I don’t know the answer, as I don’t shop at warehouse stores – which is why I am asking you guys in this post to help me out. The reason I ask is that I hear people talk about all the money they save by shopping at these stores, but when I have asked for examples they have a hard time coming up with specifics. I guess it’s because of the sizes you get when you buy things (especially food products) that shoppers assume they are saving money over regular grocery store prices, but do they really? When you buy 100 rolls of toilet paper at a store like Costco, are they cheaper per unit when you buy 25 at the grocery store? When you shop at these warehouse stores, do you assume you save money on the stuff you buy or have you made the line by line comparison on each and every thing you put in your cart?
Like I said, I don’t know the answer because I don’t even have a warehouse store where I live, so I cannot do any comparisons. (The closest one is 63 miles away, so I would have to save a ton to even bother) So, if any of you guys could be so kind, could you fill me and other people in on a few things about warehouse stores? Here are a few questions I have for those “experienced” warehouse store shoppers:
Do you do all your grocery shopping at your warehouse store?
Do you know for sure that you save on everything you buy?
Do you take advantage of the perks (travel arrangements, etc), and consider that part of the savings?
What do you save the most on? The least?
How much do you pay for a membership fee?
Please feel free to let us know anything else you think is pertinent. Bad experiences? Great ones? New member? Member since the beginning? I really am curious what you guys think about this subject, and I will explain why in a later post after hearing what everyone has to say!