Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

PostBy: theo On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:06 pm

These little stores are going up all over the little towns around me,,,, some places that you would never think about one being. Whats up with these? Everyone I pass has nearly a full parking lot of customers. :notsure:
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Re: Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

PostBy: Anthracite Ed On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:35 pm

Guess its a sign of the times, We can always get a part time job at the dollar stores,
At least some one is hiring during this great economic recovery
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Re: Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:44 pm

Woolworth made a fortune selling at 5 and 10 cents. Of course that 10 cents is now worth over a dollar.

As inflation kicks in harder there are going to be fewer and fewer products at that price.
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Re: Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:13 pm

The Dollar Store name is a misnomer as not everything is always just a dollar, but their prices are cheap and I go there a lot (or send the wife there). A few reasons:

Walmart sells razor blades for my style of razor at about $12 bucks. I can buy the same amount for $5 at a dollar store.

I use a lot of bleach on the farm...elsewhere it is $3 a gallon. I can buy it there for $1

I have 4 daughters and one always has a birthday party to go to. I can spend $14 bucks on a toy gift at Walmart or go buy some cheap thing there for $1 or $2.

Really the list is endless. You would be surprised at what Dollar Stores have since everything is not just a dollar inside. Food, medicine, cleaners, supplies. It just makes sense in this day and age to save a few bucks when you can. Since the stores are close by, or on the way to Walmart...it is just an extra stop and not out of the way.
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Re: Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

PostBy: Short Bus On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:31 pm

I seam to remember my Dad talking about "Dime" stores when I was growing up.
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Re: Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

PostBy: theo On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:42 pm

When I was a kid we always would walk to the 5&10 store,,,,, G.C. Murphy's
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Re: Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:42 pm

Short Bus wrote:I seam to remember my Dad talking about "Dime" stores when I was growing up.

We called it the "five and dime" or the "5 and 10 cent store".
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Re: Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:52 pm

These stores typically have old stock that was bought out from other stores that went out of business so you have to be careful what you buy.
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Re: Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:59 pm

Depends on the store. Dollar Tree's items are all $1.00 or less. Then you have Dollar General and Family Dollar who have things that are a lot more than$1.00. Then there is Five Below where items are no more $5.00. :wacko:
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Re: Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:04 pm

Our "Dollar Store" is a true $1 store. Everything is $1 or less. They always have a HELP WANTED sign in the window and the place is packed. There are some good deals to be had there but like everything else you need to watch the weights and amounts that are in the packages. Some items have very similar names and packaging as "name brands" but are clever generics. ie Colgrate toothpaste not Colgate. :roll:
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Re: Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:11 pm

Coalgrate toothpaste keeps your stoves coal grate smelling minty fresh, and it shines the teeth of the grate so they glisten as the blue ladies dance above. :oops:
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Re: Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:17 pm

lsayre wrote:Coalgrate toothpaste keeps your stoves coal grate smelling minty fresh, and it shines the teeth of the grate so they glisten as the blue ladies dance above. :oops:


:clap: :rofl:
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Re: Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:18 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote: Some items have very similar names and packaging as "name brands" but are clever generics. ie Colgrate toothpaste not Colgate. :roll:


Nevermind Colgrate, what about the real name?

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Re: Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:31 pm

Anyone see the Law & Order CI episode with the fake mouthwash that was killing people? Take about art imitating life... SCARY......
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Re: Dollar Stores.....$1 for any item

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:37 pm

I bought some laundry detergent once, it made my stuff smell funny, I tossed it, never went back.
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