20 Things Not to Buy at Costco

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Would you fall for someone trying to convince you that if you only buy from them everything will be cheaper? Well if you own a Costco card you may have already fallen for that line. Sure they can save you lots of money on lots of stuff, but there’s plenty cheaper elsewhere. According to Insider, Amazon is cheaper than Costco on 21 of the 100 items. “But what?”, you might ask. Well, here’s a list of 20 things to start you off.

1. Soda

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Pop is crazy popular. So popular in fact that store owners know that people will shop at their store just because they can get pop cheap there. So, store owners will offer pop cheaper than cost, a so called “loss leader”, figuring they’ll more than make up for it with the rest of the stuff you buy while shopping there. This is one of the ways where all those junk mail flyers you get can save you lots of money. Check the weekly deals, and stock up by bulk buying it when you find it on sale.

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Text by Yumi Nishio