37th Costco shopping in 2018 – $302.97 (today) / $2175.48 (this year)
I bought a pair of eyeglasses at Costco. Bought a frame for the first time at Costco.
I’ve been hesitant to buy designer eyeglass frames at Costco, mainly because I was poor. If I put enough time and effort, there is a chance that I can find the exact same frames online at considerable savings. Back then, I was willing to invest great deal of effort and time so I can save money. Actually, I couldn’t afford a designer frame, period. Just a year ago, I was wearing a pair of eyeglasses that I paid less than $50 for both frame and lenses.
I finally I came to the conclusion that buying designer frames at higher cost at Costco can be a smart move – depends on financial situation and how easy it is to find the identical frames online.
Searching online for the frame I saw at Costco can be a grueling process. It can take many months. And you may never be able to find the frame. Additionally, Costco will charge you $25 for bring in your own frame. So, if you can, just buy at Costco and enjoy your new frame. It’s not about going hell and back to save $50. It’s about enjoying higher level of life-style, the reason why I love Costco.
At Costco, designer frames rotate fast. Your perfect frames can sell out in a few days. It happened to me twice this year. I went back after a few days to look at the frames again, but they were gone. Each time, I was informed that designer frames sell fast.
So, this time, when I saw the frame I liked, I didn’t hesitate. I picked up a pair of blue Zegna frame ($129.99). After I paid for it, the lady showed me a pair of olive/green Prada. She said I looked much better in Prada, which I agreed. So, I paid the difference ($40) and ordered lenses for Prada instead.
Total price for frame and lenses was $299.98. The frame was $169.99. I have never bought a pair of eyeglasses this expensive. I better look adorable in them. I believe in owning multiple pairs of eyeglasses so I can match my glasses with rest of my clothes (how I feel that day, etc..).
After ordering a pair of eyeglasses, I picked up a bag of celery on my way out.
Do you see how convenient Costco is?