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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:56 pm 
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There may be a thread like this already, and if someone points me to it I'll merge this with that. But I was at Costco today buying light bulbs and somehow found myself in the books section, and came across a boxed set of The Hobbit[/i and LotR, four pocket-sized volumes bound in leatherette. They're attractive little things (I [i]so totally wanted them!). I see that they've been around for a while, but I haven't happened to hear of them before.

The significant point is that they list for $50, and Costco has them for $29.99. If any U.S. person here has thought of getting them, this is a good price.

I didn't buy them. I bought the LED bulbs and chicken I came for. But I oh so wanted them. :drool:

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/117 ... ed-set.php

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:46 pm 
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Oh!! I really should become a Costco member. We don't have one close to us (no space in the city), but I heard they deliver online orders now?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:44 pm 
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Yes, they definitely do. We got our plasma TV there years ago, and bought it online even though there's a warehouse nearby, because they delivered it to our house for the same price we'd have paid to buy it in the store and wrangle it home ourselves.

We have learned to use our membership to buy just practical things, and we save enough on almost every visit to cover the membership fee.

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― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


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