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MEC Membership?

Hey everyone,
I want to purchase my first item from MEC online and CS rep asked for a membership ID.

They also said I can borrow from someone so I was wondering if anyone could share their membership with me.
Greatly appreciated!
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Lifetime membership is only $5. If you're planning to shop at MEC more often, then just get a membership.
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Nope, not planning on shopping there after my one time purchase. There are local outdoor stores near where I live.
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RunOrDie wrote: Nope, not planning on shopping there after my one time purchase. There are local outdoor stores near where I live.
what do you get out of this membership?
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Just get the membership. It's only $5 lifetime.
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RunOrDie wrote: Nope, not planning on shopping there after my one time purchase. There are local outdoor stores near where I live.
Then don't buy from MEC?
Seriously? Post on rfd, arrange meet up at mec store to save $5?
Couldnt you ask the person standing behind you in line?
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hitman_24 wrote: what do you get out of this membership?
It's a co-op store. It isn't just a 'membership'. You actually own a piece (a very small piece) of it. :-)
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importpsycho wrote: Then don't buy from MEC?
Seriously? Post on rfd, arrange meet up at mec store to save $5?
Couldnt you ask the person standing behind you in line?
He said 'online'.
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I'll let you borrow my membership for $5.
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csi123 wrote: He said 'online'.
So, he thinks someone will msg him the membership number to him? And he can shop MEC online as many times and as long as he wants since he has the number?

Give me break....
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You are not suppose to lend your membership to anyone else according to the rep I spoke with.
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I was a a MEC store not too long ago and there was this tourist that wanted to buy a few pieces of clothing an obviously he wasn't a coop member so the CS rep asked me if I'd mind using my member card to help this dude buy a few warm clothes. I happily obliged and after all was said and done for both this gentleman and me, we spent the next hour talking on the sidewalk about his trip to Canada. Glad i cold help him and really enjoyed the conversation afterwards.
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RunOrDie wrote: Hey everyone,
I want to purchase my first item from MEC online and CS rep asked for a membership ID.

They also said I can borrow from someone so I was wondering if anyone could share their membership with me.
Greatly appreciated!
It the product is that great, just pay for the bloody membership. It's lifetime for $5 and there could be many unplanned one-time purchases in the future. If the product isn't so great for you to justify buying a membership to purchase it from MEC, just buy it then from one of the local outdoor stores near where you live.

You're welcome. :)
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This is basically a begging thread, except it isn't 12 pages long because only the OP is begging.
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RunOrDie wrote: Nope, not planning on shopping there after my one time purchase. There are local outdoor stores near where I live.
You have to decide if the extra $5 cost of joining is worth the savings of lower price and/or unique merchandise at MEC—even if it's just for that one item.

That said you could probably buy the same or similar item for less money from REI in the US. Oh wait... their lifetime membership fee is US$20 (~CA$25)! And then there might be additional duties, taxes and import fees.

P.S. I joined MEC back around 1980. My $5 membership fee has more than paid for itself by way of patronage dividends that I've earned in the ensuing 30+ years.
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