With the cost of everything rising these days, I thought it might be a good idea to join one of the "warehouse clubs". I've heard great things about Costco for years and thought I'd give them a try. I've been to Sam's club and while I thought it was ok, I'm not a fan of WalMart, so I figured I didn't have anything to lose by trying out Costco.
Well, I did have one thing to lose--about a half a day. The closest Costco is in Pittsburgh. I went to the one in West Homestead. Due to the construction on route 22, it took me forever to get there. All of 22 is under construction. All of it. But, once I got there, it didn't take me long to fill up my cart and then some. I could have easily bought another cart of stuff, but it was only me, so I had to make due with the one.
I spent way too much money, but I do believe all of my purchases were valid and will be used (no 5 pound boxes of cereal for me!) I couldn't believe how good some of the prices were--like on office stuff. Having just outfitted an office, I know what things cost and we paid way too much for some of the things we bought.
The nice thing about Costco is that you can order stuff on the internet from them as well. I was checking out some of their prices and they do seem to have the lowest price on a lot of items. Since I like ordering through the mail, I definitely will be taking advantage of this.
All in all I thought the store was nicer than Sam's Club, but maybe this is just my WalMart bias showing through. I can't wait to go there again--if only it were closer.