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COSTCO Wholesale Australia Melbourne Docklands Prices List - Comparison *Updated*

Posted By: pharmlover, posted 2009/08/18 09:51
FOOD & GROCERY
Milk Light 3L $3.19
Sanitarium Weet Bix 1kg $3.29 (colesonline.com.au sale $4.00, homeshop.com.au 0.83x1.2kg $5.03)
Fresh Tasmanian Spring Bay Blue Mussels 1.5kg bag $5.99
Croissants 9pack $8.99
Blueberry muffins 12pack 1.9kg $9.99
Kirkland branded boneless salmon fillet $28.99/kg (homeshop.com.au Tasmanian Atlantic fillet $30.20/kg)
Lilydale Free Range whole chicken $5.79/kg sold in 2 packs approx $18 (colesonline.com.au $6.99/kg)
Baiada chicken thigh fillets fresh $9.49/kg sold in about 1.8kg packs
Whole cooked lobster $39.99/kg
Whole fresh salmon $14.99/kg
Teys lamb shanks ready to heat and serve $10.99/kg (about 1kg per pack)
Hot rotisserie chickens Kirkland branded $9.99 (or approx $7.14/kg)
Macadamia Nut Pie Kirkland branded 2kg $19.99
Kirkland branded cheese - Parmigiano Reggiano $26.99/kg
Coca Cola Coke 330mLcansx30pack $13.99 (colesonline.com.au 1.1x375mLcansx24pack $16.50, homeshop.com.au 1.47x375mLcansx18pack sale $20.51)
Kirkland branded Chicken Parmigiana ready to bake (4 breasts) $12.99
Kirkland branded Salmon Milano - fillets with basil pesto butter $31.99/kg
Eggs 18 Free Range 900g $4.49
Kleenex Facial Tissues Regular White 8x250 packs $16.79 (colesonline.com.au $25.20, homeshop.com.au $24.96)
Red Rock Deli crisps 30x45gm packs $31.99 (homeshop.com.au 4.82x10x28gm packs $31.15)
Smiths Salt & Vinegar Crinkle cut crisps 36x45gm $34.99 (colesonline.com.au 36x45gm $52.92, homeshop.com.au 5.68x15x19gm sale $25.52)
Huggies Nappies Junior Ultra Dry 124pack $75.49 (colesonline.com.au 4.13x30pack $86.72, 6.2x20pack $100.25)
Quaker Old Fashioned Oats cereal 4kg $12.99
Carman's Museli Original 1.5kg $9.79 (homesshop.com.au 3x500g $16.14)
Waterwheel Cheese Twists 4x100gm $9.99
Kirkland branded 1.13kg packs of Whole Fancy Cashews $18.99
Cadbury Cherry Ripe 48x52gm $53.99 (colesonline.com.au 48x52gm sale $46.56, homesshop.com.au 49.92x50gm $49.42)
Best Foods mayonnaise 1.8kg $10.29 (colesonline.com.au 4.44x405g $26.58)
Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce 1.75L $4.69
Pizza fresh meat 1.6kg $14.99
Sorbent toilet 48 rolls $24.99
Sunsilk Shampoo Moisture Therapy or Colour Lock 2x750ml $17.99 (colesonline.com.au sale 3.75x400mL $18.75, homeshop.com.au 3.75x400mL $28.28)
Gillette Sensor Excel 25 cartridge $46.99
Gillette Mach3 Turbo 20 cartridge $52.99
Gillette Fusion 16 cartridge $56.99
Gillette Fusion Power 16 cartridge $64.99
Tip Top Omega 3 bread loaf 2x700gm $5.99 (colesonline.com.au $7.98)
Wholemeal bread loaf 2 $2.49
Kraft Vegemite 950gm $11.69 (colesonline.com.au 1.58x600g $14.33, homeshop.com.au 1.58x600g $14.17)
Yumis Dip Hummus 1kg $6.39
Bio-Zet Washing Powder 10kg $38.79

FRUIT&VEG
Apples Pink Lady 3kg $5.49
Baby choi sum $1.49
Baby rocket 300g $4.49
Baby spinach 350g $4.49
Bananas (very ripe) 1.4kg $3.99
Broccolini 500g $5.49
Caesar Salad Kit 500g $5.69
Coleslaw 1kg $4.79
Cucumber English 3 pack $4.49
Iceberg Lettuce 3 pack $5.49
Mesclun Mix 350g $4.49
Mushrooms Closed Cup 500g $3.49
Mushrooms Portobello 375g $4.89
Mushrooms Sliced 500g $3.49
Oranges Navel 4kg $3.49
Pak Choi 4pack $1.49
Salad Mix 1kg $4.99
Snow Peas 1kg $6.49
Strawberries 1kg $6.99 (homeshop.com.au 4x250g $11.80)
Wombok 2pack $4.49

