"COSTCO Wholesale" Groceries / Markets Tip by machomikemd

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Costco is the Largest Membership Shopping Club in North America and is Bigger than the Walmart affiliate Sam's Club. It was founded by enterpreneurs James Sinegal and Jeffrey Brotman in the Coffee City of Seattle! eventuallyis expanded nationwide and like they say, the rest is history! Costco focuses on selling products at low prices, often at very high volume. These goods are usually bulk-packaged and marketed primarily to large families and businesses. Furthermore, Costco does not carry multiple brands or varieties where the item is essentially the same except when it has a house brand to sell, typically under the Kirkland Signature label. This results in high volume of sales from single vendor, allowing further reduction in price, and reducing marketing costs. Costco also saves money by not stocking extra bags or packing materials; to carry out their goods, customers must bring their own bags or use the merchandise shipping boxes from the company's outside vendors.

The value of the items in Costco is very reasonable, especially the branded items. They have a huge selection of everything - electrical items, garden equipment, shrubs, clothes, books, CDs, DVDs, bakery, fish, bulk pet food, snacks, frozen foods, refrigerated foods, cereals ... the list goes on.

What to buy: you can buy dungeness crabs here! (cheaper than touristy Fisherman's Wharf) at $ 10 a pound, Alaskan King Crab Legs at $ 12.99 a pound, my favorite jumbo oven roasted chicken that weighs 3 pounds at $ 9. 5pound of Hillshire Farms Kielbasa at $ 10 and a way lot more!

What to pay: Regular Hours:
M-F 11:00am - 8:30pm
Sat. 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sun. 10:00am - 6:00pm


Exclusive Business Member Hours:

minimal pay since this is a membership club.
M-F 10:00am - 11:00am

Address: 450 10th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Directions: 450 10th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 626-4388
Theme: Discount Store
Website: http://www.costco.com/Warehouse/LocationTemplate.aspx?Warehouse=144

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 16, 2008
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