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View Poll Results: Aldi vs Costco
Aldi 42 39.62%
Costco 35 33.02%
Both 18 16.98%
Neither 11 10.38%
Voters: 106. You may not vote on this poll

Old 10-28-2013, 08:46 PM
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I have not shopped at either and seek your personal opinions on each store, which is better as far as food prices and quality of food?

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Old 10-28-2013, 09:07 PM
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Makes no sense. You're comparing two different types of retail operation. That's like trying to compare a Target to a Home Depot. Sure Target has paint, hardware, tools, closet organizers, small appliances and light bulbs, but that does not make them the same type of stores.
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:11 PM
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Bicycle and...an Escalade. These really have nothing to do with each other. FWIW, there was a Costco and Aldi within 50ft of one another where I previously lived, and whenever I trucked out to there, I always shopped at both. They have different strengths, and it completely depends on what you buy to begin with.
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:39 PM
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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As I recall, Aldi's had a lot of generic store brands. Costco carries some store brands yes, but a lot of first rate name brands and quality merchandise in addition to groceries.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:33 AM
Location: southwestern PA
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I voted Costco... even though the two are NOTHING alike.

OP, have you even been to both stores?
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:45 AM
Location: Katy, TX
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OP stated they had not been to either. But like everyone has said, both of these are in completely different leagues. Costco requires a membership, Aldi does not. Costco sells in bulk, Aldi you can buy single items. I do love Costco though, I can get meat, fruits, a bed mattress, a book, a tv, lotion, a dog bed, tires, and gas all in one place.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:54 AM
Location: South Jersey
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a better poll would be Aldi vs Save a lot
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:30 AM
Location: Middle America
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Are you just talking about buying FOOD at Aldi, vs. at Costco?

It's still pretty apples and oranges.

That said, food quality is about the same, until you get into perishables. At that point, my experience is that the quality of perishable food varies store to store. I know an Aldi that I will NEVER Get meat at, whereas I've never had problems with meat from Costco or other Aldis. I also have gotten mediocre produce at both Aldi and Costco. Just like any other store, both can be run well or not run well, in regard to fresh food. As far as pricing, that's where the apples to oranges thing comes in...at Aldi, you don't need a membership to shop, at Costco, you can save by buying in bulk if you have the necessary storage space.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:38 AM
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Costco vs BJ's maybe.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:42 AM
Location: DFW
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There's no Aldi in my area so my only choice is Costco
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