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7 Sneaky Ways Warehouse Clubs Make You Spend More

Unless I leave my wallet at home, I can never make a trip to Costco without spending $100. It's simply not possible. I may go there with a shopping list and be determined to stick to it, but every time I leave with more goods than I expected to buy.What pull does Costco (NADAQ:COST) have over my wallet, and how do wholesale warehouse clubs get shoppers to spend more than they've planned to?Here are a few factors that make up the allure of wholesale pricing. Make yourself aware of them, and maybe you'll avoid buying more than you need.Membership Fees and Low Prices Add UpPeople shop in bulk to save money, but low prices aren't the only way wholesale or warehouse stores entice shoppers to spend. Costco makes most of its money from annual membership fees, which help it maintain its low prices. Those low prices in turn make customers feel like they're getting a good deal upon just walking in the door; but lots of low prices add up and customers end up buying just a little bit more than the...

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