’s one example I found in just a quick Googlewhack of “bookscan”

    http://www.adistantsoil.com/2013/01/01/big-fat-lying-book-stats-and-the-plight-of-the-mid-list-author/

  • Justin

    Glenn, 3600 copies really? That is taken off the shelf because its not selling.

  • Tracey

    Don’t wait for renewal walk in and demand a refund of your membership! I believe they offer 100% money back if not happy!

  • landofaahs

    If he does a proper investigation he will come to the conclusion he is a democrat liar or a total idiot or both. There is no other option.

  • Jason

    Little obsessed with Beck and Limbaugh are we? LOL!

  • Tracey

    Anyone who wants to stop shopping at Cosco can demand a refund of their membership, you don’t have to wait for your membership to run out! We don’t have one in our area but if we did, I would get a refund over this!

  • ross mcglockness

    done with costco. i will not have my reading choices pre-determined for me by a bunch of leftist jacka$$es.

  • Jackie

    Because of these horrible actions I just went to Amazon and bought the book…. Hmm, putting my money where my mouth is, and I am sure it will be an excellent read considering the educated gentleman it is written by. Looking forward to it!

  • Chris Heinzman

    So, Costco claims that this book did not meet their sales threshold even though it was just released. I was in Costco on Sunday and saw several copies of Hillary Clinton’s book prominently displayed. Today on Amazon.com, Dinesh Dsouza’s book is #3 on their best seller list while Hillary’s book is #90. Stop lying Costco!

  • Swed.

    Me neither. Too many stupids at costco.
    Waste of time shopping there, also cheaper elsewhere.

  • Anonymous

    If CostCo is too ignorant and biased to help educate the people with truth by honorable writers like Dinesh D;Souza so that we can we can have a better country with better values, you;ll never see me in their stores again.

  • Anonymous

    Guess that’s why Costco had over 100 copies of Hillary’s book on display, but apparently not selling? Noooo Costco doesn’t base marketing on politics; or do they?

  • NealGraham

    @like a boss -Exactly WHAT in @TonyWestover:disqus’s comment were “lies”? We’ll wait.

  • Mike Barnes

    Be sure and tell them why. This crappola is why I always laugh at lefties who claim big corporations are supporters of the GOP. From Gates and Buffett on down including Costco, they are all in the pockets of the Democrats. Cocktail party libs. This decision had zero to do with sales. As one poster proved, the book is outselling Hillary’s joke book many times over.

  • Susan

    Funny how people are not allowed to sell wedding cakes or photography services if they don’t see fit.

  • Pat Wright

    Then why is Hillary Clinton’s Hard Choices for sale at Costco?

  • Steve Williams

    Fascist Run Companies Suck!

  • Anonymous

    I bought “Blood Feud” by Ed Klein, a very anti-Hillary book that also makes Obama look like the worst president ever, at Costco a few days ago. I’ll see if America is on the local Costco shelves, which is different than others costcos because we are in a pretty conservative part of the country.

  • Anonymous

    I think I saw “hard choices” already in the $1 bin at barnes and noble. lol

  • Kay B

    When I heard what Costco was doing I emailed customer service and told them that I had not originally considered buying the book, but since they have seen fit to be obnoxious about it I went to Amazon and ordered a copy. I also told them that they don’t carry anything I can’t find elsewhere. I will return my card and ask for my membership fee back.

  • Shemp

    Better buying option for “America” at a warehouse club store: Not Sam’s Club either, they’re about as far radical Progressive left as you can go…try BJ’s Wholesale Club, they remain neutral on politics…

  • harrison j. bounel

    COSTCO is stupid, it seems. ill be getting mine from amazon or sams club

  • Mr. Fair & Balanced

    Glenn has been drinking some Koolaid!

  • Chris Braden

    Isn’t it though? I was thinking this same thing yesterday. lol. Don’t you just LOVE double standards?

  • jak

    I’ll never shop at Costco again.

  • Flux Blocker

    I just bought 10 copies from Amazon… not that I am a huge fan of Amazon, but just to help the sales, and give the book out to friends and coworkers. I also picked up 6 copies on audiobook. I will buy a lot more copies and give them out if enough people are interested. Screw Costco. I am ashamed to say we are members. Maybe not for much longer…

  • ItalianScallion

    Because we are at war and the left wan t to continue to win!!!!!!!!!!

  • RWBenton

    It should have a more accurate title!

  • http://batman-news.com David

    I certainly will not renew my membership with COSTCO. Enough of the games. Americans aren’t idots, and I think if your caught helping the progressive agenda, or the liberal democratic party through lies and manipulation, then you should be boycotted by everyone who cares about saving our country from those that seek to destroy it. None of my money will fill their pockets to help their cause.

  • ItalianScallion

    Wakle up White America they will kill you in your sleep.

  • rickc

    Costco is a hugh campaign donor to the liberals and the ceo is a major Obama fan, so yeah it is political and Costco is lying.

  • Kurt

    I have a business membership with 10 individual carded members. Will not be renewing.

  • Anonymous

    Perhaps some communiques to Costco are in order revoking memberships for failing to sell the items that the members want?

  • Shemp

    Suddenly today, after years of membership, I’m being moderated on glennbeck.com…what gives?

  • Anonymous

    First edition hardcover $21.17 at Sam’s Club; $18.56 at Amazon; and $14.99 on Kindle.

  • Mike Barnes

    Chris, I just checked Amazon. You are incorrect. ..
    Hillary’s book of fairy tales is actually #91. ;)

  • Anonymous

    OH no, the deemer jackass was caught licking it’s own backside again…..

  • get-it-on

    Have cut my Costco card into bits and will send back to Costco with a “diplomatic” letter. I am urging all my friends to do the same.

  • Shemp

    If you must “big-box warehouse” shop, try BJ’s Wholesale Club as opposed to Costco or Sam’s Club…they’re both far left Progressive agenda supporters…BJ’s is rated as politically neutral.

  • Anonymous

    I stopped when they started accepting food stamps AND giving food stampers reduced memberships (as in paid for by those of us who pay full price for membership!). One day I commented on how recently Costco’s parking lot is now trashy and junky (it used to be relatively nice) and inside there are hoards of screaming children and…well, you know how it is when the walmart crowd descends upon a previously-better place. A staff member confided in me that it’s because they “now accept EBT cards” which bumped up sales of caseloads of pop tarts and gallon jugs of nacho “cheese” sauce….the stuff that fuels obesity

  • MTnman

    Check out leftist authors and their books, as I have done in the past when such things (removed for low sales) occurred, and you will find hypocrisy and the double standard. You will enjoy he confrontation with the manager, when, with book in hand of the leftist author with lower sales, you ask, “why is this book still on the shelves?”

  • Mike Barnes

    Uhh, Glenn C, if it “just isn’t selling darn it” , why does it happen to be outselling Hillary Clinton’s comedy book, Hard Choices (which I guess refers to Bill) on Amazon (a good cross section of the book buying public) almost 10 to 1? Something doesn’t add up.

  • ksrgl444

    Just purchased a copy of the book off of Amazon. Will push up those NYT bestseller numbers!

  • 3rdgen

    This will boost book sales and movie goers.

  • Bill Caterino

    So much for our freedom with retailers blocking our choices?

  • CJ

    I purchased the book mid-June. Was surprised to find it there so immediately purchased it. Excellent book. I learned some histrorical facts I hadn’t been aware of. Plan to follow it up with the movie. It had been placed right next to the book Hard Choices which I was not interested in perusing…boring & self-serving. So if they only make choices based on the best seller’s list, why was this book pulled while Hillary’s book remined??? I don’t shop w
    here they discriminate….especially political discrimination.

  • Mike Barnes

    Keith, you should know by now that among the Kool Aid drinkers, “Critic of Barack Obama” = “Racist.” And if you happen to be a black critic of His Majesty you’re an Uncle Tom or an Oreo. Which is REALLY racist but they don’t see that. Isn’t irony great?

  • TJB

    Join Sam’s Club. Costco needs to feel something because of their decisions ….

  • Anonymous

    Speaks volumes as to the lack of honesty and integrity of the COSTCO management. Cream either rises, or settles into a putrid state. What is that smell?

  • Anonymous

    Will not renew membership with Costco & definitely will not waste my money/time reading her rubbish, lies and corruption

  • latxfree

    Well that’s it for me–NO more shopping at Costco. You know exactly why they pulled that book!! I am so done with this and refuse to do business with these type of businesses… Wrote off Burger King and sent them a letter that they had no business promoting sexual preferences!!

  • Mike Barnes

    Bingo.

  • Boo2

    I get mine at Sam’s!

  • BC2000

    One thing I won’t do is buy another book or DVD from Costco, no matter who the author is. I will be directing more of my shopping toward Sam’s Club. They just changed their credit card to MasterCard with better cash back features than Costco’s AMEX.

  • MelHBern

    As soon as I saw this I went to Amazon and ordered the Kindle version

  • Boo2

    I also go to BJ’s. Walked in two weeks ago and burst out laughing! There was a ‘display’ of Billary’s book there and everyone of them was turned upside down! People beat me to it!

  • Urban II

    Still too expensive

  • Sandra Moore

    I sent Mr. Galanti an email stating that I would no longer be shopping there. His email address is: Rgalanti@Costco.com. I hope everyone who shops there will send him an email, stating that they will no longer shop there.

  • Shemp

    If you must “big-box warehouse” shop, try BJ’s Wholesale Club as opposed to Costco or Sam’s Club…they’re both far left Progressive agenda supporters…BJ’s is rated as politically neutral.

  • Sandra Moore

    LOL…good eye.

  • Anonymous

    I doubt that many libs will buy the book, since you can’t buy them with food stamps. We need a great man like Ronald Reagan, might that be Ben Carson? The decline of morality has been catalyzed by poor and incompetent leadership, while the sheeple follow.

  • Shemp

    May I suggest BJ’s Wholesale club as opposed to far left Progressive agenda supporters Costco and Sam’s Club…BJ’s is politically neutral.

  • TJB

    I’d love to … used to shop there when I lived in NJ. Unfortunately they haven’t made it to southern AZ. But if I find something this stupid going on at Sam’s, I’m done with them.

  • Anonymous

    chris braden: it doesn’t matter, you either go with your customer base

    or you disappear from business. You don’t stay in business long dictating to your customers what to buy !!!

  • Anonymous

    Proposed Sam’s Club ad (with all creative rights hereby released to Sam’s Club):

    “Dear Costco members,

    Sam’s Club understands that Costco has removed Dinesh D’Sousa’s patriotic book from its stores and, despite passionate protests from Americans, has still not restored the book to its inventory. We don’t stock all published books, but we don’t proactively ban them for their political content. We would be glad to have you as a Sam’s Club member and to have your business, no matter what your political beliefs are. We stock the D’Sousa book, and if a particular Sam’s Club store has no copy of it when you request it, we will back order it and ship it to you free.

    The Management of Sam’s Club
    Found this info on WND

  • Sandra Moore

    I absolutely agree. I’ve already canceled my membership and sent Mr. Galanti an email stating as much. His email address is: Rgalanti@Costco.com. Please write to him and tell others to do the same. I’m so sick of Obama perpetuating these kinds of things. He needs to be stopped. And we all know that Obama has his hand in this.

  • Sandra Moore

    Also, Mr. Galanti’s email address is: Rgalanti@Costco.com. Please write or call him. He needs to know that this WILL hurt his business.

  • BC2000

    No BJs here in AZ that I’m aware of.

  • Sandra Moore

    Well said!

  • thetawake

    Dear Alleged Capitalists,

    The rapidly growing list of places I will no longer spend my money is becoming a book in and of itself. A word of advice: Stop the activism, stick to consumerism or it’s gonna hurt ya…

    Sincerely,
    One of many

  • Shemp

    Just take your business elsewhere…it’s the free market capitalist system…will Costco regret this decision, that’s their problem not ours.

  • Sandra Moore

    They can sell whatever they want to, but I won’t be buying it anymore.

  • Leon Landman Johnson

    I will be switching from Costco to Sam’s!

  • Anonymous

    COSTCO – THE CEO – I have shopped at Costco for YEARS. I find it difficult to believe that you removed the most important book ever written, the book by Dinesh D’Souza,from your shelves. Costco, have you noticed illegal aliens with deseases crawling all over our nation? Mr. CEO, have you ever had the chicken pox? If you have not, it will most likely manifest itself as SHINGLES around your waist…..or…you can get the SHINGLES on the top of your head, and the rash spreads to your eyes and blinds you. Stay calm, and suffer. COSTCO, if you do NOT return Mr. D’Souza’s book to your shelves, it is because you are afraid of Obama. I have no fear mode. I will encourage all friends to shop elsewhere. We intend to take Obama down to stop him from becoming a DICTATOR!
    Delores Smith
    Delores109@cox.net

  • RightVote

    This is CENCORSHIP by OMISSION!!!!

  • Sean
  • Zojja

    I sent a nasty-gram to the Costco contact email, but I will also send one personally to him.

  • Kathy Rust

    Or, as this action does, insult your customer base.

