Shooting at Almaden Costco!

I don’t usually post this but this is highly unusual because it is at a high end Costco!

Almaden Costco Shooting – Wednesday July 5th 2017

Here’s the text from San Jose Mercury News

“SAN JOSE — A man was shot and wounded by a woman in a Costco parking lot Wednesday afternoon, and the shooter was quickly caught and arrested, according to San Jose police.

Officers were called at 12:34 p.m. to the wholesaler’s lot in the 5300 block of Almaden Expressway for a report of a shooting and found a man with at least one gunshot wound, police said.

He was rushed to the hospital with what police described as non-life threatening injuries.

A female suspect was spotted near the scene and was quickly taken into custody, police said, adding that they recovered the gun believed to have been used in the shooting. The woman was expected to be booked into the Santa Clara County jail.

Police said the suspect and victim knew each other, but otherwise did not elaborate on their relationship.

Additional details, including the suspect’s identity, were not immediately available.”

Story still breaking so stay tuned!

When Amazon has significantly better pricing than Costco.

I was in the market for a Lifetime folding kids table and was about to pull the trigger on ($74.99) but luckily I had an Amazon price watch widget installed on my Chrome browser.  The Amazon widget gives me their prices on products I search for on the Internet and is a very handy tool.  Of course Costco always wins the pricing war hands down so when this product popped up on the widget, it was a whopping $25 less at $49.87 and with Prime shipping!  I thought for sure it was a mistake and went directly to Amazon’s site to see if it was too good to be true.  Yup, it was true so I was little disappointed that Costco’s price for this item was 50% higher.  I double checked for any differences or included accessories and it’s basically apples for apples.  Take a look at the screen shot below:

By the way great table for the kids that is easy to clean and folds up for compact storage.  Check out the reviews on both Amazon’s and Costco’s website if you’re interested.  I wished Costco would have carried this table in a different color (green or blue?) – I probably would have spent the extra $25 for those colors instead of the generic off-white that most Lifetime tables come in.

New coupon offers start June 1st, 2017!

Want to know what’s on sale? will have a special preview on May 26th, 2017.  Stay tuned!

From the teaser image on, it looks like Coast head lamps, LG flat screen, open toe sandals, and a vacuum are among the items being discounted.

Treasure Hunt – Week of May 22nd, 2017 –

For the ultimate Father’s Day gift (hint hint to the wives reading this blog), this is absolutely a great value considering shipping is included in the price.

If you bought the bargain priced Whalen workbench from Costco and feel the need to complete the “look”, here are two matching tool chests with the same dark stained rubber wood to go with it.  The price is very good but the additional shipping charge is unfortunately (a whopping $200 for the 41″ tool chest) and absurdly high.


What’s new over at Monday!

Not much that I could search for and under the “What’s New” tab.  However, I saw these two interesting but out-of-stock items on  I am mostly interested in the Lifetime Kid’s folding picnic table.  Hopefully they’ll have it back in stock soon


Here’s some other interesting finds in case you have similar tastes.

Interesting enough the Dyson V7 (30 min) has specs in between the V6  (20 min) and V8 (40 min). I am not quite sure why Dyson would do this considering the price differential is minimal between a V7 and V8 is minimal.  Here are the specs for the three models.  Oddly enough the Dyson V8 is currently unavailable on