The 10 weirdest things you can buy at Costco

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Who doesn’t want $950 worth of cheese?!

Key points

  • Costco is known for its deals on everyday essentials, but that’s not all stock.
  • You can find everything from expensive to downright weird. If you can dream it up, chances are Costco carries it.

Few fans are as enthusiastic as those who love Costco. From a personal finance perspective, the warehouse store has a lot of great deals. And a feed the whole family angle, buying in bulk can help you stay away from the store and home with your family.

But Costco has so much more in store than the daily necessities we all use. It is also a favorite location for many restaurateurs, traders and other small businesses.

Then there are the…other things. While most things you’ll find at Costco make sense, whether for families or businesses, some of the things you can find will not only make you think, “Who’s buying this?!” but also, “Who’s buying this at Costco?!” Here are some of the stars.

1. The biggest puzzle in the world

Have you ever completed a 1,000 piece puzzle and thought, “Man, I wish I had 60 more!” — Well, you’re in luck. Dubbed the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle, this 60,000-piece monster is made up of 60 1,000-piece puzzles that combine into 232 square feet of puzzle joy. And you can get it all for the low price of $599.99 (plus tax). This equates to approximately $0.01 per piece including shipping and handling. What a bargain!

2. A remote-controlled toilet

If there’s anything the Great Toilet Paper Famine of 2020 has taught us, it’s that you can’t take clean skin for granted. With this remote controlled toilet, you don’t have to! The Moen Series 3 Electronic Cleansing Toilet features a built-in bidet with instant, endless hot water – and a remote control. This high-tech toilet even includes a special UV light to sanitize your nozzle (no, that’s not an understatement!) after every use.

3. A giant wheel of cheese

Have you ever seen one of those huge wheels of parmesan cheese in a movie or fancy cooking show and wondered how to get one yourself? Wonder no more! Costco has you covered. For the bargain price of $949.99 (including shipping and handling), you can purchase a 72-pound wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano direct from Italy. It’s only $13.19 a pound! (Don’t eat it all at once.)

4. A giant teddy bear

Do you remember that giant teddy bear you tried to win at the county fair one time? This teddy bear is big enough to eat that one. Presentation of 93 inches – that’s 7.75 feet – of teddy bears. This behemoth will set you back $399.99, a price that includes home delivery (but “configuration is NOT included” – although it’s unclear what configuration you might need).

5. A Lay-Z-Boy sofa… for your dog

We love our furry friends like family, so shouldn’t they have their own special place to sit in the living room? Sure. That’s why you want a La-Z-Boy Newton Pet Sofa. Made with “human-grade materials,” this lounger for your pooch also includes a washable cushion and a bone-shaped pillow, all for just $219.99.

6. An inflatable hot tub

Of course, you would like to have this relaxing experience in a hot tub. But who wants to bother trying to get hundreds of pounds of hot tub in your backyard? Maybe you need a SaluSpa Laguna AirJet inflatable hot tub. Just add air – and water – and you’re ready to relax. The sale price of $499.99 includes shipping and handling, but you’ll have to set it up yourself.

7. A three-year-old ham

They say happy cattle create the best meat. Well, the free-range, acorn-fed pigs of Valle De Los Pedroches in southern Spain probably make delicious ham. If that sounds like something you need to try, Costco can help. You can get your own ham leg – aged three – for just $549.99, including a stand and carving knife.

8. A Victorian glass greenhouse

Many gardeners know that you can find flimsy plastic greenhouses at all big box stores and warehouse stores. But did you know that you can also find full-size greenhouses? If you have $9,000 to spare and appreciate Victorian-era details, the Exaco Royal Victorian Glass Greenhouse may be just what you need.

9. Your wedding bouquets

Weddings are expensive. And one of the big costs is often the flowers. For Costco members, however, there may be a solution. Your favorite outlet store has a whole selection of wedding and event flowers, including multi-piece packages for your bouquets. A collection of 10 pieces will cost you $289.99, while 20 pieces will cost $549.99.

10. Your Eternal Resting Place

One of only two guarantees in life – the other being taxes, of course – death comes for all of us. But you don’t need to pay funeral home prices when Costco can send you beyond in style at The Hampton Casket. The velvet-lined coffin includes a matching pillow and throw, adjustable head and footrests, and even a memory tube (because who says you can’t take it with you?).

The only thing you can’t find

It’s clear that Costco really does have a bit of everything. But it’s true that there are some things you won’t find at Costco, especially credit cards from any issuer except Visa. Whether you’re literally buying a ton of cheese or an entire wedding of flowers, make sure you have a Visa credit card to pay for it all.

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