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Old 04-10-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Efland
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I agree with everyone on Costco as well. I have never even been to Sams Club or BJ's. The fact that Costco pays and treats their employees well and Sams Club/Walmart are the exact opposite is reson enough for me to never step foot into a Sams. I also avoid Walmart whenever possible. I love Costco, there just isn't enough of a reason for me to have a membership yet. I'll wait until I have a family.
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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I agree with everyone on Costco as well. I have never even been to Sams Club or BJ's. The fact that Costco pays and treats their employees well and Sams Club/Walmart are the exact opposite is reson enough for me to never step foot into a Sams. I also avoid Walmart whenever possible. I love Costco, there just isn't enough of a reason for me to have a membership yet. I'll wait until I have a family.
I'm single and have been a member for ages now. I think I recoup my membership fee just by what I save on eyeglasses/contacts and dog food alone! But you do need to get to the point where you have some storage space, and don't mind spending ~$8 on dishwasher detergent that will last you a year instead of buying a smaller box at the grocery store. Not for everyone, I know!
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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I prefer Sam's since there are two stores closer to me than Costco.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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I agree with everyone on Costco as well. I have never even been to Sams Club or BJ's. The fact that Costco pays and treats their employees well and Sams Club/Walmart are the exact opposite is reson enough for me to never step foot into a Sams.
Costco and Sam's serve two completely different market segments. There have been several articles over the years comparing the two and why it is not feasible for Sam's to adopt Costco's approach.

I go to whichever store is most convenient, which for me is Sam's club since I can go to the Morrisville store on my lunch hour. It is hardly ever crowded during the week unlike the Capital Blvd store.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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I go to Costco only, even though there's both a BJ's and a Sam's closer to my house! It's all about personal preference (and saving a ton of money on quality dog food). :-)
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:16 AM
 
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I go to Costco only, even though there's both a BJ's and a Sam's closer to my house! It's all about personal preference (and saving a ton of money on quality dog food). :-)
Our dogs love the Kirkland salmon/sweet potato dog food.

Our kids use other brands that contain grain. When they stay with us, they feed their dogs our dog food. Within a few days, their dogs stop farting.

Costco also carries CheckUp dental treats. Dogs love them and it cleans their teeth of that brown tartar.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:22 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I love Costco, but got a Sam's Club membership b/c the locations are closer. If there was a Costco near me I would definitely go with Sam's Club.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:59 PM
 
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Gotta go with supporting good corporate citizenship ... Costco all the way.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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I have both memberships. I go to Sam's club almost every week since it's only 10 mins drive. I go to costco once a month which is on wake forest road.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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We joined BJs and Costcos. I like BJs because it's closer to where I live and the gas prices are generally about the best in town.
I like Costco's for pretty much everything else. They have a great meat dept and the wine dept is pretty good also.
They do a pretty good job with their free samples also. Good marketing because I've bought several products after trying them.
The two things that I do NOT like about Costco's is the fact that it's not convenient to purchase propane. The last I knew, you had to drop your tank off then go through the normal (long) lines just to pay for it. The other thing is that they do not take VISA credit cards.
However, if I only belonged to one, it would be Costco.
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