Best Buy VS Costco: Where to find the cheapest electronic devices – Narcity Québec

A state-of-the-art television, the latest pair of AirPods, the most powerful speaker or video game console of the time: it’s expensive to equip yourself with modern electronic devices, even when there are bargains. Sometimes just browsing a store’s priceson the other hand, everything can change. That’s why we compared several identical products sold at both Best Buy and Costco to find out where the most savings can be found.

In fact, you can find plenty at Costco’s warehouse, even when it comes to purchasing your next tech accessory. But is this really the cheapest place to get such items? We wanted to find out by comparing the prices of eleven devices in the two major specialist stores. Please note that all prices in the list below include eco-fees.

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Samsung Smart TV

Samsung TVs at Costco.

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Price at Costco: $958.74

Price at Best Buy: $863.74 through October 19, 2023, $963.74 regular price

If it’s time for you to buy a new TV to decorate your living room, it might be worth checking out Best Buy’s website. As of this writing, Samsung’s 65-inch Smart TV is close$100 cheaper than Costco. However, at regular price, it costs five dollars more when purchased at Best Buy.

AirPods 2nd generation

AirPods at Costco.

AirPods at Costco.

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Price at Costco: $168.19

Price at Best Buy: $180.19

To get a pair of Apple’s popular wireless headphones, the AirPods, you’ll have to head to Costco. The second generation is $12 cheaper than if you bought the same pair from the competitor.

AirPods 3rd generation

AirPods at Costco.

AirPods at Costco.

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Price at Costco: $228.19

Price at Best Buy: $240.19

The same goes for the third generation of AirPods, with a $12 difference between the price shown at Costco and that at Best Buy.

Bose wireless headphones

Bose headphones at Costco.

Bose headphones at Costco.

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Price at Costco: $400.59

Price at Best Buy: $379.99 through October 25, 2023, regular price $448.99

Through the end of October, Best Buy’s current discounts may be beneficial if you’re in the market for new headphones. The Bose QuietComfort wireless option costs about $20 less than Costco. However, if you’re looking to pick up a pair after October 25th, you’re better off hitting the warehouse because of the Best Buy labelRegular price shown: $448.99.

Xbox Wireless Controller – Stellar Shift Special Edition

Xbox controller at Costco.

Xbox controller at Costco.

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Price at Costco: $73.99

Price at Best Buy: $65.19 through October 15, 2023, $80.19 regular price

All video game fans know this:Accessories for playing with a console are expensive. Therefore, it might be interesting to know that you can save almost ten dollars if you buy the Stellar Shift Special Edition Xbox controller at Best Buy before October 15th. If both are at regular price, the Costco option will cost you$6.18 less.

Nintendo Switch OLED console white

Nintendo Switch at Costco.

Nintendo Switch at Costco.

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Price at Costco: $500.59, includes a 128GB SanDisk microSDXC and a 12-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online

Price at Best Buy: $450.59

In this case, it really depends on your needs. If you’re looking to buy a Nintendo Switch to play with friends or family, Best Buy offers the cheapest option. On the other hand, Costco offers an exclusive package that includes a 128GB memory card and a one-year subscription to Nintendo Switch Online that allows you to play against other users online. It’s up to you to decide if it’s worth the extra $50.

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for Nintendo Switch

The Zelda game for the Nintendo Switch.

The Zelda game for the Nintendo Switch.

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Price at Costco: $88.99

Price at Best Buy: $89.99

It may only cost a dollar less, but at the price of games for the Nintendo Switch, it’s worth it! If you want to immerse yourself in the world of Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Costco is the right place.

Google Nest Hub Max Smart Display

Google Nest Hub Max Smart Display at Costco.

Google Nest Hub Max Smart Display at Costco.

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Price at Costco: $132.47

Price at Best Buy: $201.49 through October 15, 2023, $302.49 regular price

For a size saving on the Google Nest Hub Max Smart Screen, Costco has no hesitation in offering the best price, despite a current discount at Best Buy. This will cost you $132.47 instead of $302.49 at the regular price on the blue and yellow sign page. The choice isn’t too difficult!

PlayStation wireless controller

PlayStation controllers at Costco.

PlayStation controllers at Costco.

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Price at Costco: $94

Price at Best Buy: $95.19

As mentioned earlier, accessories for playing video games can easily eat up a lot of your budget. If you play more on the PlayStation, you should know that you can buy a wireless controller for $1.19 less at Costco.

Fitbit Versa 4 Smartwatch

Fitbit smartwatch at Costco.

Fitbit smartwatch at Costco.

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Price at Costco: $260.59

Price at Best Buy: $260.59

When it comes to Fitbit branded smartwatches, you don’t have to worry as the price is the same in both stores.

In short, five electronics items are cheaper if you shop at Best Buy instead of Costco, but that includes four discounted items plus the Nintendo Switch, which is available in a bundle at Costco. The verdict is therefore clear. At regular price,You’ll find the best prices on technology at Costco, but don’t ignore competitors’ deals.

Don’t forget that it’s always worth taking a look at other stores if you’re looking to make a big spend. It can be a winnerthink twice before making a purchase.

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