  • Anonymous

    First our 2nd amendment rights, now our 1st amendment rights, the left won’t stop until the Constitution is burn a buried.

  • Patti Sullivan Brasga Radovich

    Costco was my FAVORITE store until 2 years ago when I found out like 87% of their political donations go to Democrats/Dem party. I cancelled immediately!!

  • Shemp

    Doesn’t look like BJ’s is out there yet…try this list out to help you find businesses that might share your values & beliefs:
    2ndvote.com Good luck…there’s always Amazon (the slightly lesser of many evils)

  • Anonymous

    BC2000,
    Maybe not, but we have Concealed and Carry….and it is NOT the name of a book.
    Delores Smith
    Delores109@cox.net

  • Anonymous

    Boycott COSTCO. It is all they understand.

  • Shemp

    Lies draw flies…

  • Dan H

    I already went out and signed up at Sam’s Club today. Our Costco card is cut in half sitting in my kitchen trash.

  • Anonymous

    DJLMN
    The Left will stop….would I lie to you?
    Delores Smith
    Delores109@cox.net

  • Anonymous

    Interesting. I really hope you’re not anti-abortion. At least be consistent. :)

  • Anonymous

    You may b interested to check out WND. The whole political story is there. I doubt you’ll be too surprised to find out the owner of Costco is a huge donator to Obama.

  • Patti Sullivan Brasga Radovich

    why renew. even before this they were giving your money to dems and their causes

  • Shemp

    Before switching to Sam’s, please check out 2ndvote.com

  • Melody

    Leon – Sam’s is just as far left leaning as Costco. Go with BJ’s Wholesale who is publicly rated as politically neutral.

  • Anonymous

    I hope so. Saw the movie last week. It should be shown in every history class in every school. It was a great Documentary!! D’Souza is a great guy!

  • ross mcglockness

    agreed. hell, hillary is being outsold on amazon by a book about smoothies!

  • Mariu

    This will only affect Cotsco. The book is getting a lot of attention. Yey!

  • Lisa Delaurenti

    Looks like I will be a new Sam’s Club Member! Thanks for sharing this info. We still have choices……

  • silentnomore

    Thanks for info, starting all contacts & passing on to friends & family, see if we can’t rattle Mr. Galanti..

  • Margie

    Hmmm. I’ll have to re-think my decision to join Sam’s. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Proposed Sam’s Club ad (with all creative rights hereby released to Sam’s Club):

    “Dear Costco members,

    Sam’s Club understands that Costco has removed Dinesh D’Sousa’s patriotic book from its stores and, despite passionate protests from Americans, has still not restored the book to its inventory. We don’t stock all published books, but we don’t proactively ban them for their political content. We would be glad to have you as a Sam’s Club member and to have your business, no matter what your political beliefs are. We stock the D’Sousa book, and if a particular Sam’s Club store has no copy of it when you request it, we will back order it and ship it to you free.

    The Management of Sam’s Club”

  • Anonymous

    Your reading choices are limited to Costco? lol

  • Anonymous

    While Costco does base things they carry on sales, it is WAY too early to determine if a book is selling enough to keep on the shelves. Additionally, I see a large number of books that just sit there regularly. There is no way they ware selling more. While I hate to play conspiracy theorist, I do believe there is another story behind this story. As in most cases, time will present the truth. Then the consequences will be what they will be. In the interim, no more book purchases from Costco.

  • Anonymous

    I recently saw a quote (don’t remember who it was, though) that I loved….’Just because you’re offended doesn’t mean you’re right.’

  • Anonymous

    See Sam’s disclaimer I just posted above. At least they are honest about it as opposed to Costco.

  • Shemp

    Cancel membership and get a refund…oh and make sure to tell them (politely) why you’re canceling.

  • Anonymous

    Costco #2, isn’t that a child’s term for defecation, it seems appropriate. Their bias towards the right is typical for a company whose president wanted tax hikes for the huddled masses while he pushed through the highest dividends to beat the new tax increase.
    Hippo- crate. I cancelled my membership today. I’m tired of the childish Left.

  • Brian Davies

    Well, I’ll tell you what ….. I’ve worked at Sams Club for over 26 years now ….. much of that time I’ve been supervisor over the area that includes the book dept. ….. there have been quite a few books I wish we didn’t sell (because of my political views) ….. but I stock them out anyhow, why? 1) because it’s my job, 2) because I believe people have the right to differing opinions (on politics and everything else).

    We DO carry “America” and we carry other “conservative” writers’ books ….. we also carry a variety of titles from the other side of the political spectrum.

    Sales have little to do with new titles …..we get new titles in, we stock them out ….. if they don’t sell we return them to the vendor to make room for new titles coming in.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE it…..will add it to my ‘favorites’ in my new “P.C.” Club (“P”issed off “C”onservative’s)

  • Caribou “PAYCUT” Barbie™

    Interesting. I myself have never shopped at COSTCO until today.
    I just joined.

  • Bill Fleming

    So I just spent 17 minutes on hold with Costco. I have been a member since they opened in Denver in 1992. When she answered, I laughed & asked the rep first off if it was normal to have a 17 minute wait time on a Tues afternoon. She said “no” because their was something in the media (ahaa!) When I asked if it was about a book she laughed and said “Oh YES!” Anyway… she seemed to think it would end up being back in Costco so I’m not jumping on the “dump Costco” wagon yet. They’ve been great to me for 22 years and she added me to her list of executive membership number members voicing our “dis-pleasure.” She was very composed and patient with me because I also saw the movie and was explaining that to her as well. My membership is up for renewal in August!

  • Shemp

    On 2ndvote.com scale of 1 (Liberal) to 5 (Conservative) – Costco gets a 2.3, Sam’s Club gets a 1, BJ’s gets a 3 (neutral). Check out how these scores are tallied at 2ndvote.com. Thanks

  • Joe

    I will be bring my Costco card back, for a refund, and am not going to renew my membership.ever again. We do not need them….

  • Anonymous

    ditto!

  • Anonymous

    I’m dumping Costco now, since they’re obviously lying about this not being a political decision.

    I won’t do business with left-wing scum, like Progressive Insurance — and now these clowns.

    There are plenty of other box stores around.

  • Deb

    Yeah, realize that now. Believe it or not, I don’t check the politics of a company before spending money with them. I do have a life

  • Richard Hogenson

    Nobody wants to sell a convicted felon’s book.

  • Anonymous

    I think of Pop-tarts and the other “essential food groups of the ghetto” as being just another example of Darwin at work.

    We should be ENCOURAGING them to continue this killer diet since it pretty much guarantees they’re going to be fat, diabetic disasters with clogged arteries who’ll die very early.

    Nature has a way of eliminating the unfit.

  • Doris White

    Will Do!

  • Stilbelieve

    I bought my copy at Costco three weeks ago, which are about 1/2 price, while wearing my “Reagan Hero – Obama Zero” t-shirt. Today, I’ll go and see if there are any copies left to buy; and I will wear my “Liar” Obama t-shirt. Both t-shirts my wife got for me as gifts from an Internet outlet.

  • Margie

    Just read it. Thanks for pointing that out. :-)

  • Anonymous

    I just did. Great idea.

  • Anonymous

    They’d have to pay me more than that to haul if off to the trash for them.

    Besides, afterward I’d feel obliged to disinfect my hands.

  • Anonymous

    i have never joined costco and now i never will. they are just using this as an excuse not to carry the book. but then again i dont belong to sam’s club either. iwould join it before i wouldjoin costco. but i dont buy enough stuff tobelong to either one.

  • Anonymous

    Sam’s Club here I come!

  • Anonymous

    i always had the feeling that the store was run by liberals. never felt comfortable in that store when i went in a couple of times. i hope this hurts their business.

  • Anonymous

    The owner of costco is a BIG obama supporter.Could this have been the reason???

  • Proud Veteran

    Mr. Galanti,

    I’m saddened to write this email. I have decided that when my card expires I will
    not renew my COSTCO membership. In the mean time I will not be shopping at COSTCO.

    Over the past few years I have been troubled to learn that while you do not give a
    military discount to members of our military you DO give a discount to EBT
    patrons. Then your employees stated they were no longer able to wish me a “Merry
    Christmas.” And of course I’m aware of your large donations to the democrat
    party – which of course is your right. But today I learned that you apparently
    are pulling more conservative material from your shelves…specifically Dinesh
    D’Souza’s book. I was saddened by the especially lackluster explanation.

    I am actually an independent…and both my husband and I have served in our
    military – my husband for 20+ years – so I defend your right to support
    whomever you desire, and your right to make business decisions. But I want you
    to know that I am exercising ‘my’ right to take my money elsewhere – where I feel
    it is less disrespected. I’ll also exercise my right to freedom of speech and
    will let others know of your business decision…and my decision…

    Sincerely,

    Miss Beth
    Miss Beth Music Studio

  • Patti Sullivan Brasga Radovich

    I didn’t used to but now…feel compelled to :)

  • Anonymous

    You are full of pot stirring poo-poo …. correct?

  • Anonymous

    whats wrong with walmart?? not all of us who shop there are trashy people. i love the bargains. and our walmart is very nice and clean. i have yet to see the “trash” as you describe. walmart is one of my favorite stores. that pisses me off that you assume us walmart shoppers are, what liberal show or website are you listening to??

  • ShepherdsLamb

    We spend a fortune at Costco every couple of weeks. That may just be changing vey quickly.

  • Shemp

    It’s smart business by Sam’s to entice disgruntled Costco shoppers…it’s all about the bottom line and profits…just be aware when you’re feeding Sam’s bottom line, you’re feeding steroids to the far left Progressive Liberal agenda…and that’s our choice in America, that’s why we need informed consumers…right!

  • http://rmusdhs.ss4.sharpschool.com/programs/redskins_sports/ Thunderthud

    Unlucky you! My membership expired 6/30 and I didn’t renew. Read your membership agreement. Is there anything there about their no-gun policy? They purposely keep it hidden and I was already boycotting Costco for that. I’m glad they can’t hide this America decision, only lamely try to explain it.

  • ShepherdsLamb

    Killing unborn children is never the answer. Parental responsibility and personal dignity are.

  • Chris Heinzman

    Thanks for the correction Mike. It’s dropped a spot since I checked 2 hours ago. D’Souza’s book has moved from #3 to #1 as well.

  • http://rmusdhs.ss4.sharpschool.com/programs/redskins_sports/ Thunderthud

    I saw someone open carrying in Sam’s Club the other day. That is not tolerated at Costco!

  • Anonymous

    Too bad as we don’t have a BJ’s

  • Anonymous

    We did not renew our Costco membership.

  • Jodi Rice Stratton

    Very well written, I will be writing one of my own.

  • Shemp

    Are you sure…check out 2ndvote.com, you may be surprised to see Sam’s Club is significantly further left (Progressive Liberal) than Costco. If that’s where your values and beliefs are…go for it…but be informed.

  • hmmathis

    This past Sunday our local newspaper, the hopelessly clueless, liberal Venice Herald-Tribune, published the NYT top 10 book lists, and it falsely listed Hillary’s book as #1 on the non-fiction list. I know for a fact that her book is not in the top 10. Disgusting!

  • ShepherdsLamb

    I hope Costco bought a gazillion copies and gets stuck with them.

  • Chris Braden

    I agree with you. Whether or not it is a good decision is not what I am saying. I am just pointing out that they can that’s all.

  • Anonymous

    CALLING OUT TO ALL FAIR MINDED PEOPLE. Costco is pulling the book because they say it’s not selling enough. Well, I have not bought a book in a very long time… going to Costco now to see if they have it and I will buy it. I will take a photo of it and the receipt and send it to Costco and tell them that if they censor because of sales… I expect every other book not making the best seller list to be removed. PERIOD!

  • Sunshine43

    I stopped going to Costco years ago! I never felt the need to shop at a store that you must buy a membership in order to enter! Always seemed like BS to me!

  • ShepherdsLamb

    I didn’t get that he said his choices were limited by Costco, just that he wouldn’t allow anyone to limit them. See the difference?

  • Anonymous

    I just called and told them I won’t renew and that I will spend the $7000 a year elsewhere. The last tried to tell me it just wasn’t selling. It took me 25 minutes to get through so I’m sure there are a lot of us calling. We need to follow through and really not shop there or renew. If a million of us don’t renew that is $100,000,000 just in membership fees and you multiply that by an average of $2000 yearly each you are looking at$2billion list each year so just imagine if we could get 5 million members to quit shopping there. I’m already talking to every member of my community and several have said they will cancel or just not renew and will spend there money elsewhere. Let’s all get 15 people to cancel their memberships. I’m tired of being told I need to be more tolerant by the group of people who are the last tolerant there are. I’m tired of the phrase the silent majority, let us not be silent any longer. Good bye Costco Matt you crash and burn the way you hope this once great nation will.

  • madcat

    Costco has always been known as a liberal supporter. Sam’s leans right but gives to both parties equally.

  • Shemp

    Well, there’s always Amazon, the slightly lesser Progressive evil…

  • Anonymous

    Doing this on a phone and the auto correct doesn’t always put the word I want, and since I’m working and not sitting in my mom’s basement in my underwear I didn’t take the time to proofread.

