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- Someone recently bought a $400,000 diamond engagement ring at Costco, typically known for its deals on bulk items like paper goods, household staples, and groceries.
- The engagement ring is just one among Costco’s surprising selection of high-priced items, others including luxury jewelry and accessories, furniture, gourmet foods, and appliances.
- There’s also a 93-inch-tall plush teddy bear.
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Any shopper addicted to the mass warehouse that is the Costco superstore knows it’s a place to stock up on bulk-quantities of household items, cleaning supplies, and grocery staples. Not everyone, however, knows about some of Costco’s more high-end offerings like its $400,000 diamond engagement ring which recently made headlines.
Members of the wholesale retailer looking to spend some serious cash can also buy an emergency canned-food stash and a Bluetooth-equipped massage chair, among others. Here are 15 surprisingly expensive items to be found at Costco.
A larger-than-life teddy bear: $289.99
The product description for Costco’s 93-inch-tall plush bear says it all: "Need a Hug? Just go for it with this lovable oversized jumbo bear! A lifetime of love and companionship awaits you with this soft, cuddly friend … Squeeze Away!!!"
A scooter that lets you travel underwater: $599.99
The Sublue Whiteshark Mix Underwater Scooter (not pictured) has an interesting, if oddly specific, use: it claims to allow people to glide under the surface of just about any body of water. It weighs 7.7 lbs. and runs on an FAA-compliant battery, so travelers can bring the scooter with them on vacation.
A "smart toilet" with a seat-warmer and automatic flushing: $999.99
Shoppers in the market for a luxury home bathroom experience may find just what they’re looking for at Costco. The store’s priciest toilet listed online is the Saga Smart Toilet by OVE Decors, and it has everything most people probably didn’t know they needed (or wanted) in a toilet. It’s equipped with a remote control, automatic flushing, LED night light, heated seat, and a built-in memory system that regulates water settings.
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