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6 electronics items you should never buy at Costco

6 electronics items you should never buy at Costco

Theo Thimou August 4, 2017
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When you’re looking to save the most money on the latest gadgets, who offers you the better bang for your buck: Amazon or Costco?

The answer to that question depends on what you’re looking to buy!

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You won’t find the best deals on these items at Costco

On July 10, CostcoInsider.com did a price comparison in store at Costco and online at Amazon on select electronics and other items.

On some items, Costco beat Amazon by a whopping margin. For example, Costco listed a KitchenAid 6 Quart Bowl Lift Mixer for $269.99, while the same item was $449.99 on Amazon. That’s a huge price difference.

In another example, a T3 Micro Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer with Tourmaline was priced at $89.99 inside the warehouse club. But the same item was going for $200 through Amazon.

Meanwhile, Costco’s price on the Braun Series 3 3-in-1 Electric Shaver was $59.99. The Amazon price? $94.99 — that’s 43% more expensive!

But there were six electronics in particular where the better price was to be found at Amazon, not inside a Costco.

Samsung 82″ 4K UHD LED LCD TV

  • Costco: $4979.99
  • Amazon: $4,497.99 (with free shipping)

HP Envy 7645/7640 Wireless AIO Printer

  • Costco: $139.99
  • Amazon: $111.00 (with free shipping)

HP OfficeJet Pro 8725 Wireless AIO Printer

  • Costco: $249.99
  • Amazon: $227.46 (with free shipping)

Canon T6 DSLR Kit w/ 18-55mm & 75-300mm lens + bundle

  • Costco: $549.99
  • Amazon: $549.00 (with free shipping)

Dell Inspiron I5378 13″ Core i7 Laptop

  • Costco: $749.99
  • Amazon: $706.98 (with free shipping)

Samsung UBD-KM85C 4k UHD Blu-ray Player

  • Costco: $219.99
  • Amazon: $149.06 (with free shipping)

Here’s a list of the full price comparison from CostcoInsider.com:

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Theo Thimou is director of content for ClarkHoward.com. He has co-written 2 books with Clark Howard, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Clark Howard's Living Large in Lean Times.
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