10 Secrets Costco Employees Won’t Tell You

It's not always the case that the peanut butter is where you'll find it because our stores are always shifting their inventory.

We move items on purpose

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We monitor how things are selling as we reorganize them. We will keep them there if they perform exceptionally well in one area.

We’ll keep an item in one spot if it sells

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Party platters are usually available in sufficient quantities, but if you know you'll be loading up, please let us know

We appreciate when you order ahead

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Are you unsure whether to buy now or later? If you can wait patiently, it's worth waiting for most items to go on sale.

Pretty much everything goes on sale

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Simply knock on the department door, and we will be pleased to address any inquiries you may have.

You can hunt us down

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Costco will honor its own sale prices on prior returns even though it doesn't price match other retailers.

Don’t sweat missing a sale

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If you hear a bell ringing at the Costco deli, it means a new batch of freshly cooked rotisserie chicken has been put out. 

And listen for the bell

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We don't have any extra storage beyond what you see on the shelves, which makes Costco a true "warehouse" store.

What you see is what we’ve got

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The District of Columbia and 36 states are currently served by the company's shipping. 

We can help you through tragedy

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You might have to wait twenty to twenty-five minutes for a fresh pizza on a busy Friday.

Put your pizza order in early

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