PET
Whiskas Adult Cat Food 12x750gm $25.29
IAMS Adult Cat Food Chicken 3.6kg $31.99 ($42 at Sydney vets, petsonthepark.com.au $45.90 delivered)
Eukanuba Adult Dog Food 15kg $89.99 (bowhouse.com.au $115.35 delivered)

APPLE iPODs
8GB Nano $175.89 (jbhifi.com.au $176, harveynorman.com.au $195, apple.com/au/store $199)
8GB Touch $294.99 (jbhifi.com.au $309, apple.com/au/store $329)
16GB Touch $384.99 (jbhifi.com.au $398, apple.com/au/store $419)
32GB Touch $499.99 (jbhifi.com.au $519, apple.com/au/store $549)
No iPHONEs for sale

PHOTOGRAPHY
Canon 450D DSLR Twin lens kit $1249.99
Pentax K-M DSLR Sigma Twin lens $899.99
Nikon D5000 Twin VR lens $1599.99

HOME THEATRE
Pioneer BDP120 BLU-RAY Player with BD-Live and Quickstart $469.99 (jbhifi.com.au $496)
Samsung LA32B450 SERIES 4 32" LCD 720P HD TV $899.99
Samsung LA37B530 SERIES 5 37" LCD 1080P FULL HD TV $1249.99 (Bing Lee $1159)
Samsung LA46B550 SERIES 5 46" LCD 1080P FULL HD TV $2499.99
Samsung PS42B450 42" PLASMA 720P HD TV $1299.99
Samsung UA46B800 46" LED 200HZ 1080P LED Full HD TV $4399.99 (Retravision on phone $4199.99)
Samsung LA52B550 SERIES 5 52" LCD 1080P FULL HD TV $3099.99
Samsung UA55B6000 55" LED 100HZ 1080P LED Full HD TV $4499.99
Sharp LC-42D77X AQUOS 42" Full HD 100Hz LCD TV $2099.99
Sharp LC-52D77X 52-inch LCD $3299.99
Simplicity SMF1B1 Full Motion 19"-40" TV Wall Mount $146.99
Simplicity SLF1B1 Full Motion 30"-55" TV Wall Mount $327.99
Simplicity SXDP3B1 Low Profile 32"-60" TV Wall Mount $162.99
Sony KDL22S5700 Bravia 22" LCD 720P HD TV white $779.99
Sony KDL32V5500 Bravia 32" LCD 1080P FULL HD $1229.99 (jbhifi.com.au $1296)
Sony KDL40W5500 Bravia 40" LCD 100HZ 1080P FULL HD TV $2099.99 (jbhifi.com.au $2293.01, harveynorman.com.au $2499)
Sony KDL40WES(5?) Bravia 40" ECO 100HZ 1080P LCD FULL HDTV $2249.98
Sony KDL46W5500 Bravia 46" LCD 100HZ 1080P FULL HD TV $2549.99 (jbhifi.com.au $2798, Good Guys on phone $3200)
Sony KDL46Z5500 Bravia 46" LCD 200HZ 1080P Full HD TV $3399.99 (jbhifi.com.au $3896, webprice.com.au $3350)
Sony KDL52Z5500 Bravia 52" LCD 200HZ 1080P Full HD TV $3999.99 (Good Guys on phone $3950, jbhifi.com.au $4896, harveynorman.com.au $4999, webprice.com.au $4200)
Toshiba 22AV600A 22" LCD 720P HD TV $499.99
Toshiba 26AV600A 26" LCD 720P HD TV $659.99
Toshiba 37A600A 37" LCD 770P HD TV $999.99
Toshiba 37AV600A 37" LCD 720P HD TV $999.99
Viewsonic N4290P 42" LCD 1080P FULL HD TV $1299.99
HD TV kit - 2 HDMI cables, cleaning equipment $62.99

COMPUTERS/LAPTOPS/NETBOOKS
Acer Aspire One AO751h 11.6" netbook HDD160GB $649.99
Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T 15.6" notebook HDD500GB $1699.98
HP Mini 110-1006TU 10.1" netbook $599.98 (jbhifi.com.au $648.00)
HP Pavilion p6120 desktop computer, 20" widescreen LCD monitor $999.99
HP Pavilion p6160 desktop computer, 21.5" widescreen HD LCD monitor, TV tuner $1499.99
HP Pavilion dv6-1242TX 15.6" notebook HDD320GB $1229.99 (jbhifi.com.au $1377)
HP Pavilion dv6-1246TX 15.6" notebook HDD500GB $1499.99 (jbhifi.com.au $1592)
HP Pavilion dv7-2112TX 17.0" notebook HDD1TB $1999.99 (cworld.com.au $2235, hp.com.au RRP$2599, harveynorman.com.au $2599, jbhifi.com.au $2743)
Toshiba Satellite A500/040 (PSAM3A-0400E) 16.0" notebook HDD400GB $1399.99 (cworld.com.au $1545.00, jbhifi.com.au $1567.01)
Toshiba Satellite L500/01E (PSL10A-013E013) 15.6" notebook HDD320GB $999.99 (jbhifi.com.au $1167)
Toshiba Satellite P500/025 (PSP88A-025002) 18.4" notebook HDD1TB $2299.99

