MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: A general view of Costco signage in Docklands on August 04, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.  Retail stores across Melbourne will close to customers as further stage 4 lockdown restrictions are implemented in response to Victoria's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The new rules, which come into effect at 11:59 on Wednesday 5 August, will see the majority of retail businesses like clothing, furniture, electrical and department stores will be closed to the public for the duration of the stage 4 restrictions. Businesses will be able to operate click and collect services with social distancing and contactless payments. Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, news agencies and post offices will remain open during the lockdown. Melbourne residents are subject to a curfew from 8pm to 5am, must stay within a 5km radius of their homes along with limits on hours of exercise, while all students will return to home learning and childcare centres will close. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

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What You Probably Didn't Know About Costco's Price Match Policy
In order to retain customers, companies like Costco often use price matching, which is basically a policy where a store will match a competitor's lower price for the same item. However, one Reddit user recently shared that they wanted to buy a new window air conditioner from a Costco store, and the price at the store was $229, while Costco’s online price was $189.
Reasonably, the user wanted to pay the online rate, but the store refused to match the price. Reddit user CostcoSampleBoy, a self-professed employee of Costco explained, "The online "store" has its own buyers and sales separate from brick-and-mortar stores. Essentially they may have higher prices because they can't buy at the same level as our stores can."
However, there is one policy that applies to both online and in-store purchases. As another Reddit user puts it, "Only thing they share is you can return items purchased online in [the] warehouse."