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DirtyPlastic1291

Yall gunna fuck up my lunch and the reason i go to costco


xtreemdeepvalue

Yeah this isn’t Melvin capital. Leave the good guys alone


getcrazykid

I don't think it will happen.. The CEO seems like a nice guy.. He says he will kill them if they raise the price of the hotdog.. https://www.foodandwine.com/news/why-costco-hot-dog-still-dollar-fifty


Bountinyou

Bro how long am I gonna have to wait at Costco to get 1000 hot dogs. I don't have camping gear.


ranrunone

It's fucking Costco, you can actually live there.


Tomk86

“Welcome to Costco, I love you.”


Radya-

God I love that movie


ranrunone

"Sir, would you like to try a little weenie" extends tray..


BenjaminHamnett

*tries a little weenie...extends stay*


hotasanicecube

The whole reason for those hotdogs is so people will eat there and shop more. He doesn’t care what the loss is. If you buy just one more item he is ahead.


CFogan

For real, 1.50 hotdogs are a good thing man. Why would you mess with a good thing?


FrankeyFlowers

Cause the op is a huge twat


Grimreq

Won’t someone think of the pension funds?!


root_over_ssh

Don't worry, OP is confusing opportunity cost for a net loss. Buy your hotdog (and pepperoni slice as a side like i do) and be happy. Costco's profits come from memberships. OP may be a literal retard.


SubtleScuttler

As long as they don't touch the chicken bakes!!!!


Global-Register5467

The got rid of them in Canada. I am not ashamed to say I have crossed the border specifically for a chicken bake.


scorpio_jae

With all the available shady companies to screw over don't target my Costco with its living wages and my 350% gain on it


RecalcitrantHuman

No exit strategy. One of us.


tryhardfit

Lol its called investing. Some people believe in the long term success of the company and hold it for decades.


peaceful-adolecent

What is this “stock” you speak of? I only buy OTM call options that expire in a month.


Noobie_Stocksman

That’s so retarded it just might work! But unfortunately we as a collective have about as much attention to detail as stevie wonder on Ritalin.


OppressedDeskJockey

I bought 1 thousand hot dogs. What do now? Please hurry hotdogs will expire soon.


patronmtl

Return them. You can return anything at Costco


Oz_Df

This would give costco 100% loss and wsb a net zero cost to implement this strategy. A real 'no lose' scenario. Edit: You could do this while having no money by using a Costco Credit Card.


Jkiernal

Hot Dogs on Margin Genius! Why didn't I think of that?


BenjaminHamnett

The great hotdog and condiment squeeze! “Hoist by they own petard”


nihilisthicc

Wait if Costco goes bankrupt I don’t even owe them money anymore


FunzOrlenard

Ehm, no, some other company will buy your debt


nihilisthicc

Can I buy my own debt at a discount?


MadeThisUpToComment

We buy our own debt!


drnkingaloneshitcomp

God almighty


theplushpairing

Sounds like a win win to me


theStunbox

Can't we just drop the hotdogs off at a bank and borrow the money while they hold the hot dog? I mean... they know that we will be back. They have our hotdogs!


Neo_514

Seems like good collateral


drnkingaloneshitcomp

Overnight RRP


danielsergienko

I had a monthly doze of laught reading this thread


Space4Time

Did we just fix the economy?


Justice-C03

How do you get in to Costco? Been tryin for a year. They want my credit card first


SinghNonstop

Just tell them you want to go to the food court. You don’t need a credit card for that.


futureFryguy

you the real mvp


lxa1947

You can also use up 49% of the product, and return it. So take a few bites out of each before you return them.


andakin

This is how I get free lunches everyday


DondeEstaMeGlasses

You guys are way less retarted than me. I used to get full off the samples before Covid. But I like the way you guys think


sockalicious

Instructions unclear, weiner caught in buns


Justice-C03

I hope you bought enough buns, you know how those damn bun companies keep shorting the hotdog companies. They are in cahoots! Burn em all on a weenie stick


glennfromglendale

Big buns got no love for Big dog


pretender80

theta gang somehow wins again


OliveInvestor

Roll those dogs out to a later expiry


Explorer200

Cold dogs Mold dogs


waruiotousan

Turning into gold dogs


Justice-C03

Rolled dogs


multistats

>before sell them as a negative futures contract where people have to take delivery.


khaosspawn

Just reboot them. They become fresh again.


