Costco WTF stop raising the price of protein powder!! >=O!

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    May 25, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    They raise it like every week! The 6lb bag now costs 48 bucks! It used to be like 30something! icon_evil.gif

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  • TheBizMan

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    May 25, 2012 1:54 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidThey raise it like every week! The 6lb bag now costs 48 bucks! It used to be like 30something! icon_evil.gif

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    What kind are you buying? You can probably find it cheaper online.
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    May 25, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    What brands do they sell at Costco? Last time I was there, they had some generic ones and Muscle Milk.
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    May 25, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    I bought three at $39.99 on 10/06/11. I regret not buying more. I'm out. icon_mad.gif
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    May 25, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    I swear in like the past 5 years the milk has gone up a handful of cents, and in the past few months the protein has gone up like 10 bucks. I'll look online, but the shipping may not be worth it.
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    May 25, 2012 3:02 AM GMT
    xrichx saidWhat brands do they sell at Costco? Last time I was there, they had some generic ones and Muscle Milk.


    EAS I think, which I just checked and is $18 online for 2 lbs, so I guess just as much as the 6 lb one at Costco.
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    May 25, 2012 3:11 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    xrichx saidWhat brands do they sell at Costco? Last time I was there, they had some generic ones and Muscle Milk.


    EAS I think, which I just checked and is $18 online for 2 lbs, so I guess just as much as the 6 lb one at Costco.



    But if you get it online you will probably just order your protein powder. If you go to Costco, you know you are walking out there with more than just protein powder.
  • TheBizMan

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    May 25, 2012 3:11 AM GMT
    I buy mine off of amazon. well mostly cause I have amazon prime which is free shipping.

    Amazon prime is quite convenient if you are an online shopper btw.
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    May 25, 2012 3:22 AM GMT
    Would anyone consider either of these be a better value:

    Domestic ninety percent whey protein isolate for $7.44/lb (25lbs for $185.86):
    http://www.bulkfoods.com/search_results.asp?txtsearchParamTxt=isolate&txtsearchParamCat=ALL&txtsearchParamType=ALL&iLevel=1&txtsearchParamMan=ALL&txtsearchParamVen=ALL&txtFromSearch=fromSearch&btnSearch.x=12&btnSearch.y=10

    A 10 lb bag of Optimum 100% whey protein for $95.
  • Webster666

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    May 25, 2012 3:33 AM GMT
    The ONLY body building supplement that works (not counting steroids) is creatine.
    Save your money.
    Eat chicken.
    Seriously.
    You'll get 100 times as much protein as you will from drinking that glop.
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    May 25, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidThe ONLY body building supplement that works (not counting steroids) is creatine.
    Save your money.
    Eat chicken.
    Seriously.
    You'll get 100 times as much protein as you will from drinking that glop.


    I'm really not up for a chicken breast for breakfast.
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    May 25, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
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    May 25, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    That's cheap compared to Australian prices.
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    May 25, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    i actually work there icon_smile.gif it was 36.99 in aug 2011 and now is 44.99. i was pissed myself because its actually pretty good. they keep their margins around 11-13% so its the vendor, not costco.
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    May 25, 2012 4:58 AM GMT
    sanjose470 saidi actually work there icon_smile.gif it was 36.99 in aug 2011 and now is 44.99. i was pissed myself because its actually pretty good. they keep their margins around 11-13% so its the vendor, not costco.


    They need to come out with a Kirkland brand ASAP.
  • swimmer8671

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    May 25, 2012 5:02 AM GMT
    Doesn't Costco sell everything in bulks of 50. I mean if you just bought one crate you could be set for life!
  • calibro

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    May 25, 2012 5:43 AM GMT
    sorry, we only carry 1, 3, and 5-pound bags... you can try sears
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    May 25, 2012 5:50 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    sanjose470 saidi actually work there icon_smile.gif it was 36.99 in aug 2011 and now is 44.99. i was pissed myself because its actually pretty good. they keep their margins around 11-13% so its the vendor, not costco.


    They need to come out with a Kirkland brand ASAP.


    They have Kirkland condoms! Why not Kirkland protein!? Jk about the condoms, that would be funny though.
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    May 25, 2012 5:52 AM GMT
    Obviously he doesn't love it.
  • CincyBOJ

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    May 25, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
    where on line do you find you best prices.... I personally go to www.dpsnutrition.net for best prices
  • Webster666

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    May 25, 2012 6:37 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    Webster666 saidThe ONLY body building supplement that works (not counting steroids) is creatine.
    Save your money.
    Eat chicken.
    Seriously.
    You'll get 100 times as much protein as you will from drinking that glop.


    I'm really not up for a chicken breast for breakfast.


    How would you feel about a thigh ?

    Or BACON and eggs ?????
    Yummy.
  • ueatzit

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    May 25, 2012 8:11 AM GMT
    cold saidThat's cheap compared to Australian prices.


    Struth! When I left the states it was $25/5lbs.

    I'll happily buy your $48 units of protein, but I can see how with the other aspects of the economy that can hurt dearly too.
  • metta

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    May 25, 2012 8:27 AM GMT
    Food prices have been going up quite a bit.

    I have a friend who's family owns a small diary farm and they are not making it right now. There are price fixes with wholesale pricing of milk and the feed prices have gone up so much that they can't afford to feed the cows anymore. They were dependent on corn and corn prices have gone up so much because of using it for fuel. The only ones that can make it are the huge corporations. I do hope that the wholesale prices of milk go up high enough so that the cows can be fed.
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    May 25, 2012 8:28 AM GMT
    metta8 saidFood prices have been going up quite a bit.

    I have a friend who's family owns a small diary farm and they are not making it right now. There are price fixes with wholesale pricing of milk and the feed prices have gone up so much that they can't afford to feed the cows anymore. They were dependent on corn and corn prices have gone up so much because of using it for fuel. The only ones that can make it are the huge corporations. I do hope that the wholesale prices of milk go up high enough so that the cows can be fed.

    I'm gonna start my own whey protein isolate farm and grow it myself.
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    May 25, 2012 8:32 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    metta8 saidFood prices have been going up quite a bit.

    I have a friend who's family owns a small diary farm and they are not making it right now. There are price fixes with wholesale pricing of milk and the feed prices have gone up so much that they can't afford to feed the cows anymore. They were dependent on corn and corn prices have gone up so much because of using it for fuel. The only ones that can make it are the huge corporations. I do hope that the wholesale prices of milk go up high enough so that the cows can be fed.

    I'm gonna start my own whey protein isolate farm and grow it myself.


    i'll sell you some whey seeds