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Costco, Fed up With Lack of Apple Cooperation, to Get Rid of iPods and iTunes Products Seattle Times; NY Post

Costco, the giant discount retailer, said it's getting rid of Apple products such as iPods and pre-loaded iTunes cards because the technology company never allowed Costco to sell its products online or at large discounts, according to the Seattle Times.

The decision to phase out Apple products comes after Costco was snubbed when it came to the iPad, since Target, Wal-Mart and Sam's Club were allowed to carry the devices but not Costco, points out the New York Post.

 It's a similar tactic to a fight over pricing with Coca-Cola a few years ago, when Costco stopped ordering the soda for more than three weeks, posting signs that it wanted to "pass along the value our members deserve," the Post story points out. Costco and Coke settled the dispute without comment, the Post adds.