Ok, so I wanted to do a post, but I don't really have anything to blog about, so you will have to excuse the low quality iPhone photos and the lack of content.... and well I probably should have taken more photos, but I didn't expect to blog about Australia's first Costco.
So what is Costco?
"Costco is a membership warehouse club, dedicated to bringing our members the best possible prices on quality brand-name merchandise. We provide a wide selection of merchandise, plus the convenience of specialty departments and exclusive member services, all designed to make your shopping experience a pleasurable one.
We are confident in the quality and value of our products, and we stand behind them with our guarantee of satisfaction." - Taken from the Costco website.
So you need to pay a membership fee....to shop. But my goodness, the things you can buy at Costco will blow your freaking mind! I went with my mum, who had been to Costco in America before, and Hamish, who had also been to Costco in America but had the all important membership card.
Costco stocks well known brands, but their homebrand is known as "Kirkland". You can wonder through all the isles with your massive trolley which can fit 2 children in that top foldy downy bit. Everything from pots, office stationary, cubby houses, books, dvds, CK jeans, Tommy Hilfer polos, designer fragrance, flowers, nuts, alcohol, fresh seafood, fresh produce, freshly baked goods, platters, kayaks, laundry and toilet supplies... and the list goes on. Just remember, most of the time you will have to buy in bulk.
It was good fun, looking forward to going back. I will take better photos next time I do though! Will be looking there for my cookbooks and dvds first, I could have saved $30 on a book I recently bought!