  • Caribou “PAYCUT” Barbie™

    That’s OK. I got my Mom and sister memberships while we were there today. That makes up your expiration.

  • Caribou “PAYCUT” Barbie™

    Nope

  • Shemp

    Sam’s is smart enough to not alienate paying consumers with foolish overt political bs…however, be aware all you contribute to Sam’s profits helps feed the voracious Progressive Liberal beast…Sam’s is as far left as a business can get.

  • Sandra Moore

    Silentnomore, thank you very much. Let’s keep this going.

  • ShepherdsLamb

    It was at a Costco that management called the cops on a man that had a concealed carry permit and had has gun with him. The police came and ended up shooting and killing the poor man in front of his wife. He had done nothing-zero-wrong, whatsoever. I hope his family sued the police department and Costco for everything they could get.

  • Shemp

    You might want to check out 2ndvote.com…Sam’s Club is as left as a business gets…strongly supporting all far left (Progressive) agenda issues.

  • Anonymous

    they probably sell plenty of Martha Stewart items

  • ShepherdsLamb

    Mock Walmart all you want, but at least they don’t do stupid stuff like this. We spend a ton at Costco. I will now get as much as I can at Walmart instead.

  • ross mcglockness

    apparently, now they are. are you incapable of reading or just ignorant?

  • Mari Newton

    bs

  • Anonymous

    I just sent an email. I encourage everyone to do this as well. Costco needs to be shamed for being intolerant about a patriotic book about America.

  • Anonymous

    yeah but even more so now we are paying for their health care and their diet to death.

  • Anonymous

    because they know that few people will actually check their accuracy

  • Kathleen Bard

    Thank you!

  • Shemp

    Good move, you won’t have to worry about making those difficult adult decisions…Costco will be taking care of that for you…

  • Kathleen Bard

    So….. Costco isn’t selling any books that are selling less? I will be taking up Sam’s club’s offer.

  • Anonymous

    I rarely think about looking at Costco for a book to read. I go to a book store or I look for it online. Who gets their reading material from a warehouse store. I go for cheap cheese and food stuffs you cant get in a decent size for a decent price at the grocery store. I wish that stores would stop being political But liberals are petulant little children and anything they disagree with it makes sense to inoculate yourselves from their destructive temper tantrums. Conservatives order their stuff on Amazon or other online outlets anyway because it is safer than having to deal with the vermin that have not been raised with any morals that the liberals have become these days anyway.

  • Jim Anderson

    Right, they still have that ever popular book written by the loser, Hillary Clinton on the shelves.

  • Anonymous

    One might get around that nonsense by simply requiring a customer to fill out a simple form with some basic wedding & reception data on it … Location(s), Dates & Times Required, Names of Bride & Groom (for credit check, of course), Type of Photo Services Required, etc — just enough to look good.

    It gets passed to the owner who decides whether his schedule permits it at the required times & places. Just TRY to complain that it was turned down because it was a “Bruce & Chad” wedding. That could even be the date that he was planning a vacation or fishing trip. Very mall businesses have a lot of latitude in that respect.

    It’s called “plausible deniability.” I now run my own service business, but I was an Army spook for a couple of decades, and learned well. I turn down business for lots of reasons that are technically illegal, but they can’t prove it.

  • Anonymous

    The clerk at my BJ’s said that Hillary’s book has been sitting there gathering dust. She hasn’t seen a sale yet, and thinks the entire box shipment is still there, though people keep picking them up and apparently later sticking them up somewhere else in the store.

    The toilet paper aisle is thus far the favorite place.

  • Libertarian Tom

    I’ll be following suit. Great letter!

  • beau peterson

    read carefully, the above was not a Sam’s Club ad

  • Anonymous

    Acording to several newspapers, the Costco CEO Galanti lies;
    D’Sousa’s book was pulled: “…. was not based on sales.”
    The New York Times Best Seller list is less then 100 titles.
    Costco sells more then 100 titles.
    Third grade math says most of Costco’s 100 offerings are not on the NYT’s Best seller list.
    Though some of Costco’s titles are on the NYT’s best seller list.
    Oh, what a tangled web we weave…..

    Best selling books account for 1% of all books sold in the US.

    From The Washington Times June 26th reporting on D’Sousa’s ” America “:
    ” The Examiner reported that the book has sales numbers are higher than 13
    of the books included on the Times’ lists, several of them selling well
    under 3,000 copies in a week. ”

    13 of the books on the NYT’s best seller list sold fewer copies then D’Sousa’s America!

    Costco alone, just Costco stores, sold 3600 copies of America prior to July 1st
    Compare 3600 copies sold of America to
    ” under 3000 copies” of several of 13 books the NYT’s kept on their best selling list!

    Amazon, the largest retailer of books, whose figures are included in the figures the NYT’s uses, because the NYT’s doesn’t actually sell books,
    ranks D’Sousa’s America NUMBER 5 in sales of all of Amazon’s political books!

    Costco CEO Galanti is absurdly gasping for air when he hides behind the unabashed self confessed biases of the NYT’s and it’s censoring by omission.

    Galanti knows the NYT’s is gasping for air, floundering, hemorrhaging money and has, like an aging movie starlet, lost it’s ability to attract interest to it’s transparently aging views.
    The owner of the NYT’s has sequestered himself in NY apart from the country he seeks to influence because he will not be influenced by disagreement.

    Action must accompany opinion, not endless discussion which can be censored away.
    There are solutions for everyone opposed to the vanities of these two corporations.

    My suggestion?
    Start with doing something to unmask the public image they’ve created.

    Intentionally send a memo or blog or post a comment or call the NYT and Costco and tell them what you will Buy-cot them specifically for imposing, for censoring, for marganilizing an important opposing view while expounding their hypocrisy that the public must not do the same to Homosexuals or a race or a nationality or a gender.

    If D’Sousa’s conservative and critical audience is a minority to be deleted
    so is the LGBT minority, the Black community is a minority as well.
    Equality must be the decision of courts.

    Costco must be sued for exclusion of a political minority group.
    Just as any other minority interest must sue Costco for removing all books written by Homosexuals or not offering insightful books by Black authors.

    If there must be balanced news on television and the internet, corporations must offer for sale a balance of opposing information.
    Lets hope this behavior winds up in court and Mr. Galanti is told to dance his fan dance while being filmed in a court and the NYT’s censoring becomes the headline
    instead of printing the headline.

  • Anonymous

    YES! I just posted above. Then read your post. Action is an operative word.
    We complain but shrink back from following through.

  • Anonymous

    But the problem is that Hillary was your former director another stinkin Subhuman Demonrat like Obama Satanic president. How do you answer that ?

  • Johnstoirvin

    I have never understood why Costco and other for-profit businesses, such as the media, purposely alienate part of their potential customer base, which could be up to 50% of that base, by holding politics as a higher priority than their primary function, which is to make a profit for their shareholders and themselves. Would many of these same companies hire obama to run their own business? No, because they know he’s not qualified. But, they did hire him to run the biggest business on the planet, the U.S. federal government, didn’t they? Go figure. Partisanship, especially blind partisanship, and PC have insidiously eaten away at the common sense of this nation to the point there is precious little left to work with.

  • Nancy Domino

    I am so very surprised that Costco is pulling this book. I shop there often and had not seen the book there HOWEVER I did see Hillarys Book on the end of the book row full stocked and in a high traffic area. Political?? Of course. I will definitely be looking into Sams Club now to stock our 2 businesses.

  • Anonymous

    YES! I just posted above then read your post. Action for action.
    A response to Galanti is past due.

  • Peter Gibson

    #boycottcostco.

  • Jennifer

    I just left my local Costco, I asked the manager why the book was already pulled as it was not supposed to be until July 15th. She informed me that the book had been on the shelf for the past four months and they have only sold 4 copies. I responded with that is a lie. I then proceeded to the customer service desk and had my executive membership cancelled.
    I’m sure they knew that if they did not prematurely remove the book it would have been flying off the shelves before the proposed removal date. Then what would have been there excuse?!!!

  • Guest

    What does this picture tell you about the political nature of “America” being removed from shelves?

  • Anonymous

    Thank you. I will cancel. I just renewed and then this story broke.

  • steve b

    BULL!

  • Libertarian Tom

    I am a small business owner, although plausible, Costco’s decision to pull the book just before it hits the best sellers list, is either the most short sighted decision ever, or an attempt at censorship. I believe the second to be more accurate.
    Costco will quickly learn that it is not the Democrats base with EBT cards that keep them in business, it is the independent and conservative middle class (what’s left of it, anyways) that keeps them profitable. I believe that they will look back and see this was a huge mistake.
    Like most posts I’ve read, I will not renew my membership, and I will only make one more purchase there, Dinesh D’souza’s book.
    If my spelling or wording is wrong, I, too, am writing from my phone and don’t have time to proof read this.

  • Anonymous

    Great idea grinnie! We will go there even if Sam’s doesn’t create the ad. Costco is run by a huge donor to Obama and every leftist policy on earth. Time for him to get some lessons in capitalism.

  • Anonymous

    Me too. Did not renew Angie’s List either. Another leftist.

  • Anonymous

    Time for walking infront of COSTO WITH SINGS
    I have done the talk.Hilary Clinton book does not move but Costo members repeat the same tapes message! I do not acept lies!!
    I called American Express and warned if they do not put pressure on Costco for me I will drop them too. They gave me 2 CORPORATE ph# 425-313-8100 This has a tape recorder it said the same that the employers repeate faithfully.
    a-I stated that COSTCO IS LYING TO ME!!! Hilary Book as beig the longest and it does not sells.If costco and AMERICAN EXPRES loves to lie then Pretend that I am your costumer and!.
    She offered an address to write the corporate people that do not accept phone calls.
    b-I ask her to demad in my name that I want to see the book in less than a week or tomorrow b/c I know they remove the book for political reasons. I do not write b/c that is a game and I will not play their game. A WEEK THE MOST TO PLACE THE BOOK BACK, MY FRIENDS AND I WILL PROMOTE TO CUT MEMBERSHIP TO American Express and Costco!!!
    LEST TAKE US SERIOUSLY CALL,DEMAND EXPECT NEXT WALK INFRONT OF COSTCO

  • Anonymous

    Maybe D’Souza’s book moved up due to this story.

  • Anonymous

    You don’t have to be nasty or snooty.

  • Michael Soloman

    Commie Co !!! Invite the comrade in chief to Seattle to pander for money and jug up our already insufficient roads. Really? Now you are lying and running cover for Obummer too?

    “Costco will quickly learn that it is not the Democrats base with EBT cards or “no documents” that keep them in business. It is the independent and conservative middle class (what’s left of it, anyways) that keeps them profitable. Like most posts I’ve read, I will not renew my membership, and I will only make one more purchase there, Dinesh D’souza’s book.

  • Robert Kunsman

    This doesn’t surprise me Costco is libtard central I was in the costco in prescott Az and I carry my pistol as allowed by law I was approched by a staff member and told I had to leave because they did not allow guns yet it was not posted at the entrance so I left my full cart and my costco card at the membership desk thankfully I’m also a Sam’s club member they don’t block open carry and I have a concealed permit So costco which is chinese owened can kiss my conservative backside

  • Anonymous

    So true. There is not a shred of truth told by the COSTCO management.

  • http://batman-news.com Crazyottojr

    the only thing funnier is reading the reviews. Even some of the 5 star postings are in jest.

  • grinnie

    Yeah Shemp, but they may be a little more honest about it than Costco…..There are no Sam’s in my area, only Costco and I’ll be canceling my 30+ yr membership…they used to be Price Club.

  • Anonymous

    As Lisa Delaureenti said in an earlier post…thank goodness we still have some rights left in our country…and this is so sad…Whoever will continue to sell this book I will be there!

  • Garwoodv6

    Not always- I bought many books by Conservative authors including GB at Costco… but I noticed a distinct shift a couple of years ago. Less of the books I was interested in were available in Costco, and their monthly “Magazine” sent to members began featuring distintively Left-wing/liberal articles. More and more Chinese-made products too.
    I think I’ll fail to renew my membership this year and shop in locally-owned businesses.

  • R G

    I also didn’t appreciate the Costco store that placed the Bible under “Fiction” a couple of years ago. Biblical principles and principles of liberty are the same, so the collectivists/Marxists/socialists have a serious dislike for it.

    Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters. – Benjamin Franklin
    Masters = BIG, collectivist, fascist dictating, rights infringing governmentt!

  • Dan Booth

    Sorry Costco I don’t make decision on my political leanings but based on the fact that you are pulling the book I wanted to buy from you I will go ahead and move my account to Sam’s Club. Thank you for letting me know that you where going to do this.

  • Anonymous

    What in the world are you talking about? How is Glenn Beck a racist? The only people that say things like that about him in my past experience, are people who did not watch his TV show (which featured black guests BTW) and don’t read his site or listen to him on the radio.
    My guess is you are a paid liberal troll but I would not say that with certainty (as you do about Beck and Limbaugh) because I don’t know you.

