Theo Thimou, Clark.com
When you’re looking to save the most money on the latest gadgets, who offers you the better bang for your buck: Amazon or Costco?
The answer to that question depends on what you’re looking to buy!
You won’t find the best deals on these items at Costco
On July 10, CostcoInsider.com did a price comparison in store at Costco and online at Amazon on select electronics and other items.
On some items, Costco beat Amazon by a whopping margin. For example, Costco listed a KitchenAid 6 Quart Bowl Lift Mixer for $269.99, while the same item was $449.99 on Amazon. That’s a huge price difference.
In another example, a T3 Micro Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer with Tourmaline was priced at $89.99 inside the warehouse club. But the same item was going for $200 through Amazon.
Meanwhile, Costco’s price on the Braun Series 3 3-in-1 Electric Shaver was $59.99. The Amazon price? $94.99 — that’s 43% more expensive!
But there were six electronics in particular where the better price was to be found at Amazon, not inside a Costco.
Samsung 82″ 4K UHD LED LCD TV
- Costco: $4979.99
- Amazon: $4,497.99 (with free shipping)
HP Envy 7645/7640 Wireless AIO Printer
- Costco: $139.99
- Amazon: $111.00 (with free shipping)
HP OfficeJet Pro 8725 Wireless AIO Printer
- Costco: $249.99
- Amazon: $227.46 (with free shipping)
Canon T6 DSLR Kit w/ 18-55mm & 75-300mm lens + bundle
- Costco: $549.99
- Amazon: $549.00 (with free shipping)
Dell Inspiron I5378 13″ Core i7 Laptop
- Costco: $749.99
- Amazon: $706.98 (with free shipping)
Samsung UBD-KM85C 4k UHD Blu-ray Player
- Costco: $219.99
- Amazon: $149.06 (with free shipping)
Here’s a list of the full price comparison from CostcoInsider.com: