I am continuously amazed at the level of abuse Costco dishes out to its customers and yet they seem oblivious to all the evidence that this corporation has nothing but contempt for its customers. Over the last seven years of shopping there I have been amazed at the constant downsizing of products, deceptive repackaging schemes, and lowering of quality of all food items in the store.
All as the backdrop for relentless raising of prices to boot. Years ago the quality of meat was very good to excellent, at a price, but the pork chops now have a mildly soapy flavor, the boneless chicken has numerous bone slivers and pieces in it making it imperative to chew very carefully to avoid swallowing and possible medical consequences. The ground beef and Bison has been cut with so much liquid it is squishy when squeezing the package and causes bowel and intestinal problems to boot. Also the Costco prepared food items on site like tuna salad ,chicken soup and others have often caused cramping and other problems soon after eating.
In looking at the ingredients to try to determine what could be causing the problems one is struck by the sheer number of unpronounceable chemical ingredients in these items, especially all the baked goods. I see the worst oils, all hydrogenated types, etc. No wonder there is a basic crisis in health and of course Health care in this country.
I can't believe how many of the non food items I purchased over the years (no doubt made in China) which seemed a good price at the time lasted a matter of weeks before stopping working or broke prematurely and in some cases were not fit for the intended use and thrown away almost immediately.
The clothes, which used to be high quality for the price are almost all super thin, see through 100% percent polyester *** that look horrible after the first washing and literally have to be tossed after not many more. Also, I have caught many items either out of date or close to expiration....many, and I check that before buying food items now. The repackaging and downsizing of amounts has really been breathtaking over the last 18 months; the amount of deception being practiced is shocking. To me, all of this (I could go on longer) is simply evidence of a corporate chain with nothing but contempt for the intelligence of its customer base it is remarkable so many people continue shopping there.
I used to spend 250 to 300 dollars on trips there, but I have found better prices and far higher quality at competing stores in my area on many many items and now go to Costco infrequently and spend little. Finally his will be my last year of spending 55 dollars a year for the "privilege" of shopping at this scheming, arrogant and conscienceless retailer.
Reason of review: Bad quality.