Do I need to be a member to purchase from Costco?
Yes you should be a member. I joined as an executive member just for a safe. Cash back from executive status on a big ticket item like this is worth it imo. I think you may be able to order from the site as a non-member, but you will certainly get smacked with a surcharge.
Also I am actually taking delivery of this safe's brother today. Did a ton of research: these safes are by FAR the best value for your dollar on the market.
Link to what I chose: http://www.costco.com/Browse/Prod...d=11468049
The model I ordered myself, unlike the op's never seems to go on sale. Has sat at 999 for the last forever. It is smaller and will hold less, BUT it is constructed of 10 gauge steel and carries a whopping 75 minute fire rating.
Personally I need sturdy construction and fire protection more than I need the extra room.
Just wanted to post this as an FYI for anyone considering these safes. You really can't go wrong with any model in the Costco line. They are a tremendous value.
Last edited by DarkAmeba; 05-15-2012 at 08:01 AM..