COMPUTER ACCESSORIES, PERIPHERALS
Canon Pixma MP980 Wireless Colour printer/scanner/copier $349.99 (jbhifi.com.au $449)
Epson TX210 Multifunction Inkjet Printer $99.99
Epson TX550W Multifunction Inkjet Printer $138.99
HP Officejet 6500 All-in-one Wireless Colour printer/scanner/copier/fax $229.99
Samsung 2233SW HD LCD 21.5" Computer Monitor $249.99 (jbhifi.com.au $328)
Samsung 233SW HD LCD 23" Computer Monitor $299.99
SanDisk 4GB Ultra II Flash card twin pack $61.99 (jbhifi.com.au single $35)
SanDisk 16GB USB stick $58.99
Seagate FreeAgent 250GB $99
Viewsonic WX2433WM 23.6" Widescreen LCD Computer Monitor $299.99
Viewsonic VA1916W 19" Widescreen LCD Computer Monitor $179.99
Western Digital 1TB external hard drive $199.99; 2TB for $369.99
Western Digital 1TB MyBook $182.99

OTHER ELECTRONICS
Behringer EG8180 Digital Baby Grand Piano with Bench $2699.99
Casio CDP-100 Privia Digital Piano with wooden stand $899.99 (bavasmusic.com.au $699)
Yamaha PSRE223 Portable Keyboard with stand $229.99
Segway Personal Transporter $8999.98

PHOTOGRAPHY
Canon 450D DSLR Twin lens kit $1249.99
Pentax K-M DSLR Sigma Twin lens $899.99
Nikon D5000 Twin VR lens $1599.99

DIGITAL PHOTO LAB PROCESSING
4x6 inch prints $0.12 (snapfish.com.au 1cent each - use code NEWCENTAU at checkout + $2.95 postage)
5x7 inch prints $0.25
8x10 inch prints $1.99
8x12 inch prints $1.99
11x14 inch prints $4.99
12x16 inch prints $5.99
12x18 inch prints $5.99
12x36 inch prints $6.99
Passport and ID photos eight for $4.99
Prints to CD $2.49
Prints to DVD $3.49
Voucher: Staff at the photo lab will give you a coupon for a free 12x18 inch print if requested

ELECTRONICS - SOFTWARE
James Bond Ultimate DVD Collection $239.99 (jbhifi.com.au $248.98)
Wii games $22-$70
Recent release Bluray DVDs for under $30
Kill Bill Blu-ray 1 or 2 $39.99 (jbhifi.com.au $47.98)
Top Gear - the Great Adventures: Botswana Special $14.69 (jbhifi.com.au $15.98)
Underbelly - A Tale Of Two Cities $48.99 (jbhifi.com.au $52.98)
Flight of the Concords season 2 $31.69 (jbhifi.com.au $29.98)

LIQUOR
Spirits
Kirkland branded vodka 1.75L $89.99
Baileys Original Irish Cream 1L $38.98 (colesonline.com.au $39.99, homeshop.com.au $45.99, vintagecellars.com.au 2x500mL $63.98)
Kahlua Mexican Coffee Liqueur 1L $39.99 (colesonline.com.au $45.99, homeshop.com.au 1.43x700mL $51.41, vintagecellars.com.au 1.43x700mL $51.41)
Hennessey XO Cognac 700mL $173.99
Remy Martin Vsop Cognac 700mL $63.99 (homeshop.com.au $81.99, vintagecellars.com.au $79.99)

Wine
Chateau Neuf du-Pape 2003 $34.99
Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 750mL $46.99 (colesonline.com.au 2006 $54.99)
Taylors Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 750mL $19.89 (vintagecellars.com.au 2004 $29.99)
St Hallet Old Block Shiraz $59.99
Climbing Merlot 2007 $14.99
Nautilus Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008 $19.89
Kirkland branded Ti Point Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc $13.99
Cloudy Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 750mL $29.99 (vintagecellars.com.au 2008 $39.99)
Moet & Chandon Champagne Brut Imperial Champagne NV 750mL $59.99 (1stchoice.com.au sale $56.83, colesonline.com.au $89.99, homeshop.com.au sale $66.65, vintagecellars.com.au $79.99)

