We've been Costco members for about 11 years now and are still going strong. Granted, there are some things that can be foind a little cheaper at other places and some things only sold in bulk that I don't need in bulk. The benefits have far outweighed those things. We always purchse milk from there, its only 3.75 for 2 gallons. I love to buy plants and gardening supplies there. Their flash frozen chicken is seriously the best, even beats the chicken in the fresh meat case at the grocery store! Most of the time, the quality of the products found is Costco is superior, there have been a few times when I bought something and wasn't impressed and I returned them with no questions asked, and no problems!