Why is Costco's membership not all it is cracked up to be? For starters most of their items are over priced at retail prices.
When in actuality they claim to be a wholesaler. Another issue I have with Costco is the fact that they accept no other credit card except American Express. Why is this? Why does American Express have a monopoly with Costco?
Guess what, Costco is profiting this arrangement as well. In this way, since Costco only accepts American Express they charge all their members additional fees for using their debit cards. This is an outdated policy, because they are losing consumers who prefer to pay with Visa, and other credit cards like myself. Another dumb thing at Costco is at their own food court they do not accept their own Costco Cash Card as a method of payment.
What genius thought of that idea?
Another idea Costco has not thought of or implemented is why don't they have an express check out line especially during the holiday season? I would really like to know what our membership fees are really paying for Costco?