Beer
Victoria Bitter stubbies 24x375mL $36.99 (colesonline.com.au $44.99, homeshop.com.au sale $40.98)
Corona Extra Beer stubbies 24X330mL $51.99 (colesonline.com.au $69.99, homeshop.com.au $60.98)

HARDWARE, HOMEWARES
KitchenAid 10 piece utensil pack $49.98
Wenger Outfitter 3-person tent $199.99
Wheelbarrow with black poly tray $89.99
Schwinn Mountain bike $499.99
Kirkland branded oversized bath towels $15.99
Multi-position sofa bed $599.98
Electrolux Cyclone XL bagless vacuum cleaner $249.99
Volta Velocity Pet Lover Upright vacuum cleaner $169.99
Volta Vortex Gen 3 bagless vacuum cleaner $159.98
Grand Hall Barbcue gas grill $999.99
New release trade paperback books for $19.99

GIFT VOUCHERS
$100 Restaurant Gift Vouchers for $79.99: Kobe Jones, Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria, Bluefire Churrascaria Grill, Butchers Grill, Fish Seafood Grill, Livebait, Mecca Bah, Orient Express, Rivers Restaurant Cruises, Saganaki Greek Cuisine & Grill, Southern Star Hotel, Steakhouse, Windows on the Bay, Yum Cha Dragon

HEALTH, MEDICINES, OPTICAL
NOTE: There is NO PHARMACY here
Ansell Condoms Lifestyles regular 40pack $12.99 (colesonline.com.au 1.66x24pack $18.13, homeshop.com.au sale 1.66x24pack $17.48)
Audiclean Ear Wash 60mL $10.69 (chemistwarehouse.com.au $13.99)
Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion 2x354mL $19.49 (chemistwarehouse.com.au $11.69)
Beroca Performance Effervescent Orange 45 tablets $16.39 (chemistwarehouse.com.au $17.99)
Beroca Performance Effervescent Original 45 tablets $16.39 (chemistwarehouse.com.au $17.99)
Caltrate 600mg with Vitamin D 200 tablets $19.99 (chemistwarehouse.com.au 1.67x120 tablets $22.82)
Caltrate Plus 200 tablets $19.99 (chemistwarehouse.com.au 1.67x120 tablets $22.82)
Canesten Athletes Foot Cream 50g $8.69 (colesonline.com.au $10.85)
Centrum Multivitamins 200 tablets $25.89 (chemistwarehouse.com.au 1.67x120 tablets $29.48)
Centrum Select 50+ Multivitamins 200 tablets $25.89 (chemistwarehouse.com.au 1.67x120 tablets $29.48)
Herron Vita-minis for Kids Multivitamin & Mineral Raspberry Chewable 400 tablets $30.89 (chemistwarehouse.com.au 4x100 tablets $42.76, colesonline.com.au 4x100 tablets $68.28)
Herron Vita-minis for Kids Omega Smart Chewable 300 capsules $46.39 (chemistwarehouse.com.au 8x50 capsules $39.92, colesonline.com.au $130.64)
Herron Osteoeze Active 400 tablets $61.99 (chemistwarehouse.com.au 2x200 tablets $89.98, colesonline.com.au 3.33x120 tablets $121.50)
Jitterbug Wheeled Walker $107.99
KY Lubricant 2x100g $14.99 (chemistwarehouse.com.au $16.78, colesonline.com.au 21.78)
Magpie Transit Wheelchair $257.99
Mederma Skin Care for Scars 50g $25.69 (chemistwarehouse.com.au $38.99)
Nicabate 2mg 192 gum $38.99 (chemistwarehouse.com.au $49.98)
Nicabate 4mg 192 gum $38.99 (chemistwarehouse.com.au $49.98)
Nicabate 4mg 144 lozenge $51.89 (chemistwarehouse.com.au $64.78)
Nurofen 200mg 24 tablets $3.99 (chemistwarehouse.com.au $4.69, pharmacydirect.com.au $4.70, homeshop.com.au $5.51, colesonline.com.au $5.57)
Nurofen 200mg 24 caplets $3.99 (chemistwarehouse.com.au $4.99, colesonline.com.au $5.57)
Nurofen 200mg 20 liquid-gel capsules $4.29 (chemistwarehouse.com.au $5.69, colesonline.com.au $5.86)
Nurofen Anti-Inflammatory Gel 50g $9.28 (colesonline.com.au $13.07)
Listerine Freshburst Mouthwash 2x1.5L $22.29 (colesonline.com.au sale 3x1L $27, homeshop.com.au 3x1L $36.24)
Omron Blood Pressure Monitor HEM-7080 $139.99 (Singaporean import)
Opti-free Replenish Economy Pack 300mL + 200mL + Lens Case $12.99
Prescription glasses: $249 frame & lenses ($30 coupon discount makes it $219.99)
Sinoclear Nasal and Sinus Relief 135mL $8.29 (chemistwarehouse.com.au $7.99)
Stayfree Cottony Ultra Thin Pads with Wings 40 Regular Day & 20 Night Pack $20.99 (colesonline.com.au $25.52)
Strepsils Honey & Lemon 36 lozenges $6.79 (chemistwarehouse.com.au $5.99, colesonline.com.au $9.25)
St John Ambulance First Aid Kit small leisure $40.99 (stjohn.org.au RRP $52.45)
Alcon Systane Lubricating Eye Drops 15mL $4.99 (chemistwarehouse.com.au $14.99)
Wartner Wart Removal System 50mL $19.49 (European Union import)

