Costco Deals Ripe for the Pillage in the “Treasure Hunt”

You don’t have to be a pirate to go on this Treasure Hunt, where you can buy $55,000 diamond rings, $650 Wagyu filets or a $35 fur trapper hat. But hurry – supplies are limited (really).

In this photo illustration the homepage of the Costco Wholesale Corporation website is seen displayed on a computer screen through a magnifying glass.
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Plenty of online retailers have microsites offering closeouts or returned-and-refurbished items. But Costco may rise above, matey, with its Treasure Hunt collection, with its array of often-one-off items, collectibles, high-end jewelry, fine wines, pricey meats, caviar and other gourmet items.

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Bob Niedt

Bob was Senior Editor at for seven years and is now a contributor to the website. He has more than 40 years of experience in online, print and visual journalism. Bob has worked as an award-winning writer and editor in the Washington, D.C., market as well as at news organizations in New York, Michigan and California. Bob joined Kiplinger in 2016, bringing a wealth of expertise covering retail, entertainment, and money-saving trends and topics. He was one of the first journalists at a daily news organization to aggressively cover retail as a specialty and has been lauded in the retail industry for his expertise. Bob has also been an adjunct and associate professor of print, online and visual journalism at Syracuse University and Ithaca College. He has a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree in communications and theater from Hope College.