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Published October 23, 2012, 07:52 PM

Costco opens its doors in West Fargo

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The West Fargo store is one of a dozen Costcos world-wide opening this fall. One opens near Baxter, Minnesota tomorrow. Thousands got membership cards the last few weeks for the local Costco, and today, those people finally got to fill their carts.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

West Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The West Fargo store is one of a dozen Costcos world-wide opening this fall. One opens near Baxter, Minnesota tomorrow. Thousands got membership cards the last few weeks for the local Costco, and today, those people finally got to fill their carts.

Heidi Potter: "Just a few of my favorite things, salsa.."

Heidi Potter knows a Costco Store like she knows the layout of her own home.

Heidi: "I have a lot of prices memorized too."

Moving here from Idaho, she had a Costco Card but no store.

Heidi: "I couldn't hardly wait."

And so with a well behaved 20-month old Taylor in tow.

Heidi: "Taylor, you want some blueberries. Just for you."

This busy mother was one of the first to get a cart and shop at the new West Fargo Costco.

Heidi: "My kids are more excited than I am."

Everything she needed, pricing, grocery list, all on her phone.

"I have 4 kids, so buying in bulk is huge."

"I put my list on my notes."

And there is more than just toilet paper and water bottles here. How about a Louis Vuitton pet carrier for 2-thousand dollars.

Get married soon? How about a diamond ring from Costco for 100-thousand dollars. And not to rush things, but you can get a casket on line at Costco, and order your own. Rush delivery is an option.

Heidi didn't need diamonds or designer purses. She is just excited to live so close to the newest big box store in town.

Heidi: "Closest in town, I am really excited."

The Potter's have decided this will be the family's store for more than just food. Heidi left with a cartful, one of the first to check out, going home with enough food to last her family for days.

And Heidi says she will be back soon, since her 4-children already have the Christmas list made out.

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