Sol Price, Price Club, and the History of Costco

Flash your membership card to the greeter at the door. Then stock up on nearly 100 rolls of toilet paper, several jars of ketchup, and some family-sized meals all for a steal. Get your prescriptions refilled, taste some delicious samples, and get your kid’s eye exams taken care of for the year all without leaving the same building. If you’ve worked up an appetite after all of that, be sure to stop by the cafe near the checkout counters for a fresh sandwich or pizza with a berry sundae and eat while you get your car tire’s rotated. Don’t forget to stop by the partnering gas station on your way out to save money on fuel! Yes, warehouse stores like Costco bring this whole experience to fruition for many shoppers each day…with a reasonable annual membership fee of course. Warehouse club stores can seem like a secret society to some non-members, but they’ve actually been around for quite a while thanks to people like Sol Price… read more >

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