What Not to Buy at Warehouse Clubs-Kiplinger

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14 Things Not to Buy at Warehouse Clubs

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Shopping at warehouse clubs, such as Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale Club, is a great way to save money. They have good per-unit prices on nearly everything they sell. However, consumers often make the mistake of assuming they’re getting the best price at a warehouse club or of buying things they don’t need just because the price is good.

In general, it’s best to avoid bulk purchases of perishable items at warehouse clubs, no matter how good the price, if there aren’t enough people in your household to consume them quickly. Plus, you should always shop with a list to avoid impulse purchases, which can be whoppers at warehouse clubs.

When making your warehouse-club shopping list, keep these 14 things off it. You can find them cheaper elsewhere, or you won’t reap value by buying them in bulk.

14 Things Not to Buy at Warehouse Clubs
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