  • JW Appling

    It’s fiction too.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for his email. I not only wrote him, I called Costco Corporate today and expressed my outrage. Of course I was told they pulled the book because it wasn’t selling well. I will NOT renew my membership. Their liberal CEO is using the business as a political tool, and I find that disqusting.

  • Libertarian Tom

    This is what happens, when big gov’t and big business join forces for profit and power. The robber-barons of the 19th and 20th century did similar things. The only difference is, the robber-barons used and paid private companies to shoot people, not our own Gov’t. We’re actually paying for our own executioners. This is truely a low point in America’s history.

  • Anonymous

    we should print that on shirts and sell it!

  • Kathleen Harris

    But DEAR SAM’s club..get the message…we are all tired of paying welfare to your employees, low income employees(and it is not their fault) and healthcare of them, while YOU drag in billions in profits. How greedy can one company get? Seems most of us would rather spend our money with Costco, rather than allow you to continue your assault on this Country! And with your sells dropping, Seems you would be more worried about that than a sale of a BOOK or a book not being stocked by Costco! Wake up! Give you a clue, sale it yourself..maybe it will raise your profit margin!

  • Patriot Girl

    For those that didn’t know… COSTCO stands for China Off Shore Trading Company – truth… there’s never any surprises in life

  • Garwoodv6

    A phone app guide to businesses and their political/philosophical position:

    http://www.2ndvote.com/

  • Kathleen Harris

    It is hard to believe that mindless people by into this crap. who gives a crap if a book can be sold at Walmart or Costco? The real add here is a sale of $499/blaze TV…you should all support his negativity. If you want positive, you should listen to positive! When you support negative all you have is negative thoughts! Very sad that you do not see that!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t belong to any of those membership stores. I would have to travel a bit north or south to do so. I used to turn up my nose at big box stores but nowadays I need certain items cheaply and frequently so I go to both Walmart and Target. I also get ammonia for $1 at Big Lots and sometimes pick up a few other things there as well.

  • Maria Elena Martinez

    I went to the Miami Lakes, FL store this afternoon and there were NONE on the shelves, so I walked out and shopped at BJ’s. However, there were also NONE at BJ’s either.

  • Anonymous

    There are routinely positive and negative stories on this site (he always includes something “inspirational”). But Glenn’s objective is to provide the truth. If that is negative, so be it. I have not subscribed to the Blaze TV but I used to watch him on FOX and he told the American people many things that no one else would. Things we have a right to know.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if they were sold out or removed.

  • Maria Elena Martinez

    I’d love to know that they were sold out which is what we should maybe do. Go to Costco and buy the book so it will be sold out while the Hillary book just sits there.

  • d rickert

    Definitely not renewing mine!!!!!!!!

  • adimcares

    I am really upset with Costco. No only are they pulling Dinesh D’Souza”s book out of their stores, but it is my understanding that one of the original partners is a huge Obama supporter. That means that a lot of the profits from their customers purchases go to support Obama and his cronies.
    Well hello BJ’s here I come. Costco is about 10 miles from me and BJ’s is about 20. I would rather drive the 10 extra miles than shop at Costco’s again.

  • Neda Bauer

    its sam’s club, costco apparently despises me.

  • TJB

    Well, our choices are Costco and Sams (and Walmart/Sams) But I don’t spend too much there … I prefer shopping in our local community … which turns out to be Walmart. Can’t win :)

  • Cindy Osmer-Eckles Banks

    Costco, is not being honest, but what do you expect. How many know that all of Costco Lamb are Halal, which means they say the Bismallah and dedicate the meat to Allah. All Chrisitans are told not to eat meat sacrificed to Idols, false Gods. So I don’t buy Halal meats, and Costco sales them.

  • Cindy Osmer-Eckles Banks

    do you know if your membership has not expired you can get a total refund?

  • Anonymous

    Maybe we have to buy the book in bulk!!

  • Anonymous

    Oh so they have kilarys book with absolutely no sales and yet America on the number one seller list is removed … Sounds alot like Husseinobama using IRS to target conservatives! The Left are So BiAssed!
    kilary,hussein-obama and lamestream Media all the Left are followers of the father of lies-Lucifer. their playbook, RulesForRadicals is dedicated To Lucifer! the whole Demoncraparty!! another reason they want America off the shelves! not just off the shelves but off the globe

  • ornryolaf

    You are exactly the kind of bigot who should read this book so that you actually learn more than progressive (communist) propaganda

  • Patriot 10

    You have a distorted view of who is creating the welfare recipients. It is not the people like Sams that is employing people but the government who is giving people “stuff” for doing absolutely nothing. Actually the wages for Sam’s employees are quite good. Starting wages may be low, but a person who improves his skills as he works will be making more money as a resut. If he stays on the government dole, he gains no skills and will be at the same poverty level where he started with the government. Capitalism works and it is the only system that is compatible with individual freedom. Socialism, by definition must have a government controlled economy and that means control of the people.

  • Boo2

    LOL smoke!

  • Marie MacMullen Caporaletti

    called costco in king of prussia said book was there but was being returned as early of next week

  • Anonymous

    I contacted Costco. Their response to me.

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    Thank you for your e-mail to Costco Wholesale.

    Costco is not
    influenced by political considerations in selecting product for sale in
    our warehouses or on Costco.com. This includes our selection of books.
    Our book buyers are solely interested in book sales, and do not favor
    any political persuasion over another. Recently, after deciding to sell
    the book “America:
    Imagine the World Without Her”, beginning on June 1, a decision was
    made to pull the book from sale on July 1. This decision was based
    solely on the number of copies sold during that month, and had nothing
    to do with the content of the book.

    Costco is not a
    book store. Our book shelf space is very limited. We exercise discipline
    in the best utilization of that limited space based solely on what our
    members are buying. We can’t carry every title that our members are
    interested in reading. We are constantly monitoring book sales, and make
    decisions to pull books off the shelves frequently based on sales
    volume to make room for other titles. Politics or controversy over
    content do not influence our decisions.

    After we made the
    return, a documentary was released about the book. Since then there has
    been heightened interest by our membership base and brisk sales at
    locations still in stock. There fore, we have made the decision to
    reorder the book.
    Thank you,

    Tambi N
    Member Service Center
    Costco Wholesale Corporation

  • Patriot 10

    The NYT is a despicable, dishonest rag, and its management have no integrity or credibility on any subject. They will lie, omit, and deceive. These are not qualities of a professional organization. The NYTt is only good for lining bird cages and packing material. Only the totally brain washed will automatically give them credibility.

  • Anonymous

    Okay so I’ll start shopping at Costco’s again when they put the book America back on the shelf and back in their hearts

  • Patriot 10

    The libs attack any successful business that serves the people well because that hate capitalism. Capitalism is the goose that lays the golden egg and they want to destroy the goose just to have control.

  • Anonymous

    that high?

  • Vince Schultz

    Thank you for your e-mail to Costco Wholesale.

    Costco is not influenced by political considerations in selecting product for sale in our warehouses or on Costco.com. This includes our selection of books. Our book buyers are solely interested in book sales, and do not favor any political persuasion over another. Recently, after deciding to sell the book “America: Imagine the World Without Her”, beginning on June 1, a decision was made to pull the book from sale on July 1. This decision was based solely on the number of copies sold during that month, and had nothing to do with the content of the book.

    Costco is not a book store. Our book shelf space is very limited. We exercise discipline in the best utilization of that limited space based solely on what our members are buying. We can’t carry every title that our members are interested in reading. We are constantly monitoring book sales, and make decisions to pull books off the shelves frequently based on sales volume to make room for other titles. Politics or controversy over content do not influence our decisions.

    Thank you,

    Ricardo R
    Member Service Center
    Costco Wholesale Corporation

  • catnap

    Not renewing my Costco membership!

  • J E H

    If it was really about sales, Hillary’s book would not be sold there….

  • Shemp

    Don’t see how honesty plays into Sam’s Club stating they want Costco customers to shop with them…it’s just good strategy to pick up the slack when your competitor makes a business blunder. Sam’s Club is smart to not pull a book off the shelves within a week of movie release of same. It’s all about the profit and even using that profit to push/fund Liberal agenda initiatives it’s paying non-liberal customers might strongly object to…if they don’t know where their dollars are being directed, all the better for Sam’s Club. Yes, I remember Price Club…so I guess you don’t have the BJ’s Wholesale Club option nearby…there’s always Liberal leaning Amazon…

  • Patriot 10

    The really wealthy support the Democrats. The Democrats get more money from the rich than the Republicans by far. Another little hidden secret the media hides.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure I have to answer you at all. Neither of them did or would get my vote.

  • Flanagan

    Nobody believes you, Mr Ricardo R.

  • mudslide

    ehh, it’s not such a big deal…
    If there’s more to it, it’ll come out eventually.

    Until then, move on.

  • Thomas A. Rice

    Now I’m happy I shop at Sam’s Club.

  • John

    The New York Times; the equivalent of toilet paper, used toilet paper.

  • Glenn Davenport

    Goodbye Cosco hello Sams

  • Pam Dunn

    GET buried under your Mudslide, that’s where trash belongs.

  • Anonymous

    where did anyone say walmart? I read Costco.

  • Pam Dunn

    Wht are you keeping the MEGA-FLOP by Hillary Clinton on the shelves??

    Got ANY MORE LIES you want to spew??

  • 1776Patriot

    REMEMBER THE RULE:
    If Democrats say anything inflammatory, derogatory, mocking, sarcastic, mean or hateful about Conservatives, Christians, Republicans, or Tea Partiers…..it’s “Exercising Their First Amendment Rights.”
    However, if Republicans, Conservatives, Christians, or Tea Partiers even voice disagreement with Democrats, Liberals, Progressives….it’s “Racism, Bigotry, Closed-minded and Hate Speech.”……Got it?

  • Anonymous

    What does this have to do with Costco? Its someone clay and plastic “art”work. Not real.

  • Pam Dunn

    Sounds like you need to quit taking drugs after that disjointed idiotic ramble.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not on the NY Times list because the paper’s editors are bigoted, intolerant and anti-American.

  • mudslide

    Why the hostility?
    It’s a freakin book – good gawd.
    Who cares what COSTCO does!

  • Anonymous

    Well, I’m offended by Costco and the NY Times, and I’m right!

  • Anonymous

    I never joined Costco anyway.

  • Sargonarhes

    I guess I should be thankful there is no CostCo in my area.

  • Brunski

    People who never ran a company or created jobs … think they have the best ideas, on how other people ought to do!

  • Anonymous

    Yada yada yada, booooo! The employees are working and paying taxes, so not collecting welfare. How is one company assaulting the country (not capitalized, by the way), and another is not? With your “sells dropping”? Are you talking about your skin? “Sale it yourself”? Why don’t you just sail off this site, you’re not bright enough to keep up. I’m sure you voted for the Muslim Marxist anyway.

  • Slayer88

    Dont be stupid ya moron

  • Slayer88

    Misery loves company

  • Slayer88

    Too bad there are more of you in the gene pool

  • ????

    I’ve been a member for 5 years+ at Costco. I’m honestly not to in to politics mainly because it runs the risk of making people look at each other differently and judging someone based on there views. Many of us have friends and family who have fought in a war to allow us to have a freedom to believe in the political views or religions of our own choice. Many of thoes brave men and women were from different backgrounds of religion, ethnicity, political views, and different hardships in life. But yet they manage to put all thoes differences aside to achieve a goal wrather then talk down on each others beliefs on politics or religion. Whether I believe in war or not, all thoes brave men and women deserve my respect. Just because costco carries certain books whether I like them or not is beside the point. When I walk in there and greeted with a smile and for the employees who know me greet me by name along with a smile is a direct reflect of the type of company they work for. Costco is a great company. They take very good care of there employees and members. Employees starting pay has gone up from $11.00 -11.50 in the years I’ve been a member. They get benefits both part time and full time. All holidays off with pay along with automatic time and a have pay if they work on Sunday. Not many companies pay there employees $17.25 an hr just for working a Sunday. Not only that but an employee can make 35-50k a year as a regular hourly employee with no degree within 6 years approx. After x amount of hrs worked you can get a $2,000+ bonus twice a year for your employment. Not many companies do that. To top all of that off there are managers making nice pay at young ages. Costco takes very good care of there employees. For there members they do just as good. How many stores can you pay a $110 dollar membership and receive twice that up to $750 back in the form of a check that you get to spend how ever you choose. That’s on top of savings already your getting on there products not to include the quality of the products as well. Just alone I saved over $200 using there optical. Wouldn’t you say that my membership Payed for itself and even though I spent that I still save at the end of the year when I get a check in the mail from them. For awhile I would see products come and go and never understood why till I asked a regular employee there. He said “we are a seasonal store in the means that depending on what season we are in determines what we carry during that particular season as well as we are a company that wants to save our members money. He then.went on to say that for a short period we stoped selling coke products because you could buy it cheaper when it came to price per unit else where. So if we can’t save you money then we would wrather get an alternative product for our members to save and keep money in there pockets” This same reason is why they stoped selling Apple since there was no savings to pass on to there members. Rumor has it that they might be getting it back. But I can always be certain that if I might not be getting it cheaper per say then I’m getting more for my money in terms of quantities or quality. To top all that off, just like what some of the others have posted. You can get a full refund on your items and membership if you are not a 100% satisfied. I have yet to shop at a store that pretty much saves me money as well as in a way pays me to do so when I get my checks in the mail. They have awesome member service and I honestly believe that if they don’t carry an item it’s only due to lack of supply or lack of savings they can pass on to there members and nothing to do with costco’s political view on an item. So from the greeting at the door to helping me load my car I get way more then what I pay for a membership. Also for the record I do recall them not carrying coke products for a while and then getting them back. Coca-Cola is a huge company and I’m sure lack of supply for Costco was was not the issue. I’m looking forward to costco possibly getting Apple on there team again so I can see how I’ll save. Cause every dollar I spend puts money right back into my pocket. Taking care of there members and employees is what costco is about to me and I have seen and experienced it first hand.

