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Old 07-15-2010, 01:06 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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The difference between Costco and Sam's Club is Costco tends to only have stores in major metropolitan areas.
That could explain it. I'm between 90 and a 100 miles from a major metropolitan area. Actually I guess I'm over 90 miles from any metropolitan area.
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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A lot of people are quick to point out Costco is much better than Sam's. I myself see little difference between the two wholesale warehouse giants other than one is only located in major metropolitan areas & the other is everywhere.
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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I seem to be living well without Costco, so I guess that's my answer. I've never been in one. They aren't in the OKC metro area, or anywhere in Oklahoma. There were some of them in Houston, where we used to live, but I never went to one. Not any near where we lived though.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:18 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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We don't have Costco where I live, so I'll substitute Sam's Club. And I would rather Sam's Club over a mall. Indoor malls are relics of the 1970s at this point, I pretty much never go to the mall anymore.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Why is Costco being compared to a mall anyway. It's easy to live without Costco when you have Sam's Club.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: NJ
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i lived without either for a long time, so.....
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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I can do without the mall and Costco does have locations that are not in major metro. areas.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:20 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Both? I don't really go to either. I can live without a lot of things many consider important though. Neither of them really cater to stuff I would buy anyway. I'd rather support local business and non formula big box stores as much as possible. If I had a big family on a budget then I guess costco might be useful or possibly forced to go there.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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A lot of people are quick to point out Costco is much better than Sam's. I myself see little difference between the two wholesale warehouse giants other than one is only located in major metropolitan areas & the other is everywhere.
A lot of people prefer Costco over Sam's simply because Costco isn't a division of WalMart.

I live one mile from Sam's, but drive further to reach Costco because I see a difference in the quality of what is available - especially in the food department.

Different strokes, I guess.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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My area only recently got a Costco...and we don't have a mall.

We also don't have a Sam's Club and the closest WalMart is a half hour drive away. I'm perfectly content without all of them.
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