We move items on purpose
Elaine Thompson/AP/REX/Shutterstock Our stores constantly move their stock around, so you won’t necessarily find the peanut butter in the same spot it was last time. The company touts it as a “treasure hunt,” but it also knows the more time you spend scanning the shelves, the more likely you are to notice (and buy) other items. Check out these tips for saving money at Costco.
We’ll keep an item in one spot if it sells
Paul Sancya/AP/REX/Shutterstock As we move items around, we pay attention to how they’re selling. If they do particularly well in one spot, we’ll keep them there.