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Old 05-05-2010, 02:15 AM
 
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For products in both, how do prices compare?
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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Usually cheaper at Sam's, sometimes cheaper at Wal-Mart, unless you go Wal-Mart brand, in which case it's usually cheaper.
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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a 42" tv i bought is $50 more expensive at Walmart, but I had to get that there because they had the all-black ones, Sams had silver/black
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:47 PM
 
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For products in both, how do prices compare?
On OTC drugs. Sam's Club is generally cheaper ... if you can use the quanities that you are buying.

On prescription drugs, Sam's Club is usually cheaper BUT they generally are a lower volume pharmacy and carry less inventory. In otehr words, you wait a day or two for less common drugs.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:48 AM
 
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I have found coffee to be much cheaper at Sam's.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:26 PM
 
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The tires for my car were cheaper at Sam's Club.

Anyone have any comments?
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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The thing about Sam's is that while some things are cheaper, not everything is, and the limited selection at Sam's can be a pain. Case in point: over the holidays I was going to buy some rechargeable batteries and a charger. Sam's had one model that came with some batteries for $20. Wal-Mart had a much greater selection of models, and almost all were cheaper, even for the the same Energizer brand rechargeables.

Fruit and vegetables at Sam's are often more expensive than at Wal-Mart. The quality is better at Sam's, but not always. Soda is usually cheaper on sale at a grocery store or Wal-Mart than at Sam's. Coffee is cheaper at Sam's as long as you like the selection.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:06 PM
 
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I prefer Costco.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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i belong to sam club but think its a rip,most of the time i can by gas and food cheaper at wally world or meijers
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