Chimneyfishh

I am retard please eat soon


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Sanity__

Hotdogs are probably a better investment than market right now. Sell them back in a month to minimize losses


Secret_Squirrel_Ops

Walk, skateboard, bike or ride your scooter, over to the nearest Walmart or Target parking lot and sell your Costco hot dogs for between $3-$4.50. That's around a 50%-66% profit margin.


dominnate

Hot dogs never expire


0x13374200c29C757FDC

Yeah, but they say hindsight is always 20/20 :)


Leza89

upvote for username.. ​ you made me waste 2 minutes of my life on looking your address up and I didn't feel like I wasted my time :D ​ touché


IHaveEbola_

Best regards


Prequel_Supremacist

I read “Ritalin” as “Rivian”. Which I guess proves your point


Majestic-Trader

What's that you say? Buy calls for Rivian?!?!?


fubarspeaks

Please don't ruin Costco hotdogs for everyone with your greedy shenanigans...


ZeePirate

Seriously Costco is a “good” company. They pay their employees really good and provide great deals. Like $1.50 hot dogs


Haten4Life

Yeah we love Costco OP. Go there once a week to refuel my car. Now find a way to exploit Walmart then you'll have my attention.


TexLH

Too late. I went and bought 2. I extrapolated using my ape brain and spent $500 in the store to really stick it to them


InsertBluescreenHere

Hey when they changed it to needing a membership to buy the damn hotdog i want my hotdog


vanearthquake

Oh you good weather places. In Canada our food courts are inside and the receipt painters make you go through the main entrance. Meaning you need a membership Edit: I’m a child and forgot about the pharmacy back door


Gbeto

Downtown Vancouver Costco still has the food court outside (no membership needed)


COVID-SIXTY9

And right outside the stadium so you can grab a dog before watching the game


wtfm9wtf

can't you just tell them you are going to the pharmacy?


ericsinghgill

In the Costcos I been. You can just walk through the exit, or say "I'm going to the pharmacy"


next_level_baddie

Just tell them you're going to the pharmacy. The pharmacy is independent i think so they let you in w/o a card.


theamericanbum

A substantial risk to this plan is Costco raising prices


SameCategory546

they used to be polish sausages so there is a real risk of changes lol


The_Cowboy_Killer

Hot take, the polish dogs were better and I miss them every single day.


CrabFederal

They have them in Canada


vanearthquake

And at $1.50 Canadian it’s an even more substantial loss


Vegan-salad

*applying for work visa*


theineffablebob

I had it once and thought it was disgusting but I was also like 8 and also liked to eat dirt


dadneedssoundadvice

A Costco hotdog and coke are not more then 1.50, even with inflation based off the volume they buy.


Auntbeckie1968

Costco admitted themselves they sell them at a loss, years ago.


MR___SLAVE

Ahem, you are forgetting labor and operations costs.


longGERN

Don't you dare touch costco


KyivComrade

Keep my cotco hotdogs out of your filthy mouth!


GingerBlackhole

For real


FrankeyFlowers

I got a hotdog for this retard alright


NoNutNovember2029

While that’s a sound plan, Costco actually seems to be a decent company that offers good wages to its employees and bargain value to its customers. I’d actually like for it to succeed, so I don’t wanna short it or wish its stock to go down.


WeBuiltaTowerofStone

Its a retarded plan with more holes than a slice of swiss cheese. The major point is costco doesnt lose money on those hotdogs and it certainly doesnt cost them $5 for each meal. Also you need a membership to get into most Costcos plus most people buy other shit while they are there. This is a wsb smooth brain shit post that some people took serious or OP is actually retarded.


tryhardfit

Exactly this. OP is talking about what the hotdogs should cost. Mother fucker can walk a few aisles back and buy a package of hotdogs and a package of buns for less than $1.50 per hotdog. Does he really think costco somehow pays more than retail? Where I am buns are about $2.50 for 8 and hotdogs are about $7 for 10. So all in you can make 8 hotdogs with bun with 2 weiners left over for $9.50 or $1.18 per hotdog. OP has brain damage.


