Interesting Costco Article

I caught a glimpse of an article in Family Circle while waiting for the barber (yes, a real barber) to finish my son’s cut.  It was called “The Cost(co) of Doing Business,” and looked at the strategies they use to elicit purchases.   I found it here later.

This is a well-done  article, and he hits on the reasons I find it personally unnecessary to own a membership in a warehouse club.  Ultimately, he is satisfied with his ways of purchasing and using his membership, and that’s great for him.  But I found it interesting that a few days after finding this article, a lady I know was expressing the same issues with a different conclusion.  So I shared the article, and I share it now with you.  It’s interesting reading.

I find I can get better deals with sales and coupons (and I enjoy it far more), than we ever hoped to get when we had a membership to Sam’s Club.  I think maybe one year of several we made up the cost of the membership, and it was always a reduced price b/c of DH’s company rate.  When I was cooking for others, I went there several times looking for deals on containers, produce, meats and office supplies.  I could almost always find better deals elsewhere.

The gas prices, however, were unbeatable, although not worth the cost of a membership and the out-of-the-way location.

Here in Omaha, we’re privileged to have Sam’s and Costco options.  What have been your experiences with them?  What’s your favorite thing about warehouse clubs?

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