Funny, I'm in the exact same situation as you, and my name is also Scott K. weird!
I also live in LA, and can't seem to get good information from Costco re: their carports. I'm not a member either, so it's not like I can just pop into a costco and see what they have. And I'm also interested in buying someone's used carport...
I'm just about to step out the door to go (possibly) buy a carport on my lunch break. I'm hoping to buy one at Harbor Freight. This one to be exact:http://www.harborfreight.com/10-ft-x-15 ... 68217.html
It costs $230, but you can get a 20% off coupon (that expires tomorrow) off their homepage which should bring the price down to $185. Here's a direct link:http://widgets.harborfreight.com/wswidg ... ycode=1500
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