WeBuiltaTowerofStone

Theres places that sell hot dog buns for under 70 cents an 8 pack and make a profit too. You onow vostco is making the buns and hotdogs for under a dollar ez


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69deadlifts

Simply no. Costco hotdogs saved my life when I was hella poor


d-l-l-m

is there a dumpster behind costco if this all goes to shit?


diamondbored

Dunno, but there's one behind Wendy's


InsertBluescreenHere

But that's where Kenny hangs out looking for discarded but not fully used mayo packets...


Majestic-Trader

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higster94

Quit blowin up my spot dude!


mikeyj198

hot dogs you eat don’t go to shit?


_ShakenNotStirred

Joke is on you, thinking I can afford a Costco membership.


Teacher-Investor

You don't need a membership to go to the snack bar.


gumbygearhead

I was at my local Costco last weekend and its outside snack bar now requires a membership card for purchase. Wasn’t always the case.


Teacher-Investor

fascists!


Forrest_GUHmp

Gotta keep the poor's out


InsertBluescreenHere

That changed like 2 years ago. https://www.ocregister.com/2020/02/21/costcos-changes-its-food-court-policy-you-gotta-be-a-member


vanman33

Are we doing this argument again? It depends on state and local regs. Liquor store and food court rules vary by municipality and are generally as restrictive as Costco can legally get away with.


GetOffMyBus

Is this an argument that you frequently partake in?


vanman33

It’s been in every Costco hotdog inflation circlejerk for the past month.


Majestic-Trader

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BlazinBayou99

>Costco hotdog inflation circlejerk Not a single soul outside of this sub knows what the fuck this refers to lmao


Designer-Cod2804

I don’t think you need a membership to have their hotdogs. I have gone in without one. Maybe they just didn’t check me though.


Teacher-Investor

The snack bar is open to the public with no membership.


acorpcop

Also optometry and pharmacy.


FuckTimPeel

Leave Costco alone!


Busy_Examination_919

Fuck you don’t fuck with Costco because of assholes like you we can’t have nice things


loud-spider

Sounds like you might wanna hook up with the 'Beans' guy from yesterday, get a bit of monopoly action going on


samzeven23

How about we *not* fuck over Costco?


HOT__BOT

1. Hot Dogs 2. ??? 3. Profit


Kupcheez

This could be the plot to a lot of great novels


Training-Degree-11

I love Costco hotdogs. I can’t do it. Some thing are more important than money.


last-resort-4-a-gf

Could we start a business reselling costco hotdogs ??


fallweathercamping

wiener arbitrage? You son of a bitch, I’m in


mundane_marietta

We can name name it - BJ Maxx Dogs


tjackson_12

We could sell them at a loss for 1$ and still make a killing on puts!


shapsticker

Sounds like Costco might take them for $4.99. Saves time plus infinite money glitch.


wbg777

Ah yes, the original stablecoin


President-Fish

It’s really hard to go to Costco and only leave with just a hot dog.


Djcatch22

You guys still have money for hot dogs?


TechnicianIcy8729

I would buy puts on this plan. With such level of coordination they will probably close the cafeterias and say f\*\*k u WSB. Then we will all have a bunch of expired wieners no-one wants.


Phantom_Engineer

*Costco stops selling the cheap dogs* WSB: Market manipulation!


weaver5015

Plot twist- we already have expired weiners no one wants...


Dirty_doc_k

I think we already got plenty of unwanted weiners around here.


Majestic-Trader

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TechnicianIcy8729

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theamericanbum

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TechnicianIcy8729

I also read somewhere their $5 chickens were also a loss. Not sure if its true.


marlinbrando721

It is.


Ultraeasymoney

What are we gonna do with 1000 chickens each? Release them into the wild?


