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NFT: What do you buy at Costco?

ImThatGuy : 12/1/2017 8:18 pm
(trying to lighten the mood here a bit)

I just signed up for Costco about 6months ago and I've realized it has some hidden gems. I've gotten some advice from others about stuff I would never think of buying from there.

Some of my go-to's
-kirkland brand gourmet chocolate chip cookies
-kirkland brand vodka (surprisingly good)
-kirkland lox
-4lb bag of trail mix (for & lt; $10 it's a steal)

I realize some of it varies by region but curious to know what else I'm missing out on.
Usually have great deals on clothing  
bubba0825 : 12/1/2017 8:26 pm : link
Chickens, their meat is very good.
Grain Free  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 12/1/2017 8:27 pm : link
Dog food is the best you can buy for your buck.
....  
yankees78 : 12/1/2017 8:28 pm : link
Water
Toilet Paper
Boneless Chicken
Alcohol
Toothpaste
Cleaning stuff
RE: Usually have great deals on clothing  
ImThatGuy : 12/1/2017 8:32 pm : link
In comment 13717261 bubba0825 said:
Quote:
Chickens, their meat is very good.


O yeah for sure good call. Also left out their rotisserie chickens
I have a very good business relationship with Costco.  
Giant John : 12/1/2017 8:39 pm : link
They really do try to bring a quality product for a fair price. Kirkland is a great brand.
Vodka, Bourton  
jgambrosio : 12/1/2017 8:51 pm : link
Toilet Paper, Paper Towels
Chicken, Steak, Pork
Chips
Some random frozen foods when on special
Aussie bites
Costco  
steviej : 12/1/2017 8:55 pm : link
Papertowels ass wipes ( kids u know) shrimp olive oil & some clothing .
Lots  
mattlawson : 12/1/2017 9:04 pm : link
Wine
Beer
Cheese
EVOO
snacks
Bottled water
TP
Paper towels
Some produce sometimes
Lamb
Chicken
Shrimp
Coffee

Lots
Greg and i go there for the samples  
gtt350 : 12/1/2017 9:26 pm : link
,
Wine  
TurdFurguson : 12/1/2017 9:29 pm : link
Costco is the worldís largest wine purchaser and distributor. They have crazy g😝 od proces on excellent wine.
Wtf...not sure now an emoji got in there  
TurdFurguson : 12/1/2017 9:30 pm : link
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My Costco  
KerrysFlask : 12/1/2017 9:33 pm : link
Doesn't even have Kirkland liquor.. Booze selection overall is crap. And the prices aren't good either.

I can get down with some trail mix, all the kids snacks etc.

And toilet paper.
McAdoo  
02/03/2008 : 12/1/2017 9:36 pm : link
Buys hair gel by the case there.
The only Costco that I know sells Kirkland brand  
bubba0825 : 12/1/2017 9:40 pm : link
Liquor is the Costco in Wayne nj. Itís worth the 30 minute drive for me. A 1.75 liter of there vodka is 16$ and I would put it with Titoís for taste. You can also get a 18 year single malt whiskey for 55$ itís very good for the price.
Fwiw  
Modus Operandi : 12/2/2017 8:35 am : link
Generally, generic brands like Kirkland, CVS, etc are produced by your everyday name brands under a private label. The reason the house brands are so much cheaper is because the retailors buy at bulk pricing and are able to offer lower EVD pricing and still make a better margin on it.

So the next time you go into a store and one of the salespeople tells you that CVS's Dextromethomorphin gelcaps are the same as Delsym or Nyquil. It's absolutely true.
I go to Sam's...  
EricJ : 12/2/2017 9:06 am : link
These are the go-to items that we buy there...

Milk / Almond Milk
Meat for the smoker - usually a large piece
Coffee beans
Sometimes fruit
Yogurt
Alcohol
Bread
Chips



RE: I go to Sam's...  
Sarcastic Sam : 12/2/2017 9:08 am : link
In comment 13717603 EricJ said:
Quote:
These are the go-to items that we buy there...

Milk / Almond Milk
Meat for the smoker - usually a large piece
Coffee beans
Sometimes fruit
Yogurt
Alcohol
Bread
Chips




Thank you, come again!
RE: Fwiw  
Bill L : 12/2/2017 9:11 am : link
In comment 13717574 Modus Operandi said:
Quote:
Generally, generic brands like Kirkland, CVS, etc are produced by your everyday name brands under a private label. The reason the house brands are so much cheaper is because the retailors buy at bulk pricing and are able to offer lower EVD pricing and still make a better margin on it.

So the next time you go into a store and one of the salespeople tells you that CVS's Dextromethomorphin gelcaps are the same as Delsym or Nyquil. It's absolutely true.
there must be some psychology thing, like an anti-placebo effect, at play. I swear when I buy Walmartís version of Claritin itís never as effective as the real thing or even CVSís version.
It's the real thing  
Modus Operandi : 12/2/2017 9:15 am : link
Just in a different box.
Iím sure  
Bill L : 12/2/2017 9:16 am : link
Probably my view of Walmart screws up my allergies.
In my experience  
Modus Operandi : 12/2/2017 9:35 am : link
(and not necessarily in your case) that many shoppers for OTC medicines don't really know what to buy.

There's a tendency to gravitate towards brands we know - like Nyquil or Mucinex. Vicks. Each of these in in of themselves have several varieties and potentially many different active ingredients which may or may not address the symptoms, or worse, interact with another medication they may be taking. Or even raise blood pressure in the case of Pseudoephedrine or other nasal decongestants.

When asked what they're feeling, they say that they've got a cold - which can mean anything. Is it nasal congestion or runny nose? A cough? Dry or with mucus? Sore throat? Often times they'll buy something with 4 or 5 active ingredients when a simple anti-histamine would do the trick. Or an expectorant when a simple lozenge with menthol would suffice.

In other words, I'm not really surprised when I hear people say, "the generic doesn't work for me," because generally they likely don't know what they need anyhow.
Wish they sold Costco liquor in NY  
sb from NYT Forum : 12/2/2017 9:52 am : link
...their vodka is actually Grey Goose, their bourbon is Knob Creek and their scotch is Macallan.

Anyone that drinks higher end liquor  
chuckydee9 : 12/2/2017 11:42 am : link
Will make up their annual membership fee on one bottle of Kirkland single malt or XO Cognac...
Kirkland Balsamic Vinegar  
Rob in Rockaway : 12/2/2017 12:30 pm : link
is great.
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