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Old 07-02-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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Hi all,

I've just moved into Rosslyn, and I'm looking to join a big box discount store (like Costco, Price Club, BJ's, etc...). From my experience in New York the quality/selection of these stores varies greatly, and I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations about the best such store (in terms of price and selection, mostly for foodstuffs/cleaning supplies/paper towels/etc...) within 30-45 minutes of Rosslyn?

Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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Costco, for sure. There's one in Pentagon City that would be pretty convenient for you.
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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If you're in Rosslyn, Costco is best, just because of the convenience. It would be a pain to get anywhere else. (Also, I <3 Costco!)
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:02 AM
 
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Costco, I agree. And, the shopping area in Pentagon City has many other shops, both immediately adjcent (Best Buy, Nordstrom Rack, Borders), and within an area of a couple of blocks (Pentagon City Mall, Harris Teeter grocery, numerous restaurants).
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:03 AM
 
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There's a new BJ's coming to Wilson Blvd in Seven Corners near the Arlington county border in early August. BJ's offers mostly the same products as Costco but usually will place competing brands for the same product rather than show one brand exclusively. There's a bigger selection of paper products for instance. They also offer produce in smaller quantities.

The biggest hassle at any warehouse club will be the parking and the crowds mobbing the sample stations.
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:09 AM
 
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Costco, I agree. And, the shopping area in Pentagon City has many other shops, both immediately adjcent (Best Buy, Nordstrom Rack, Borders), and within an area of a couple of blocks (Pentagon City Mall, Harris Teeter grocery, numerous restaurants).
Is the Nordstrom Rack open yet? If so, I know where I'm going tonight!
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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Nordstrom Rack is not open yet, at least the last time I checked a week or so ago. I have heard that it's supposed to be mid-to-late August before it's ready for shoppers.
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:39 PM
 
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The biggest hassle at any warehouse club will be the parking and the crowds mobbing the sample stations.
Another hassle is waiting in line to get checked out. At Costco, I would go on the weekend and they have more checkers, but also more customers. I go on the weekday and they have less checkers, which equals to the same long lines.
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