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cass2cg

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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2013 1:23:44 PM

How do you feel about Costco gas stations?
Do you feel you receive a bargain?
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nichols
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2014 1:20:40 PM

Costco is now "tier 1" which means it is a least as good as the rest and anything else is just marketing hype, even the tire 1 is marketing hype more than reality.
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Commute2
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 6:59:59 PM

Costco $3.57 gal

BP, Exxon, Shell in Washington DC is $3.89 a gallon & up .

I bet you get my point now.
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SGLuz
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 2:29:07 PM

You have to get there early, or there's a line waiting to gas up.
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guy48065
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 12:22:13 PM

I buy Costco whenever I have the time and the price difference justifies going 3 miles out of my way. On my 32-mile commute (each way) it isn't a big deal to go a bit off my route. Normally 5 cents cheaper than *the cheapest* station I pass. NO difference in MPG, NO carbon build-up noticed (that's a joke--right??).
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twt
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 3:25:40 AM

They don't sell gasoline, here.
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pkrpro
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 3:09:26 AM

Usually the cheapest
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keriazy4
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2013 10:01:13 AM

i like it
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BuzzLOL
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2013 6:21:22 PM

. Usually some regular stations lower than Costco or Sam's Club anymore around here...
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Timons
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 1:24:34 PM

Yes - by adding the the cost differential between Costco gas and neighboring gas stations, normally 5 cents/gallon, a difference of around 60 cents/fill-up - I can rationalize the cost of membership.
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twt
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2013 3:04:24 AM

I don't belong to COSTCO any more.
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WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 11:17:31 PM

Here in Calgary it always a few cents/L less than the big guys.
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 11:00:41 PM

Costco gas
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Madridjoe
Veteran Author Lancaster

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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 8:56:59 PM

i use BJ's. the gas price is usually the same as costco and I like BJ's better for some reason
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cheapguy135
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 7:25:23 PM

SpeedyGonzo....."I have found that when running on it locally the engine tends to build up carbon deposits."

Are you tearing your engine down after every fillup?
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stoihor
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 7:04:14 PM

14c/gal less than the cheapest elsewhere.
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 6:27:07 PM

I have found that when running on it locally the engine tends to build up carbon deposits. I have also noticed the I get worse gas mileage on Costco.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 5:54:22 PM

No better than any other neighbouring station.
There is a Costco nearby but I don't buy gas there. Gas stations near there usually match their price, have shorter lines, are open longer and don't charge a membership fee!
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 9:58:40 AM

Yes
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jake13ny
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 9:03:59 AM

as long as they're cheaper
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lyanMI
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 8:55:20 AM

I think so. I get gas there always.
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 8:49:36 AM

The costco store here, Does not sell gas.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2013 8:45:58 AM

Costco just opened here. Have not used the gas station yet.
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FarmTech
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2013 4:30:51 PM

I will agree with some users that our Fuel Mileage can drop by a few MPG when we Costco. We normally only use Top Tiers, especially since most area Shell stations are ultra-competitive with the Discounters.

We tend to buy just their Premium, as it can be the same price as Regular at many nearby area stations.

I will disagree with GB User "SpeedyGonzoMD", where he wrote, QUOTING: "...it tends to build up carbon in the engine." Many of our friends and colleagues use Costco and they have ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS with ANY type of carbon build-up. In fact, our shop just rebuilt a 1992 Subaru that had over 480,000 miles on the engine -- it was still doing pretty good. For the last 3 years, they have been using nothing but Costco, and there was NO deposit build-up on the combustion chambers, pistons or valve faces.

For about the last year, most Costco Fuel Stations have their own additives they mix at their pumps. All new Costco stations will have them and they put advertising banners -- usually in the store -- touting their additives. Anyone who regularly used Costco would have noticed an existing station closed for some time while construction was done to put in the additive blend system.

