Cheapism.com Tries to Compare Sam’s & Costco

July 15th, 2011 · 22 Comments

There’s a website called Cheapism.com that does consumer reviews geared toward getting the best value for money.  They claim that they are the only review site that focuses exclusively on low-price products, a part of the market they say is often overlooked by experts.  So, this week they published a report on their comparison between Sam’s […]

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Tags: Costco in Blogs · In the News

Are There Things Not To Buy In Bulk?

March 30th, 2010 · 20 Comments

My blog was recently cited in a story on MainStreet.com about what items you shouldn’t buy in bulk.  Specifically they were referencing my comparison of Costco prices to those at my local grocery stores in Austin.  If you haven’t read the post, you might want to check it out because it is kind of interesting […]

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Tags: Costco in Blogs · Food · Household Items · In the News

Do You Overspend or Save at Costco?

July 15th, 2009 · 12 Comments

There’s been a bit of buzz going around because of a recent report by two professors, Michael Norton of the Harvard Business School and Leonard Lee, of the Columbia Business School, that studies the impact of warehouse stores on consumer behavior. Basically, it seems to boil down to: do you spend more at Costco, Sam’s, […]

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Tags: Costco in Blogs · General · In the News

2009 Costco Price Comparison

May 7th, 2009 · 34 Comments

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you probably caught my two posts about price comparisons from April 2008 (part 1 and part 2). I decided to do a repeat of my comparison from last year, although I did make a few changes to the way I’ve presented the data in the spreadsheet.  […]

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All I Want for Christmas is a PS3

December 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Yesterday my sister told me the sad, sad story of how she tried to buy a PS3 from HSN (that’s the Home Shopping Network, for those not in the know).  The buying it from HSN isn’t necessarily the sad part, however, them totally sticking it to her is sad.  So, she ordered the PS3 a […]

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