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Nearly 1 in 3 new stores opening in the US is a Dollar General

Wow, when did America get so shitty?

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by Anonymousreply 171Last Wednesday at 1:26 AM

[quote] Wow, when did America get so shitty?

1776

by Anonymousreply 106/09/2021

One just opened in my town!

by Anonymousreply 206/09/2021

MUrica has been on a downward slide for decades

Trump was the icing on the shit cake

by Anonymousreply 306/09/2021

The ironic part is they are not inexpensive, I guess the “Dollar” in the title leads people to think they are getting a deal there.

by Anonymousreply 406/09/2021

Dollar General is not Dollar Tree where everything is $1.

by Anonymousreply 506/09/2021

The US will soon be a country of discount stores.

by Anonymousreply 606/09/2021

Dollar General has been a long time supporter of LGBT, even before it got fashionable to be a supporter

by Anonymousreply 706/09/2021

Well I didn’t know dollar general was a gay place but things are not a dollar in there. They do have Cigs at least

by Anonymousreply 806/09/2021

Not every new store can be a Starbucks.

by Anonymousreply 906/09/2021

I went into one once in New Mexico when I was attending a workshop at Ghost Ranch. It was kind of depressing - especially when the woman in the checkout line kept asking the cashier to remove items and to try to run her debit card again at a lower amount. Like five times.

by Anonymousreply 1006/09/2021

This just underscores how few new retail stores are opening due to Amazon and internet purchases.

It's not a sign of America's love of Dollar General.

by Anonymousreply 1106/09/2021

They go into smaller towns that can't support a Walmart and sometimes even a supermarket. They kind of fill a niche between convenience stores (7-11) and large discount stores. Basically, they've become today's general store/variety store.

by Anonymousreply 1206/09/2021

1619.

by Anonymousreply 1306/09/2021

It's a great place to cruise for hot tail.

Just kidding..

by Anonymousreply 1406/09/2021

DG, Family Dollar, etc. are often the only stores in blighted areas/food deserts- where people don't even have cars or transportation (who wants to carry groceries home on the bus?). You can buy a hammer, a quart of oil, a can of soup, some flower seeds, pet food...

by Anonymousreply 1506/09/2021

R11 I think both can be true: online shopping killing retailers and people "love" it. Love is probably the wrong term though, it's more that they don't want to love better.

It's basically a small scale Walmart, as R12 pointed out. There's 4 of them 10 mins away from me, even though Iive in an upperclass area (avg income 90k). They re typically a mess, with not enough room for shit they want to shove in the aisles. Corporate makes them stock holiday items months in advance (the one by me had Christmas stuff out in late Sept).

I actually blame the upper middle classes for this more than the poor. 99% of those I see shopping in these places are well off -- same with garage sales and consignment shops. Instead of buying at local stores and paying a few bucks more, they want cheap, because 1.) They're cheapskates wanting a deal 2.) They're older people that are buying cheap shit out of boredom 3.) They've overindulged in other areas with their finances, living on credit (vehicle leasing every 6 mos - a year, 300k + gaudy mcmansions, etc.)

by Anonymousreply 1606/09/2021

Is that the good dollar store? Not being poor I have never been in one? Do they bar you if you have a degree?

by Anonymousreply 1706/09/2021

We are pleased to supply 90% of the products you’ll find in this store.

by Anonymousreply 1806/09/2021

I lived for a couple of years in rural Louisiana, and the only stores in the region are Dollar General and Family Dollar. They are not cheap. Even Walmarts are few and far between.

by Anonymousreply 1906/09/2021

Dollar Tree is the good one, not Dollar General. It's fun to go in and pick up a bunch of things you can use for $1.00 per item. The gardening supplies were good this year and the canned/boxed/jarred grocery items are good as well.

by Anonymousreply 2006/09/2021

I used to be too snobby for these kinds of stores but my husband got me to love them. Dollar General is not cheap, it is what some of the posters above said. It is a general store. Great description. I need cat litter and milk and Tylenol, but I don't feel like going into the grocery store. Or the grocery store is not in my neighborhood. So I go to Dollar General, and the stuff is about the same price as anywhere else. We don't go there much anymore because the main draw for us was that they had a cheap store brand of cat litter, maybe $1.25 or $1.50. But then one of my cats was diagnosed with asthma so we're expensive cat litter all the time people now. They also have smaller sizes of regular brands. So maybe you are broke this week but you still want to buy whatever brand cereal. You get a smaller size brand that is cheaper, but if you figure it out it is probably proportionally the same price as a full size would have been. It serves a lot of purposes.