  • Anonymous

    Healthcare OF them, who has sams club assaulted?, “sells dropping” sale it yourself? WTF, kathy, use a little more editing before posting. Gawd.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, another big time Democrat! Quite frankly we can’t get away from them all…just too many of them running all the big stores.

  • Anonymous

    Spot on!

  • Slayer88

    Anybody else having their non offensive posts removed? Cant mention dropping sirius for doing the same thing Glenn?

  • Anonymous

    Called Yesterday to Costco Hdqtrs. in Wa.to tell them why I am cancelling our Ex.Cards. Because co-owner, Jim Sinegal-a BIG Dem Donor& Obama Pal, decided to “Ban the Book byD’Souza, by REMOVING IT FROM THE SHELVES, AND IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SALES-IT JUST CAME OUT. BUT, THEY STILL HAVE HILALRY’S “BOOK OF LIES” ON THE SHELVES. PEOPLE ON SITES HAVE CLAIMED THEY SAW 164 COPIES OF HILLARY’S BOOK(still just sitting there, as apparently No One is Buying it) and the D’Souza book, “America” just came out, and it was only there for a few days, THEN REMOVED. SO IF THEY WANT TO PLAY POLITICAL GAMES FOR THE DEMS, THEN COSTCO YOU HAVE LOST MANY PEOPLE-INCLUDING US, WHO SPEND THOUSANDS ….HERE’S THE # TO CALL AND MAKE YOUR THOUGHTS KNOWN TO ‘Co Owner-jim sinegal-
    1-800-220-6000

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  • Anonymous

    What’s the matter? They can’t accept the truth? They removed it because it goes against Obama.

  • Anonymous

    CALL AND let them know WHY—”Political Bias and Games”
    1-800-220-6000 Headquarters in Washington. Co Owner-
    Jim Sinegal-Obama’s Donor/Pal.

  • ????

    Many manufacturers pay to have there products displayed at Costco in certain areas of the store due to there large member base that Costco has. Hints marketing there product. Why do you think that products at the store are constantly shuffle around. Especialy right as you walk in along there fence in the store by the door.

  • Anonymous

    Call Headquarters, & Co Owner, Jim Sinegal(Obamas Pal/Big Dem Donor) and tell them Why….I did yesterday in Washington:
    1-800-220-6000

  • Anonymous

    That RAG, is NOT to be belived on much…they are DemoThug Hacks.

  • Shemp

    Had same experience earlier today as well as having my comments moderated…for 1st time ever, after years of membership/participation. Something fishy going on…

  • Shemp

    So you’re moving from a left-leaning/supporting outfit (Costco) to a far-left supporting outfit (Sam’s Club)…as long as that’s your choice…might want to check out 2ndvote.com to see how these companies align with your values and beliefs..

  • Anonymous

    The Washington Headquarters’ # to Call and Tell them WHY is:
    1-800-220-6000
    Co Owner, Jim Sinegal, is a BIG DEm Donor, & Obama Pal- So much for being nonpoliitcal as he had “America” REMOVED, THEN LIED AND SAID IT WASN’T SELLING…IT JUST CAME OUT. BUT, HE STILL HAS ‘HILLARY’S BOOK OF LIES SITTING ON SHELVES” that’sbeen out for weeks now.
    Thousands we spend at Costco (hearing dept. also) will END…as this political Hack, apparently doesn’t NEED my money. Bye Bye.

  • Shemp

    Plenty of shelf space for Hillary’s latest bomb…

  • rob

    Go to Sam’s or that other place. That’s what I’m doing.

  • Anonymous

    And that good post of yours’ would include Co owner, Jim Sinegal of Costco, who is an Obama Cheerleader(Big Donor) and HE is apparently NOT a tolerant Liberal who had “America” REMOVEDfrom their shelves and it only came out a week ago…but, he KEPT Hillary’s Book of Lies that’s been out for Weeks on the Shelves. Call & let them know we don’t like their being Political Hacks…I cancelled my Ex.Cards….1-800-220-6000 (@Washington Hd.Qtrs.
    for Jim Sinegal.

  • Lynn Geyser

    Funny, because my mom works at Costco, in Ca. no less, and she says Merry Christmas, and the members thank her for doing so.

  • ????

    If you strongly believe that then just go to the front and ask then to pull up an item and they can actually go back to the day they got a product in and see how many have sold. So before you call someone a liar….try having hard evidence before you accuse. So next time you go in ask them to see the sales history on an Item. The reason I know this is because I use to get a new product from them for about a month and then it was pulled and I got to see that it in fact didn’t sale to well in which was the reason it was pulled. If you had a company and ordered a let’s say $5000 worth of product and only sold $500 worth by the end of the month. Would you order more the next month or better yet would you wrather put a product there that would sale?

  • Anonymous

    Call Wa. & tell them WHY….I did….# 1-800-220-6000 Co Owner-Jim Sinegal, Obama’s Pal and BIG Dem Donor. He is dishonoring those of us who have spent thousands at Costco by “Book Banning, for HIS DemoThug Cause”

  • Anonymous

    Please read post above yours’

  • Anonymous

    I guess I’ll just keeping shopping at the more open minded, tolerant Uncle SAM’S. Forget Costcommunists. They are apparently more like Pravda than even the NY Times.

  • Anonymous

    Call Wa.Headquarters and tell Jim Sinegal(co owner-Dem Donor & Obama Pal) and tell them WHY…I did….@ 1-800-220-6000

  • Anonymous

    Had a couple “expunged” last week because I used some bad words. Probably one of my Mormon relatives working behind the scene.

  • Shemp

    Back to msnbc and cnn for Constitution trampling, scandals and cover-ups for you…that’s where the real fun is…I’m positive.

  • Anonymous

    That’s why it’s the “New York Slimes”……political Dem Hacks.

  • Anonymous

    Clearly your walmart is an aberration, as walmarters are the butt of many jokes which often refer to inbreeding, poor dental and personal hygiene, obesity, dysmal fashions sported by the shoppers, etc. Sure, their prices are good, but most people and even professional comedians poke fun at what a miserable experience it is to shop at typcial walmarts. Hey, I’m ah-maz-ing and I’ve been spotted in there once in a while, too – and hating every moment of it! Not worth the effort to save a few pennies!

  • Anonymous

    The Headquarters in Wa. # I called yesterday & told them WHY I’m cancelling:
    1-800-220-6000 (Jim Sineal, co owner-BIG Dem Donor & Obama Pal) So much for giving US, the paying customers a CHOICE…..

  • Sandra Moore

    That should have been our first clue.

  • Disco Obama

    Have you ever seen the books being offered at Costco? This has nothing to do with sales or popularity of books. This is directly related to politics. This action is absolutely disgusting.

    Boycott Costco and let them know that you are.

  • Shemp

    Sam’s Club is much further left than Costco…please check out their ratings based on 4 key issues here: 2ndvote.com
    BJ’s Wholesale Club is a better option.

  • Anonymous

    They pulled it because it sold 8 books per US store location, and Costco’s revenue model requires RAPID turnover of their inventory. Slow-selling items get pulled. Hard Choices is going to get pulled next.

  • Anonymous

    # @ Wa.Headquarters for Jim Sinegal-co-owner & BIG Dem Donor & Obama Pal…apparently is “Playing Poltical Games & deciding for US what choices we DON’T GET….
    Tell him WHY you’re cancelling (as I called yesterday)
    1-800-220-6000

  • Valerie Marzani Cameron

    And as a typical liberal, you willingly support censorship of that with which you disagree, or at least, that with which you disagree ideologically without actually reading. Just scary that anyone would voluntarily encourage limiting points of view, but not surprising.

  • Disco Obama

    Flag the troll.

  • Dageffe

    i have family members who work at the Costco call center. I just got off the phone with one of them. Folks burned up the phone lines today. Not true- about any left leaning views about Costco. True- the book (America) sales were down. That’s why it was pulled from the shelves. End of story!! Not true- it has nothing to do with Hillary’s book, which sales at Costco are up regardless of sales being down across the country in other stores. The book WILL go back on the shelves ASAP. So all of you who are whining about not being able to get it at Costco better get back out there and buy it!! ASAP! I am going to get it but would rather get the movie myself!!

    So get your panties unbunched and get back out there!!! And don’t cancel your membership on this stupid whim! My family members took all kinds of grief today and were called all kinds of names and accused of being left leaning which they are not and am sad that Sam’s club is taking this opportunity to gouge Costco! Sam’s probably leaked this info so they could take advantage of Costco!

  • jim thompson

    Too bad. After investigating several sources I was just about to buy a new refrigerator from them. Not anymore.

  • Dageffe

    no he retired 2 years ago

  • Shemp

    Thought I’d been “flagged” by a Liz Warren wannabe?

  • Valerie Marzani Cameron

    Regardless it defies business sense to pull any book just before the film is released.

  • Dageffe

    hillarys book is selling at costco
    america is going back on the shelves

  • Dageffe

    no they dont

  • Jennifer

    The book was released June 2, 2014. The store manager said it had been on the shelf four month’s!

  • Dageffe

    costco ? I don’t think so
    the CEO yes, he can donate how he likes and he retired 2 years ago

  • Sandra Moore

    Why don’t you identify yourself? I can only surmise that you’re Obama or working for him. And why did you choose me to pick on? Because I offered an email and people are using it? People are sick and tired of being told what to think, read, eat, drive, etc., and furthermore, we’re not taking it anymore. I can choose where to shop, and I won’t be shopping at Costco anymore. So why wasn’t Hillary’s book pulled? It’s hardly selling at all. So your lame excuse as to why you’re pulling “America,” is just that, lame.

  • ????

    You just said it. “The books are about half price” which means there’s not a whole lot of profit margin. So if they aren’t making much then why sell something. Think of every square footage in that warehouse as a piece of real estate. If there is something on that property that isn’t making you money Then why keep it there. Now if you are so adamant about them keeping the book on there shelves then call all your friends and family to go buy one. After all you are always welcome to take guest as long as you pay for there product since your the member and they are not. But they can just pay you back. Anyway do that and I’m sure the big dogs in the company will see the spike in sales and keep it on the shelves. So before insulting a company for not having a book and urging others to not shop there any longer. Why not take a positive stand and urge people to buy the books so that way the company has good sales and you get the book you love to stay on the shelf. All is ☺

  • Shemp

    Costco’s views/support on 4 key political issues are explained clearly at 2ndvote.com…they score a 2.3 which is Liberal leaning. Sam’s Club scores a 1, lowest possible score…pure Liberal…BJ’s Wholesale Club scores a 3…politically neutral.

  • Disco Obama

    I don’t like the idea of an Obama loving liberal living off of conservatives. I’ll never be back after this.

  • Anonymous

    Hillary’s book came out one week after D’Souza’s.

  • Anonymous

    Some do buy books while there grocery shopping, etc. I also buy books from Amazon, but when I’d see something at Costco, I’d purchase it- I WANT the option to seeing ALL types of Book being available….NOT, just Liberal Dem’s books that the Owners of Costco who are BIG Dem Donors & Obama Pals decide by “Banning THEIR opposition politically.” Reeks of BOOK BURNINGS

  • Anonymous

    Hasn’t SHE ALWAYS? The woman is a pathological Liar-ALL her sordid life.

  • Anonymous

    This post indicates a high level of demonic possession of this poor imbecile’s mind. Certainly spewing split-pea soup from every orifice. Head rotating 360 degrees. Levitating. Beyond any exorcists reach. Poor soul.

  • Anonymous

    Given your lack of grammar skills, you need to get a clue. And seriously, the whole “Wal-Mart slave wages” schtick of the Progressive front is as phony as the race cards you constantly throw.

  • Bonnie Wyant

    I will not be renewing my membership with Costco.

  • Bruce Hopkins

    That does it! I’m cutting up my Costco card.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly-that’s why we KNOW the excuse they gave about slow sales on “America” is a LIE. It just came out, and Hillary’s has been out for what a month? LIars….just Like HER.

