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5 Things You Shouldn't Buy at a Warehouse Club

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Kristina ByasGuest Blogger
June 17, 2016 · 18.4k Views

Anyone who has ever been to a warehouse club, like Sam's Club or Costco, was probably overwhelmed by the amount of money they could save. Since these clubs offer items in bulk, they are often the first place people go when they want a lot of a particular item but don't want to spend too much money. Because there are so many different things that can purchased for an affordable price, people will decide to buy everything they need from ketchup and mustard, to socks and underwear. Everybody loves a bargain and keeping a few dollars in their pocket, however, there are some things that just shouldn't be purchased at a warehouse club.

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1. Clothes

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While on a mission to save, people may have run into the clothing section at the warehouse club they frequent. Shirts, short, pants and even swimsuits are affordably priced and are a designer brand, so you may think that there is no need to shop for clothes anywhere else. The issue here is definitely not the price of the clothes or even the appearance. It is actually the quality. Purchasing low-quality clothing will only result in needing to purchase more clothing because the items you purchase won't last as long as you expected. Put your money away and buy your clothes from a retailer that has better quality clothes available.

2. Books, CDs and DVDs

Who doesn't enjoy curling up with a good book or relaxing while watching a movie on a Friday or Saturday night? Books, CDs and DVDs are things people purchase every day around the world. Like most things, they can found at varying prices, which means some people are going to pay more than others. That is exactly what happens when you purchase these items at a warehouse club. It may be tempting because you see your favorite movie ,or a book you've been dying to read, on the shelf for what seems like an affordable price, but if you were to take your search online, you could find it for a significantly lower price.

3. Electronics

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It can be difficult to pass up a deal on a DVD player, TV or laptop. These items can be pricey, so when there is a good deal, people leap at the chance to save. Just as you can purchase books, CDs and DVDs online for a better, more affordable price, you can do the same with electronics. They can especially be found for a great price on coupon sites. Of course, one of the perks to buying it at a warehouse club is that you get the item right away, but if the price of the item and shipping and handling is still cheaper than what it is being sold for at the club, you are still coming out ahead.

SEE ALSO: How to Shop at Costco Without a Membership

4. Laundry Detergent

Some people use several gallons of detergent a month because they have a lot of people living in their home and therefore have to do a lot of laundry. If they go to Sam's Club or Costco and see that they can buy laundry detergent in bulk at an affordable price, of course they are going to purchase it. This decision isn't necessarily a bad one, but with laundry detergent losing its effectivenes over time, it won't be able to clean clothes as well as it should. If clothes aren't getting adequately cleaned, then you will have to spend more money and buy detergent that will actually get the job done.

5. Produce

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When you go shopping and see how cheap it is to buy 20 bananas or 30 cucumbers, you'll probably be pretty excited. But the chances of you eating all of the bananas and cucumbers before they go bad are fairly slim. Unless you plan on sharing these and distributing them evenly among friends and family, you should stick to purchasing produce at your local grocer, instead of buying in bulk and wasting your money on food you're going to throw out.

Warehouse clubs are great for buying certain things in bulk, but there are some things that you would be better off purchasing at your local grocer or online. The point of shopping at this particular type of store is to save money and still get the things you want. By avoiding certain items, you can do just that.


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Kristina Byas is a Milwaukee native who has written for Female Intel, Shepherd Express, Scandalous Women and more. She suffers from a severe case of wanderlust and has difficulty purchasing items at full price. You can learn more about her by following her on Twitter: @KristinaByas
BobrayaJun 20, 2016
Will are American express cards still be available to use.
Any place else?

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