Dollar Tree is a whole other animal. Everything is a dollar. For real. They have all kinds of crap but some useful stuff too. I think I've said this before, but they have overstock or old stock DVDs for a dollar. It isn't easy to find anything you'd want to watch, but there are some cartoon DVDs one can purchase for a dollar and sell on Ebay for $5. The same with books, but I haven't gone far down that road. They have some real brands, some off brands. They sell all kinds of crap that you've paid more for somewhere else. I see people buying mops and all kinds of cleaning equipment. Frozen garlic bread in the box is $1 at Dollar Tree but around $3 in the grocery store. As mentioned a few months ago, they carry some older brands like Salon Selectives. I'm simple and endlessly fascinated by life, but it's worth checking out.

by Anonymousreply 2106/09/2021

R21 yes the name brand stuff at the DG is usually $1 or more cheaper than anywhere else and it is good for small errands, requiring a little of everything. My previous comment probably sounds like I hate them, but I use them more frequently than other stores.

They sell name brand energy drinks for the best prices, beer is the best bargain there, pet supplies are cheaper, along with *most* of the items there. I usually like their selection of cards/ gift wrapping.

Only found the smokes more expensive by a couple dollars, and wish they'd cut down on the clutter from the BS items (tacky jewelry, cheap toys, holiday crap, etc.)

by Anonymousreply 2206/09/2021

they have the best soft cat food

by Anonymousreply 2306/09/2021

We're getting a DGX store:

DGX stores are smaller footprint locations with a “curated assortment of grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, home cleaning supplies, an expanded selection of health and beauty products, home décor, electronics, seasonal products, pet supplies, candies and snacks, paper products and more.” It also offers an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables and coffee stations.

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by Anonymousreply 2406/09/2021

The Chelsea Twostep.

by Anonymousreply 2506/09/2021

Dollar General = Sugar & Salt

by Anonymousreply 2606/09/2021

Hm, I wonder if this has anything to do with the continually shrinking middle class.

by Anonymousreply 2706/09/2021

I miss Woolworth!!!

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by Anonymousreply 2806/09/2021

I was a stockboy at K-Mart in ancient times: would I now be called a curated assortment engineer at DGX?

by Anonymousreply 2906/09/2021

Parent company is a subsidiary of Goldman-Sachs. Former CEO David Perdue was Trumptard senator from GA. Tells ya all ya need to know.

by Anonymousreply 3006/09/2021

The existence of one in your town immediately signals desperation.

They should just change the name. "Dollar" in the title means it's for poor people

by Anonymousreply 3106/09/2021

are there glory holes cut out in the restroom walls?

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by Anonymousreply 3206/09/2021

R28 I'm right there with you. Woolworths was fun to shop at -these "Dollar" store are depressing. They sell a pathetic blend of cheap shitty makeup , off brand baby and cleaning supplies and shitty greeting cards and home items . All the merchandise is the epitome of cheap Chinese crap-much like Walmart. Our society is crumbling faster than the Roman Empire.

by Anonymousreply 3306/09/2021

I always stroll through the clothing aisle because they have every size of bad clothing available. Are you coming off a three day meth bender? They have leopard tights and sports bras in your size. Have you been eating everyone’s feelings? They have tights and a 5xl tee shirt in your size! Did you throw your shoe at somebody and they drove off with it? They have slippers in your size.

by Anonymousreply 3406/09/2021

Dollar General is like DollarTree only with a higher limit. Family Dollar is owned by DollarTree, so they carry a lot of the same items, but still only charge a dollar. They're fine for just picking up a few things that you don't want to hassle with a big box store. Stay away from their off-brand food items, they're mostly from India and have a large salt/fat/sugar content and taste like shit

I'm in marketing and all three stores are clients of ours, so I do a lot of work there. The staff is underpaid and overworked, so give them a break. No Karening, they'll kick your butt

by Anonymousreply 3506/09/2021

I don't know if they will last since thousands of companies in China went bankrupt

by Anonymousreply 3606/09/2021

R23 soft cats need a lot of special care.

