I’ve compared the prices on electronics many times. Costco quite often disappoints me. I really expect better pricing from Costco.
Here are some examples:
1. JVC GZ-MG155US HDD 30GB camcorder at my local Costco is selling for $489.99, but the cheapest price from the internet is $329. That is $170 price difference, or some 35% of the total.
2. Sony DCR-SR82 HDD 60GB camcorder at my local Costco is selling for $599.99, but the cheapest price from the internet is $295. That is about $300 price difference, or some 50% of the total.
This is not to mention all those SD memory cards, DVD-R/+R media which are constantly over-priced by a tremendous amount. It’s really hard to imagine who are buying those over-priced products, but I guess there are simply people with more money or less time to price-shop than I do.
Certainly Costco has a very good return policy. But for such a steep price difference, I really need to think twice. There is probably a very good reason why the stock price of Costco is near its all time high at $66.80. Don’t you think that it could be due to all the shoppers paying for Costco’s bottomline?
Most people probably expect a deal when walking into Costco. I’m afraid that maybe the reverse is true.