Costco Ipswich. Kenny Bo.
Costco Ipswich. Kenny Bo. Cordell Richardson

10 insane American Costco items we never knew we needed

THERE are a lot of differences between humble Aussies and brash Americans.

We have kangaroos, they have bears. They eat hot dogs at the football, we smash pies. Budweiser or XXXX Gold?

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But the biggest difference of all is the loot you can score at American Costco compared to the Australian Costco.

Below are 10 items that we wish we had here at home:

1. Sid Wainer & Son Cheese Lover Artisan Wedding Cake - US $439.99 = AUD $631.55

 

Brings a whole new meaning to cheesecake!
Brings a whole new meaning to cheesecake! Contributed

When your fiancé' suggested a cheesecake for the wedding, I don't think this is what they meant. With 24lbs of gourmet cheeses sourced from around the world, I'm sure this will make your next event a memorable one.

2. Live Maine Lobster 1.25 lbs each, 6-count - US $129.99 = AUD $186.58

 

Mmm mmm mmm, throw another lobster on the barbie.
Mmm mmm mmm, throw another lobster on the barbie. Contributed

Only in America can you get live lobsters delivered right to your door. Why bother with your local fish shop when you can get the best of the best delivered direct from the Atlantic waters off the gulf coast of Maine.

3. Lighting by Pecaso Charlotte Chandelier with Heirloom Grandcut Crystal - US $2,299.99 = AUD $3301.34

 

Straight to the pool room!
Straight to the pool room! Contributed

Coming in at a height of 60 inches, a weight of 175lbs and Grandcut crystal described as possessing a sharp faceting polished to a visual brilliance, this chandelier will catch the eye of any guest.

4. 1965 Shelby Mustang Car Pool Table - US $10,999.99 = AUD $15789.06

Yes, that is the car Nicholas Cage loved in Gone in 60 Seconds.
Yes, that is the car Nicholas Cage loved in Gone in 60 Seconds. Contributed

Bring home a piece of vintage Americana with this official collector's edition pool table. Directly moulded from the body of a real 1965 GT 350 with working lights and real tires, this is more than just another addition to the garage.

5. Silverwing Clam Shell 86" x 51" Mounted Rooftop 2-person Tent - US$1,999.99 = AUD $2870.73

 

We just go to King's Adventure for this sort of stuff.
We just go to King's Adventure for this sort of stuff. Contributed

Couldn't hire a caravan in time? Simple! Just camp on the top of your car. If creepy crawlies are a big no for you, this might be the fix.

6. Wilton Armetale Cowboy Boot Beverage Pitcher - US $59.99 = AUD $86.11

 

Australians just use a regular shoe for shoeys - c'mon.
Australians just use a regular shoe for shoeys - c'mon. Contributed

This gives a whole new meaning to shoey. Bringing a bit of the wild west to lunch is sure to be a conversation starter.

7. Mountain House 1-Year Food Storage 3,986 Servings - US $4,999.99 = AUD $7176.84

 

4000 meals. Wow.
4000 meals. Wow. Contributed

Fearing the end is nigh? Don't worry, Costco has you covered. Hunger will be the last thought on your mind with Mountain house offering a life span of 25-years on their food. Keep the bomb shelter locked, an eye out for zombies and enjoy.

8. Saga Smart Toilet by OVE Decors - US $999.99 = AUD $1435.36

 

That's right. A smart loo.
That's right. A smart loo. Contributed

 

Bidet cobber.
Bidet cobber. Contributed

If you're going to the toilet, why not make it a stylish occasion. From LED lights to a heated seat and even offering a hands-free drying feature, impress any bathroom visitors with this technological advancement.

9. Streetrod Vintage Convertible 2-4 Passenger Electric Golf Cart - US $15,999.99 = AUD $22941.59

 

Cool, a schmicko Rolls Royce Phantom buggy, affordable and environmentally friendly.
Cool, a schmicko Rolls Royce Phantom buggy, affordable and environmentally friendly. Contributed

Turn up to the golf course in style with this vintage inspired golf cart. Including an under-hood beverage cooler, a ride of comfort, style and safety is promised. Sadly, not road-worthy so no trips through the maccas drive through with this one.

10. Primo Top Loading Water Cooler with Pet Station - US $154.99 = AUD $222.23

 

Your pooch gets to drink in style.
Your pooch gets to drink in style. Contributed

Now the whole family can have a drink. This water cooler allows your furry friend to enjoy a refreshment with the push of a button.



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