Yes, Costco does buy what is termed as "generic" or "off-the-rack" fuels. That being said, with their buying power and 10s of millions of gallons sold every month nationwide, they are getting better quality generic than most discounters.
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gas_phil
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 11:25:39 PM

I have stopped buying Costco gas (gas mileage not good, similarly like SpeedyGonzoMD mentioned).

Maybe should just avoid that Costco all together!! We go in for one or two items but come out with the entire truckload of stuff!!!
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 4:12:59 PM

From my experience, I don't get as good gas mileage and it tends to build up carbon in the engine.
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namzza6310
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 11:27:16 AM

Don't purchase gas from Costco. See no benefit because of distance away from me.
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BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 11:26:05 AM

There is a Costco nearby but I have not bought gas there in months. Gas stations near there usually match their price, have shorter lines, are open extended hours and don't charge a fee!
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urpostman
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Message Posted: Sep 1, 2013 10:27:37 AM

yes
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SpeedyGonzoMD
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 10:19:52 PM

I was purchasing gas @ Costco when I was in the area and needed to fill up. I did notice that my mpgs were less and fuel seems to be lacking the detergents that Shell gasoline has. So I've switched back to Shell for my around town fuel. It's only a few cents more per gallon, if you get it on 5 cents off Thursdays. Sam's club fuels seems a little better and I like to plan our trips to stop by Sam's clubs near the Interstate when possible for the best combination of price and better mpg.
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PrairieDawg2012
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 6:21:37 PM

From the prices I see at Costco, yes, if we had one within 300 kms
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travelzonecente
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 2:54:46 PM

yes
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davisadm
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 1:49:03 PM

grim_farva wrote - "The closest Costco is 60+ miles away. I wished we had one, but we have Sam's Club instead."

Sam's Club is just as good. I use both.
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grim_farva
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 10:32:05 AM

The closest Costco is 60+ miles away. I wished we had one, but we have Sam's Club instead.
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nichols
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 10:10:28 AM

Our Costco has no gas
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skydone7
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2013 12:56:25 PM

If you are close and use Costco for other purchases, then it makes sense. We buy the Executive membership which with the rewards pays for itself. But Costco isn't very close for frequent fill ups, but if we're near one, sure.
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borsht
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 4:59:47 PM

Costco is fine,however it will cost you $55/year for membership.
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WoolyBear
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 4:50:39 PM

I usually go by a COSTCO before I run out of gas. Fill up.
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gasgzzlr13
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 3:02:02 PM

It's a little out of my way, but they always seem to have lower prices.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 2:29:59 PM

Costco is out of my normal roaming area, but Sam's is close and similar prices. Different product selection. So I usually get gas at Sam's and am happy with the product. Have not been as pleased with Murphy Oil Co (Walmart) gasoline or diesel. But local Kroger diesel is good.

Keep a logbook. Calculate MPG. Don't let a single tank form the basis of your decision as its fairly difficult to fill the tank exactly the same every time.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 1:01:56 PM

Always a long line to get gas there.
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stoihor
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 11:48:35 AM

Gas at Costco is good and cheaper.
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davisadm
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 10:49:22 AM

For the most part they are cheaper or the same price as a cash only station. Convenient when I want to use a credit card, not so convenient if I want to use cash since they don't accept cash.
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 10:04:14 AM

don't have a costco yet
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pt88
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 9:21:11 AM

most times they are cheaper in the area
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rjb34747
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 8:42:18 AM

I don't have a membership; the prices are usually a few cents cheaper than other places.
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33gort33
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 7:08:32 AM

fill it everytime I'm there
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 7:06:48 AM

I don't know about Costco, but if it's like Sam's Club, the price difference for me has anywhere between 8 cents and 5 cents better than elsewhere.
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QueenMother
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 6:55:26 AM

It's not that much cheaper to buy Costco gas.
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cv
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2013 6:50:49 AM

I have a membership, but never have bought their gas.
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runrunningrunne
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2013 8:13:46 PM

I love their samples
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