REI number

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  1. Greg Price

    Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    Yes,

    REI is one of the places I spend money that always satisfies.

    That along with $ spent with Anil at Puget Sound Anglers and numerous $ spent at local bicycle shops rewards me with no regrets.

    REI gets most of my car camping/hiking/outdoor technical wear $. I look forward to spending the dividend each year.
     
  2. psycho

    psycho Active Member

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    Gees my number at 41000 and some is not even in the running.:D
     
  3. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Yeah, right? ;)

    With that number you're a patriarch of the co-op!
     
  4. dogsnfish

    dogsnfish Active Member

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    Geez, some old-time coop member here. I joined in 1980 or 81 and I am not even in the same ball park as some of these numbers.
     
  5. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    I suppose some of these members used to rub shoulders with Fred Beckey and Bob and Ira Spring! :)
     
  6. surfnsully

    surfnsully Active Member

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    My first time was in Berkely in 1980 :)
     
  7. Salmo_g

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    126 xxx in 1969. I still shop at REI a lot and use an REI Visa card, so I get 1% on every purchase. I get a nice dividend every year.

    I used to know a guy who's number was 3xx. Truly an old fart.
     
  8. Dan Nelson

    Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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    I used to work with Ira -- we collaborated on some guidebook work at times, and I even spent some time developing film in his dark room, processing my photos alongside his. And I had some spirited (and at times very heated) arguments with Harvey Manning as well as hilarious discussions with Beckey. But Lou Whittaker takes the prize for most entertaining NW old timer I got to hang with.
     
  9. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    I was having a brain fart yesterday. Funny, at the checkout I always remember the number. These senior moments are lasting longer.

    Dan, I'm always happy to read your comments here. Glad you fish.
     
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  11. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Yes, everyone had numbers even Lloyd and Mary, I think maybe 1 & 2. Their daughter had a single digit number too. She was the single digit my coworker waited on; she came to the store for a special event 10-11 yrs ago. He was quite honored to assist her and it was pretty exciting - at least for all of us, lol.
     
  12. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    Lloyd and Mary do have 1 and 2. Last I heard Mary is still alive, and they founded the co-op in '38! I've had a few four digit customers in Kennewick. Seattle area would definitely see more of the older members. I did ring up employee #32. Was a 30+ year employee that worked in the fixture shop. He had a card that entitled him to his employee discount for life, which I think you get at 30 years. For the record I joined in San Diego in '96 and have a member number that starts with 4 million.