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Anyone have a Costco membership?

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august24 · 05/12/2004 16:46

I have one from the USA, and I can use it here. I am debating going to shop for my daughters' school Christmas Bazaar on Friday. I have to drive out to Watford from North London, I am wondering if it is worth it? I am wondering if anyone can tell me what sort of things they have? Do they do frankfurters, veggie and meat? And buns? Sweets/Candies for the Grotto? Is it really cost effective to shop at Costco? In the USA then it is usually cost effective becuase of the volume and quality of the goods that you get, I am just wondering if it is the same here. I just went to a local Cash and Carry, and was SHOCKED at the prices, very expensive for very dusty paper/stationary goods!

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Turkiegirl · 05/12/2004 16:48

Costco is great, fantastic range at good prices. Which cash and carry did you go to? Makro is generally quite good too. You should be able to get everything on your list in Costco I would think. Haven't actually got my own membership but I have been with a friend. Planning to get my own card in the New Year once the Christmas rush has calmed down

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littlemissbossy · 05/12/2004 16:52

I have costco membership and go to the one in Leeds. IMO they're good for electrical items, PC stuff, DVD's, books, meat, cakes, sweets, booze, cleaning products and general gifts. Personally, I find that at Costco you get quality for a good price rather than the pile-it-high-sell-it-cheap that you get at other cash and carry places. HTH

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TinselTamum · 05/12/2004 17:15

I'd agree with lmb. We have membership and a lot of their stuff is very good quality and good value as long as you're willing to buy in bulk. The meat and bakery sections are good, and you can certainly buy loads of sweets. I tend not to use them for things like, oh, DVD players as there's usually somewhere cheaper online. Clothes can be bargains but there's not much I would want to buy.

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august24 · 05/12/2004 18:05

The cash and carry we went to one off the holloway road, it was one of those places that newsagents go to. So it is worth the trip then? I will try and go this week.

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JoolsTide · 05/12/2004 18:07

we had Costco membership together with a Makro membership - however Costco want you to pay an ANNUAL fee - Makro is free so didn't renew after the first year.

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august24 · 05/12/2004 18:24

My membership is from the USA, it is tied in with my moms(anyone can be a costco member in the USA(whereas here I guess only certain people can?)

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august24 · 05/12/2004 18:24

meaning, my mom pays for it!

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WhizzzYouAMerryXmas · 05/12/2004 19:01

Anyone can be a member here although there are trade members & then public members. Its a great shop & I agree it has some really nice quality stuff. Books, CDs & DVDs are always well priced & the house stuff is good too.

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AMerryScot · 05/12/2004 19:06

I think that Costco here is even better than the ones in the US. The company policy is the same here - they only stock one or two top brands of any one item. Yes, it's worth the trip.

They do sell frankfurthers, veggies and hotdog buns. Also lots of sweets.

Caveat is that it is very busy right now. I was at the Watford warehouse on Friday and it was heaving.

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