I’m a Costco shopper – six of the super store’s most overhyped and overpriced items from holiday items to pricey food
COSTCO continues to be a paradise for many shoppers looking for the best deals on all sorts of items.
However, some frequent Costco shoppers feel that there are some items that are a bit too overpriced for what they’re worth.
Here are six of the superstore’s most overhyped and overpriced items from holiday items to pricey food.
For these items, you might want to check somewhere else before making a decision.
The holidays are practically here but if you’re a last-minute decorator, you might think that Costco would be your best bet for low-priced items.
However, several shoppers have said that a lot of decor tends to be priced higher at the warehouse than in other places.
Reddit users on the r/Costco subreddit have shared their frustrations in several threads.
“The gigantic plastic LED-lit Christmas ornaments did it for me. $110 for one. They don’t even have alternate lighting modes,” wrote user ATricksyHobbit.
The “oversized” ornaments are even more expensive on the Costco website – totaling a whopping $119 each.
If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, Amazon sells 24” Christmas ornaments that light u for $22.99.
Buying produce at Costco is a bit of a double-edged sword.
The product comes in large quantities but you’re likely going to pay a bit more because of it.
The issue with buying produce in suck big quantities is that you may not be able to finish all of it before it goes bad.
One Reddit user said wrote: “Even if we could [get through the fruits and veggies before they go bad], shopping sales at my local grocery store is more cost-effective.”
Reddit user Sowf_Paw said that they prefer shopping at Aldi when buying milk as it’s “almost always cheaper in my area.”
According to Nasdaq, it costs $8.70 for two gallons of two-percent milk at Costco.
However, at Costco, the same amount of milk only costs $8.58.
Another cheaper option is at Ralph’s with two gallons of two percent milk only worth $7.8.
One thing to note is that Costco sells milk in pairs, whereas these other stores don’t, meaning you only have to opt for one gallon.
For those salmon loves, a pound of Kirkland Signature Fresh Farmed Atlantic Salmon Fillet will run you about $16.16.
However, a pound of Farm Raise Fresh Atlantic Salmon Fillets is only $9.99.
Still, many Costco superfans believe the superstore has better quality salmon than most grocery stores.
Reddit user Surprise_Corgi wrote: “I’ve never seen better quality beef for the price, though. Or salmon. Their cuts are a couple classes over the asking price.”
It might be better if you head to your local grocery store to get this cooking staple.
Reddit user drubhub shared: “Chicken breast at Costco will be between 2.99 and 3.49 a pound, meanwhile Kroger had organic chicken breast for 2.79/lb.”
At Costco, boneless and skinless chicken breasts go for $4.34 a pound compared to only $3.99 at Ralphs.
Lastly, it might be best to get toothpaste at a local grocery store instead.
At Costco, a four-pack of Sensodyne Advanced Whitening Toothpaste costs $31.99.
For the amount you’re buying, this might seem like a good deal, however, when doing the math, it turns out you might not be getting the best deal.
At Ralphs, a 2-pack of Sensodyne Extra Whitening Sensitive Toothpaste is only $13.99.
Buying two of these would only cost $27.98, making it cheaper than buying from Costco.
Reddit user helpme9282828 wrote: “f you have 2 minutes to clip digital coupons, you should never pay for toothpaste. It’s always free, [and] you even get it free with cash back quite often.
This might help if you really want to save money on toothpaste.