Not everything is better in bulk.  Here are just a few of the items you WON'T get a deal on at warehouse clubs...

 

Of course there's always exceptions but here's a list of a few items you should pass on when shopping at warehouse clubs...

 

1.  Books and DVDs.  Usually Amazon has better deals.  Up to 20% cheaper prices than warehouse clubs. 

 

2.  Sunscreen and skin lotion.  You don't end up saving because skin creams go bad after a few months.  Long before you go through two or three bulk-sized bottles.

 

3.  Soda.  Grocery stores have better deals when they put it on sale.

 

4.  Produce.  The prices are usually the same at warehouse clubs but if you buy when things are in season, you get better prices at grocery stores.

 

5.  Printer paper.  Warehouse clubs can give you good deals but if you get special offer emails from an office supply store, you can get better deals a couple times a year.

 

6.  Paper products.  Bath tissue and paper towels are cheaper at the grocery store when they go on sale, and you can use coupons to save even more money.

 

7.  Milk.  The grocery store is usually cheaper, and you can buy smaller quantities.

 

8.  Electronics.  Chains like Best Buy usually have better deals on TVs and computers although sometimes the warehouse clubs offer better warranties on these items.

 

9.  Diapers.  Generic diapers at warehouse clubs are about four cents more per diaper than the generic brands at Target and Walmart.

 

10.  Liquid bleach and detergents.  They don't work as well after about six months, so you're better off buying smaller bottles.

 

11.  Condiments.  Again, they go bad after about six months.  If you think you can use a gallon of salsa before it expires, go ahead and take your best shot.

 

12.  Clothing and shoes.  They might be cheaper, but they're lower in quality too.

 

13.  Name-brand cereal.  It's usually cheaper at the grocery store when it's on sale.

 

14.  Canned goods.  It's better to wait for a sale at the grocery store and save up to 40%.

 

Source: Yahoo! Shopping