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  •  A lot of big box stores (4+ / 0-)

    Have exclusive model numbers so that they are ineligible for price-matching offers.

    •  Not as much (0+ / 0-)

      as you'd think.  Mostly for special sales like Black Friday and around tax return time, but they don't make that effort year-round.

      "I don't want a unicorn. I want a fucking pegasus. And I want it to carry a flaming sword." -mahakali overdrive

      by Silvia Nightshade on Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 11:48:39 AM PST

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      •  It seems pretty much... (0+ / 0-)

        ...everything at CostCo has model numbers unique to them.

        Sometimes it's just repackaging. For example, LG may sell a TV in the general market and call it Model 55300. LG may also sell an optional WiFi adapter which is always a separate product. But LG will create a new Model 55310 for CostCo which includes both a Model 55300 TV but with the 55310 number on it and the the WiFi adapter. (I actually hate this because it can be hard to figure out what the base model number was when looking for a user manual two years later and sometimes the manufacturer's web site doesn't recognize the model number even though the front page of the manual has a long list of model numbers including the one that the search facility couldn't find).

        Other times, the product actually differs in some way(s).

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