|Looks like an normal American Costco|
|This was the line to get a membership|
The one thing I wasn't counting on is that you have to have the same address on your driver's license that you do on your application. Of course, HA's driver's license hasn't been updated in years so we had to scramble to find a bill we could produce on our phones to prove that we lived there. I don't remember having this rule in the US but either way, the Iphone came to the rescue once again!
Once inside, it's exactly like an American Costco - exact same setup and variety of stuff to buy. The prices may be a bit more expensive but they are quite a bit cheaper by Australian standards. We shopped mostly for everyday stuff that you can buy in bulk and it won't go bad - razors, brita filters..things like that. The best line of the day was at the table which had bagels on it. For the non-Australian's reading this blog, you should know that it's very hard to find bagels in this country. Which led to an Australian man being overheard to say "Bagels? I've never had one. I wonder what they taste like." WHO has NEVER had a bagel?
|Buying Australian wine from a Costco in Australia doesn't feel as exotic as it did at home.|
We ended up spending quite a bit of money - as you do in Costco. But it was a fun day - like a little piece of America in the middle of Canberra. I suspect I won't have to go again for awhile but it's nice to know its there if I ever need a taste of home.