CLOTHING, FASHION
NOTE: no change rooms, but excellent returns policy.
Segments womens t-shirts $10.99
Polo Ralph Lauren polo shirts $54.99; Kirkland branded alongside for $22.99
Van Heusen mens business shirts $24.99
Colourful Ed Hardy fashion t-shirts $69.99
Lucky Brand Jeans t-shirts for $29.99, Diesel Logo t-shirts for $39.99
Kirkland branded jeans $24.99
Hugo Boss Texas jeans $99.99
Chloe red leather shoulder bag $1249.99
Designer fragrances $76.99 - inc DKNY, Juicy Couture and Marc Jacobs

CAFE MENU
Pork hotdog + unlimited 600ml refill softdrink $2.50
Meat pie $3
Chicken bake roll $5
Pizzas $15 or $3/slice
Chicken Caesar salad $6.50
Frozen Yoghurt $2.49
Fruit Smoothie $2.99
Sundae w topping $2.99

ENTRY FEE
The unofficial policy is that you can enter for free in the first week, but can't buy anything unless you're a member.
$60 for yearly membership ($55 if you own a business)
One membership pays for two cards used as photo ID's for entry and checkout.
You can bring up to two non-members with each visit but only the member can check out.
Membership is refundable if you are unhappy.

PARKING
Due to bulky items drive in with your BIGGEST car. Park at nearby Harbourtown and walk across. Harbourtown parking is free first hour then $5 for all day.
Official carpark is underneath Costco store - first two hour free then $5 per hour.
Those willing to risk a fine can park for free on the nature strip on the north side of Footscray Road.

SHOPPING & CHECKOUT
The place is massive - give yourself a few hours to shop. Be prepared to wait to pay (no express checkouts), up to an hour at peak times. Queues may be shorter closer to closing time.

COSTCO MELBOURNE DOCKLANDS
381 Footscray Road, Docklands

Weekdays 10:00am to 8:30pm (first hour - business members only)
Saturday 9:30am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 5pm

HAVE YOU PRICED A DEAL FROM COSTCO?
Please reply via the comments page with as much detail about each product as possible.
Please provide electronic product model numbers/specs and prices for everyone who can't visit the new store.

Sony KDL-40W5500 $1699 (jbhifionline.com.au - $1870)
- ironsword

****ATTENTION**** Most of the prices given here for electronic goods such as televisions are out of date. Due to the high exchange rate from AUD->USD Costco and indeed other electronic product suppliers have consequently reduced their prices. Although you cannot 'haggle' with Costco on their prices, from what I've seen you are sure to get a very competitive price.
- ironsword
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  • ironsword2009/08/29 12:56:53
    I went to Costco on Thursday afternoon and wrote down a couple of prices. Sorry about the prices of a few of the products though. Some info might be a bit useless. I didn't have enough time to write down the brand and all the specifics of everything but hopefully it will give people an idea of the pricing at Costco. You can find the prices here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AlJh-KEiyDMDdHRQV3RlSjVwbTcxci0wTGZVSTlVZ1E&hl=en

    Just went to Costco today (1/6/10) and bought a few things. Did a little comparison with prices at woolworths using their Price Check feature on their website. I added the details to the link above :)
  • odysseus2009/08/29 21:19:51
    Thanks for your efforts.

    Living in Sydney so not having one, I don't see what the fuss is about. The prices are okay, but not so special given the potential hassle of getting there, long queues, and need to buy in bulk (and thus find somewhere to store 50 rolls of toilet paper, or 12.5kg of flour at a time!). It'd be okay to keep in mind, but when you have to pay an extra $60 annually that takes away any possible motivation to shop there. The savings, if any, wouldn't cover the extra hassle.

