If they are overpaying their employees and making great money, something tells me they are not the cheapest. More than likely they would not be able to compete with Sam's Club or other discount stores if near by.<quoted text>
Costco is filled with chinese crap just like Sam's club / Walmart. For example.both carry stools knives and flashlights throughout the year that carry the Snapon name under license of.course. These products in both places are made.in china.
You left.out environmental regulations as reasons to manufacture outside of the United States.
I shop at Sam's Club because it's one of the few stores like that around my area. I don't recall seeing any Costco's around but can't say if they are here or not.