Dollar Store

Discussion in 'Financial Cents' started by RightHand, Aug 4, 2015.


  1. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    I'm beginning to think the Dollar Store might rival the WSJ as an economic indicator - when you go in and you can't find anything under $2.75 you know we're in trouble
     
  2. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    That is a problem when even the Chinese knock offs are expensive.
     
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  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Is it the actual "Dollar Tree" store, where everything really is $1? Or is it a Dollar General or some other Dollar Store chain?
    Most "Dollar Stores" are simply losing to the competition, since the Dollar Tree has grown in size steadily, and continues to do so.
     
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  4. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    The one I stopped into on Sunday night to buy a quick item was a Dollar Store. When the Grand Union market closed last year, the Dollar Store moved in but its the first time I've been there.
     
  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Yeah, they are losing business. Dollar Tree has them whooped.
     
  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    The whole chain or just your local one? The Grand Union= childhood memories.
     
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    That would have lit a short fuse on me. "Move or be hurt."
     
  8. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    You are way too polite. Tell her a 2nd time, drop the please while in forward motion. Open the door and she will move. Politeness is lacking in society but some people need a taste of their own medicine.
     
  9. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    I found dollar beers......does that count?
     
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  10. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    I would not have been that polite after her refusal. Shopping is work and your time is worth something
     
  11. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Cheap, Fast, Polite, Pick any Two......
     
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  12. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    "Hello! Your hair is lovely."
    "Why, thank you!"
    "Mind if I just squeeze in here a second?"
    *nudge, grab, scoot*

    Done.

    (This does not work with soldiers, so when my CO told me I lacked political sway, I told him soldiers only obey higher ranking soldiers. But, civilians are sometimes too easy.)
     
  13. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    @Brokor you pulled out your feminine wiles on that one :D
     
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  14. BlueDuck

    BlueDuck Monkey

    I went to our local Dollar Tree this week and found a box of 5 emergency candles for a buck. I bought 10 boxes. They are usually 4-6 dollars a box in most places around here.
     
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