With a couple caveats, I agree that Costco is a good place to buy a wine cooler. First, I have, over time, purchased 4 coolers from Costco and have noticed that the warehouses generally have better deals than Costco.com if you can get the unit home yourself. However, the ones available in the warehouses tend to range in size from ~30 to ~55 bottles, whereas you can buy large units (>400 bottles) online and the price often includes delivery. Secondly, most units they sell, including the 4 I bought, are made by VinoTemp. One of mine failed after 6 years and another after 3 years. (A third is currently making a strange fan noise.) Therefore, I consider VinoTemp to have fair reliability at best. Maybe others have had better luck. Finally, I checked at my SoCal Costco a few weeks ago, and they didn't have any wine coolers in stock. In fact, the desk told me only one SoCal warehouse had any in stock, along with the Maui Costco. So availability can be spotty.