Stay Away From Buying These Costco Items
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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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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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!