On Thursday night, I went to Costco -- the one in Grafton -- for the first time. A few people raved about it in the past, so when my mother-in-law invited me to tag along, I eagerly accepted.
From my limited perspective, is wasn't very different from Sam's Club, except it sells gas -- which was an unimpressive $4.15 a gallon -- and might offer a few more organic items. (I haven't been to Sam's in a while, so perhaps they've started stocking more organic items in the past year or so.)
Basically, I have the same problem with both Sam's and Costco: I don't want to spend $41 on Brita filters, even if I get 10 of them and it's a good deal. I simply can't get excited about dropping that size portion of my weekly budget on water filters.
On the up side, I enjoyed seeing the Roomba ($279.99) after reading about the robotic vacuum in this week's OnMilwaukee.com Recommends. Plus, the organic milk was not necessarily a stellar deal, but the expiration dates weren't until Aug. 17.
I admit I had fun looking at all of the massive bags of pita chips and bottles of syrup, along with leather couches and endless rolls of toilet paper, but I really don't think I would pop for a Costco membership because there just wasn't enough there to excite me.
Did I miss something?