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Old 05-12-2012, 11:08 AM   #21
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Yes - that's how we got our huge-screen tv. And for about $700+ less than it was being sold anywhere else.

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Old 05-12-2012, 11:15 AM   #22
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Our main staples are:
San Pellegrino water
Olive oil
Black Pepper corns
Lemons (for limoncello)
San Marzano tomatoes

once in a while we will get other items if the price is better than the grocery, Penn Dutch or other stores:

I get a chuckle at what I'm sure is impulse buying and the "lunch on their dime" folks, eating all the samples.

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Old 05-12-2012, 11:18 AM   #23
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Oh yes - I also buy large containers of frequently-used spices there - Kirkland Brand Telicherry Black Peppercorns, McCormick Monterey Chicken Grilling Mix, McCormick ground cumin, coriander, white sesame seeds, etc., etc., - anything I use a lot of.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:18 AM   #24
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It's worth a trip to Costco just for their fabulous lamb chops. They are out of this world good and look like little Porterhouse Steaks.

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Old 05-12-2012, 11:28 AM   #25
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Yes, super deals can found frequently in big screen tv's. But sometimes it's difficult to do a direct model to model comparison against other retailers because model numbers assigned to Costco differ slightly. Some or many models sold through Costco are unique, or slightly different, feature-wise. Regardless, you'll always get a good deal.
Plus, depending on membership level, the annual dividend check you receive from them more than pay itself in membership dues. Good deal all around.
I love their return/refund policy as well.

Oh, and although U.S. owned it it weren't for China there will be no Costco.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:07 PM   #26
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I can't walk out of Costco without dropping a couple hundred bucks on things ranging from underwear to salad greens. However, I do make these shopping trips with one thing in mind, and that is to buy meat that I can cut and process at home so that I am stocked for several months.

Saves a LOT of money when comparing the price of individual grocery store cuts, AND after being in the restaurant business for 25 years, Costco certainly does measure up in quality to food service wholesale.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:52 PM   #27
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I, too seldom leave Costco for less than a couple hundred.

My list:

Italian sausage
Whole prime or high choice strips and ribeyes
Those luscious lamb chops
Pork tenders and chops
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by Bacardi1 View Post
Yes - that's how we got our huge-screen tv. And for about $700+ less than it was being sold anywhere else.
I bought my last 2 flat screens there! I saved money over Walmart and Costco extends the warranty for an extra year. Hard to beat that!
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:50 PM   #29
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Costco: No Mediterranean Stores to my knowledge

To my knowledge there are no Costco Stores in Spain or Italy.

There is MAKRO however, this store is for restaurateurs and bar owners. We have friends who take me during the Christmas Season. MAKRO also sells: electronics, appliances and kitchen culinary accessories and tools.

The other difference is we have a Central Market every few streets, and thus, we can buy all fresh, as it is a Farmerīs and Rancherīs Market; vegetables, fruits, herbs, beans from the Oak Barrel weighed on scale, meats, fresh daily catch, poultry / fowl etcetra ...

Nothing is wrapped in plastic ...

Have nice wkend.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:11 PM   #30
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I bought a 22" hdtv at Costco but the big one (52") was purchased online at a great price and included some extras other places charged for. I've also bought a 46" Hitachi from Sam's Club. Another great deal.

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