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They need to put more attention to the products ! My local costco had the skeletons in the middle of the last row ..and I bet some analyst is now questioning if it is worth carrying the product again since last year was lack luster..all because they practically hid the merchandise!
 

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I was wondering the same thing, ours had some after Halloween last year, I think the issue is they over purchased. The year before they sold out because they before Halloween, the year prior to that they sold out in 2-3 weeks. Last year they had so much stock, limited market and it didn't sell.
 
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It seems like anything short terms except maybe Christmas and super bowl get the little used corners of the store. Have a few I go into and it seems the same in each when it's "newly" arrived it's kinda out there... but after a week or so it get shoved off in the some middle isle no one goes into.
 

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It would be really interesting to see some cool life size figured there! Like SAMs did that one year with the face ripper, dead eye drake and the spirit balls now that was cool. Although I love these skeletons, there are a little lame if costco keeps recycling them now 3 years in a row. I actually use them to make life size figures like this one image.jpg
 

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Hey everyone, I don't work for Costco but I found some shipping info that shows containers arrived in the Pacific Northwest on 7/2 with Pose-n-stay Skeletons. Also this new item:

LIGHT UP EYES AND TIMER 168CNTS(2016PCS) NO. 571-1219-363 MINI SKELETON DOG WITH LIGHT UP EYES AND TIMER HS CODE 950590 DECLARE COSTCO. SHIPMENT, INCLUDING ITS , ANY NON- MANUFACTURED WOODEN MATERIAL, DUNNAGE, BRACING MATERIAL, PALLETS, CRATING OR OTHER NON-MANUFACTURED.

So I imagine in the next week or two we should start seeing this stuff hit the stores!
 

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Checked the skeleton SKU with the Northern Colorado Springs store.
None yet on order, according the customer service rep who patiently explained to me how far away Halloween still was. :)
How rude! Those often start showing up in stores mid-late July so you would think they would appear in their systems now.
 

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I think you guys are jumping the gun a few weeks early. Looking at some old Costco posts from last year, July 29th seemed to be the landing day for most stores. According to one of my posts on July 29th I called my local store and they said that they were in route and they finally showed up on August 1st at price of $37.99.

Hard to believe that it has been a year already.
 
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I recall about 5-6 years ago I could go into a Dollar tree and they had the beginnings of the Halloween stuff out by mid July. The following year it moved a couple weeks later and then again a week or 2 later yet. Same for most all stores seemed like they were rushing the fall holidays to get to the big ticket Christmas sooner. Heck the kids were barely out of school when the back to school stuff started to show up. I think that rushing the holidays became a turn off and slowly started to switched back to later launch dates for Halloween. After all we need to get that Back to School Stuff sold. Kinda scarey to walk into a Dollar Tree and see graduation, luau, 4th of July and Back to school all in the seasonal aisles at the same time. Costco is the odd bird... their seasonal sections seems to be planned to be very short lived. Here today and gone oops sorry you missed it. I recall a couple of years back got the costco catalog in the mail, in it was the pose and stay skelly went to my store several days later and they were sold out I missed it. I don't event think it was Sept yet. Again I'll say I think the only "holiday" that has longer then a week shelf life at Costco is Christmas and super bowl.
 

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Hey guys, someone posted on twitter a pic of the skeleton dogs at Costco this year with the LED eyes. I'm disappointed they look exactly the same as the ones last year. The light up eyes would be cool, but I don't need 2 dogs. It was posted 7/18 in SoCal, so they are starting to appear!
Hope the link works for the pic.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKM9_rzXAAIHxnU.jpg:large
If you bought a skeleton dog, then you are why there are more of them this year.
 
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