The only thing I despise more than the crowds at Costco is the pre-xmas crowds at Costco. If I never went to Coscto again I'd pretty happy. The reason I go is so I can keep all of my amps and other stuff. My wife says grocery shopping is a menial chore she hates. If she has to go, then so do I. If I don't go, she leaves me and takes half my stuff. Lol. So many people in there act like cattle being herded into the barn. Not paying attention to anything. To go to Costco on a Sunday around here, and expect to be in and out in a hurry, is the definition of insanity. I often wonder how many thousand people go through an average Costco on a Sat or Sunday. How many millions of dollars of goods do they sell in same day? I hit Costco and the grocery store today. Two stops. I was in cruise control mode trying to not pay attention to prices. $500 later, the family is fed for another 2 weeks...Maybe. That's a vintage Deluxe Memory Man, which I keep putting off!