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    Default Costco- is it worth it?

    I’m curious about what you buy from Costco and what it costs.

    A few people have said I need to get nappies and wipes from there because they are so much cheaper. I’m just curious to hear if people think it’s worth it. I would need a membership and it’s a 30 minute drive.

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    savings wise i do question how much cheaper it is. esp when coles etc have regular sales and you can save that way. we’ve been members for years and we go semi regularly. usually it’s to have a look at the food (meat and deli section) and it’s a nice change from coles. for us, it’s a bit of an outing

    you could always sign up and if you don’t feel you’ve had value after a year, just don’t bother renewing?

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    I don’t see the point. As already stated coles Woollies has sales on all the time. I use aldi nappies though for day and Huggies for night those I get on amazon as they have worked out cheaper for me that way.

    It’s also a 45 min drive and 25 kms each way for me with 3 kids and tbh I couldn’t be arsed driving that far for food. Friends however live 15 mins from there and go there every few weeks but they buy tonnes of stuff for their family and her mums family who entertain every weekend

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    Apparently they refund your membership if you sign up and are not satisfied.

    I'm not a member, but just googled it after being curious. There are no stores near me unfortunately!

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    I’m conflicted, I put some
    Huggies newborn nappies in the trolley today at coles because they were on sale. I think they work out about the same price.

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    if you know someone who’s a member you can go in with them as a visitor. if you could do that, you could check it out and see if you think it’ll be worth it for you.

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    Default Costco- is it worth it?

    I’m a member, and we now have the choice of going to the existing Costco or the new one. I originally joined years ago when we were living in NSW.

    We go sporadically and the last time we went we bought the toilet paper (our kids eat toilet paper I’m sure), paper towel, the huge jar of minced garlic, 500 different sized cable ties, big bag of wasabi beans, CK undies, pizza and bread rolls.

    It’s definitely not ‘cheaper’ as a whole, but some things in bulk (I’m not a fan of bulk buying as a rule) are worth it (toilet paper for e.g) and the garlic.

    Party-wise is handy as you can buy platters of Nori rolls, subs etc and big pizzas, bread rolls and cake.

    I think it’s best (if you can) go in with a friend first, and see if it’s worth paying the membership.

    If you live local to one, the petrol is a bargain!

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    Agree with the others. Every day items I think are cheaper at Coles on sale. But some items are cheaper that aren’t day to day items.
    I love Costco, but for me it’s too hard to get to. I always spend far too much money when I’m there.

    Costco wins:
    -roast chickens are cheap and quite yummy, if I lived closer I would join just for that
    - their lamingtons are great
    - batteries
    - big outdoor bin bags that I actually use inside
    - I once bought cabbage patch kids with light up sketchers for $30. So cheap!
    - their big teddies were always a wow present for like $30 (price has probably changed in 10 years!). I still lie on one to put the kids to sleep

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    I find the specialty items- household things, toasters, speakers etc to be good value and quality but limited range.
    Meat is delicious and great quality but not super cheap.
    All the stuff in the middle is good value like the kids books etc, but you will end up with 10 flipping Peppa Pig books etc.
    As others have said, party food and platters etc are really good when entertaining. Groceries, you can get for same or similar price when on special, but at least at Costco you don't have to wait for the sale, you can just get. One downside is the bulk buying and needing the space to store, and then consume what you've eaten within the date.
    I would recommend going with a friend to have a look- and also to split stuff with!

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    Has anyone been recently and noted the prices of nappies? Trying to work out if its worth the drive or just buy at Woolies/Coles.


 

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