Feisty_Smell40

That's my favorite loss leader. Publix, Winn Dixie, Wal-Mart sell whole rotisserie chickens for less than a raw chicken. I buy 1-2 a week and love the leftovers.


deridex120

We could give the hotdogs away to hungry people. Charity is tax deductible


Fresh_Beet

My husband the Costco Supervisor “I think it’s a good plan, but I think they drastically overestimate the amount of hotdogs Costco has on hand” Can confirm they will never raise the price. Original CEO has threatened to “come back and fucking kill” if the price is raised.


Teacher-Investor

I think most of the food in the snack bar is sold at a loss. You can get a huge frozen yogurt for $1.35, a berry or latte smoothie for $1.45, or a fountain drink for $.59. You don't even need a membership to go to the snack bar. The $5 rotisserie chickens you would need a membership for because they're in the back of the store. ETA: If you do have a membership, you can also eat your weight in free samples and really stick it to 'em!


ChiggaOG

Food sold at Costco in their "food court" is a loss leader. Wanna hear the story of a Costco co-founder? It's not a story the executive board will tell you.


338388

Tbh having worked at some fast food places i feel like most of the food court stuff is sold above cost still, most of the food they serve is pretty cheap as far as cost of ingredients go. But after factoring in stuff like cost of labour, electricity, equipment etc the food court as a whole operates at a loss


Teacher-Investor

True. Like fountain drinks are pennies, right? The cup, lid, and straw cost more than the soda and ice.


Vegan-salad

Life hack: Dip the churro in the Fro Yo.


InsertBluescreenHere

They changed the food policy in 2020. Need a membership now


welcometolavaland02

As it should be. They're selling all of this at a loss and people feel entitled to have access. If you go there, pay the membership fee and help the business continue to operate at a loss. The membership is really worth it. People here be losing 5k on some retarded play and then complaining about a 60$/year membership fee so they can shovel mystery meat weiners in their mouths. Honestly guys, you make me feel smart and I've been drooling on my laptop for the last 20 minutes.


Law_And_Politics

The margin on soda alone probably covers their losses from food.


SaveTheAles

My store got rid of frozen yogurt and brought in ice cream and now charge $2.49 for it and $2.99 for toppings. I miss the $1.35 froyo.


SidewaysFancyPrance

Costco is not losing $3.49 per sale, no way. They expect to sell every hotdog they make at that price, and have total control over the quantity. If it ever became an issue, they'd "run out" temporarily due to those guys over there buying them and throwing them away, giggling about becoming rich.


theBacillus

What is I like chicken tendies more?


InsertBluescreenHere

Hmm what if we put a tendie on a hotdog bun


SuperSaiyanApe

Now THIS is podracing!!


ElGuapoNYC

No, come up with a similar plan but linked to Citadel or Robbing Hood. Then I will buy 10.000 hot dogs.


ElGuapoNYC

After watching Ken Griffin's incredibly arrogant interview on Bloomberg - Make that 50.000 hotdogs.


Beer4Blastoise

I saw that interview. It was abhorrent and Ken Griffin sucks. Give the hotdogs to the teachers.


ElGuapoNYC

No, Ken Griffin is a genius - just ask Andrew Sorkin at CNBC. It is we here who are the villains, we play Russian roulette with teachers' pensions by shorting 100+% of the stocks of mid-size American companies. We also robbed hardworking Americans of their hard-earned investments by removing the Buy-button on 1/28/2021. Again Ken is a genius and a hero. ![img](emote|t5_2th52|4886)![img](emote|t5_2th52|4886)![img](emote|t5_2th52|4886)![img](emote|t5_2th52|4886)![img](emote|t5_2th52|4886)


tutmoses21

Buy mayo?


ElGuapoNYC

Sure, did Griffin invest in Mayo - and looses a buck per jar? I am down. ![img](emote|t5_2th52|4270)


debaterollie

I like the guy who ran up 40k in debt then just deleted the app.


Stofficer2

How sure are we that these dogs are beef instead of just shit packed into a hotdog shaped casing? They could still be making a profit if it’s the latter?


apollyon_53

It's beef. Made by a Costco hot dog factory. Most chicken from the meat dept. now is from a Costco chicken farm too. Relying on Foster farms and other producers only during a shortage.


