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9 Quirks of Costco Shopping That Drive Members Nuts

Alright, fellow Costco aficionados, let’s spill the beans about the not-so-glamorous side of our favorite warehouse wonderland. Sure, we love those bulk deals and the thrill of the treasure hunt, but there are a few quirks that make us scratch our heads. Here are nine things that make us go, “Hmm…”:

1. Parking Predicaments

First off, let’s talk about the chaos that is Costco parking. It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack, especially on weekends. And don’t even get us started on those folks who act like they’re auditioning for a NASCAR race just to nab a spot near the entrance!

2. Those Monstrous Carts

Ever tried navigating a Costco cart through those narrow aisles? It’s like steering a tank through a maze! And let’s face it, not everyone needs to stock up for the apocalypse every time they visit. How about some smaller carts for those quick in-and-out trips?

3. The Great Product Shuffle

Just when you think you’ve got Costco all figured out, they go and move everything around. Seriously, it’s like they’re playing hide-and-seek with the groceries! Who has time to wander aimlessly in search of their favorite snacks?

4. Shrinking Food Court Selection

Remember when Costco’s food court was the stuff of legend? Well, those glory days seem to be fading fast. Smaller menus, less-than-stellar ingredients—some members say it’s just not the same anymore. RIP, Combo Pizza. We miss you!

5. Slim Pickings

For a store that prides itself on variety, Costco’s inventory can sometimes feel a bit…well, limited. Compared to other warehouse chains, we’re not exactly spoiled for choice. C’mon, Costco, we want options!

6. Online Woes

In a world where online shopping reigns supreme, Costco’s digital game feels like it’s stuck in the Stone Age. Clunky website, lackluster app—seriously, guys, it’s 2024! Let’s get with the times!

7. Where’s the Curbside Pickup?

Speaking of modern conveniences, why is Costco still lagging behind on curbside pickup? Come on, people, we’re living in the future! Give us the option to grab our goodies without leaving the car!

8. Payment Predicaments

Ever had that sinking feeling when you realize Costco only takes Visa? Say goodbye to your MasterCard dreams, folks. It’s like being stuck in credit card purgatory!

9. Checkout Conundrums

Last but not least, let’s talk about those checkout lines. Long waits, sparse staffing—trying to escape Costco can feel like breaking out of Alcatraz! And don’t even get us started on those self-checkout nightmares.

So there you have it, folks, the not-so-glamorous side of Costco life. But hey, despite the quirks, we’ll still brave the crowds for those sweet, sweet deals!