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November 11th, 2012 — Retail & Shopping, Technology
OK, I have been busy in many aspects of my life and a website project that I have been working on with the Minister for War and Finance has been bubbling away for the last 10 or 11 months, but never ever really got launched. But it is out there now, up and running. I am of course talking about Loaded Trolley which is somewhat of a Costco Australia fan blog at the moment.
I say at the moment, because I am wondering what it could evolve in to. For now though, it is just a site that I decided I wanted to do after an argument with a work colleague over whether the cost of toilet paper was truly good value at Costco.
So please do hop over and have a look at the new site. We have al kinds of articles over there now, including reviews, comparisons and updates on what is going on in Costco’s Australian stores.
May 31st, 2008 — Retail & Shopping
Went in search of a BMX bike today, but by the time we got to to our preferred BMX retailer, they had closed up the shop for the day. So we decided to stop in at another shop that we knew had a few race BMXs on the floor.
The shop we were headed to were not really a specialist in any type of bike. They tended to be more of a specialist in selling bikes in volume, and thus tended to focus on the lower end of the market with a bit of high end gear thrown in.
After about 15 minutes of no service, I managed to get one of the staff to pull down a bike I had been considering for a while now, an Intense Pro XL. I stepped over it and did a track stand on it with the front brake on, but as the bars were in a really bad position so I couldn’t gauge the size properly. I mentioned the bars being out of position the the sales guy, but got no offer of help to correct the issue. Continue reading →