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6 unexpected products to buy at Costco


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When you think of items to buy at Costco, you probably think of typical warehouse club purchases, like paper towels, dishwasher detergent, and bulk grocery items. And, indeed, you can easily put all of these items on a credit card when you visit your local Costco store.

But, beyond these basics, there are also some really unexpected goods you can buy at the members-only warehouse club. In fact, here are six surprising items you could pick up on your next Costco trip or from the store’s online site.

1. A very expensive engagement ring

Costco offers a wide selection of engagement rings for every budget, including very high budgets. In fact, the warehouse club offers seven engagement rings online for more than $100,000, including one priced close to $350,000.

So if you’re looking for a piece of jewelry that costs as much as many houses, you can pick it up at I bet that wouldn’t have been the first place you looked for it.

2. Chandeliers

If you’re looking for lighting, you might not have to go to Lowes or another home improvement store to find your dream fixture.

Costco has a wide selection of stylish chandeliers that the decorator in you will love. And they range from chandelier/fan combos with a $700 price tag to basement options that are only $129.99 after a $50 discount.

3. Luxury wine cellars

While you might expect to be able to pick up a bottle of your favorite white or red wine at Costco, you probably wouldn’t think of going there to get a wine cooler that costs over $5,500. In fact, Costco offers several luxury wine coolers (as well as cheaper alternatives).

So whether you’re training to become a sommelier or just want to make sure you have the perfect bottle on hand at all times, you can find your perfect wine storage solution at your local Costco store.

4. Musical instruments

If you’re interested in making great music, Costco has you covered. From digital piano sets to acoustic guitars to complete drum sets, you can find the instrument of your choice at

In fact, there’s a complete drum setup with a price tag of just over $2,000 that you could pick up if you’re looking to start a band or you really don’t like your neighbors and want to drive them crazy. with battery.

5. Pools

Costco offers several options for above ground pools if you want a great way to stay cool during the summer months. These affordable options can let you add a pool to your home for as little as $800 – just make sure your HOA will be okay with the new addition.

6. Funeral Essentials

Rounding out this list with the least fun item of all, you can find caskets and urns at Costco. While these items aren’t things you want to find on your must-buy list, Costco has very affordable prices compared to funeral homes, so they can save you money during a tough time of life.

These are just a few of the many surprising finds at Costco, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled online or in-store for any unexpected items you might want to add to your cart.

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