Defending Costco!

A fellow DC mom wrote that she was about to quit Costco. My response?

Whaaaaatttt??? Heresy! We love Costco! I have been a member of a warehouse club since 1989…BEFORE we got married! Do you remember when Costco was Price Costco and before that Price Club? Yep…we were members then. Actually, we were members of Pace Membership Warehouse which became Sam’s Club.

In all seriousness though, we hated shopping at the Gaithersburg, MD, Costco. I agree with every point in your article. The crowds. The jockeying for position in line. The glazed over eyes of the workers. The parking lot…my gosh the parking lot was a nightmare to find a space in!

Once we moved out of Montgomery County we discovered the oasis of tranquility that is the Frederick, MD, Costco. Few huge lines. Not crowded even on a Saturday. Enthusiastic workers who go the extra mile. Kindly sample ladies. And the parking is NEVER full.

Fed up with your crowded, madhouse Costco? Are you in driving distance of a Costco in a less crowded area? Check it out. It might be worth it, so that you can stock up in a less frantic fashion.

For a Costco near you, go here.

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3 comments for “Defending Costco!

  1. May 18, 2010 at 10:30 am

    I love our Costo(s) I frequent three different ones – some days are crazier than others but I honestly get the best meats, and the freshest most affordable produce there. My kids eat fruit like it’s going out of style and the cost of berries alone keeps me heading there once a week….. and hello? socks and underwear? Sheet cake for the class party?

    Quit Costco? I agree with Jill, take a look around and see if there is another one nearby? Or try going on a different day of week/time!

  2. Rachel
    May 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I’m with you, Jill! Just the savings on batteries alone is worth the membership! I find so many books there, too. I wish they carried the diapers and wipes we use, but that’s okay. I love the savings. I go to the Springfield Costco and it can be crowded, but no more crowded than a mall or festival. Oh, and the savings on printer ink are also worth the membership cost!

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