For video game enthusiasts who can't stand the thought of playing a racing game on a single television screen, using a standard controller and (gasp!) sitting on a couch, there are plenty of realistic racing simulators out there. While better simulators usually include a trio of monitors, a racing chair and appropriate steering wheel and pedals, Costco has what could be the ultimate racing simulator for Formula One fans in the UK with deep pockets and a desire for a life-like gaming experience.
Most people head to their local warehouse club store for bulk home essentials like toilet paper, dish soap, or 128-packs of Red Bull, but Costco U.K. has stepped up their offerings with a full-size Formula 1 race simulator for £74,999.91, roughly $115,000, as reported by Gizmodo.
We can't say we know you all that well, but if we had to guess, we'd say you haven't been good enough this year for Santa to come scrambling down your chimney with the Costco Ultimate Garage Package slung over his back. If you have $89,000 laying around, however, and feel like being particularly merry toward yourself, the big-box bargain mart will gladly serve up the gearhead dream package, which includes niceties like a NewAge six-piece cabinet system, 456 square feet of Motofloor garage tiles,
Recalls are quite common in the automotive world, but this recent recall is out of the ordinary. BP has just announced a recall for contaminated gasoline in the northwest Indiana and northeast Illinois areas that have evidently caused numerous drivability issues in customer vehicles. Apparently, this recall only applies to regular grade gasoline that originated from BP's Whiting, Ind. storage facility last week and purchased at BP gas stations and "other retail outlets," which according to the T
Costco has been in the car business for years, offering a few vehicles to members at attractive rates. The warehouse chain also sells tires and discounted fuel. Now Costco wants to take its discounting model right to the dealer service bay.
Now you can get a deal on a big box at your local big box. Costco is offering its members discounted General Motors trucks and SUVs as part of a new "brand-awareness program" for the automaker, according to Automotive News. Eligible vehicles include the Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, and Traverse, as well as corresponding GMC varaints, the Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL, and Acadia.
Recently, dissent has been bubbling up on plug-in vehicle discussion forums recently about Costco's anti-electric vehicle nerve. Specifically, the shopping center giant has reportedly been removing a bunch of already-installed plug-in vehicle chargers at some California store locations. Plug In America responded with an action alert that saw hundreds of plug-in supporters contact Costco's CEO to ask that his company replace the old units instead.