Top 10 Surprising Things Sold by Costco



Top 10 Surprising Things Sold by Costco

VOICE OVER: Phoebe de Jeu WRITTEN BY: Christopher S. Lozano
Hey, who doesn't love buying in bulk? From high end liquor, to vacation packages to gym memberships, here are some things that are surprisingly sold by the manufacturing giant! WatchMojo counts down the Top 10 Surprising Things Sold by Costco.

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Top 10 Surprising Things Sold by Costco

Hey, who doesn’t love buying in bulk? Welcome to, and today we’ll be counting down our list for Top 10 Surprising Things Sold by Costco.

For this list, we’ll be looking at those expensive, strange, or even morbid items you can find while shopping at Costco. Please note, many of these items can only be found at certain locations, and since Costco often changes up their offerings, some may no longer be available. But if it appears on this list, Costco did indeed offer it at one point or another.

#10: Really Expensive Cognac

Cognac is a type of brandy that originated from a town in France of the same name. It is made from an acidic and dry type of white wine and is aged for at least two years in a cask. It’s not uncommon to find various types of alcohol at Costco, including giant jugs of vodka, but at certain locations you can buy uber expensive bottles of cognac, including Remy Martin XIII in individually numbered crystal decanters. So, the next time you plan on bringing home a $900 wheel of cheese, you can also pick up a bottle of this classy beverage.

#9: Vacation Packages

Being gainfully employed is a pretty important precursor to having money to spend at Costco, but all that hard work can be draining. Every now and then… you need a vacation! And if you want to do something a little more relaxing than visiting your local community pool, you can use your Costco membership to get some great deals on vacation packages. Through the wholesale giant you can buy trips to numerous destinations like Mexico, Hawai’i, Costa Rica, Las Vegas, or even Fiji. On top of that, you can also book a trip to any number of major theme parks across the country. Sounds like a lot of fun!

#8: Gym Memberships

Let’s face it, that giant-sized bag of peanut M&M’s isn’t going to be great for your waistline. Costco sells a lot of fattening food in very large quantities, but thankfully, it at least offers the opportunity for you to partially balance the scales by offering you gym memberships at some excellent prices… because Costco apparently has the means to acquire and sell you anything for cheap. So, don’t feel bad about eating that giant pizza in one sitting because you can just use your brand-new membership to work off all those calories. That’s how that works… right?

#7: Chicken Coops

Sometimes buying 100 chicken wings isn’t enough. Sometimes you need to buy a chicken coop and raise your own chickens. Thankfully, for those occasions, Costco again has you covered. The store also offers several products for your yard like outdoor saunas. You know you have an interesting life if you ever find yourself at Costco deciding between a sauna and a chicken coop. Ultimately, the choice is yours, but think of all the potential fresh eggs. Then again, you should also consider all the potential chicken poop.

#6: Vending Machines

Sure, this might be aimed at small businesses and office buildings, but haven’t you ever dreamed of having your own vending machine in your room? Think of all the convenient things you could put in there. Toothpaste. Pants. Underwear. Subdivided portions of the aforementioned M&M’s. And you can set your own price! Want to buy back all of those M&M’s that you painstakingly put in ziploc bags at a rock bottom price? ? You can do it! And don’t worry about your purchase getting stuck on the way down, these machines come with keys when you buy them. Now that’s convenient.

#5: Mortgage Services

So, you’ve bought a vending machine, chicken coop, and very expensive bottle of booze, but where are you gonna put it all? That chicken coop isn’t going to fit in the back of your Prius. You need a house asap. Luckily, Costco is happy to sell you a house. Yep, Costco also offers mortgage services for those people looking to join that exclusive club of property owners. The wholesaler can actually offer you some pretty good deals and rates. We’re starting to wonder if there is something nefarious going on here.

#4: Pet Portraits

It’s only the fine things in life for the Costco Club Member. This includes “fine art” prints to help spruce up your home and make it feel like you’re living in a museum! But while you’re redecorating, why not commission a custom portrait of your favorite pooch or cat? Though seemingly no longer offered, a few years back, Costco had an artist who would paint a professional quality portrait of your adorable four-legged companion. That being said, we’re sure that they didn’t ask for proof of ownership, so you likely could have brought a photo of someone else’s animal if you felt so inclined. Hey, we’re not here to judge.

#3: Wedding Dresses

It’s finally happened; you’re getting married. But none of the boutiques in the neighborhood have a dress of the style and quality you’re looking for. That’s fine, though - just pull out your membership card and shout, “Costco, I choose You!”. They sell underwear, so why wouldn’t they also sell you a wedding dress? When they introduced wedding dresses to their already impressive offerings, Costco got a lot of raised eyebrows. Unsurprisingly, this program has since been discontinued. We’re guessing most brides didn’t want to wear Costco down the aisle.

#2: Cars

Costco will not only sell you automotive parts like tires, brakes, and various hoses and belts, but they’ll also sell you a whole frickin’ car. We’re not talking about one of those little plastic things for your kids, we’re talking about a full-sized adult car. Through their numerous wheelings and dealings, Costco can get you a new ride for a pretty decent bargain. And these aren’t Kirkland Brand Cars, they are from real manufacturers you’ve actually heard of. That’s pretty cool for a place where you can also buy a lifetime supply of toilet paper.

#1: Caskets

Speaking of lifetimes, Costco has even got something for when you reach the end of yours. When it comes time to pick out your casket, hopefully you’ve already taken that Costco vacation to Disneyland you’ve always wanted, or lived to see your chickens grow old and gray. You can get a Costco casket in various colors, and the best thing about them is that someone else is probably gonna have to pay for it! And don’t worry; if you prefer cremation, they also have urns available.

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