Getting caught up in the hype of Costco we thought applying for a membership would be a good idea. Wrong! 3 times we drove all the way out to the warehouse only to get frustrated with the traffic and the endless waiting for a parking spot to no avail and leaving. Finally our 4th attempt during a weekday we managed to find parking only 10kms away from the warehouse (ok so that's an exaggeration but it felt like we were miles away from the entrance). When we finally made it up the long ramp and past the card security in to the warehouse you are definitely left overwhelmed with the rows of shelves full of weird and wonderful things. From groceries to electricals, tools to clothes and prescription glasses It all looks great when you first walk in but when you get the hang of it you start thinking do I really need 50 bread rolls or 100 toilet rolls. Of course, I am not faulting bulk buying as if you have a big family Costco may be the place for you but a word of warning not everything is cheaper and if you are a couple you will end up wasting a lot of the bulk food. I must say I was a fan of the large pizzas however be mindful that it will not fit in your standard oven. Unfortunately having bought the "Gold" membership for the not so cheap price of $60 I think we only shopped there twice in the whole 12 months. Safe to say we won't be renewing our membership.