  • Anonymous

    Hey it’s a commie liberal plot to destroy america and install the illuminati as the masters of the known and unknown universes. The guy at Costco is a known and previously exposed reptilian shape shifter overlord. They want to destroy Glenn. Utterly and completely. And they are all powerful. Quick, donate as much money as you can to Glenn to protect him from being destroyed. Only you can save humanity. Glenn is our last chance. He accepts all major credit cards, cash, you name it.

  • Valerie Marzani Cameron

    You don’t find it a little suspicious and a little frightening that an individual presenting information unfavorable to an elected official is deliberately targeted? Wow.

  • Anonymous

    Typical “DemoThug Accepting Diversity”…..NOT.

  • Caribou “PAYCUT” Barbie™

    The book and the movie are unpopular.

  • Caribou “PAYCUT” Barbie™

    Yes

  • Anonymous

    But there are 8 stacks of Bilary’s book of lies, same 8 stacks I’ve seen for a couple weeks now. I never did see D’Souza’s book at my local COSTCO, (Hanover MD).

  • Caribou “PAYCUT” Barbie™

    Oh well.
    Life goes on.

  • Anonymous

    LIES. It was not out longer than Hillary’s “Book of Lies” that is STILL on their shelves. **They are BullShizing.”

  • ????

    What are the cash back advantages and the yearly fee for having that master card. Cause I can assure you that if it truly is a better card and has things like 3% -4% cash back on fuel. The 3-4 depends on if it’s is a company or personal amex account. But you also get 2% on travel, 2% on dinning, and 1% everything else…including your membership fee

  • Armand Smith

    I was getting ready to get a Costco membership again since there is one near me and it is next to Sams Club , I will get a Sams Club instead. 3600 being sold by Costco seems like a nice number considering there are not as many Costcos around.

  • USGuardian

    So did you know you can cancel your Costco Membership and get a full refund??
    *
    When you purchase a membership to Costco, it comes with a satisfaction
    guarantee, meaning that if at any time you decide that you are unsatisfied with your membership, you can relinquish it for a full refund. Doing so requires a trip to the store, but gives you the peace of mind that you did not waste your money on something you do not use or enjoy.
    1). Visit your local Costco store.
    2). Go to the membership services desk — this is likely the same place where you purchased your membership.
    3). Present your membership card and photo ID.
    Explain to the customer service representative that you are dissatisfied with your membership and, in accordance with company policy, would like a refund for your membership fee.
    Read more : http://www.ehow.com/how_813631

  • Dageffe

    False! False! False! Costco NEVER prohibited their employees from saying Merry Chistmas!
    It was left up to the employees discretion!! They could say what ever they felt comfortable with. And who ever they felt comfortable saying it to!
    I have several family members who work at Costco and have verified this before I posted to you!!
    Lots of bad info out there floating around you should check your facts with the horses mouth before you believe anyone!

  • Dageffe

    You are all being to rash, Sales were down, book is going back on the shelves! Go buy it so it stays there!

  • Shemp

    Feel better now…you’re mistaking a story about a book called “America” being removed from the shelves at all Costco stores to an Al Gore Carbon Credit fundraiser…I can see how it might confuse you…oh, and Beck prefers payment in gold…

  • Dageffe

    People!!! read my post below!!!!!!!!!! YOu are all being Kool-aid drinkers!!!!!!!!

  • Shemp

    Sorry, you need more exclamation points…I really can’t feel your urgency.

  • Dageffe

    omg! the book is going back on the shelf! get your panites out of your crack and go buy it!! It is not a conspiracy!

  • Lorraine

    Didn’t know it was a book — will have to order thru Amazon. As for Costco — never been in one, but it’s obvious they’re practicing Chicago style retribution as their pres has demonstrated by his leadership style.

  • Sandra Hopkins

    I am so over companies that want to be politically correct. Politically correct has helped ruin this great country. What had happened to us? We were once a United proud country and we stood together and dared foreign countries to disrupt or invade our free country. What happened? This country was founded by our forefathers on FREEDOM of everything and yet we fight each other these freedoms. We have to come together to save our country.

  • Cory Liberty

    You can always spot the entitlement group because they have no logic to their argument.

  • Anonymous

    I wish we had a Sam’s Club here…..

  • Mudpie

    Everybody I know is talking about dropping their Costco membership. At least there is pushback.

  • ????

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Costco-Dinesh-dSouza-book-America/2014/07/08/id/581510/

    So according to this…the company I have always loved for the way they treat there employees and members come through again. Member service at its best once again. They are putting the books back on the shelf for thoes who want to buy it.

  • Anonymous

    from what i heard on fox, they’ll be restocking in 2 weeks!!!

  • Dageffe

    false they did not, they can say use their own discretion on how they address the holiday!

  • Dageffe

    not at costco,

  • Sue Ellen Bradley Weaver

    and why the are still selling Hilary Clinton’s book? Costco got in bed with the government. I hope they now realize they made a deal with the devil.

  • Sue Ellen Bradley Weaver

    NYT best seller list has long been a propaganda list

  • ????

    The reason why I don’t identify myself is because I’m just someone voicing my opinion and view of a store from a personal experience. Why does my identity matter to you anyways. Its not like I want some type of credit or rating for what I say. I’m just sharing experiences and information that is accurate. Besides just for the record Costco the store you hate is putting the books back on the shelves. Now you can go buy unless all this rant you went on about was just a hollow opinion. I think you can post a picture of your receipt along with your membership card with you name showing the purchase of the book that you were so quickly to judge a company just because they were pulling it without even knowing your facts. I don’t remember if you stated that you canceled your membership in one of your previous comments just because they were gonna pull the book. But if you did I would like to see you reactivate your membership just because there putting it back on the shelves. Also by clicking on the little picture icon on the bottom left of you comment box you can post a picture of your purchase from Costco with the back of you membership card that shows your name since your so worried about someone’s identity. Crop out the pic and member number if you want but at least you can show everyone. here you bought it with all the fuss you made about Costco. Not carrying it. To answer your question about the Hillary book I’ll go to Costco and ask if they can look up on there nifty computer the sales in comparison to America. Personally I could care less which one sells better. But my membership is based on how I’m treated, quality and customer service vs if they sale or don’t sale a certain product. But I can let you know. Oh and from what date to what date would you like me to inquire about. For the record I’ve never voted for any president. So I’m not Obama or work for him.
    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Costco-Dinesh-dSouza-book-America/2014/07/08/id/581510/ that’s the link.showing costco is putting your book back on the shelve. Hey….it was just simple supply and demand. Nothing to due with politics.

  • toody

    Good to know

  • Anonymous

    Hillary’s book probably leaves the shelves next week–it was published a week after D’Souza’s.

    Don’t ship to Costco if you expect to have to wait a month before sales really take off.

  • ????

    Helo there. I use to work for Costco about 6 months ago for there membership department. What you said about giving people who are on food stamps a reduced membership. That is completely inaccurate. We have 0 discounts on memberships. We have been taking food stamps for quite awhile now. Only to give thoes who are honestly in need of the footstamps an opportunity to make there dollar go further and save money. After all whether or not your on food stamps shouldn’t dictate where you can shop compared to thoes who aren’t in need of them. What one buys with there food stamps whether gallons of milk, loads of pop tarts is there business. We don’t judge. Plus at the end of the day 90 percent of trash is left on the floor by individuals by whom is picked up by the staff. I’m sure you’ve gone to the bathroom and have thrown something away but only to miss and not pick it up or even grab a tasty sample and drop a crumb only not picking it up as well. Guess what, whether the staff gets to it right away or not We pick it up and still great a member with a smile even if we had picked up after them.

  • Larry Sheldon

    “distorted” is a gross understatement.

  • ????

    I’ve gone to Costco many times during holidays and been told MERRY CHRISTMAS. Oh and no one in my family works for Costco.

  • ????

    I’d like to see your math skills on certain items.

  • DoubleC

    I didn’t know you could get a refund from them, never thought I’d need to know, I just upgraded and renewed 2 wks. ago, I was going to go in and buy the book though, this bears looking into for sure. I guess I can go ahead and pay $1.00 more for the wine I like at Publix from now on. What a Deal and it’s getting very tiresome.

  • ????

    How many books have you bought after a good movie and which ones?

  • Noneya Biness

    Our moral fabric, history, pride and culture was sabotaged by a bunch of spoiled brat leftists in the 60s who’s egos couldn’t handle living in the giant shadow of their parents– the Greatest Generation. Since nothing they could do would ever measure up to the achievements of their parents, they revolted against society itself– forced to define everything as being wrong so that they could save the day by making it right. They cling to this idiocy to this very day, in full denial of the damage they have done.

  • ????

    How many books have you bought after you saw a good movie and which ones.

  • DoubleC

    Apparently it’s not just the book that some are having a problem with, other problems are coming to the surface, which may have stayed hidden if they hadn’t removed the book. I personally am going to give this some serious thought.

  • DoubleC

    And when the goose dies and there’s no more golden eggs, what then?Libtards need to get a colonoscopy and ask the Dr. to remove their heads out from their asses!!!

  • ????

    Well you can confirm that as well by asking them to show you the dates the received it. Before you say the manager is a liar once again

  • DoubleC

    Alternative shopping….

  • cann2017

    Probably to burn them….But hey that’s ok, cuz plenty more businesses are selling them!!
    I already had mine from Amazon. I don’t care who the store backs if you carry the books. Banning a book on politics is another story, no Costco for me either.

  • DoubleC

    Apparently Sam’s Club is no better, so I’m trying BJ’s

  • Anonymous

    Not only is Hilary’s book not #1, it should not be considered non-fiction!

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  • Trance Remick

    Amen and verily! Save your keystrokes, That brain is mush. What would you expect from an illiterate Lib. Kathleen is lost, too late to save, the Kool Aid has gone down the hatch. What an endless procession of human debris. And they breed….

  • Trance Remick

    Ya think???? Doubt if she knows the term “editing”.

  • Trance Remick

    Emotion is not based on reason, therefore making it nearly impossible to dissipate it with logic.

  • Trance Remick

    Yes it is,…they’re using it for TP at COSTCO, therefore racking up significant sales.

  • Trance Remick

    I hear you!

  • ????

    How many books have you bought after you saw a good movie and which ones?

  • Anonymous

    Time to boycott Costo…They seem to be the friend of oblamo.

  • Anonymous

    YES, we will switch to Sam’s as well.

  • Anonymous

    Make him pay….we will not support the dems.

  • ????

    So how many of you who are bashing costco and canceling memberships are renewing your memberships to go and buy it since its going back on the shelves? Because you want it there bringing it back. I think that shows they do value your memberships.

  • independent thinker

    Troll

  • MC

    I hope it is not true. If Costco removes D’Souza’s book; I also will not renew my membership. Let’s all boycott businesses that discriminate against conservatives.

  • James E. Bunch

    Instead of drinking the Kool-Aid, do the research…Sam’s is actually a very competitive employer when it comes to wages and benefits. Of course, anybody spewing liberal talking points does what they’re told to do…I think another popular radio talk show host calls individuals like that ‘sheeple…’

  • The Messenger

    Given the facts, I think they call this discrimination based on your political opinion. I hope D’Sousa takes them to court. Liberals are sorta strange, if they don’t like something, they don’t want anyone to have it? Boarders, Language, Culture=Feerdom!

  • BlueMN

    Wow #1! Hard to believe It’s beating out Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century though.

    http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/

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  • http://beckhampost.blogspot.com/ James Beckham

    Please remember folks that this is the same company who put the Bible in the fiction section of it’s book selection last year!

  • http://beckhampost.blogspot.com/ James Beckham

    So they obviously go on personal leanings. So, why is this different?

  • Anonymous

    I do not know, but I bet Hillary’s book that has bombed is being sold there.

  • ????

    Wow, this is exactly why I don’t bother with politics. Because of closeminded people who let there political views dictate the way they treat a person, where they live, go to school, or even where they shop. There are so many reason why a company pulls a product and to sit there and accuse them of being discriminate shows how actually they are the ones discriminating. With out any given facts a person will automatically link the sole reason based on a companies leaders political standings.

  • infadelicious

    More importantly, what does this picture tell you?

  • Sandra Moore

    Exactly what I thought…another IRS moment.

  • Sandra Moore

    It’s not about a “book sale,” Kathleen. It’s about being manipulated by the Obama government, again. Wasn’t targeting Conservatives enough through the IRS? Now they’re trying to control what we read, and eat..etc. Many of us are sick and tired of this game. Whether you lean Left or Right, we all should be afraid of a one party government, which is what the Progressives are trying to achieve. If that ever happens, we’ll have a dictatorship. I don’t think anyone wants that.

  • Sandra Moore

    And Hillary probably paid them off to do that…Wonder where she found the “money?”

  • Sandra Moore

    Why would I want to post a picture of a Costco receipt? It sounds to me like you’re trying to figure out who I am, what my membership number is, etc. Furthermore, this is not about a book being pulled from the shelves. It’s about another manipulation by the Obama Administration. Many of us are sick and tired of his games, and those he uses to play his game. Shame on Costco management for going along with this. Sure, they can restock the book, but their true colors have come out and I won’t be doing business with them ever again. Subject CLOSED!!

