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The 10 worst things to buy in bulk at Costco

Kiplinger Logo By Bob Niedt of Kiplinger | Slide 2 of 12: Fresh fruits and vegetables are certainly healthy, but they have a short shelf life. Can you really get through a prepackaged bunch of bananas – at Costco you can’t break them off into smaller bunches like you can at a supermarket – before they go brown and mushy? How about a 5-pound bag of apples or a ginormous container of mixed lettuce?“That big bag of avocados may look like a great deal, but if you can't eat them before they go bad, then that is money wasted,” says Fobes. “You have to know what it is you will eat in the time that the product is consumable.”Shopping expert Trae Bodge  agrees: “If you serve a salad every night with dinner, get the giant bag of mixed greens. If not, get your greens at the grocery store.”See Also: 16 Best (And Worst) Buys at Aldi

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Fresh fruits and vegetables are certainly healthy, but they have a short shelf life. Can you really get through a prepackaged bunch of bananas – at Costco you can’t break them off into smaller bunches like you can at a supermarket – before they go brown and mushy? How about a 5-pound bag of apples or a ginormous container of mixed lettuce?

“That big bag of avocados may look like a great deal, but if you can't eat them before they go bad, then that is money wasted,” says Fobes. “You have to know what it is you will eat in the time that the product is consumable.”

Shopping expert Trae Bodge agrees: “If you serve a salad every night with dinner, get the giant bag of mixed greens. If not, get your greens at the grocery store.”

See Also: 16 Best (And Worst) Buys at Aldi
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