Road signs flashed delays on Parramatta Road yesterday as shoppers braved the rain to be amongst the first inside Costco's new 14,000 square metre warehouse o' bargains in Auburn. Costco hit Melbourne in 2009, Sydney Thursday, and opens in Canberra today. Brisbane and Adelaide are said to be next.
Costco is like a bizarre and frantic mix of Bunnings and Aldi, and this morning about 1800 customers per hour were going through the checkouts. Some groceries have major savings, while other items are comparable to what you'd see at Woolies. And tech? There's lots of it.
APC has a roundup of some the best opening tech deals, including Sony's 40-inch KDL40EX520 LED TV (pictured above). The HDTV is $850 at Costco, and the next cheapest price online is at Billy Guyatts ($968). Look out Harvey Norman. [APC]
More Costco tech deals mentioned over at NineMSN, where the pic below is from.