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Old 07-15-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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I'm living fine without both. I don't go to malls, don't go to Costco. I think the country would be better off without either. I have been to Costco in the past for work, and do prefer it to Sam's Club because, as earlier mentioned, it's not part of Walmart. So... I suppose if I had to pick malls versus Costco, I'd probably choose Costco (or, rather, choose to live without the mall) because it does at least provide some benefits to small businesses, while malls generally suck the souls out of communities.

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Old 07-15-2010, 01:26 PM
 
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It has been years since I have been to either.

Most of my shopping is done in small, family owned bodegas/grocerias/etc...
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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Both. Neither have anything that really interest me
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:38 PM
 
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Costco...I like Costco, but it's not the mall....would you want to buy all your clothes at Costco?
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: NYC/Orlando
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I haven't been to a Costco in years. If you don't have a large family it seems unnecessary to buy so much in bulk.

I love malls. I wouldn't want to live away from one.
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:17 PM
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Location: Ohio
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The mall. I shop in a mall about once a year. I shop in Costco about once a month.

3 malls have closed in my city in the last dozen years. 3 Costcos have opened here in the same time span. Coincidence?
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I have never even seen a Costco. I saw a Sam's Club once when I was in Denver...but we do have a BJs near us which is supposed to be like those stores.

I don't really care for any of that stuff. I'd prefer to have a mall than a place where I can buy 40 gallons of Soy Sauce in a single container...
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:00 PM
 
Location: NC
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Never been to a Costco, but it's been years since I walked into a mall. Frankly, I could do fine without either of them.
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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For me it's the mall.

I have 2 malls within 15 minutes of my house. I go there once or twice a year (usually at Christmas). I go to Costco at least once a month to buy meat, cleaning and household supplies, wine, olive oil, OTC drugs (like aspirin), batteries and the occasional special they have on something I like. I'd hate to start paying full price for all that stuff at the grocery store again. I can buy choice beef for $7.99/lb and the same meat is twice that at the grocery store. Besides, I prefer to buy my clothes at Kohl's and Ross!
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: CT
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I could live without both, but I love having lottsa malls nearby, I wouldn't really like it if they were gone. I wouldn't care if any Costcos were gone.

Anyway, I'm not really sure how they compare, a mall has a million times more diverse shopping, and it's a place you can hang out. Costco is just for old people to buy more stuff than they need lol, no offense to Costco shoppers. What I mean is, you can go to the mall for shopping, events, movies, hanging out, or just whatever, you go to Costco to buy food and toilet paper in bulk and stuff like that. The only time I ever go to Costco is with my grandma if I go shopping with her.
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