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Jan 19, 2007 04:02 PM

Costco VS Sams

I am moving to an area with a Sam's Club and no Costco. I've never even been in a Sam's. I love Costco and feel some trepidation. What do I have to look forward to ?

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    1. Costco IMO is far superior quality-wise (especially the food products/produce) than Sam's unfortunately.

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      1. re: jeanki

        I agree - and particularly the Kirkland brand stuff at Costco is great.

      2. Costco has better products (I concur on the Kirkland brand) and treats its employees better. No contest.

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        1. re: Lucia

          Don't know if this is the case everywhere, but here at Costco the employees are friendly and really helpful. You rarely unload your own cart. They will provide a box if you want one. At Sam's the lines can be a mile long. They don't open more registers. They don't help you unload the heavy stuff, and if you want a box, find one.
          Costco is brighter, cleaner, easier to get around. They have a better selection of produce, and the meat is better. Costwise they are pretty much even.
          When I had a Sam's club membership I would try to schedule a time when I didn't think it would be to packed, and get in and out as quick as possible. I look forward to my Costco trips, and will go anytime.

          1. re: Bobfrmia

            From what I'm seeing, there is a big difference from store to store.
            My post included no bias.
            I will say that I miss Best Kosher Dinner Franks from Sams. Had I not been changing my diet, I would have remained a member just for those.

            1. re: Bobfrmia

              My Costco carries Best Kosher Dinner Franks... and they are worth the occasional splurge. I've even found the low-fat version there on occasion.

        2. I have both memberships. I do not want to make a political statement! Sam's has certain things that I like better and Costco has things I like better. I agree that Costco has better meat, but Sam's has better chicken (at least in this area). As far as service or lack of service--I find them both the same.


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