Originally Posted by gadgtman
maybe someone else (if they care) can explain it so that even you can comprehend.
I'll give it a try...I don't work for Costco either, but I do work for one of their suppliers, albeit not in electronics.
Simply put, the west coast is their dominant trading area in terms of market share, and specifically the state of California.
Merchandise allocations depend on a number of factors, including supplier availability, product segmentation, current inventory assortments, etc.
Their business model is pretty unique and in certain areas highly successful.
This thread has become pretty amusing since it is now so far off base as to be laughable.