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10 Expensive Buys at Costco That are Worth the Splurge

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Stephanie MialkiGuest Blogger
July 04, 2016 · 9.1k Views

Although most people tend to join Sam’s Club or Costco to save money on bulk food items and household products, there are also some people who like to take advantage of the big ticket items offered at these places. While these items are typically quite expensive, there are many qualities about them that make them worth every penny. Take a look at these 10 expensive buys from Costco or Sam’s Club that are totally worth the splurge.

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1. Membership


First and foremost, is the the club membership. An annual Sam’s Club membership costs $45 for the year, and a Costco Gold Star Membership costs $55 for the year. Although this may sound expensive, considering you’ll also be paying for the products at these stores, it is totally worth the investment. Think about it, by spending this set amount each year, you are able to shop at these stores whenever you want to and save HUGE on so many products.

2. Pool Table

If you’ve been in search of a pool table, you probably haven’t even thought to look at Sam’s Club… until now. Here, you can find a pool table for as little as $450! This price is definitely worth it, as this 7.5-foot table comes with the works: a full set of balls, a triangle rack, two cue sticks, two chalks, and a cleaning brush!

3. Greenhouse

Source: Costco UK

Believe it or not, Costco sells five different greenhouses, the largest of which offers about 415 square feet of space inside. Although this product is about $13,000, any gardener would agree that this sturdy polycarbonate and aluminum building is worth every dollar, as it includes a ventilation and heating system, solar lighting, shelving, plant hooks, and several other desirable features.

>> SEE MORE: 19 Bulk Food Items You Should Be Buying at Costco

4. Hot Tub

Another great buy at Costco is the Deluxe Dual-Massage Hot Tub by Divine Hot Tubs that costs $8,500. This hot tub contains waterfall fountains, 100 jets, multi-colored LEDs, lounge seats with pillows, and can comfortably hold up to four people. The best part about it? This wifi connected hot tub contains a built-in Bluetooth sound system AND the tub can be turned on and off from a mobile or computer app!

5. Swing Set

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For the same price as the greenhouse mentioned above, Costco also sells an amazing redwood playset that would be any child’s outdoor dream. This huge piece contains six play decks, five swings, two sandboxes, four slides, two rock walls, monkey bars, a drawbridge, and a picnic table. And guess what parents - installation is included!

6. Patio Set

$12,100 may seem a little steep for a patio set, but if you’ve got the estate-size backyard to fit this monstrosity, then chances are you can afford to splurge on this awesome 18-piece patio set. All-in-all there is a six-piece deep-seating set, a seven-piece dining set, and a five-piece conversation set that even includes a fire pit. If this isn’t something you can afford on your own or fit in your own backyard, consider splitting the cost and the furniture with somebody else!

7. Camera Bundle

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You can find awesome camera bundles at both Sam’s Club and Costco, and although they are a bit expensive, they are still a great deal and totally worth the splurge! For example, a high-rated Nikon D3300 normally costs about $550 at other places, but with an added zoom lens, a carrying case, and a 32GB memory card, Sam’s Club sells the bundle for only $700!

8. Vacation Package

From all-inclusive vacation packages to cruises and even theme park tickets, Costco has quite a bit to offer in terms of getaway packages and travel benefits. Booking your next adventure with a warehouse club membership like Costco’s also comes with perks on rental cars, hotels, flights, and much more.

9. Big-screen TVs

Source: LA Times

Ready for an upgrade? Looking for a step up from the 60-inch flat-screen that’s currently hanging on your living room wall? For a whopping $5,400, Costco has a 78-inch Samsung ultra-HD TV. This may seem like a lot of money at first, but this thing is loaded with tons of high-tech features including a curved screen, 3D capabilities, 4K resolution, built-in Wi-Fi, a quad-core processor, and a web browser. Did I mention it’s also a smart TV with voice command and a touchpad remote control?

10. Smaller Electronics

Along with the camera bundles and humongous TVs, Costco and Sam’s Club are also well-known for their smaller electronics, like the Soundcast Melody Bluetooth outdoor speaker for $200. Rest assured that warehouse club prices on smaller electronics like this Bluetooth speaker tend to be cheaper - or at least the same amount - as the same items found online or at other retail stores.


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Stephanie Mialki is a mommy of two under two, a fitness enthusiast, and a digital marketing guru. She spends all of her spare time….oh wait, what spare time? She has a passion for business building and has successfully assisted more than 20 entrepreneurs start their own companies.

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