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U.S. Facebook page calls for American-only Costco shopping times

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U.S. Facebook page calls for American-only Costco shopping times:

A U.S. Facebook page that takes aim at Canadians allegedly running rampant in a local Costco is generating a lot of chatter from both sides of the border.

The page, dubbed "Bellingham Costco needs a special time just for Americans," was started by an apparently disgruntled resident of Bellingham, Washington, complaining that it had become nearly impossible to shop at a local Costco due to the high volume of Canuck bargain hunters

The Canadians were allegedly lined up in droves to purchase milk and gasoline at lower U.S. prices, and the creator of the page called for a special shopping window reserved just for Americans.

"You all been there. its hard to find a parking spot. Them Canadians can be rude. The lines are crazy. We aren't on a vacation and have an RV to hang out in like those Canadians. We just want to go shopping, not go on an adventure (sic)," reads an early post.

As of Monday afternoon, the Facebook page has more than 2,200 likes and has spawned countless online debates and discussions.

Some Canadians have posted apologies on behalf of their countrymen.

"I'm a Canadian and I just want to apologize for the rude behaviour of the Canadians you guys are complaining about...when we go down to your Costco, I get embarrassed about having BC plates on my car," wrote Ross Ferguson.

Another purported Canadian, going by the name Art Buffe, said many Canadians have little choice but to go on cross-border shopping excursions.

"The reason we are forced to go shop in your city in the first place is because of the tax burdens that are placed on us up here. Right now we are paying the equivalent of $5.18 for a gallon of regular gas and $5 for a gallon of milk. The cost of living here has risen so much and many of us have had our wages frozen," he wrote.

"We need to seek out the best bargains possible in order to survive."

He also pointed out that Canadian shoppers, while they may represent an annoyance to locals, also contribute greatly to the U.S. economy.

Aimee Clifford simple wrote: "FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS."

The creator of the page eventually explained that it wasn't meant as an attack on Canadians, but rather was intended to raise awareness among local officials about how Bellingham's municipal regulations are negatively affecting businesses.

"Bellingham has laws that keep big box companys (sic) from expanding. The overcrowding in this small slow paced town has agitated people," the post said.

http://www.ctvnews.c...-times-1.912415

Can't really blame the Canadian shoppers when the prices here are ridiculously high.

Here is a link to the Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bellingham-Costco-needs-a-special-time-just-for-Americans/152699958200765

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First World Problems, indeed.

:picard:

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It boost their economy while creating lower costs for Canadians. A win win if I've ever seen one. Not only that, Costco is huuge, pretty hard to overcrowd a warehouse where people shop off of pallets...

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Some browntown bashing going on in that facebook thread.

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Been to that Costco several times.

If there was no Canadians the place would practically be empty.

At least 3/4 of car plates are from BC.

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""You all been there. its hard to find a parking spot. Them Canadians can be rude. The lines are crazy. We aren't on a vacation and have an RV to hang out in like those Canadians. We just want to go shopping, not go on an adventure (sic)," reads an early post."

DEY TUK OUUUUURRRRR JOOOOOOOBBBBBBBBS!

That is what played through my head while I read that guys post.

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One idiot in the US makes a stupid FB page = stupid. Several Canadian news outlets pick up the story in a effort to generate page views & comments = sorry state of journalism.

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I can't help but notice that the American post they selected has such obvious grammatical errors, while the two Canadian posts are eloquently written.

CTV trying a little too hard there?!?

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I think this is all stupid. Don't Americans come here and use our health care?

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lol is this honestly a serious issue? Gimme a break, ffs.

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In the not too distant future, the US dollar will be our Peso.

Thanks Mulroooney and free trade?

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They can complain all they want but at the end of the day we're a huge part of the Bellingham economy and if they really wanted us all gone, they'd be begging for us to come back once they realize how we're giving their businesses such a major boost.

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There was an American that wrote about how Bellingham residents should be patient of Canadians because the Canadians bring a lot of revenue for their town.

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