Costco is a unique shopping experience with some caveats; firstly you must be a member, which cost b
Costco is a unique shopping experience with some caveats; firstly you must be a member, which cost between 50 and $100. The parking is free, but don't expect it to be easy. The popularity of Costco makes the parking lot insanely difficult to navigate because of the sheer number of people and their unique approach to finding parking spots and dealing with the congestion by the entrance. I strongly recommend getting the extra steps in and parking your car is far from the entrance is possible so that you're away from the madness. Once inside carefully weigh your decisions about buying, newbies are tempted to buy a lifetime supply of mustard because it's only 9 bucks - I urge you with all my heart, unless you are a mustard fancier, you may look at 10 year old mustard one day and wonder why you bought so much. Well, there are Bargains to be found - as examples: Windshield wiper blades The amazing $4.99 Costco chicken Some of the deals on clothing are exceptional and priced extremely well The dollar fifty hot dog and soft drink is awesome as is most of the food - the food is an excellent value and most is available for purchase in the warehouse itself. Costco is the largest new car dealer in the world because of their car buying program (Costco trivia). Make sure you plan on plenty of time to visit a Costco warehouse, because the checkout experience is a maddening multi-line crowded melee. You will truly believe that any line you enter will immediately become the slowest line for checkout. Also keep your receipt handy there are people at the door checking the receipts and if you don't have one you will hold up the line as you try to fish it out of whatever pocket or handbag space you put it in. Just saying. Disclaimer: I am a Costco member and I own shares of Costco stock. Their lack of desire to improve the parking lot or the checkout experience is disheartening to me, and is why I won't give Costco a 5-star rating.