    Plus, given all the criticism the majors get about prices being expensive here, you'd think a place that charges a fee, only carries things in bulk and has only one warehouse so fewer staff and rental costs would be able to do a lot better if things were really that way.
  • voteoften2009/08/29 22:21:06
    Hi Ironsword,

    Great list. So much effort. Thanks and welcome to BS.

    It looks like Costco will be cheaper in some items. Can hardly wait until we get some competition here in Perth, be it from Aldi or Costco or some other competitor. We pay far more here than in the eastern states.
  • lilpretzel2009/08/29 23:34:59
    Welcome To Buckscoop Ironsword!

    Thanks Pharmlover & Ironsword, great work.

    :)
  • totalfrog2009/09/02 08:57:45
    That is an amazing list pharmlover. I appreciate the effort you put into it and I appreciate the time you have saved me. I am not going to bother with Costco now - I was really excited about it but the prices aren't that amazing. For $60 a year I was expecting it to be a lot cheaper than the supermarket and it really isn't on most things.
  • admin2009/09/02 13:42:49
    For a quiet little thread this one has had a hell of a lot of views. Great effort pharmlover - have given you some reputation.
  • loulou2009/09/03 00:44:41
    Great Effort Pharmlover! Love the price comparison. Its such a pity that Cosco is in the city. I'll be blowed if I'm driving into town to do the grocery shopping! Must admit though, I'm a little disappointed with some of the prices, and wonder if its worth the $60 membership. I'd rather shop at Aldi for free!
  • golfwidow2009/09/21 12:48:34
    So has anyone joined? Any thoughts? :)
  • doozerberry2009/09/22 00:07:47
    A friend of mine joined Costco, and so off we trundled yesterday to "check" things out. Admittedly, we spent $250, BUT was overall disappointed.

    The things we purchased were:
    2 x CF 4gb Cards = $63.00
    1kg of salad mix for around $5
    800g sliced champagne ham - $6
    800g sliced chicken roll - $9
    1kg of Ranch dressing - $10... YUM!!!
    Carman's Muesli Bars - box of 18 for $10
    Some Fibre Fit muesli bars box of 24 for $14
    1kg fizzy cola lollies $10
    Tortilla wraps 2 x 8 packs for $7
    White King Bleach 4.5 ltr - $5
    A wooden chopping board with bowls $33 (as a gift)
    1kg strawberries for $7 really nice ones
    Box of 20? HUGE cupcakes - $20
    2 x 1.5kg Beechworth Honey - $20
    30m? of Glad Bake - $22
    Vitafresh 45cm x 600m cling wrap - $18
    Something else I cant remember LOL....

    With the cling wrap I could've gotten 30x300m? Glad Wrap for $20... but decided to go the other one which was better value.

    I didn't find the fresh meat cheap at all, but they do offer some premade pastas and stuff at a decent price. Cant say how good they are though. There premade pizzas looked popular, looked around the size of a Family pizza for $15... but then, you have to cook it yourself.

    You can buy a BIG birthday cake, cream filled and topped sponge, reminded me of being about the size of a a3 sheet of paper for $27. Would be really good for parties and stuff.

    There are some bargains to be had on some of the more obscure items like office chairs, but only good if they have them when you're there, and you need one!

    TV's I didnt think were that cheap... and the clothes, well... you could buy an Ed Hardy tshirt for around $60 and CK jeans for $50. Which is fine if you're a label junkie, but I prefer to pick up REAL bargains.

    Toilet paper was either sorbent or I think Cottonelle, and I really didnt think they were that cheap... around 50c a roll. As they aren't my preferred brands I didnt pay ALOT of attention.

    I noticed a big tin of Nescafe 43 for $14.99, which you can get for that price on special in the supermarkets.

    50 kilos of Basmati rice was $50. Good value - if you'd ever get through that much rice.

    They had a box of 8 x 14 pack Kotex Ultrathins pad for $30. Which seems ok... BUT if you're like me, you take advantage of the Kmart 3 for the price of 2 sale. At that sale I got 9 packets for $30 which is better value.

    The packaged deli meats seemed good value, they come as 800g packs, which is made up of 2 x 400g vacuum sealed pre sliced meats. I have a vacuum sealer so I seperated the packs into more appropriate portions, and sealed them up and we will put some in the freezer.

    I also noticed some of the chocolates were quite cheap, as in Lindt balls. Would be good if you were making hampers at Christmas.

    I think also, if you had kids then you could pick up further bargains. My friend bought Florida Fruit Nuggets??? I'm not sure, but they might be like little fruit bites (we used to have like Bellis Fruit Bars). They were around $10, and she said to get the same amount it would cost like $20 at a supermarket. Oh also Moo Cheese... that round cardboard cheese with individually wrapped segments inside. You got like 3 of those for the price of 1.