  • Sandra Moore

    Sales were NOT down. This is another manipulation by the Obama Administration.

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  • Anonymous

    well anti-American-Isam-Terrorist-Hussein-Obama all the adviCzar administration and his Left follow the father of lies,Lucifer their playbook,RulesForRadicals,was dedicated To Lucifer!

  • Anonymous

    DO NOT VOTE FOR ANOTHER DEMONcRAT EVER AGAIN! GET EVERYONE NEVER TO VOTE FOR LUCIFERS DEMONcRAT PARTY EVER AGAIN!!

  • concerned american

    I think this is still a free country and no one is forced to work at Sams. Another liberal who hates anyone who has more money and business savvy Kathleen Harris?

  • Anonymous

    didn’t dear o state that *you can only make so much money* … hmmmmmmm unless you love o … then you can make all the money your bank can hold

  • Anonymous

    and btw, the word is sell, not sale. get some education girle

  • Reflect

    Didn’t like Costco that well anyway, Good-by Costco!!!!!

  • Sande

    Clearly Costco is not concerned about offending its conservative customer base– big mistake! NY Times and MSNBC come to mind! I wasn’t interested in buying the book until now but SAM’s Club here I come! This is probably boosting sales of D’Sousa’s book. There’s nothing wrong with having an ideology but it should not be in the marketplace.

  • Sandra Moore

    I urge all of you to visit Costco one time, to buy the book, and only the book. Then on the way out, cancel your membership and get your refund.

  • Anonymous

    The reason: The Obama administration. Period … so sue me!

  • LP

    I did cancel Costco. Yesterday I did some shopping at Sams… about $100… Costco must feel the ‘cost’ of supporting a tyrant

  • newguy

    Of course, the fact that the CEO of Costco is a big leftist, and a HUGE Obama supporter, had nothing to do with it. Yeah, and the dog ate Lois Lerner’s e-mails, too.

  • Anonymous

    I used to go way out of my way to shop at Costco, but no more…Sam’s is in the next town…We should write and let Sam’s know that we are on their team now and why….Speak with our money…it speaks the loudest….Their lamb at costco is dedicated to allah…..yuck..

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    I didn’t see Glenn Greenwald book’s at Costco, nor do I see many other liberal writers or books.

  • newguy

    I am a Sam’s Club member. It does not matter to me, that when Sam Walton was alive, he was pals with, and supported, the Clintons. What matters, is what kind of corporate citizen Sam’s Club is. I can say that Sam’s Club is a better corporate citizen than Costco.

    In addition to not censoring books that are at odds with the political leanings of the bosses in Bentonville, last year, when the Obama administration closed down military commissaries, Sam’s Club offered a temporary free membership to active, reserve, and retired military, and their dependents, for the duration of time the shutdown was I effect. Costco did nothing.

  • DoubleC

    Obama’s the smoke and mirrors covering up the ones in the background trying to take us over, wait till they start to nationalize their businesses…Hello Cuba West!!!!

  • DoubleC

    Wow and I was already upset, when are we going to wake up?

  • DoubleC

    I really hate to correct you, but there are people who can’t figure out typo’s. Boarders=Borders. Actually, a big difference but sort of the same thing. Kind of funny…please don’t take offense.

  • DoubleC

    Well, it’s not just about the book now, even if they put it back, so what, they’re still in bed with God only knows who now and the cat is out of the bag. You can’t stuff it back in unless you want to get bitten!

  • DoubleC

    You are one of a few to put your finger on the problem, I’m old enough to remember when decent people ran both parties for the good of the country. That all went down the drain in the 60′s, but you would have had to be there, approximately 10 yrs older than the Hippies to be able to look back and see it. There were some hippies in my generation as well, but not as hard core, they just wanted the drugs. But, you are 100% right.

  • DoubleC

    Hey, I thought all Democrats were poor and suffering, they have us to believe they’re all for helping the downtrodden, when all they’re doing is getting richer at everyone’s else’s expense. They claim all Republican’s are just rich white snobs and they get away with it. I wonder where my husband is hiding his millions, I’d like to take a nice Michelle Obama trip to Hawaii. LOL

  • DoubleC

    It will go back on the shelf and in their pockets, no where else!

  • Shemp

    You might want to check Sam’s Clubs (Wal-Mart) positions on:
    1) Gay marriage
    2) Abortion
    3) Gun control
    4) Environment
    They’re about as far left as a business can go…if that’s your position too, you’re shopping in (and supporting) the right place.

  • DoubleC

    You should have got your refund, I suppose it would hurt them more to give back the money to everyone who’s disgruntled.

  • DoubleC

    Isn’t Sam’s Club owned by Walmart?

  • Shemp

    By going from Costco to Sam’s Club you’re going from a left-leaning company to an absolute left company…just so you’re aware…better option is BJ’s Wholesale Club…they’re politically neutral.

  • DoubleC

    It’s too late…..as I already said “the cat is out of the bag and you can’t stuff it back in by putting the book back” There’s alot more to this than that. What goes around eventually comes around!!!!

  • Shemp

    Yes

  • Jay
  • Anonymous

    Well we engaged and got Costco to resend the pull order! Power of the purse and standing up and speaking out does work! Great job patriots!

  • ????

    Hahaha…I guess your the type that picks and chooses what helps your argument more then things that are actually based on facts and proof. You would wrather judge someone’s decision based on there political standings Which would count as discrimination. Pretty much your saying they pulled the book which is what this conversation is a direct result of solely based on there political standings vs hard facts. Would hate to see you on a jury about to determine someone’s fait if your gonna be the type of person who discriminates and bases your decisions depending on the other person political standings. That’s like me saying the only reason you act the way you do is because of your political standing vs Mabey you just like the book and would like to see it sold at the store which it is now. Clearly you have never run a business nore understands all the aspects of running one. For the record you have already shown your name on here which is the only proof I was asking you for which was the name on the card and the book purchase on a Costco receipt. All other info such as member number and photo can be simply covered by a black perminant marker leaving only your name open for everyone to see Which is something you have already shared on this website. Your so closed minded and refuse to look at facts and make your judgement of another person or company based on there political standings. I doubt you would admit it if you were wrong and go purchase the book at your nearest costco. But if you did I would gladly apologize for being wrong abut you. My decision making on the type of person you are was based on things you have actually said and the way your presented yourself on this website vs your political standings. A persons political standing should never be the bases of how they are to be treated, looked at, or even judged but solely on hard facts and there actions. Remember if you go buy the costco book and prove it then I’ll apologize. If not then you just show how you judge people on there political standings. Guess what…you can buy it and then take the pictures and then just return it right after and get your full refund. That would be ok with me and I would still apologize in front of all these readers gladly ☺

  • Anonymous

    So, why are they putting the book back on the shelves? It can’t be because sales went up since the books had been pulled. Could it possibly be because of all the people that complained and/or cancelled their memberships? Might they have done that because they are a business and what really matters is the bottom line?
    BTW, lot of companies pay time and a half for working Sundays, give paid holidays, vacation, and sick days, and bonuses. Some companies even give quarterly bonuses.

  • Debbie McGee

    AMAZING. I was pondering whether or not I should purchase a membership at Cosco v.s. Sam’s Club. Thanks Costco. I am truly happy I read this before making my decision. I don’t care to have my merchandise “censored.” That reeks of the man that holds our presidency. He loves controlling everything in our country. I am living for 2016 when he is out of office. Hopefully our country will be restored to the democracy it was before he took office in 2008. I’m not a fan of communists, socialists, or bullies. Costco, there is this little website called Amazon.com, and they have thousands upon thousands of books to purchase. I think they are in the market of selling, not censoring. Bye-Bye, little guy!

  • Debbie McGee

    I just posted I was comparing the two companies, and trying to decide where to place my membership. Costco made that decision for me! Sam’s Club, here I come!

  • Anonymous

    Why are they putting it back? The sales couldn’t be up because it wasn’t available to purchase. It’s going back because of all the people that called and complained and/or cancelled their membership. They’re trying to save face and stop the bleeding at this point.

  • ????

    That’s and easy answer….. supply and demand. Just because a book does we’ll at barns and noble doesn’t mean it will every where. When you think about buying a book do you think about let’s go to Costco. When you think of lunch do you think let’s go to Starbucks. Every business has its specialty and does well with certain items depending on the demand and how well an item sells. I honestly don’t think go to Costco for books or Starbucks for lunch even thought they bother sell them. Costco only carries around 4000 or so different items making them have to capitalize on the the products that sell. Just because they sell 3900 copies at half the cost of what others sell it at doesn’t mean it’s a good move. 3900 copies devided by 600 stores(which there is a little over 600 but to keep the numbers easy) is about 6 copies sold per store. Keep in mind it’s a smaller profit margin they are working with which is only a maximum of 14% Mark up for what they buy them at which is very small compared to most retailer marking up over 50% . So if each store has 200 copies in stock and is only moving 6 with a 14% profit then where is the money in that. If anything it would be a smarter move to pull the book from Costco and have it sold else where like actual book stores for better profit. In a big company like Costco there is a process to get new items. First the seller/supplier contacts the company whom which they would like to have sell there books. Then they agree n a purchase price of let’s say $8 . 8×14% profit is about $1.12 profit for 6 books sold per store. But before and item is brought into a store it’s approved by a number of people. One of thoes people being the CEO. So he approves it and sees that only 3900 copies were sold out of the 600 store each containing 200 with $1.12 profit each time one is sold making it a total of 120,00 copies across the company worth of inventory . That means the company made roughly $4,500 in profit on thoes 3900 books. Leaving them with 116000 more copies left. At that rate still the company has made 0 profit when that many books are still sitting. Companies with small profit margins do not sit on inventory ,especially a store who changes there products based on the season. Now take that $4,500 profits and decide it by 600 stores. That $7.50 made if every store selling on copy leaving the company at a loss when the book was bought for $8.00 from the supplier/publisher. Does that make sense for a company to keep it on the the selves. For one they got the book in. 2nd they Pulled it off the self. Individuals judged the reason for that based on the companies x ceo’s political standing. 3rd they realized the members actually want the book and due to the publicity that the book has received have brought it back. So there is a demand for it so what company wouldn’t bring it back. If anything it helps everyone. Nationaly free advertising that Costco will be carrying the book. Its at a lower cost then most retailers selling the book saving the members money which is costco’s main and ultimate goal. And for thoes who have the executive membership you get another 2% back off that purchase at the end of the year on top of the money you already save directly buying it at Costco. So when it comes comes to a business/large company. There are so many variables when deciding to Cary a product or pull a product from the shelves. If a company sole product line was affected by there political view then trust me they would not be successful. So for an individual to accuse a companies decision making is a result of a political standing is absurd.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for the lesson, but I understand how businesses work…..I own one. The truth of the matter is that Costco is putting the books back on the shelves because of the push-back they received. I never said that the decision to pull it was based on political leanings. However, they didn’t put it back because sales went up (with low sales being their reason for pulling it in the first place)….it wasn’t available for sale. The people here (and others like them) that are being chastised for making their opinions known to the store are the very reason that the book is going back on the shelves. So maybe, just maybe, they should voice their opinions and effect change!!

  • ????

    In regards to other companies giving bonuses and paid holidays and time and a half on Sunday. How many companies give out bonuses based on performance. Costcos is based on time of service and hrs worked. Starting pay at Costco is $11.50 making Sunday pay 17.25. For most companies you have to have a degree or some sort of certification to get that. But for Costco…you get that even at an entry level position without a degree or certification. And with awesome insurance and benefits and raises of $.25 or more coming just about every 6 months and being able to get a top pay of $22.50 and he not including a Sunday time in a half pay. And after that $2,000 bonus twice a year or more after working for the company for roughly 5 years. And the bonus does get higher depending on years put in. As well as the company continues to give raises across the board year after year. No not you little $.10 raises biased on performance. Only because they take care of there employees and would like to see employees grow in the company. So for a company to pay its employees $33+ without a college degree or some sort of certification an hr. That does not include the break down of there bonus structure. It speaks volumes based on there actions about what kind of company it is.

  • Shemp

    Please check out BJ’s Wholesale Club as well…they may align better with your values and beliefs than the liberal-leaning Costco or the decidedly liberal Sam’s Club…

  • ????

    First and foremost kuddos to you for owning your own business. Second I apologize if lead you to believe that I was accusing you of thinking that Costco made there decision based on there political leanings. It was not my intention to give you any reason to feel that way and for that I do apologize. To respond to the part of them putting it back on the shelves even thought the sells weren’t there in the begening. No they didn’t put them back on the shelves because sells went up but solely because the see the demand.for a product As well as a way to keep members happy whether they loose money or not. Some companies would wrather loose a little in hopes to keep a customer happy in hopes they will return. Some companies can’t afford to make every customer happy. But as profitable as the company is they did bring it back in order to keep.customers happy even if the loose money on the product. Who knows they may make money due to the how much publicity the book has now gotten. Bottom line is that whwhat makes your company and every other company successful is whether or not it’s can make a profit. In order to do so they must make there decision based on both forecasted number in sales and actual sales. If it’s based on a political view then that company would close in the blink of an eye as driven this country is by politics.

