Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Costco Debate Fires Up

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Costco Debate Fires Up

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ONE of our Facebook likers would like to talk about: "Costco for Ipswich yes/no and why?"

YES please, because for people who buy in bulk, this is such a great option, not to mention the number of jobs it would create! As long as it was built somewhere that could accommodate the amount of traffic and enough parking without disturbing neighbours.

CARLA KOMPENHANS

WOW, was it only last week I was reading all of the comments here about how great it was that the "little guy'' hardware store at Booval held on long enough to drive out Bunnings? Now here you are, all yelling "YES, YES", to a huge overseas-owned company that will undercut ALL of the local businesses... double standards much?

TANIA MCLAUGHLIN

NO. IPSWICH is built on small business. A major everything-all-in-one warehouse will be bad for the local economy. Also, the Costco staff are not experts on all of their products like the small business owners we have now are. JIM FAZL

YES, yes, yes! Employment for Ipswich and competition for other big names! …

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