I like Costco but the worst part about it is its fans who pretend like everything Costco does is godlike
>get told that Costco's pizza rivals that of a pizza place
>people wear by Costco pizza
>get some at the food court
>it's greasy shit with garbage ingredients that even little caesar's tastes better than
what people like about the costco pizza is the fact that its twice the size of a normal slice and only $2, i dont think ive ever met anyone that shat themselves over the taste as much as the value
oh yeah i know. i just went with pizza once. my typical food court faire:
>hot dog or polish (i dont know the difference)
>chocolate vanilla swirl frozen yogurt
costs like $4.50 or something
>tfw your father has a legit hatred of costco for some reason
>whenever i would go to costco to help my mom when i was back home he would literally wait at home for us to get home so he could berate us for what we bought, even though he never cooked any of it
>would sit there literally calling us idiots for going to costco
he hates it just because he thinks that it's a scam, that literally everything you buy there is, in his words, "mayonnaise in 55 gallon oil drums" even though everything would be to the contrary
it's fine if costco isnt your thing but i just didnt see the point of him sitting there berating us for purchases when he didnt even cook the shit
>lel. my dad used to refuse to buy their gas because he was convinced they were not paying taxes or something. he's over it now
It's called "loss leader" items.
There are stores who sell items before their cost just to get you to visit more frequently and spend more money. CVS/Walgreens sells their gallons of milk less than your ordinary grocery. They are pretty sure you'll see something else you need before going out the door.
Have to agree with your dad. Costco is most definitely a scam. Unless your running a restaurant or your family consists of 5+kids, then it isn't worth the trip (Costco's always seem to be so far away). You can save more money by visiting a grocery store closer, and buying store brand as much as possible. I'm in Canada, and Superstore is by far a better option than Costco. Why the fuck would I want a gallon drum of oil/ketchup/mayonnaise/etc, because you literally have to buy those ridiculous sizes for it to be cheaper than buying store brands at other stores. Their meat isn't any cheaper, neither is their bread. The only thing it really has going for it is that you can get some cheap fast food on your way out, along with some cheap gas.
I've seen people drive 2hours just to shop at Costco. I feel like killing these people to remove them from the gene pool.
Paper products, bottled water/drinks, home goods are all cheaper. And the first two things you should buy in bulk to save. That's all I go there for and it's well worth it. I can stock up on half a years worth.
>Superstore is by far a better option than Costco
Superstore / Loblaws / No Frills / Provigo / Zehrs / Maxi are just OK. Sure, it's a bit cheaper, but the shopping experience is much better at Metro or Sobey's.
>blaming other people for your life sucking
What? Does he cock block you or call jobs you're applying for to tell them that you have downs syndrome and will be doing heroin in a broom closet if they hire you?
costco is not a scam.. go inside sometime and just look around for things you buy a lot of (if you don't have a member card you can just go around the back, no one will no the difference)
i buy a lot coffee and it's literally less than half price anywhere else i've seen .. i go through about a pound a week so it can add up.. also dental floss, soap, tp,trash bags, etc. shit you always need to have at home is considerably cheaper and they have nicer quality stuff
the electronic section is decent too .. and they have the best warranty.. two years or something if shit breaks they just give you another one
I noticed this when I moved to California for a couple years. I had Costco before and do now, but in CA everyone raves about the fucking terrible pizza and the ice cream. And often without any "for the price" language either, although if pressed on it, most say that, but they don't rave about the best cheap crappy thing for any other subjects. It baffles me to this day.
Worked there for over a decade. Some people buy a membership card and never purchase anything. They just come in everyday and roll around on an electric wheelchair eating samples before blowing up the bathrooms
Another big loss leader is rotisserie chickens near the entrances. They're really cheap, and the smell of those cooking chickens really does make you hungry.
I wrote this reply yesterday, and forgot to hit send. Woo
You don't even need a membership card to make food court purchases, and the pizzas are good for the price, but Costco isn't that cheap, especially compared to internet retailers like Amazon. Even groceries are much cheaper at normal supermarkets if you look online to compare prices.
Costco pizza is mediocre.
The hot dog is pretty fucking great, though.
The rotisserie chickens that >>7311002
mentions are also an excellent source of cheap chicken. Sometimes I just go home and make it a part of another dish.
actually sorry, nvm i just realized I was wrong. I know a shit ton of neets that buy grocerys online but now that im thinking of it not a single one buys produce or eats anything fresh.
Costco brand products are always very high quality(Kirkland or w/e)
They also have great dog food.
Things not to buy is the standard meat but they do sell USDA prime which is nice sometimes. Dont buy their hygiene shit like toothpaste or deodorant or anything else like that as it is way overpriced.
The best thing about costco is they have very high quality items sometimes on huge discount. Their stock is always changing so its good to go check what they are selling every few weeks. This applies to non food items like clothes furniture ect.
I think most of it is might be made by high end big brands just rebranded for costco
Or costco actually takes the time to make nice things because their brand is on the line if they make shit products
they wont make a ks item unless its "equal or better than name brands". in all honesty the only thing I've had that wasn't better and cheaper than any name brand was the cooking spray, and thats because the spray cans used to leak but they fixed that.
all of the ks liquor is basically rebranded. for example the vodka is made in an old grey goose factory using the same exact process. at least thats what I've heard
My prescription drugs were $160 at walmart. $35 at costco. A handle of kirkland french wheat vodka is $19. They have a good cheese selection. Bags of frozen shrimps, wings and all kinds of stuff is good. I have never seen comparable things in supermarkets.
All the main things I used to go there for; paper towels, toilet paper, Mexican Coke are several dollars cheaper at Wegmans. I went over there last month to get a giant case of cat food. The next weekend I was at Wegmans again and found the exact same brand with the same number of cans almost two dollars cheaper.