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Bo-Jangles Jun 11th 2019 8:13 am

Ooh how exciting, another new arrival
 
Costco are on the way

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/11335...to-new-zealand

Thank you, next!

Justcol Jun 11th 2019 9:29 am

Re: Ooh how exciting, another new arrival
 
So, Aussie paknsave then....??

BEVS Jun 11th 2019 11:04 pm

Re: Ooh how exciting, another new arrival
 

Originally Posted by Justcol (Post 12696405)
So, Aussie paknsave then....??

American Col & not really like a Pak n Save. Rather more than that in the way it operates.

I am up for competition but am unsure & wary about this particular one given it is a USA corporation.

carcajou Jun 15th 2019 5:00 am

Re: Ooh how exciting, another new arrival
 
Why should it being American make you "unsure and wary?"

Mishclark Jun 16th 2019 10:44 am

Re: Ooh how exciting, another new arrival
 
I've never been to Costco even though there was one five minutes away from me when I lived in Sydney.
What I would like is Aldi, love that. ..


hallie_day Jun 16th 2019 10:48 am

Re: Ooh how exciting, another new arrival
 

Originally Posted by Mishclark (Post 12698771)
I've never been to Costco even though there was one five minutes away from me when I lived in Sydney.
What I would like is Aldi, love that. ..

Or Lidl. I'm going to miss my £100 all inclusive weekly shop.

Mishclark Jun 16th 2019 10:53 am

Re: Ooh how exciting, another new arrival
 

Originally Posted by hallie_day (Post 12698773)
Or Lidl. I'm going to miss my £100 all inclusive weekly shop.

I've never been to Lidl, I'm from Australia although lived in Belfast and London for a couple of years in the 90's :)

Buzzy--Bee Jul 13th 2019 5:20 am

Re: Ooh how exciting, another new arrival
 
If anyone's interested, we have Costco membership here in Australia and shop there regularly. Some things are great to buy in bulk (eg eggs, cheese, bread of all sorts, baking ingredients) but the VAST majority of what Costco sells is either electronics, clothes, or cheap very processed crap food. Some things eg fresh fruit and veg are more expensive than Aldi, which of course has no membership fee.

We are shortly getting Kaufland here, which is a membership-free alternative to Costco. So that should also be interesting to see how Costco will compete.

Justcol Jul 13th 2019 5:43 am

Re: Ooh how exciting, another new arrival
 
We don't have Aldi or anything remotely like it in NZ. I've seen Costco operating in the UK and wasn't impressed. Lots of stuff you don't need and a few bits you do.

Mishclark Jul 20th 2019 6:06 am

Re: Ooh how exciting, another new arrival
 
I do like Aldi, we had it in Oz and I miss it sometimes, especially the cheap booze in Nsw (they don't sell that in Qld).

I can't even contemplate Costco with just me and my daughter, and I get overwhelmed with huge stores..the reason I've never been to Ikea!

Kmart is enough for me to deal with. I'm not a window shopper, I just go and leave as soonas possible.


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