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 today, 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.