Stay Away From Buying These Costco Items

By DB
@dgobucks226 (13775)
March 4, 2018 7:00pm CST
We know buying at Costco is a great way to stock up and save on products. They seem to have everything; electronics, eyewear, clothing, produce, pharmacy and even a food court where you can buy that huge slice of pizza. Just a sprawling warehouse of goods and services right at your fingertips. However, there are some items that may not be so value oriented, and you would be better off purtchasing them elsewhere. Here is a list of some Costco items you should avoid and purchase from another retailer according to the Daily Meal: 1. Books- Amazon has the best book prices around, especially if you go used. 2. Fruit and vegetables- Bulk buying can be tricky. The shelf life of of these foods means it might go bad before you finish it. Supermarket prices also tend fluctuate on these items depending on the season, while Costco's price remains constant. 3. Diapers- You can buy them slightly cheaper at Walmart or Target than Costco. 4. Tissues and Toilet Paper- Although Costco's brands like Kirkland are cheaper than other stores they lack the same quality. The strengh of the tissues and toilet paper are only so-so compared with other well-known store brands. 5. Electronics- Don't assume Costco's are always cheaper. Stores which specialize in electronics like Best Buy may still have the better price. 6. Canned goods- You can usually find a better overall deal at a grocery store. Specials, can-can sales, and buying store brands are better alternatives and more cost effective. There you have it! Now you are ready and better prepared for your next Costco visit. Source- The Daily Meal Photo- Google images/Costco.com
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@FourWalls (15203)
• United States
5 Mar
Since I'm single the notion of buying in bulk and paying a membership fee would only make sense if I were building a survival bunker for the entire neighborhood.
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@dgobucks226 (13775)
6 Mar
Couples only! Yes, a very sensible statement for sure...
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@JohnRoberts (62960)
• Los Angeles, California
5 Mar
There is a Costco here but I have never been a member or shopped there.
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@dgobucks226 (13775)
6 Mar
I buy very few items there, although if you have a family and like bulk shopping then Costco might be a good alternative.
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@FayeHazel (19863)
• United States
5 Mar
It's true sometimes those big bulk places really aren't the better deal on everything
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@dgobucks226 (13775)
6 Mar
Yes, I was surprised to read electronics and canned goods may not have the best deals.
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@FayeHazel (19863)
• United States
7 Mar
@dgobucks226 Who'd a thought it, right?
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@dgobucks226 (13775)
7 Mar
@FayeHazel Yep, we are always learning Faye...
@LadyDuck (176009)
• Switzerland
5 Mar
We do not have Costco or Walmart or Target in our country. I usually buy most things in the same supermarket, but I check the prices and there are things that I buy in specific places only. I order all my books at Amazon.
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@dgobucks226 (13775)
6 Mar
It is always a good idea to shop around. I also compare prices.
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@LadyDuck (176009)
• Switzerland
7 Mar
@dgobucks226 There are huge difference in price for some things.
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@dgobucks226 (13775)
8 Mar
@LadyDuck I agree. I also will find stores which provide coupons on items I need and combine them with their sales.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
5 Mar
I have found that organic foods are usually cheaper or as cheap at Costco. I don't have a membership there though, because I am just one person and I probably couldn't save the cost of one over a year. Also, the store is about an hour from here.
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@dgobucks226 (13775)
6 Mar
Yes, that is quite a drive to find savings. I would find that a little inconvenient too. I think Costco works best for families.
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@peavey (16866)
• United States
6 Mar
@dgobucks226 I'm sure it does. When I was raising kids, we belonged to Sam's Club and used it quite a bit. It was closer, too!
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@teamfreak16 (41407)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Mar
I've never even been in a Costco. I would never have considered any of this.
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@dgobucks226 (13775)
11 Mar
Giant warehouse of stuff. I do like the bakery stuff, fish, chicken and a few other items. Can be very expensive shopping for 1-2 people though.
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@JudyEv (134920)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Mar
Sometimes I'd rather do all my shopping in one spot than have to go to several shops but it's good to know these things.
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@dgobucks226 (13775)
6 Mar
Yes, with prices today finding a good value is so important!
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@TRBRocks420 (82571)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Mar
We mostly go to Winco, Wal-mart or Safeway.
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@dgobucks226 (13775)
6 Mar
I find the prices on many items at Walmart are the best. Pharmacy, food and even some electronics.
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@andriaperry (58594)
• United States
5 Mar
We don`t have one but there is a Sam`s club that sounds exactly like Costco. I do not go to Sam`s.
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@dgobucks226 (13775)
6 Mar
When I lived in Florida I went to Sam's Club. Yes, they are very similar.
@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
5 Mar
These are good to know - although personally it will not help me as our small town does not have Costco. But this is something that I would like to share to some friends and families who frequent Costco for their household needs. Thanks for sharing!
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@dgobucks226 (13775)
6 Mar
No problem! Thanks for reading and passing along this information
@maezee (33294)
• United States
5 Mar
These are all good to know. I dont have a Costco membership but I hear you can get some good deals o things.
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@dgobucks226 (13775)
6 Mar
Some items are very good. The roasters (chickens) are great and bakery items are delicious and fairly priced.