Mario Andretti 1969 Camaro Pool Table
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The Strangest Things You Can Buy at Costco

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Mario Andretti 1969 Camaro Pool Table
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Warehouse Wonders

Costco isn't all cheap hot dogs and bulk paper products. As the seasons change and the stock rotates, some surprising items work their way onto the shelves and into the center aisles. That boat hanging from the ceiling? That surfboard on the racks across from the cheese? All of those are bargain buys from Costco, and you might see other unexpected items if you keep an eye out on your way to the dairy fridge or while browsing the website. Here are some of our more surprising finds. (Not a Costco member? You can apply here.)

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Note: Prices and availability are subject to change. Jason Notte also contributed to this story.

Kirkland Signature 72-Pound Whole Wheel Parmigiano Reggiano
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Kirkland Signature 72-Pound Whole Wheel Parmigiano Reggiano

$950
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Imported from Italy, this enormous wheel of cheese has been aged for at least two years. "Got this as a gift," notes one reviewer. "What the heck am I supposed to do with all this cheese!?" Indeed.

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The Hampton Casket by Prime
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The Hampton Casket by Prime

$1,300
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Believe it or not, Costco is well-stocked with caskets for the dearly departed. This poplar model is its top-of-the-line option, with a glossy mahogany finish and a velvet interior. And if $1,300 seems steep, reviewers say it's far less than what they would have paid through a funeral home.

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Terra Delyssa Tunisian Extra Virgin Olive Oil 55-Gallon Drum
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Terra Delyssa Tunisian Extra Virgin Olive Oil 55-Gallon Drum

$3,500, 4 ct.
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Costco is known for bulk buys, but we didn't exactly have 220 gallons of Tunisian olive oil on our shopping list. Got a discerning palate? It's first cold pressed and ships directly from the orchard.

Mario Andretti 1969 Camaro Pool Table
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Mario Andretti 1969 Camaro Pool Table

$20,000
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Talk about a conversation piece: This limited-edition pool table commemorates Mario Andretti's 1969 Indy 500 win, and it's styled to look like the Camaro pace car, complete with rims, tires, and working lights. Not enough? It's also signed by Andretti himself.

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Godiva Gift Tower Pallet
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Godiva Gift Tower Pallet

$2,000, 60 ct.
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Sure, this pallet of 60 Godiva gift towers is probably aimed at corporate clients. That doesn't mean we can't fantasize about face-planting into enough high-end chocolate to last us until 2023.

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Covid-19 Saliva PCR Test Kit With Video Observation
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Covid-19 Saliva PCR Test Kit With Video Observation

$140
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If a drive-thru testing site isn't convenient enough, Costco can send you an FDA-approved coronavirus test to take in the comfort of your own home, and medical staff even watch over video to make sure you're obtaining your saliva sample correctly.

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Pulsaderm Acne Clearing Mask
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Pulsaderm Acne Clearing Mask

$45
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This futuristic-looking contraption isn't part of a Halloween costume, but a light-therapy mask that uses 28 red and blue LEDs to treat acne. The lights, used 10 minutes a day, help reduce redness and kill the bacteria that cause pimples.

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Nutristore Premium 2-Person, 1-Year Food Supply
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Nutristore Premium 2-Person, 1-Year Food Supply

$3,000
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Prepping for the end of times? Then Costco has your back, in the form of this one-year supply of the finest just-add-water cuisine. From chili mac to freeze-dried beef, everything has a 25-year shelf life (just in case the apocalypse takes its sweet time).

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Natural Blind Green 3-piece Deluxe Ghillie Suit
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Natural Blind Green 3-piece Deluxe Ghillie Suit

$50
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Even if you use it only “to scare the bejeezus out of trick or treaters” like one reviewer, it might be worth the price. But this ghillie suit (a jacket and pants, along with a storage bag) is made for the serious hunter. The 3D camo strips blend into the brush, while breathable camo mesh lining makes it comfortable enough for extended wear.

Celestron Ambassador Brass Telescope
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Celestron Ambassador Brass Telescope

$680
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This isn't the telescope you'd want to use for tracking the International Space Station or an intense meteor shower, but it's powerful enough to check out some planets. The brass and mahogany finishes would give a room some vintage charm, not to mention making you look really, really smart.

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Trixie Chicken Coop With a View
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Trixie Chicken Coop With a View

$250
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Thinking of jumping on the backyard-chicken bandwagon? Costco has you covered with this two-story coop for up to four feathered friends. The outdoor run gives them ample opportunity to get some fresh air, but the galvanized metal grid will keep them safe from foxes, cats, coyotes, and other predators.

