- by C.C.
Costco Kirkland Products
It might come as a surprise to Costco members, but the warehouse club’s popular Kirkland Signature store-brand products are also sold on Amazon.com. Online shoppers who don’t want to pay Costco’s $60 annual membership fee might be tempted to add Kirkland items to their Amazon shopping cart, but that would be a costly mistake, says Cindy Livesey. The price mark-ups on all the Kirkland products sold on Amazon are substantial.
We searched on Amazon to see what types of Kirkland products were available, and then we did price comparisons. Here’s what we found: A 30-count package of Kirkland Signature 2-ply bath tissue costs $29 on Amazon versus $19 at Costco. A two-bottle pack of Kirkland ibuprofen (containing 500 tablets each) totaled $12 on Amazon, while the warehouse club has the same package for $9.30. On Amazon, a 69-ounce container of Kirkland Signature Premium Dishwasher Pacs cost $20 versus $12 at Costco.