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What do you get from the dollar store?

Old 08-19-14, 04:27 PM
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What do you get from the dollar store?

Dollar General and Dollar Tree in the news with some bids for Family Dollar.

I don't go to the dollar store. But I've heard there are some cool stuff like blu-ray cases. I guess people go there for basic stuff like shaving razors and toothpaste?
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Re: What do you get from the dollar store?

Back in the 1800's, only the very rich could shop at the Dollar Store. Times sure do change.
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Re: What do you get from the dollar store?

What do you get from the dollar store?
Stuff for a dollar.

Of the three, DT is the only store where everything is $1 or less. If you want to know what they sell, go to their respective websites.
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Old 08-19-14, 04:42 PM
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Re: What do you get from the dollar store?

Nothing, never been to one
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Old 08-19-14, 04:46 PM
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Re: What do you get from the dollar store?

I avoid these stores for the same reason I avoid Walmart.
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I live in a shitty little town so all I have is Wal-Mart & Dollar General, we had a Family Dollar but it just closed down when they downsized. The closest Dollar Tree is 30 mins from here. We use to have $1 Shop but it closed about a year ago and is not a Strip Mall with a Tanning Place, Chinese Resturaunt and a Used Kids Toys/Clothes store. We do have like 15 antique stores here for all the "travelers" that stop to see the Old Fort
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I avoid these stores for the same reason I avoid Walmart.
You hate mega-corporations?
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo View Post
I avoid these stores for the same reason I avoid Walmart.
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You hate mega-corporations?
And saving money.


Edit: To answer the OP's question, I don't venture into my local Dollar Tree often. When I do, I check out their books. Sometimes you can find something decent there. I've also bought some cleaning supplies on occasion. I like to bring my kids along and tell them they can have any one item in the store. Makes me feel good.
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Old 08-19-14, 05:19 PM
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The clientele. Would have thought that was obvious.
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Old 08-19-14, 05:20 PM
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Re: What do you get from the dollar store?

have a "Deals" near me where most things are a dollar.

Some of my haul:

a giant glass mug/stein. should a bar fight ever erupt in my living room i am armed with 3 pounds of glass and not afraid to use it, grandma.

10 microfiber cloths large in size. everything from cleaning eyeglasses to dusting the interior of car.

more cheap cologne for my cooter than i can use in a lifetime.

daily planner
pack of ten pens that are bic/papermate in quality.

apple cider vinegar bottles
rubber anti slip bath mat

febreeze knock off

mesh bag for laundry, large in size

i stop there every two months or so and stock up on stuff like the above.
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Old 08-19-14, 05:54 PM
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And saving money.

I actually save money by saving it.

Not by buying crap I do not need or want.
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Re: What do you get from the dollar store?

I got a pack of 100 googly eyes.

When I got home I discovered they were NOT adhesive!

WTF PEOPLE!! What the hell good are non adhesive googly eyes.

Never again.
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Re: What do you get from the dollar store?

Around here there are 99 cents only stores. I used to never go, but the fiancee would frequent them occasionally up in Sacramento to get things like cooking tins, wrapping paper, cheap candy, and the occasional cleaning supplies so i'm dragged along sometimes.
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My wife takes the kids there to buy toys that fall apart within hours of bringing them home. And she's surprised every time.
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Well the one around here added a little "and up" on their 99 cent sign. So I went in there and a found an ipad cable and figured it was likely be of super high quality in a fine establishment such as this and they tried to ring it up at $1.99. I argued and told them I could get the same cable at the Apple store for only $34.95 and they said take or leave it.. so I left it. Fools.
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Birthday party supplies. Also they usually have the world's shittiest disposable plates.
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I have several of these "Dollar" type store near me. I think I've only ever visited one once looking for some cheap party favors. Didn't find what I was looking for but left with one of those long neck butane lighters.
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Re: What do you get from the dollar store?

I worked at a Wal-Mart years ago (1995) and we had one of those big pallet displays in the center of the aisle with Ajax in the can for 33 cents. A guy came in and asked me if he could buy the whole pallet. I called the store manager and he scanned a can, saw we would still make a markup on the Ajax (we sometimes sold items for a loss to encourage people to come in and shop) and said OK. I asked the guy why he would want so much Ajax. He said he owned a 99 cent store and would sell out in a day at 99 cents a can.

Just taught me that if you look carefully (especially at things like price per ounce of an item) you usually are not getting that good of a deal.
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Just taught me that if you look carefully (especially at things like price per ounce of an item) you usually are not getting that good of a deal.
That's true but it's really the only place I can find Freshen Up Gum from 1998 still MIB.
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Old 08-19-14, 07:50 PM
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I would never buy wrapping paper or gift bags anywhere except Dollar Tree.

The Best (and Worst) Things to Buy at a Dollar Store
http://business.time.com/2012/03/12/...dollar-stores/
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I would never buy wrapping paper or gift bags anywhere except Dollar Tree.

The Best (and Worst) Things to Buy at a Dollar Store
http://business.time.com/2012/03/12/...dollar-stores/
Their wrapping paper (IMO) sucks but they are the best for quicky gift bags.
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Originally Posted by Ropes Pierre View Post
have a "Deals" near me where most things are a dollar.
Many years ago, there was a store that I believe was a Deals location near me. It has since closed. I found some neat things once in a while that I ended up flipping on ebay for a small profit.
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Old 08-19-14, 08:03 PM
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Greetings cards, they had nice ones last time. Wrapping paper, dish soap, plastic gloves, garbage bags, will get a broom there, items like pine sol, cleaning spray etc... (I found which ones work vs being useless) The best batteries they have there, sunglasses can be found as well, I find the best pair. I don't really touch the food unless they have a one shot amazing item in. There are a few other items that are good to buy there.

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For wrapping paper, it depends how much you need. If you're wrapping Christmas Presents, you're better off buying a much larger roll for 3 bucks at Target or something.
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Re: What do you get from the dollar store?

Greeting cards
Gift bags
Blu rays
Hand wipes for the car

Lots of stuff actually, I go to a Dollar Tree more often than I hit a Walmart.
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