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Costco - North Lakes

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by Fiona Robinson (subscribe)
A Brisbane girl doing Brisbane things.
Published May 29th 2014
Who doesn't need 100 rolls of toilet paper?
The day is Thursday May 29, 2014 and all day I have been hearing whispers and rumours about the giant that has overtaken North Lakes. Newspapers and radio stations are all reporting on it, people even slept out overnight to catch a glimpse of it (insert mysterious music here).

And so, having been overcome with intrigue, I travelled to the northern suburb of North Lakes and there on the horizon, I see it in all it's warehouse glory... Costco!

And does it live up to all the hype? Yes, it sure does!

I thought there would be a lot of brands I've never heard of, but surprisingly, I saw everything from Canon to Sorbent, to Huggies to Cartier watches!

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Inside Costco
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Plenty of familiar brands


A Costco Australia spokesperson has been quoted saying "There is an impression that we're like an Aldi, but we're more of a DJ's crossed with Bunnings,".

And it's true. They've got most bases covered supplying fresh produce, car tyres, small appliances, clothing, frozen food and TV's to name just a few.

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Beautiful fresh produce
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Pizza for the whole family!


Whilst the line at the membership counter to sign up was as long as the Brisbane river, some had already signed up online and then it was only a quick I.D. check, a photo and off we went into the brand new warehouse.

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The brand new store


The aisles were wide and stocked to the ceiling. There are also plenty of opportunities to try some of the food with little taste testing stands set up around the store. You could easily spend a couple of hours here.

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Floor to ceiling stock


This is a membership based warehouse and the annual membership is $60 but don't let that scare you off. Costco has a good refund policy whereby if you're not satisfied, they'll refund your full membership fee.

Also, due to the fact there are no dressing rooms to try on those Levi's (to help keep costs down), the Costco refund policy is pretty good. If it doesn't fit, just bring it back!



Costco North Lakes is now open and trading hours are:
Monday to Friday 10am to 8.30pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm

For more information about the newest retail giant, head to the Costco website here.

Now, where did I put that 5kg jar of Nutella?
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Why? Buy in bulk, save a bulk!
When: Mon - Fri 10am to 8.30pm, Sat 9am to 5pm & Sun 10am to 6pm
Phone: 3482 8600
Where: North Lakes, Brisbane
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OMG The pizzas from the food court are to die for!! and who doesnt love a hot dog plus drink for only $2.00!!
by debbi (score: 0|2) 1873 days ago
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