Costco gives the standard Ozzie a taste of the 'supersized' Yankee shopping life :)
You must be a member (or be attending with a member) to enter the shop at all and at $60/year, if you don't shop enough, you mightn't find it beneficial.
On entry, some of the staff are friendlier than others, don't take it personally how abrupt they can be asking to see your membership card as they do have a lot of people coming through the doors.
Personally, I love Costco, however you do need to do your homework before shopping as you can be taken by the 'hugeness' of this place and buy up big without needing to. It's a great place to shop, bulk buy, and when things are on 'special' the price is very competitive.read more
If you're looking for bulk bargains, then chances are Costco has what you're looking for.
You do need to be a member to enter the store, or be a guest of a member, which costs around $60 pa. There's everything from TV sets to diamond jewellery, fresh food, eggs, tin tuna and pet food and beds to clothing, razors and frozen food.
It can get pretty busy so if you're after a leisurely browse, that could prove difficult.
There's lots of parking, but again, that can be at a premium in busy times.
The food area is often packed and I'm yet to give it a try as long queues for pizza and hotdogs isn't really my thing.