    In the liquor section we didn't think much of it. 1ltr of Southern Comfort was $40. Carlton Natural Blonde $37 and Pure Blonde $40 a slab. We did think some of the wine prices were ok, like $10 a bottle for Brown Brothers Dolcetto Syrah and $13 for Gulf Station Wines. (We didnt look at the really pricey ones!)

    In all, it was interesting for a looksie, and would consider going every 4-6 months for a look and to top up on other stuff. The main thing is just to know your prices when you go in. (A lot like Campbell's Cash and Carry). Also, do your sums. Work it out down to pack prices, or individual prices on things. Then compare to what you can get those items for elsewhere. As we are all bargain hunters on Buckscoop you will find that a lot of the time we can get them cheaper elsewhere.

    Only other way to do it would be to get a group of friends together, like a mothers group or something, and then look at buying some of the REAL BULK items, like the rice. If you had 10 people to divide that between, it would be a GREAT buy! Even then 5 kgs of rice is a lot!
  • PoisonIvy2009/09/24 12:39:26
    In the first post - a $30 voucher for glasses is mentioned - is this voucher still available? Likewise with the free photo print...
  • wheadle2009/09/25 00:16:15
    Awesome list pharmlover. Keep up the good work. sent you some rep
  • nod2009/10/24 01:50:09
    I see that Costco are thinking about opening a store in Sydney next year.
  • ValveBounce2009/11/22 22:29:01
    I have just joined this forum but having read the extensive price list above, I can only say, you must do your own shopping.

    First of all, the TV's have come down dramatically in price; viz. Sony 32" Bravia 1080P Full HD costs $1029, which is $200 less than the price above, and that was 10 days ago. You must check prices before you buy - some things are cheaper, and some are more expensive. Roquefort (Papliion) costs $60 per kilo and come in 300gm (I think) size. Gorgonzola is even cheaper. Underwear is cheaper, so are T-shirts which are very good quality.

    BUT some things are cheaper elsewhere. viz. a 16GB Corsair 2 Voyager flash drive costs just over $47 at CentreCom Online - Notebooks & Computers ; I went to the Elsternwick store in Glenhuntly Rd., opp. the Railway Station. So, you have to do your homework sometimes.

    Some Bread costs $2.50 (approx) for two loaves, and the Jelly Beans, Almond Brittle is just fantastic.

    But it is necessary to shop. New items come in all the time. A Strong DTV 5492 recorder costs $399. You won't get it anywhere else for this price, and I just checked with my friends at the DTV forum. The beauty of Costco is that if you don't like the item, you can bring it back. TV's and recorders: you have to return it before 3 months. And if you are not happy being a member of Costco, you give them back the membership cards, and you get your $60 back.

    Parking has eased considerably lately, and if you go around 11.30 to 1pm, (which I do), there's no problem.

    But if you want to buy liquor, try First Choice or Uncle Dan Murphy.

    Hope this helps.
  • pharmlover2010/02/17 03:08:56
    Coupons are now available for download

    Valid 2010 February 8-21 http://www.costco.com.au/Resources/coupons/COSTCO_2010_FEB_FINAL.pdf
  • jasmin2010/03/14 07:34:40
    huggies nappies and fresh whole salmon seem good prices

    i wonder if others know how much the prices change

    i'd be interested to know how much they are on printer copy paper just the normal 500 reems or if you buy a few boxes with 5 reems of 500 in them

    anyone know or anyone know where copy paper is cheapest, officeworks, or other sales or costco?
  • Donkey2010/04/16 18:29:38
    I see there's a Sydney store been approved. To be opened on Paramatta Road in Auburn.
  • hwebb2010/08/13 07:56:02
    I find Costco to be very cheap on a few items which are "staples" for my household. In particular, frozen blueberries are only about $5-6/kg at costco (about 4 times this price at Coles or Safeway). Similarly, real maple syrup is dirt-cheap at Costco. Quality Kikkoman fermented soy sauce is similarly ridiculously cheap at Costco. Sultana Bran is way cheaper than you'll find anywhere else also.

    I wouldn't recommend doing a whole shop at Costco (though the fruit and veg are extremely good quality and competitively priced), but I do drop in every couple of months and stock up on my favourite quality items. I save about $300/year by purchasing blueberries at Costco....more savings when looking at the other items I regularly buy.
  • ironsword2010/08/15 14:59:17
    hwebb
    though the fruit and veg are extremely good quality and competitively priced



    I would have to disagree with you there. I find the fruit and vegetables to be rather average in quality and not as competitively priced as some of the other items they have such as those frozen mixed berries which you mentioned. I certainly wouldn't be going to Costco soley to buy their fruit and vegetables. Having said that, I do find a few produce items to be of comparable quality to other outlets/supermarkets while being priced at much more attractive prices.

    hwebb
    real maple syrup is dirt-cheap at Costco.


