quote: Berkeley and Jensen
Originally posted by doug_ua
BJ's is for Berkeley and Jensen - at least I assume that considering that thsi brand is see throughout the store...
is a house brand that BJ's coined in order to sound...elegant, perhaps. This is similar to Macy's naming of some of their clothing brands, such as Loft and Brownstone
(urban chic?) and Alfani
(classy Italian style??). Unfortunately, since both brands tend to made in China or other low-cost countries, the names are simply a marketing ploy, as is Berkeley and Jensen
. But, it does sound a bit more classy than the unfortunate name of BJ's, doesn't it?
Having held memberships in both BJ's and Costco for a couple of years, I quickly learned the differences between the two discounters. If I wanted a HUGE bag of potato chips or an incredible selection of convenience/junk foods, BJ's was the place to go. If I wanted excellent quality products of a more gourmet nature, Costco was the winner, hands down.
On electronic goods, I consistently found Costco to be cheaper by a significant margin. Regarding tires, it was difficult to compare on a level playing field, as BJ's tended to carry lower quality tires than Costco. The prices may have been lower, but so was the quality.
The only area where I found BJ's to excel was in their selection of cheeses. While Costco has a good cheese selection, BJ's has a really
large selection of cheeses.
So, I am glad to hear that BJ's has added rotisserie chickens to their offerings, but it does appear that Costco is still cheaper on this item, as with most others. After 2 years, I allowed my BJ's membership to lapse, due to their pricing and their merchandise quality, as compared to Costco.