As indicated in the title, I had purchased a Mac Sports wagon through Costco. Very well made product, used frequently by my wife to carry heavy brochures for the seminars that she leads. After about a year, the wagon met a car and the result was a bent wheel that we could not fully straighten out. At that time, the wagon was not available from Costco, but based on my very positive experience with the wagon, I purchased it directly from Mac Sports. The cost was a bit higher than on Amazon (about $140 vs $100) but I wanted the full purchase price to go to the manufacturer rather than Amazon take their 20% or so of the purchase price.
BIG mistake. The wagon purchased through Mac Sports arrived, and it was the equivalent of a Fiat 500 vs a Grand Cherokee. It was a wagon, the wheels worked, but it was so flimsy that I was concerned about bending the handle if I tried to pull it down from where it was attached to the wagon for storage. It didn't seem strong enough to carry the 50 lbs or so of materials that we'd purchased the wagon to carry.
By the time the shadow of our Costco MacSports wagon arrived from MacSports, the Costco version was available. We purchased another one (at about half the Mac Sports price) and I took some side-by-side photos. It's nowhere near the same product.
To add insult to injury, Mac Sports would not cover return shipping for the inferior flimsy semblance of a wagon, which ran about $70 when returned to the California address. The representative was friendly, but stated they would not cover that cost.
Moral of the story: if you want a high quality Mac Sports wagon, buy it from Costco. If you think you'd like the flimsy version despite this review, buy it from Amazon so that you'll be able to return it if you find it does not hold up! I'd be happy to provide proof that I've now purchased 3 of these wagons, one from Mac Sports and two from Costco.
Great wagon… as described! Rolls smoothly, easily foldable, I would buy it again
We got the wagon to take display items to community events but have not really used it yet. Set up was super easy, storage is good because it folds. It seems strong and sturdy. Ordering directly from this site is less expensive than Amazon even if you include paying for shipping. Right now I would buy again.
This sturdy wagon was recommended by a friend. It holds my groceries and is easy to roll from the parking lot to my condo, saving me time in the loading zone and an extra trip to park my car. Plus it folds so flat I have it tucked beside a chest in my entry. I love having it and have recommended to my sister.
I purchased this wagon to help get my dog outside more. He's 14 yrs old and weighs 65 lbs. The wagon is very sturdy and durable. I can now walk him to the park or take him on walks in the neighborhood. The wagon also has pockets in front which can conveniently hold my coffee.