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Costco ?

Post by 504RP » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:29 pm

Anyone know anything about a business called Costco ? I googled it and from what i can tell is that it is similar to a Sams Club store ?

I was looking for horse barn designs and come across this Costco and read that they sale barn kits ? Anybody know anything about that ?



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Re: Costco ?

Post by Buck Randall » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:42 pm

Costco is wildly popular around here. They ran the closest Sam's Club out of business. I don't know anyone that's bought a barn from them, but they don't sell junk, in my experience.

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Re: Costco ?

Post by Silver » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:01 pm

Their house brand whiskey (all their alcohol for that matter) is Kirkland, and it's fine by me. That makes them a winner in my books.

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Re: Costco ?

Post by Stocker Steve » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:29 pm

They pride themselves on paying a living wage and having a low mark up.
Issue is they prefer to sell large volume units which do not work for some people.
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Re: Costco ?

Post by 504RP » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:53 pm

I had never heard of them before. We don't have them in Arkansas as far as i know. Did read where one is supposed to open in little rock arkansas.

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Re: Costco ?

Post by sstterry » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:59 am

504RP wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:53 pm
I had never heard of them before. We don't have them in Arkansas as far as i know. Did read where one is supposed to open in little rock arkansas.
LOL I guess you don't have them in Arkansas because Sams is a Walton (Wal-mart) Business. To compare Sam's Club and Costco is like Wal-mart to Target. Costco's goods are just a little nicer and normally just a bit higher quality. Their store is a little nicer and cleaner too. But exactly the same concept.
Their house brand whiskey (all their alcohol for that matter) is Kirkland, and it's fine by me. That makes them a winner in my books.
A lot of their House Brand Spirits are made by major distillers, just relabled.

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Re: Costco ?

Post by wbvs58 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:42 am

We have them in Australia. I have never been to one but my wife frequents one when she is in Brisbane. I see a lot of shipping containers around the place with Costco branded on them so must do a lot of shipping.

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Re: Costco ?

Post by jltrent » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:15 am

If I lived closer to one I would pay their membership fee. I have been in one to look around as a lot of their items you have to buy in bulk or large quantities, but you get a good deal if you need that much. Also I noticed, especially their fruit, veggies were good quality. The closet store to me I know of is about an 1 1/2 hour drive as just not worth it.

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Re: Costco ?

Post by sstterry » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:33 am

Quick tip: If you buy a membership at Costoc and then don't renew it, you can still buy things online with the membership number. They don't check for on line orders. :tiphat:

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Re: Costco ?

Post by jltrent » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:13 am

sstterry wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:33 am
Quick tip: If you buy a membership at Costoc and then don't renew it, you can still buy things online with the membership number. They don't check for on line orders. :tiphat:
Good to know as sister in Knoxville shops there a lot.

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Re: Costco ?

Post by Dave » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:09 am

I drove past one everyday on my way to work when I lived over on the coast. Got my gas there as it was always about a nickle cheaper than anywhere else. They sell things in bulk. Their toilet paper comes in a 32 roll package. Back when I had all the kids living with me a shopped there a lot. When it was just me or me and the wife it didn't make as much sense. Now it is about 100 miles to the nearest one so I quit them.

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Re: Costco ?

Post by WFfarm » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:21 am

If you want something there but don't want to buy a membership, have someone that is a member get you a gift card from them. You don't have to be a member to use a gift card in the store.

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Re: Costco ?

Post by Rafter S » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:43 am

We don't have a Costco anywhere close as far as I know, but we do have Sam's clubs. I don't have a membership. Something about paying money for the privilege of shopping in a store rubs me the wrong way.
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Re: Costco ?

Post by BigBear56 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:44 am

ssterry hit the nail on the head with the comparison. I have 4 kids so we shop at both frequently :lol2:

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Re: Costco ?

Post by hurleyjd » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:09 pm

Several years ago I was in Ohio. I shopped at a great store by the name of Miejers I think that was the way it was spelled.
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