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by Anonymousreply 3706/09/2021

We should encourage their workers to unionize so that it slows down the spread of these abominations.

by Anonymousreply 3806/09/2021

The problem with the US is the rich, and the politicians helping/protecting them. Inequality is at an all-time high and nothing is being done.

by Anonymousreply 3906/09/2021

They're mainly located in areas that would be considered "food deserts" near where I live.

Another problem we're encountering is a ton of gas station/convenience stores opening up like crazy. They're opening up like right across the street from each other. There's one on every corner.

by Anonymousreply 4006/09/2021

If you don’t want to shop there, don’t. It’s like Walmart but with a smaller range of items. I prefer Dollar Tree because you can buy lots of junk for fun parties and pay very little. I don’t care because I’m too poor to shop at Saks or one of those places that charges $500 for a pair of shorts.

by Anonymousreply 4106/09/2021

We're #1

...in Dollar General stores.

by Anonymousreply 4206/09/2021

I'm fine with Dollar Stores being around but just don't want one in my neighborhood. I'm sure they're not great for housing prices in the areas.

My sister's suburban town is actually debating whether to allow a Dollar Store into an empty store front. She is adamantly against it because it automatically scars a town as being low class.

by Anonymousreply 4306/09/2021

R43 there is a Dollar General that just opened in my town. It’s solidly middle class here and houses sell in days right now. Nobody cares.

by Anonymousreply 4406/09/2021

Reaganomics.

by Anonymousreply 4506/09/2021

They have, yet again, launched a new store concept.

Years ago they launched a more "upgraded" variety of their stores (I can't recall the name of it right now) that had fresh produce and meats.

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by Anonymousreply 4606/09/2021

I am Sam Dollar and I endorse this thread

by Anonymousreply 4706/09/2021

[quote]I'm right there with you. Woolworths was fun to shop at -these "Dollar" store are depressing.

Laverne) What are we doing in here Shirl? We can't afford anything in this store

Shirley) We'll just look around, browse a bit, see the latest styles and fashions and then go right down the street to Woolworth and buy the same thing.

by Anonymousreply 4806/09/2021

[quote]they have the best soft cat food

All of my late cats said the same thing

by Anonymousreply 4906/09/2021

They just have things made smaller and buy them in bulk. You actually get less per ounce.

by Anonymousreply 5006/09/2021

[quote] there is a Dollar General that just opened in my town. It’s solidly middle class here and houses sell in days right now. Nobody cares.

Wait a year as the buying cools off. Then see what happens.

If it's not the main store in the town, the housing prices should be fine. When it's the main store, then you should worry. What's worse, is, once Dollar Store opens, others can't compete and close.

by Anonymousreply 5106/09/2021

I'm happy to frequent a store where the employees get paid poverty level wages and no benefits so I can purchase merchandise made in China that is laced with carcinogens just so I can save a buck.

by Anonymousreply 5206/09/2021

[quote] who wants to carry groceries home on the bus?

I did it for years.

by Anonymousreply 5306/09/2021

r53

Yeah Ralph but that was your sack lunch

by Anonymousreply 5406/09/2021

Travel pro tip: you can get a tube of Colgate toothpaste that is just under 3oz. Goes through airport security and lasts two weeks, and cheaper than the smaller travel size to boot!

by Anonymousreply 5506/09/2021

Too expensive

by Anonymousreply 5606/09/2021

Welcome to New Russia.

by Anonymousreply 5706/09/2021

I've only shopped there once, when I was travelling through Arkansas and needed a new USB cable for my phone. Angry, mean cashiers with prison tattoos and meth teeth. I was glad to make it out of there alive.

by Anonymousreply 5806/09/2021

These stores are terrible for the environment. A blight on planet earth. They're filled with cheap Chinese crap made by slave labour, then transported across the ocean in cargo ships which kill marine life and pollute the oceans, and then their product are disposed if within a few months, if not weeks. Don't even get me started about the excess plastic from packaging and shopping bags.

by Anonymousreply 5906/09/2021

Wait until Walgreens joins this list. It's a monthly occurrence for senile senior citizens to either crash their cars into the place or hit the metal fence on the way out.

by Anonymousreply 6006/09/2021

What about Family Dollar, you poor and cheap bitches? Where is HER description?

