Buy all your goods at Costco and reap long-term savings? The numbers are compelling, but there are still reasons Amazon can make more sense for some shoppers. Time is money Ordering household staples on Amazon is a lot less time-consuming than spending an afternoon in the aisles at Costco. And if you live in a rural area where Costco is hundreds of miles away, Amazon's prices will probably look a lot more reasonable though as we note in our previous price comparison between Amazon, Walmart.
The Economics of Toilet Paper April 11, 9: Chris Waits You never know what kind of useful information will turn up in your in-box. From a reader named Darin Haselhorst: Steven and Stephen, Thought this might be right up your alley. An analysis only a true cheapskate could love.
They have various marketing terms meant to confuse the average consumer, regular, double, mega etc. So, I threw together a little spreadsheet attached. The price as Safeway was not all that surprising until you compare it to the price for which Amazon is willing to deliver it to your front door.
A deal any true economist simply cannot pass up.
Its surprising to me that Amazon is willing to deliver to your door for approximately half the price Safeway has on their shelf. I know Walmart is toying with same day delivery and Amazon is testing delivery to neighborhood 7 Elevens for pickup. The infrastructure investment these companies are making must be incredible, just to bring me cheaper toilet paper.
Keep up the good work. BatterB April 11, 1: To get to a point of savings, you have to buy three times the number of rolls than at Safeway. Buying in bulk is normally cheaper wherever you do it.
There are hidden costs in 48 rolls, like storage space. Kdogg April 11, 3: James April 11, 5: I do most of my grocery shopping at a western US chain called WinCo, mostly because they have a an amazing amount of things in bulk bins, like about 20 different kinds of flour; and b no effing Muzak!
But after comparing their prices to other places even WalMart I can only conclude that either the other places are raking it in, or they're a secret money-laundering operation. I think it's going to depend on: It allows each consumer to reveal their willingness to pay based upon purchase method and price.
Cinderella April 11, 8: By purchasing toilet paper through Amazon, one is not only continuing to produce their typical carbon emissions while driving to the store, but is also responsible for the massive amounts of CO2 emitted when transporting their personal order of toilet paper from a random Amazon warehouse directly to their house.
J1 April 12, Your Amazon delivery isn't the only thing the delivery truck normally UPS, at least on my orders is delivering, so there is greater efficiency there. The delivery truck would probably create a lower carbon footprint than driving your car to the store regardless, and many delivery trucks are hybrids or run on natural gas, both of which are much cleaner than your car even if it's a hybrid itself.
RZ April 11, 8: Someone who is stocking up ahead of time can order toilet paper from Amazon on a flexible schedule, whereas someone who waits until they are out or almost out of toilet paper will make a supermarket run to get some more.
That's why Safeway can charge more - they are catering to the group of consumers who need the product quickly. Paul in VA April 11, 8: Buying so many rolls so far in advance ties up your money, and prevents you from having money for other things.
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Amazon vs. Costco: A price comparison. By Katie Dowd, is Amazon really cheaper? Or are you paying for the convenience? One of the few things that isn't cheaper? Costco's famous bulk toilet. Here are a few simple tips to consider when you want to save money on toilet paper.
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