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Me........At Costco No Less

July 27th, 2007 at 10:34 pm

I've been to Costco more times in the last 2 months than I have been in the last 20 years. Mom is a shopping fanatic; as are all the other shoppers I saw at Costco.

We supposedly went for a chicken. A cooked chicken for dinner tonight. We got that, but "picked up" about $70.00 of things we just had to have. I couldn't believe the things people were buying...

Mom is still talking about moving to a beach, which would most likely take us to a part of the state without a Costco quite so close. She was talking about how I'd have to get used to not being able to just run out and get whatever. I reminded her that was herself she was talking about, that I was used to not shopping at all! I would really love being further out; am carefully lobbying for a smaller community than the one we're in.

Other details: Had the Craigslist sewing customer/barter person here this
AM. Everything fit, delivered one more item with only 3 to go now. Will take the items to her in 2 weeks & guess where she lives? Near one of the beach houses on our list to see.! We'll make a day of it & see what mom thinks.

Did spend some money today on vitamins and supplements. I'm a firm believer in them & order online so I feel like I get the best deal possible.

Also paid for a new water heater for another rental. Gads, July has been a pricey month. Things like the pump and the hot water tank make me weigh the plus/minus bit of the rentals. I've had them to use for my retirement, as my job had no retirement plan..... Now, I'd really like to not be thinking about repairs & such all the time. Fortunately, I don't need to decide anything right away. Food for thought.

Made last payment for extreme dental work too. Can't wait to get this all finished up. Sounds like everything is on schedule with original plan, will perhaps be done by the end of Sept.

I'd better put the checkbook away & hold the line for a bit now! Smile

5 Responses to “Me........At Costco No Less”

  1. baselle Says:

    Yeah, I've never understood the argument that Costco is frugal. Its a wonderland of temptation, especially since its such a hassle to drive & park & wheel around that you feel like buying to "make it worth your while". And the free samples, blah blah blah. I never get out of there for under 50$, and rarely for under 100$.

  2. yummy64 Says:

    I have to admit I giggled when I read your comments about Costco. I let my membership lapse there after I realised that all the bargains were costing me... you don't end up ahead when you keep buying.. LOL (or at least I didn't)

  3. Kikee Says:



    Costco, or any warehouse club for that matter, CAN be extremely frugal. If/when you know your prices and you stick to buying ONLY what you NEED. The fact that "YOU" (that is the general you, not the specific you) cannot resist temptation is "YOUR" fault, not the store's. @@

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    I just go to Costco for a few things and stay out of aisles I have no business in. Of course, then they change where stuff is located so you have to figure it out all over again. Still, I have gotten better and better over the years and don't succumb to the temptation to get extra stuff. It was a lifesaver when diapers and wipes were needed in our household. Now I have five things I get monthly from them and that's it.

  5. baselle Says:

    Kikee - Don't have to tell me! I use my price book when I'm there. Right now, the only thing that's worth it as determined by my price book are batteries.

    But shopping there you do have incidental expenses - gas (its the farthest store that we drive to) and the 45$/yr membership fee. Also, frankly, 1-2 people the units are unfrugal. Its one thing buying a gallon of mayo for a large family with a tuna salad fetish, another for us. Big Grin
    YMMV.

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