For those thinking Dollar Gens is or isn't cheap - I'm going to say those on the not cheap are actually right. I work for a very large, blue chip, manufacturer. Think of Dollar General as the REVERSE Costco where they have extra large sizes of your favorites of your favorite items at the regular size price. Think Cetaphil Cream at 20 oz for the price of the Walmart version, which is 12 oz. Think Dove Bars at a bonus pack a the price of a regular 3 pack, etc.

Dollar General uses "cheater" sizes that are smaller so you are actually paying more per ounce or gram. That same Irish Spring bar is now 1/3 smaller for not much cheaper than Walmart.

It's shady on the manufacturers part too because a smaller size doesn't always (and sometimes not at all) save you money. But they have to have back room deals with Walmart and the club stores to differentiate and not lose distribution.

Honestly, its a lot of corporate conspiracy to fuck over the poor and middle class.

Shocker.

by Anonymousreply 6106/09/2021

The colored people shop there for canned goods and soda !!!

by Anonymousreply 6206/09/2021

Both of our Dollar Generals are in the poor parts of town

by Anonymousreply 6306/09/2021

r60 recently an old person driving out of our Walgreens crashed through a house behind it's fence and landed in their pool.

by Anonymousreply 6406/09/2021

Walgreens is a complete rip-off everything cost at least twice as much there as anyplace else

by Anonymousreply 6506/09/2021

Never buy toiletries and over the counter meds at Walgreens or Dollar General as they are more expensive

by Anonymousreply 6606/09/2021

R61, Dollar General owns Family Dollar now.

I don't personally mind shopping at dollar stores, including Dollar Tree. I've scored some great deals at them from time to time. I've mentioned this on here before I think, but at one point Dollar Tree was selling Progresso brand canned artichokes. Those are normally $3.99 elsewhere. Of course I snatched a bunch up. Family Dollar sells their own knock off version of Girl Scout Cookies (that taste identical) for a fraction of the price. I also go to these places for other random shit like pens, notepads, foil containers, batteries, gift wrap, etc...

There's something nostalgic about shopping at a local five & dime store.

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by Anonymousreply 6706/10/2021

[quote][R61], Dollar General owns Family Dollar now.

No, it doesn't.

by Anonymousreply 6806/10/2021

[quote] I've mentioned this on here before I think, but at one point Dollar Tree was selling Progresso brand canned artichokes. Those are normally $3.99 elsewhere.

Really, you're excited about getting Progresso artichokes for a few cents cheaper? That's pathetic

by Anonymousreply 6906/10/2021

For all you who cry "The Poors!" I've run across plenty of Old Monied shoppers at Dollar Tree. Their "off brand" cleaning products are fine. Moreover, I don't need to buy more than 100 aspirin at a time: $1 vs. $5 (elsewhere). Index cards, aluminum foil, and other non-food items similar. Do you really need to pay three times as much for a greeting card?

by Anonymousreply 7006/10/2021

R69, It's not a "few cents" cheaper, it's a few dollars cheaper.

by Anonymousreply 7106/10/2021

Dollar Tree is where I go for cards, a lot of them are 50 cents

by Anonymousreply 7206/10/2021

Fucking hell:greeting cards, knockoff Girl Scout cookies, and Progresso artichokes. The things I am missing.

by Anonymousreply 7306/10/2021

It's cheaper but the quality of the merchandise is also much cheaper

by Anonymousreply 7406/10/2021

Considering 1 in 3 can only afford Dollar General, I buy it…

by Anonymousreply 7506/10/2021

Apparently ours is quite "modern" - just what downtown Minneapolis needs, a Dollar General. Fitting, I guess.

