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Old 02-22-2020, 11:16 PM
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Well, if this is true, it sadly would not help me at all....I live not too far from the Fenney area, so Maps tells me from my home to Ocala is 45-49 minutes. It takes me less time to go to the one near Millenia Mall.

I of course am happy for those who live in the northern part of The Villages, as if this is true will be helpful for them. With The Villages expanding more south, I guess I was hoping more towards the Rt 44 or Rt 48, Rt 301 area......

I could be totally wrong, but for me at least Ocala seems much farther away then the Orlando, Clermont, Groveland area....where The Villages is heading to and where it is already booming by leaps and bounds.

Oh Well. life is good and we of course are still very blessed even without a closer Costco.

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Old 02-23-2020, 06:00 AM
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I understand closer to summerfield..441 north.. time will tell ..
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Old 02-23-2020, 07:08 AM
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If/when Costco actually expands into our area you will be able to read about it here:

costco.com/new-locations

So unless you live in a suburb of Jackson MS or near the Perth airport, you're out of luck.
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Old 02-23-2020, 07:12 AM
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Exactly. Having shopped at Costco for 12+ years, I don’t get the obsession. Sam’s does fine by me.
I like shopping where the employee's get paid a decent wage, get healthcare, great prices and products and where the employee's aren't a burden on welfare.
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Old 02-23-2020, 07:22 AM
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Who cares about Costco. I don’t know how big your family is, but my wife and I don’t need big box stores, when there are supermarkets within a short drive. We don’t need to buy 24 rolls
Of tissue or a 5 qt can of chili.

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Although Ocala is still further than the Villages, we’d definitely go. Costco food is definitely fresher than Sam’s!
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Yay! I’m not obsessed but like certain things and the choices it offers. Tires, optician, cheaper gas, and their in-house bakery are other features.
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:23 AM
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There’s a Costco in Ocala already. West of I-75 on 200.
Exit #350. That’s about 20 miles from the 44 entrance to 75.
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There’s a Costco in Ocala already. West of I-75 on 200.
Exit #350. That’s about 20 miles from the 44 entrance to 75.
That’s a Sam’s Club, not Costco.
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Be still...my hoping/beating heart.


HOWEVER, I'll only believe it...when it's officially announced.



P.S. I LOVE COSTCO!



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Old 02-23-2020, 09:38 AM
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been using my Costco membership a few years and found out I don't really need to buy toilet paper 30rolls at a time anymore. So whats the big deal about having these warehouse stores nearby?
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:40 AM
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Yay! I’m not obsessed but like certain things and the choices it offers. Tires, optician, cheaper gas, and their in-house bakery are other features.
These are useful things, sure. But how often do you need them, that you'd actually be saving money by paying for a year's membership?

I go through a set of tires once every 4-6 years. I get new tires at Town Fair Tires. They provide free flat service if you buy the tires there, and discounted prices on the tires.

My insurance covers most of my eyeglass prescription every year, I just have to pay the difference (since I wear progressives). The frames are free, once every other year. So it doesn't really matter where I get them from.

If Costco gas is even 5 cents cheaper than Wawa's, it'll still cost me around 30 cents more round trip just to get it at Costco. So my total savings will be maybe 40 cents total, and require almost an hour round trip for the privilege.

Bakery items are great, if I need a dozen bagels or more. For cakes and cookies, I make my own and definitely don't need a 10-pound bag of flour in my pantry, or 3 dozen eggs hogging up space in the fridge, etc. etc.

The only thing I really found use for in the big box stores have been breathe-right strips, oral B brush head replacements, and 40-pound jugs of kitty litter. I can get the breathe right and brush heads cheaper on Amazon and the kitty litter is available at around the same price at Walmart, near my house. So no need to pay a membership fee for that.

Toilet paper is DEFINITELY cheaper when you buy it on sale at non-membership big stores like Target and Walmart, and even at supermarkets. The same with bottled water.

So I just don't see the excitement about these stores, other than the general fun of going there. You don't need a membership card for that, you can just walk in and around the aisles, get your free samples (at BJ's, don't know if they do that in the other ones), and leave with your belly full at no cost to you at all.
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Old 02-23-2020, 10:25 AM
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YES!!! Cannot wait for that to happen. Moved from California about a year ago and we were surrounded by Costcos. Love it.

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