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Old 11-20-2011, 12:22 PM   #21
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There are a lot of things at Costco that are a good value. Their success is not based on lowering quality to reduce price, but using bulk packaging to reduce price. I have not found many products of inferior quality.

Not mentioned above is wine. Where your local liquor store purchases a case, Costco will purchase 2 pallets per store. They are sold by the bottle.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:37 AM   #22
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:12 AM   #23
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Costco has good meat and fish actually. Wine prices are great too. I also usually get raw almonds and walnuts, almond butter if they have it... got a really nice Brie last month too and they have good veggies but those are hard to buy in bulk!
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:35 AM   #24
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in addition to many items already mentioned....

cheapest books
sourdough bread (packaged in twos)
cheesecake (VERY good)
Cara Cara oranges when i can't get them anywhere else

on the other hand...
we found that WalMart's coffee is just as good and cheaper than Kirkland brand
big jars of cashews have gone up by at least $3 in the past year or so
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I think the bread depends on local suppliers. We get a really yummy, whole grain, baguette with sesame seeds in twos. The baguettes are at a stand (inside of Costco and you still pay at the Costco cash) staffed by a local bakery and sells only stuff from that bakery.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:49 PM   #26
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on the other hand...
we found that WalMart's coffee is just as good and cheaper than Kirkland brand
big jars of cashews have gone up by at least $3 in the past year or so
Clearly we do not have the same WalMart. Their coffee is disgusting and definitely not like the Kirkland brand!
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:52 PM   #27
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or maybe HH and I have no taste.....altho I definitely dislike Starbucks, which should count for something, Alix.
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I hate Starbucks too. It tastes burnt to me. And I happen to believe you have excellent taste my dear. You like a lot of MY recipes after all.
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You got me there, sista.! I most certainly do!
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Gasoline!!

It's consistently the
cheapest price anywhere.
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