  • Anonymous

    Many companies give bonuses based on the company’s overall performance and profits……even each quarter. For those companies, the bonus is tied to current wages (usually as a percentage) but not the employees performance. I’m not saying that what Costco pays their employees is bad, I’m just saying that your assertion that they are the only ones is erroneous. There are also many of the big corporations that everyone loves to hate that give bonuses with stock options. We have clients that have come out way ahead because of those stock options than if they had been given cash. Companies treat their employee well in a variety of ways. Maybe you should put as much effort into finding out how other companies support their employees as you have with Costco. You might surprise yourself.

  • Sandra Moore

    I believe I’m being harassed by someone who will not identify him/herself. They send me lengthy responses to my comments, and go by the name of ????. They’re asking me to take pictures of my Costco credit card, asking me to apologize, etc. When I try to reply, I can’t find his/her posting. I would appreciate someone looking into this for me, and finding out why I am being singled out by this kook. This is starting to scare me. I trust that you keep my address, phone number, etc., private. Would appreciate a response from you that my personal information is safe.

    Sincerely,

    Sandra Moore

  • Dageffe

    oh you have an inside track to the sales figures?
    I do, I have family members who work in the call center, they have no reason to lie to me!

  • arizona

    We sent our Costco cards back today and are done with this co. We also are selling our shares of Costco over the next few weeks. We’ll not deal with any co. that is this political so they are not the first. There are many many choices out there and we didn’t much care for the fee anyway so it was easy. Ok, Sams Club sounds right

  • Dageffe

    glenn becks books are always at costco. is that a conspiracy too? His never get pulled?

  • ????

    I do apologize that you feel I have been harassing you in which it was not my intentions. I was under the assumption that this was an open discussion in which I have commented on a number of other comments other then yourself. Not once did I ask for your credit card information but merely evidence of your name which you have it public on this web page and a receipt showing the purchased that you have been diligently defending you view of why it was pulled from the shelves that contains no personal information other then a member Ship number in which I stated can be blacked out with a marker as well as a picture only revealing your name in a previous response to one of your comments. Only to show others that you bought the book that caused you to accuse a company of pulling based on there political standings vs facts. Also You state that you cannot find my comments on here but you successfully responded to my comment. How is that? So once again I apologize but when accusing someone please be sure to have factual evidence vs re wording statements such as when I said Membership card and not the later that you are accusing me of.

    Thank you

    Sinceraly Shaun Garcia if you must know my name. I never found out how to allow.my name to be seen. I just pressed the” post as” button the question marks were pre-filled in.

  • Sandra Moore

    Thank you for your response and explanation of your writings. Some were quite confusing to me, and one cannot be too careful these days. If my name was already showing up in my posts, why did you feel the need for me to copy my credit card with my name on it? I never stated that I bought the book from Costco. And why would that book, selling very well throughout the country, not be selling well at Costco, while Hillary’s book, not doing well throughout the country, be selling well at Costco? Does not make any sense to me and I do believe it was a political reason for them pulling the books. If it was not doing well there, why on earth would they be restocking it now? To me, that’s an admission of guilt. This is not out of character for Obama to manipulate situations like this, especially since the book in question, is mostly about him and his evil deeds.

  • Smetana

    Good to know, Sam’s Club! And shame on Costco.

  • BC2000

    5% on gas, 3% on restaurants and travel, 1% on all other. No additional annual fee beyond Sam’s membership fee.

  • John

    This book sold 3700 copies in 4 weeks. With the amount of stores carrying it, it comes out to roughly 15 books per store, per week. Those are terrible sales numbers, especially for Costco. I consider myself fairly conservative yet I am embarrassed by all of this rabble rousing that was, until recently, reserved for the left-wing nut job bloggers and MSNBC.

    Pull your heads out.

  • John

    The Hillary book has sold 19x better than the America book in the same timeframe.

  • ????

    You are most welcome and thank you for accepting my apology. As I was seeing so many individuals jumping at the bit to cancel memberships to a company that has set a standards so high as far as how they treat there members and employees. But where are the individuals buying memberships just because they sell a certain item. Hipocritical in a sense I felt. Why one book is on the shelf vs the other holds so many variables to the cost of inventory that is tied up in it, the possible profits to the agreement between the buyers and suppliers if the product doesn’t sell. Costco is a universal store who’s primary category of products are for pretty much every day use. The difference between a book that doesn’t sell is not entirely how how much they can sell it for but also how much they can loose if it doesn’t sell. Has any member ever wondered how it is possible to buy let’s say a refrigerator from Costco and have the voice of taking it back 5 years later if they are unhappy with it for what ever reason it may be. The reason is because the type of agreement they have with the buyers. Whether the manufacture has agreed to buy back the unsold product or having a company that buys back the product giving Costco credit for it not leaving Costco with a big loss. Costco is not know for there book selection as Barnes and noble is. Because of that very reason they make calculated decisions based upon numbers nation wide. As we all know certain areas of the country hold heavier populations of individuals with certain political views then others. So when Costco buys they really buy in bulk in order to save it’s members money. And with a maximum mark up of 14% they have to tread carefully on items there not known for is retrospect that’s where there relationship with the suppliers come into play. One person can be saying if the product you buy to put on your shelves doesn’t sell well then we will buy it back at full price but your price to buy it won’t leave you with much of a profit margin. Vs the other product offers to sell it cheaper to the company to carry it on there shelves but only buying it back for half the cost. So one person is always looking to cover there losses directly by how much profit they make.on the initial sell or how indirectly for products not sold. So there are way to many variables to be considered when addressing a companies reason for not carrying a certain product vs coming to the one and only variable being it’s because a political standing. For a company as big as Costco to base there product line on there political standing….they would have went under a long time ago or been at the very bottom in the ranks of companies who treat there employees and members as well as they do. When it comes to politics I’m neutral. I don’t even vote and never have till this day. Mainly because I have yet to see a potential president try to unite this country as one vs separating us based on our Political standing. The U.S. is such a political country and it’s what drives it. Because of this we are all separated once again. Before it was because of race we were separated and now what we believe to be right or wrong puts us into a political type of race per say. Now we are a nation who is separated by whether we are republican, democratic, or the in between. How’s that any different then being blue white pink or red. Your no.different then me. You bleed red I bleed red, I draw breath you draw breath, I have struggle and so have you. Just because I drive a foreign car and you drive an American car defines who you are as a person. But yet politics will devide and categorize The two politically directly or indirectly. Most individuals will buy a vehicle based on experience. I may have had a Ford and put over 100k miles on it with out any work other then regular maintenance. And you may have had one that lasted 50k miles before it was calling for a new engine already. Now most like will I buy another one yes, will you buy another one. I don’t believe you would based on your experience. To you and I there are certain variables the could affect each of our outcomes. Being that I’m not a processional mechanic as I am not sure on your mechanical experience. But anything from how we drove it, the demographically area in which we drove it to how routinely we changed the oil. Or even if yours had a defected engine part that caused it to break down prematurely. We just don’t know all the variables. So with so many variables the affect a companies decision it is hard to determine why they did what they did. It would be unfair of anyone to relate it to one certain variable with out hard facts and not having experience in running a nation wide company. You different and I’m different but let’s not let politics determine where we shop in order to save money so that we Americans who work.hard to earn every penny struggle to save pennies here in there in order to make ends meet. This might tell you my age but oh well ☺ I do remember asking my mom why are you going to Exxon when it’s only $.97 and she’ll is $.99. She said this country is run by money, it’s not like the old days where I give you some oranges from my from in return you give me apples for my oranges. Everything has a price. So a penny saved is a penny earned. And if that penny makes a difference on feeding you then I’m gonna take it. Go me. Politics will never dictate where I save in order to put food on my table. Nor should.it dictate anyone else. When it comes to Costco all we have to do is politely ask them to carry a product and once the see the demand is there and if they can get the product cheap enough to save there members money then they will. I’ve seen it happen. That’s what happened these past few days But only in a way that it really should not have happened. Going through highschool I lost friends. All because of rumors, my mother told me after sharing that I lost friends due to a rumor to never trust them. Go directly to that person. If thy have always been good to you then trust what they have to say. If they haven’t been good to you and you still don’t trust what they have to.say then you should had.never been friends with them in the first place. But either way you took the right path to make your decision of being there friend based on what they told you and not Some rumor.

    “We only know people in our lives once ever, make the best of it and bring out the best in eachother”

    So in the end of our point of views, conversations, and some.misunderstandings I hope we part civilized and respecting one another. For I know your a good person with your own opinions but even though yours may differ from mine I still see you as an equal and if I ever were to cross your path in the physical world. Aside from our conversations on here I would still say” good morning, good after noon, hi or even a kind smile” . Not because you agree with me but only because your an individual that shares the same world I do and because I’m worth no more then you.

  • ????

    What’s there warranty that they give you on products you buy with your card and how do they return your earnings back to you as well as is there a maximum on how much you can earn back?

  • rulie haveman

    how about B.J.”s

  • bonnie t

    You have NO idea what you are talking about. It was based on lack of sales, period.
    Go ahead and cancel your membership; Costco doesn’t need uneducated, ignorant members. Have fun at the low class warehouse club with others like you.

  • bonnie t

    O.M.G. You believe what Costco’s -for lack of better term-competitor says? Does that really make any sense? Where is there any validity that says that it was a political move?

  • bonnie t

    You people are f*ing idiots. By the way… that is the phone number to UPGRADE to an Executive Membership dumb a*s

  • bonnie t

    Typical UNEDUCATED IGNORANT fools – all of you “Costco haters”

  • bonnie t

    Are you OUT of your MIND??? See this is what scares me – if we have people like you ‘in office’, making completely ignorant and uneducated statements.

  • bonnie t

    Costco doesn’t need ignorant members… buh-bye now!

  • bonnie t

    The COMPANY makes NO POLITICAL DONATIONS. Any donations that you’ve heard about were from executives of the company PERSONALLY. EDUCATE yourselves!!

  • bonnie t

    idiot – what do you base this statement on?

  • bonnie t

    I KNOW!! These idiots are infuriating me!! They are feeding off of each other with inaccurate information. I say ‘let them go’ to Sams – Costco doesn’t need ignorant uneducated members. Costco is pure class.

  • bonnie t

    what do you mean by ‘other problems are coming to the surface’???

  • bonnie t

    Are you so CLUELESS that you MISSED that fact that the sales did not warrant space on the sales floor?? The MOVIE came out a week ago. The BOOK has been at Costco since he beginning of June. That phone number is the one to UPGRADE to executive membership – not to cancel. LEARN THE FACTS.

  • bonnie t

    what would you like to wager???

  • bonnie t

    and now you are a market analyst

  • bonnie t

    F.U. COSTCO does NOT donate to political campaigns. What exactly are they lying about??

  • bonnie t

    dumb sh*t

  • bonnie t

    buh-bye!! Costco doesn’t need ignorant uneducated people. You have pulled inaccurate comments from this post that are not supported by facts and composed a letter. Will you ever think for yourself, or will you always be a lost sheep?

  • bonnie t

    do your homework. your comments are completely inaccurate

  • Brandon Heller

    Perhaps Costco cancelled Hillary’s book prior to its release as well. And the reason it’s so prominently displayed is because they Can’t shift the Damned things!!!!!

  • bonnie t

    You are correct! It’s NOT political, but these fools don’t want to see the truth

  • bonnie t

    How would you know which book sells better at Costco?

  • bonnie t

    If you are so upset that they pulled the book, let me ask you… did you buy the book from Costco prior to this controversy? If not, then why are you upset? Haven’t you figured out that if you see something at Costco, you should buy it because it may be gone the next time you go. Ever though about WHY that happens? Its either because the item sold out, OR it had poor sales and was pulled from the shelves to make room for another item that will sell better. It not rocket science people! Yes, Jim Sinegal is a supporter of Obama… How does that mean that a lot of Costco profits support Obama? If you count Jim’s salary as a “profit”, then that would be true – any financial support was given from Jim PERSONALLY, not from the company. Know the facts.

  • Drakkar68

    All i can say as a conservative working for COSTCO is KNOW what the facts are before you become RASH in your choices to leave COSTCO. Things are not what the media makes them out to be all the time. I posted before that i have seen more then my share of Conservative book publishings go through our store. BECK, HANNITY, LIMBAUGH, O’RIELLY. ALL OF THEM SELL all of the time. If this corporation was leaning one way politically I am CERTAIN LIMBAUGH’s books would have been pulled years ago. This has been one of the MOST neutral companies i have EVER worked for. I have worked for a couple other Fortune 500′s and as a Conservative with a STRONG point of view………. I say KNOW your facts first.

  • Shemp

    Costco is certainly not as left-leaning as Sam’s Club (Wal-Mart), people switching from Costco to Sam’s are definitely going in the wrong direction…if warehouse shoppers want absolute political neutrality…try BJ’s Wholesale Club…it’s an American free market system, if it’s important to people to shop at businesses that better align with their beliefs and values they need to be informed…

  • Anonymous

    That it outsells Hard Choices?