H0TD0GP0RN

I would love to be there when you try and order 1000 hotdogs.


theamericanbum

Can ya think up any creative ways to use 1000 hot dogs u/H0TD0GP0RN?


ag15908

I was thinking Costco might go up because of the baby formula shortage, seems like they’re the only ones that have any in stock making people go out and get a Costco membership increasing the amount of memberships they have. We could try to pay news companies to say Costco is the only store with baby formula but you need a membership and bam millions of free adverting, helping the families , and helping investors


NoiNoiii

It still doesnt cost 1.50$ to produce a hotdog on a bun and a drink so i dont think it would really do anything


WeBuiltaTowerofStone

This. Plus they get you in the door for a hptdog and then you buy $350 of other stuff you werent pkanning on buying


Prudent_Media_4067

And get diabetes.


I-Win-You-Lose

He didn't say eat them. Just open up a hot dog stand on the corner of your neighborhood. Make even more money.


Rab_Kendun

Nah, hypertension with a side of cardiovascular disease. They're really high in sodium.


theamericanbum

Do 🦍s eat hotdogs?


InsertBluescreenHere

Tell em they're beef bannanas


Majestic-Trader

That's what I tell mah gf...or...what my gf's bf tells her ![img](emote|t5_2th52|4270)


way2complex4me8

Not many go to costco and only buy a hotdog... the loss of $5 is worth the time you coming in and picking up other items... what is the average buy per customer per visit? $50min?


Spirited-Usual-3023

I always spend $150-$300 for my weekly shopping


xcrunner318

I will not do Costco dirty like that


International_Ad4608

Something is affordable and we want to ruin it. Great idea stupid fuck


Medved_77

Asked a Costco employee about this masterplan, confirmed there's no max limit on the number of food items you can order. Also provided an insight into the logistics: *So each hot dog packet has 14 hot dogs, we can put 2 hot dog packs in each well, each food court has 3 wells. So we would have 84 hot dogs going at once. Assuming we would keep at least one well open for other orders, that means we could make 56 hot dogs every 10-15 minutes based on how long it takes hot dogs to get to temp once they hit the water.* *So 224 hot dogs and hour. It would take 5ish hours to make 1000 hot dogs.*


the_exhalted_one

/r/theydidthemath Very interesting insight! So it would take 6,849.3 years for one Costco location to make 1000 hotdogs for every WSB member, or 11.93 years if it was all US Costco locations running in unison to fill the orders.


PopularScientist7012

So win or lose I don’t go hungry? Fuck it, I’m in.


serres53

You and pharma bro Shkreli worked on this together?


defaultfresh

It's been WELL WELL known that Costco sells its food at a loss because they make so much money on memberships and now most are requiring you to have a costco card to buy food from the foodcourt anyway. CNBC did a piece on it yearrrrs ago.


ResidentSomewhere688

Meh. The reason they keep the price so low is to get customers through the door. The same reason why they keep the hot dogs and rotisserie chickens (which are also sold at a loss) as far from the entrance as possible. Also why they opened up a chicken slaughtering and processing plant in the middle of Nebraska.


Bunnytron70

The hot dogs are made of beef? Well just call me Sally.


JiffTheJester

Lol the whole food court is a loss


Ok_Access_189

I don’t know. Costco original hot dog may have been made with premium angus/waygu beef lips and arseholes. They have probably *averaged down* over the years into a position of old used dairy cows lips, arseholes and udders.


unfuckthisfuckery

Look at Arbitrage Andy over here trying to buy 12 billion hotdogs from 574 Costcos in the US lmao


deerhunter066

Did you factor in the $60 cost of membership


Easports42069

Ah, classic WallStreetBets…….Aight I’m in, I’ll be buying puts soon


ravenouskit

Sir, this is a gd conspiracy.


retiredtrump

Conspiracy you say? I’m in.


KBTA48

>we can 1) Recover the cost of the hotdogs 2) Make a profit and 3) Get a lot of hotdogs You'll die from the cancer before that earnings call.


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WSB feeds the poor. Give away the dogs, write off the expenses as donation, short Costco, profit while helping feed people.


The-Night-Raven

and 37 years later...who knows what the magic meat of the hot dog truly is...