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by Anonymousreply 7606/10/2021

We have a similar store in Germany, I think it it's based in Holland. It's called Action. I love it for cheap gardening supplies, pool inflatables, that sort of thing.

I also like it because it's where all the foreigners hang out, seems like the Germans don't like it. All you hear in there is Russian, English, Farsi, Turkish etc.. I go at least once a week and hang out with my fellow foreign bargain hunters, unbothered by interrogating sales staff. A dazed looking woman rings your purchases up without any chat. Bliss.

I bought beautiful seagrass baskets there for my houseplants, I'd seen them at a swanky garden centre for about 20 - 30 euro, at Action I've paid between 3 - 6 euros.

by Anonymousreply 7706/10/2021

Dollar tree has plastic silverware too! $1 for a set of knives or forks! Who needs silverware?

by Anonymousreply 7806/10/2021

R76 we have that in Des Moines, it actually carries quite a bit for a small store.

by Anonymousreply 7906/10/2021

DGX is rebranding to fool the poors. It might fool a few people with money too, until they walk in the door.

by Anonymousreply 8006/10/2021

I havent been to a Dollar General in years.

One thing I couldn't stand was they always had a line of 20 people waiting because one cashier was working no matter how busy the store was. Like gurl, ain't nobody got time for that.

At least Walmart has transitioned to self check, you do all the labor but there is virtually no wait time to check out.

by Anonymousreply 8106/10/2021

Um, R78, everyone needs silverware. I have one everyday set of stainless, one fancier set of stainless, one set of silverplate, and one set of sterling. (But I love flatware).

by Anonymousreply 8206/10/2021

Can I pick up any dildos for a dollar at either Dollar General or Dollar Tree?

by Anonymousreply 8306/10/2021

Yes, but they're "previously owned."

by Anonymousreply 8406/10/2021

Dollar Genital

by Anonymousreply 8506/10/2021

[quote]I've run across plenty of Old Monied shoppers at Dollar Tree.

Maybe old money from Mayberry, but not ACTUAL old money from Boston, NY or Philly

by Anonymousreply 8606/11/2021

How much is their anal bleaching cream? Asking for a friend.

by Anonymousreply 8706/11/2021

[quote]I've run across plenty of Old Monied shoppers at Dollar Tree.

Just the other day I popped in and who should I see but Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle trading 10% discount coupons with Mrs. Schuyler van Rensselaer!

by Anonymousreply 8806/11/2021

Actually, yes R86, "real" Old Money. You seem to be stuck in some Thurston Howell myth mindset.

by Anonymousreply 8906/11/2021

Old Money love being frugal. It makes them feel less bad about the generations of family wealth hoarding of which they are the beneficiaries.

by Anonymousreply 9006/11/2021

No one feels bad "about the generations of family wealth hoarding of which they are the beneficiaries."

Like growing up in a beautiful place, they might feel fortunate, but they don't feel guilty.

by Anonymousreply 9106/11/2021

r88=Jackie on Assistance, Dollar Tree regular

by Anonymousreply 9206/11/2021

When my mother retired to a tiny rural town she started shopping at these. Sometimes they are the only option in a small town for immediate needs like eggs and bread.

by Anonymousreply 9306/11/2021

I've driven through small towns and see the main stores are often some version of the Dollar Store. They come in and kill off all competing businesses, like Walmart does.

The towns always look so sad and run down

by Anonymousreply 9406/11/2021

In San Francisco there used to be a store south of Market in the 80's called "Canned Foods." It was a big grocery store that specialized in off brands, dented cans, frozen stuff that was near expiration date, and just weird stuff that I guess couldn't sell elsewhere. It was super cheap. I used to shop there when I first came to SF and was dirt poor. Actually got a kick out of it because I'd see odd stuff there I never saw in regular grocery stores. Canned Chef Boyardee Ravioli in creamy white sauce. Weird stuff like that. Marketing failures that were dumped I guess. Store's long gone. Now it's a Best Buy and that'll probably go the way of Circuit City.

by Anonymousreply 9506/11/2021

I can find “brand” name milk at the DG cheaper than anywhere else in town.

I mostly buy foodstuffs there.

I don’t get any pills or beauty products. I read somewhere that those things might be out of date or expired.

