No, it's not like a home improvement store. I saw years ago a segment on a consumer information show (maybe Clark Howard?) about whether or not it's worth it, and the gist of it was this: it's expensive to join, and the stuff they sell is rather pricey, although it is discounted. So it might not be a bad idea IF you had that kind of stuff in your budget and IF you needed a lot of it! (if you were buying a new home that needed to be completely refurnished or were doing a complete remodel of your existing home). Then, you could save a enough money to offset the price of the membership. I've never been tempted to join.
at 9:17 PM on Jan. 30, 2011