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Old 03-24-2009, 07:36 AM
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My husband (who always said he would never pay $$ to "join" a store to pay more $$) has become a Costco fan.

We know there are none right near TV but there are 3 within 50 miles. Does anyone ever make the trip - and if so, which store to they go to?

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Old 03-24-2009, 08:11 AM
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My husband (who always said he would never pay $$ to "join" a store to pay more $$) has become a Costco fan.

We know there are none right near TV but there are 3 within 50 miles. Does anyone ever make the trip - and if so, which store to they go to?

Thanks,

Kate
Up north we preferred Costco but with the distance to get to a Costco here and the very near new Sams, Sams won out.
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It is a very long, slow ride on local roads to the nearest Costco. We went there once, and will not do it again. Too bad, since I think Costco is far superior to BJ's or Sam's Club.
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Up north we preferred Costco but with the distance to get to a Costco here and the very near new Sams, Sams won out.
Kate Hi, My husband always has said the same thing,But so far we haven't paid an we are still going to Sam's.Good prices and close, we liked Costco but to far.Mary
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:40 AM
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I've been to two of them, mostly because we saw a curio cabinet in one up north, and we wanted to get it for TV. So we drove to Altamonte Springs using 441. Costco website said 37 miles. But it was torturously slow going. So we returned via 441 to 429 to the turnpike (close to 60 miles, but more highway). Either way the trip was quite a bit over an hour. And they didn't have the curio!!!
So I called around and found one in the Costco in Brandon near Tampa. It's right off 75, but it's around 80 miles. Since the curio was double the price anywhere else I could find it, we made the trip. Wasn't bad at all. It's all highway, so it actually took less time than Altamonte Springs by a couple of minutes (at around 75 MPH) and was a more pleasant ride. But that was just for this special purchase.
We've switched to Sam's. We used the Sam's in Ocala (about 25-30 miles right up I-75) until the new one opened up in TV, and now we shop there, and at the Sam's up north when we are there.
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I like Costco too. Equally as well as Sam's and I would guess they will get wind of all the potential shoppers here and try to get one here, even if they have to close another one, but for now I bet it takes awhile! (In these bad economic times)
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:27 AM
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Thanks for the update... We, too, prefer Costco to Sam's... but right next store seems to lessen the preference. I think an all-highway trip makes sense if you are going to go. Or, to visit friends in other parts of FL and hit a Costco on your return.

Gracie, I hope you are right.

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Old 03-24-2009, 04:27 PM
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I also preffer Costco to Sam's. If you go to the Costco web site you can suggest a new store location. I have put the Villages in twice already. If everyone did it, maybe they would get the message faster and build one.
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Probably the best Costco in the area is Orlando. True, it is a few miles further than Altamonte Springs but the trip is mostly highway and takes less time. Follow the FL tpke south to exit 255 (the one just before the airport exit) and follow Consulate Drive as it bears to the left. At the first light,(orange blossom trail, rts 19,441, etc.) make a right turn. Costco will be about a mile on the right. The trip takes about an hour and 10 minutes.

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Old 04-06-2009, 09:25 AM
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The wife and I made our first trip to Costco in Altamonte Springs. We used the turnpike and 91. Trip clocked at 60 miles in 60 minutes. Not bad for a day trip shopping and only two hours round trip. Found the store to be almost identical to the one in Westbury, NY. But then again they use the same formula in all their store layouts so it really doesn't matter which one you go to.

Tried to check out Sam's Club this weekend using the free day coupon but the line was out the door. I don't intend to join something I can't check out before. So I'll stick with Costco and enjoy the ride in the sunshine.

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