Truegolf Vista Golf Simulator
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Truegolf Vista Golf Simulator

$14,000
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If the price tag isn't an obstacle, this interactive golf theater could be a savior for the winter-wary golfer. With a smart club and a ball-tracking system, this high-definition simulator offers more than 80 courses and incorporates fairway turf and rubber tees for a more authentic indoor-outdoor experience.

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GoFloats Giant Pool Floats
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GoFloats Giant Pool Floats

$60, 2 ct.
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Everything is bigger at Costco, including the pool floats. If you've ever wanted to laze away the summer on a jumbo inflatable unicorn or flamingo, now's your chance. Made with raft-grade vinyl, they each support 500 pounds and have cup holders for your favorite flavor of White Claw.

Grecian Blue Brass Urn Set
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Grecian Blue Brass Urn Set

$100
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Whether the coffins are out of budget or your loved one requested cremation, Costco stocks urns, too. This full-size urn has a capacity of 220 cubic inches, and it comes with a token urn and keepsake heart that each hold 3 cubic inches, so they can always (always, always) be with you.

Fresh Italian Winter White Truffles
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Fresh Italian Winter White Truffles

$670 for 4 oz.
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That's not a typo: These white truffles really are about $167 an ounce. They ship fully insured, next-day air from Italy and “combine unmatched aroma and flavor, often described as divine.” We should hope so.

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Ecovacs Winbot Window-Cleaning Robot
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Ecovacs Winbot Window-Cleaning Robot

$450
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If you're good with a robot vacuuming your floors, go right ahead and let this one do the windows. It can be guided by remote control, and the edge detection and suction fan work on framed, frameless, frosted, filmed, colored, and decaled glass.

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Plum Discovery Nature Play Hideaway
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Plum Discovery Nature Play Hideaway

$900
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Yes, it's technically for kids, but we know plenty of grown-ups who would love to binge watch “Lord of the Rings” inside of this hobbit-like playhouse made from sustainably sourced timber. Its roof is covered in artificial grass, and there's a mud kitchen, a painting screen, bamboo wind chimes, and a planter.

Kyota Kokoro 4D Massage Chair By Infinity
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Kyota Kokoro 4D Massage Chair By Infinity

$5,000
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If the pandemic has interfered with your spa trips, why not go big in the name of stress relief? This tricked-out massage chair has full-body heat; back, calf, and foot rollers; wireless speakers; an air ionizer system; and voice activation.

Bighorn End Table Safe
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Bighorn End Table Safe

$500
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It's an end table. It's a safe. And it's definitely a conversation piece. If you need a convenient place to store a small arsenal, valuable jewelry, or miscellaneous nuclear launch codes, this thing is pry-resistant, fire-resistant, and maybe even Armageddon-resistant.

Nutella Hazelnut Spread 6.6-Pound Tub
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Nutella Hazelnut Spread 6.6-Pound Tub

$22
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Here's the Costco we all know and love, but on a scale that's intimidating even for the most ardent Nutella devotees. For context, a regular jar of Nutella is 7.7 ounces, making this roughly equivalent to buying 14 jars at one time. We think you'll need a bigger spoon.

Plaza Osetra Caviar Gift Set
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Plaza Osetra Caviar Gift Set

$120
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Plaza Osetra, billed as Costco's "top grade of caviar," has a nutty finish that is the trademark of wild Black Sea caviar. You get a 2-ounce jar that should be eaten within 24 hours of opening, as well as blini, crème fraîche, and a pearl spoon. If a mere 2 ounces won't hold you over, a cool $1,300 will get you enough to feed 30 people.

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Jean Paul Tenor Sax Bundle With Case and Stand
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Jean Paul Tenor Sax Bundle With Case and Stand

$650
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Costco sells a number of instruments with the idea that they'll end up in school bands. This yellow brass tenor sax is recommended for students of all ages and comes with a reed, ligature, mouthpiece, carrying case, neck strap, cleaning equipment, and a music stand. It's a great starter kit for those who aren't quite ready for the New Orleans club circuit.

Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball
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Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball

$64,000
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Who knew? Costco carries an ever-changing selection of sports memorabilia, and if you have deep pockets, there are some once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for collectors. Case in point: This Babe Ruth Home Run Special ball, signed by the Sultan of Swat himself. And don't you worry: Shipping and handling is included.

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Northwest Colossal King Crab
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Northwest Colossal King Crab

$430 for 10 pounds
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If pandemic times have you longing for your favorite buffet's all-you-can-eat crab-leg special, Costco will let you recreate the experience at home. For the price, you'll get 10 succulent pounds of jumbo King Crab legs sourced from the Bering Sea. Too spendy? These crab legs are a little less meaty, but a whole lot cheaper.