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#25560 by focuspuller
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:23 am
I e-mailed Costco as to why the higher price.

Here is their reply:

"Thank you for your e-mail to Costco Wholesale. This item comes with bundled features not included in all ooma systems."

Did not say what they were, only that the feature is included.
#25562 by niknak
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:37 am
maybe ooma and costco are up to another "scheme"
#25622 by Leeway
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:38 pm
Good point niknak. Costco is good at 'extra's" and it is a huge marketplace. Recently, I went to Verizon to get a new cellphone with my DIL. Later, we went into Costco and found out had we done it there, we would have gotten all kinds of extra's for the same phone. Live and learn !!

I will be watching to see what they do with the handset too.
#25967 by hpepper
Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:45 pm
Costco now down to $239.99 for the Telo Hub and $54.99 for the Telo Handset.

Shipping is included - This is less than Amazon or Best Buy - for the Telo Hub anyway.
#26302 by hpepper
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:00 pm
Tax is charged if there is an actual store in your state - So if I order from MicroCenter and there is a MicroCenter in my state, I pay sales tax. If I order from Amazon and there is no Amazon store in my state (Never heard of an actual Amazon store) - no tax. Although in my state (Ohio) as with many other, the state EXPECTS you to file and pay the tax at taxtime.
#26315 by c_koby
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:51 pm
Amazon has a distribution center in my state (Kentucky), so we pay sales tax on our purchases from Amazon. :(
#26503 by ajw522
Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:03 pm
Weird, sometimes at Costco, they are only offering telo and handset, but right now, at 4:02 PST if you search ooma on costco's website, only the ooma Hub comes up, with the old ToS, $50 international credit, and 6 months free premier service. Keep checking, you may get lucky!
#26521 by hpepper
Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:00 pm
Although not Costco - thought I would toss this out there - PCMall $279.99 PLUS shipping - which for me would be $8.00 ground - WOW.

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