    Bugger. I wish I'd known :p Just did my last big shop there. ;)
  • lilpretzel2010/08/16 07:04:00
    Thanks for the update :)
  • Hendo2010/08/22 18:50:50
    I have join Costco and found the pricng to be good and if you go and buy in bulk say once a month the saving's are huge. Brought a deep freezer and shelving to store.
    Here are the prices that I paid on the items I brought on Saturday.

    Nutri-Grain 940g $6.99 ([url]www.colesonline.com.au[/url] 805g $8.71)
    Mainland Tasty Cheese Slices 1.5kg $13.79 ([url]www.colesonline.com.au[/url] 7.14x210g $36.48)
    Broccoli 1kg $1.99 ([url]www.colesonline.com.au[/url] .99c perkg)
    Lite Milk 3ltr $3.19 ([url]www.colesonline.com.au[/url] $3.99)
    Skippy Peanut Butter (smooth) 1.36kg $6.69 ([url]www.colesonline.com.au[/url] 3.62x375g (coles smart buy brand) $8.25)
    Multigrain Bread 3x650g $2.99
    Mixed Berries (Frozen) 1kg $6.69 ([url]www.colesonline.com.au[/url] 2x500g $14.58)
    Beer Batterd Flathead Fillets 1.2kg $15.79 ([url]www.colesonline.com.au[/url] 3.3x360g $24.78)
    4 & 20 Chunky Beef Pies x 8 $7.69 ([url]www.colesonline.com.au[/url] 2 four packs $14.72)
    Pauls Lazytown Yoghurt 12pack $4.89([url]www.colesonline.com.au[/url] $7.03)
    Lean Ground Beef Mince 2.8kg $25.39 ([url]www.colesonline.com.au[/url] $42.00)
    Garlic Bread 3 pack 1.2kg $3.99 ([url]www.colesonline.com.au[/url] 2.6x450g 2 pack $8.47)
  • lilpretzel2011/09/01 16:13:41
    Coupons are now available for download..

    Valid until 11th September..

    http://www.costco.com.au/coupons/Costco2011Aug29.pdf?v=110829
  • voteoften2011/09/04 12:49:36
    1.5 kilos of reeses peanut butter cups just $12. Wow. Even at their normal price of $15, it's a bargain.

    I am going to melbourne in late october, does anyone know the qualification for a membership card? Here in perth an entertainment card makes you a member at some warehouse club. Does anyone know if that is the case at cosco?
  • odysseus2011/09/04 19:24:49
    voteoften

    I am going to melbourne in late october, does anyone know the qualification for a membership card? Here in perth an entertainment card makes you a member at some warehouse club. Does anyone know if that is the case at cosco?


    No qualification apart from paying the money and having ID. They're not affiliated with other clubs though so you need to pay them to be a member. Memberships are a significant part of how they make their money so they don't give it away.
  • voteoften2011/09/05 18:48:59
    My ex-in-laws probably have a card. Does anyone know if they check ID at the registers? Thanks
  • eron2011/09/05 21:13:51
    voteoften
    My ex-in-laws probably have a card. Does anyone know if they check ID at the registers? Thanks


    Yes, always.
  • ebach172012/05/08 21:46:30
    I was wondering if anyone had an idea of whether the digital cameras offered at Costco are much cheaper than Harvey Norman or JBHifi? I'm after a Canon or Nikon double lens camera....but I live over 2 hours away and wanted to save the drive if they didn't have much to offer.
  • Anto2012/05/17 15:32:17
    Hi,

    Can someone please post the prices for

    Karicare Aptamil Gold 1/ Gold2/ Gold 3/ Gold 4

    Wyeth S26 Gold 1/ Gold 2 / Gold 3

    Cheers

    Anto
  • Donkey2013/08/21 20:25:55
    A few Costco coupons for those of you who shop there. Valid 17.08.2013 to 01.09.2013.

    $5 off Bahamian lobster tails.
    $3 off diced beef
    $3 off marinated chicken galbi
    $1 off Medjool dates
    $2 off a 12 pack of variety bagels
    $1 off Bulgogi Beef Bakes
    $5 off Tencel Premium Quality Baby Wipes
    You can grab the printable coupon PDF here.
  • Belle772014/02/22 06:24:58
    I 've been told overall its a waste of $60 and they won't be back from about 6 people. Although all did say it would be a place to go for a large event like a 21st Birthday etc for there cakes and platters etc.

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