2018 Costco Thread


Hey all,

I’m a studying at Shida and living near the university. I’m only going to be around for a few more months.

I have my membership with me from Canada. But from the looks of it, the nearest Costco isn’t really accessible by public transit.

Just wondering if a trip to the local Costco is worth it, given I’ll have to get a taxi? The only thing I really need at the moment is protein powder. Is there anything at Costco that would be unique? Or am I better off just paying a bit more at the local supermarket?



Bus 241 from Guting.

Take metro to Ching An station. Bus 275 there. Or 8. Or the line that goes to Hsingchuang.

Protein powder way cheaper. Like half price. Cheese. Ham. Guacamole. Toilet paper.


Thanks Takeshiro Kaneshiro (?)

I guess I’ll buck up and pay 'em a visit.



Look how pretty!


oh wow that’s a sick bag, gotta get me one of these. poor kaohsiung getting stuck with a duckboat as its representative.


Got a few to give as gifts. I’m cheap, I know. They had some aborigine themed bags before. Very cool.


Wow, it even accurately captures the pollution on the central west coast.


What’s that white box at Hualien?


I speculate something made of the famous Hualien marble, but not sure what


Taoyuan Branch of Costco is my normal store, they have this 6.5 tree with lights built in for 6999nt, and online there is one for 4200 without lights. anyone see this at their branch of the store for sale, or is it only online.



I remember the same deal from last year. Do yourself a favor and splurge for the lights attached to the tree. I did, and don’t regret it all. They pack way easier and have different colors and flashing patterns. Dollar cost averaging over the next five years makes it worth it.