I l earned a strenuous lesson when I bought a bunch of cheap soap for bulk last year.
I started going to a warehouse store to buy as more than 2 groceries in bulk that I could muster, but in the process I ended up making harsh compromises on quality. It’s not a large deal when your lunch cereal isn’t as tasty as the name brand, but it’s a problem when the alternative deodorant that you bought gives you a rash under your arm. When you buy extra in bulk, that’s a lot of money wasted if you can’t make use of the product in any way. That’s what gives myself and others caution when I can’t find a product that I think is of wonderful quality before choosing an alternative. Is it worth it to keep a subscription with the warehouse store if they are typically lacking the products that I want the most? I wonder periodically if I would be better off getting rid of our warehouse store subscription plus simply shop at other discount grocery stores without the option of buying in bulk. For instance, I was buying cheap a/c filters in bulk for years before learning that they barely even filter out dust in our indoor air. My Heating, Ventilation and A/C serviceman told myself and others that dust was coating our evaporator coil because the filters were insufficient at doing their job. That’s what finally pushed myself and others to buy better a/c filters. Not only is our evaporator coil staying clean, our indoor air is also much cleaner plus I notice fewer dust sensitivity symptoms. If you don’t use good a/c filters, you’re going to notice your indoor air quality diminish.