Beer is cheap there as well.

Little Debbie cakes are often 2 for 4 bucks.

I don’t mind those stores. Sometimes it’s better to drop by than to haul ass to Walmart.

by Anonymousreply 9606/11/2021

Dollar Tree is not a dollar store. Shit can be a dollar to hundreds of dollars.

by Anonymousreply 9706/11/2021

[quote]I don’t get any pills or beauty products. I read somewhere that those things might be out of date or expired.

Do you not know how to read expiration dates?

by Anonymousreply 9806/11/2021

[quote]Dollar Tree is not a dollar store. Shit can be a dollar to hundreds of dollars.

Wrong. EVERYTHING at Dollar Tree is $1 (or less.)

The same is not true for Family Dollar, Dollar General, or the 99 Cents Only stores.

by Anonymousreply 9906/11/2021

Dollar Tree is fun.

They have a million different kinds of candy, old school, and gum, too.

Plus the gift bags and tissue paper.

Our Dollar Tree doesn’t have any refrigerators, tho. Just shelf-stable stuff.

I don’t go to Family Dollar. That’s too ghetto. 😛

by Anonymousreply 10006/11/2021

It’s pathetic that DLers know the differences among the various Dollar Stores

by Anonymousreply 10106/11/2021

Agreed, R101.

And defend them as where old money shops.

And know way too much about products in stock at this store or that.

by Anonymousreply 10206/11/2021

Shopping at Dollar General & Aldi is a normal routine for many where I live. Small midwestern town.

by Anonymousreply 10306/11/2021

Which dollar store has the better pound cake? Apologies if this has been discussed upthread, but this is DL and I'd be surprised to be the first to bring up this topic for discussion.

by Anonymousreply 10406/11/2021

More importantly R104, which dollar store should made the official DL dollar store?

by Anonymousreply 10506/11/2021

Dollar Tree and sometimes Dollar General are the only places I can find the Friday's Potato Skins (bacon & cheddar) snack I like.

by Anonymousreply 10606/11/2021

I go to Dollar Tree in San Diego all the time. Why pay several dollars for body wash, dental floss, a notebook, a can of soup, a box of cookies, laundry detergent, etc., when you can pay a dollar? And these Dollar Tree items are good quality.

by Anonymousreply 10706/11/2021

Do they sell caviar?

by Anonymousreply 10806/11/2021

R108 yes but it’s just one egg for a dollar!

by Anonymousreply 109Last Saturday at 3:33 AM

I can recall being disappointed in a pair of tongs, that ended up barely able to manage flipping a single piece of bacon; their chili powder was more like dyed cardboard dust. Otherwise, I've saved a lot at Dollar Tree. It does not replace the supermarket, but would help stretch scarce funds as a complement when necessary.

I went to a Family Dollar (Dollar General?) recently in a less-prosperous part of town which had a serious ghetto vibe. There was an item in stock at the Big Lots next door that wasn't available at my usual location.

by Anonymousreply 110Last Saturday at 5:33 AM

What a shit show.

The country with the world's biggest economy, that prides itself on the breadth and depth of choices in consumer goods, will be reduced to the land of Dollar General Stores, so Data Loungers can find their Fridays Bacon & Cheddar Potato Skins and Progresso canned artichokes at a good price.

Adding 1000 new stores a years for the past three years and gaining momentum, there will soon be more Dollar General Stores (17,117 in 44 states at the end of 2020) than there are incorporated towns and cities in the U.S. (19,145).) Each a blight on the landscape, each responsible for closing competing shops.

So rich in money, so poor in choice and quality of life circling the drain.

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by Anonymousreply 111Last Saturday at 7:59 AM

But that’s just it, R111. The country is not “rich in money”.

Hence the success of these stores, some of which you obviously disdain.

Regular people have to shop there. Or haven’t you heard? The millionaires and billionaires have all the money, they don’t even pay taxes.

We have to make due with the scraps they pay.

You think people enjoy spending half an hour in line to get a cheaper gallon of milk because there is only one fucking cashier?

Fuck you and your privilege.

by Anonymousreply 112Last Saturday at 8:13 AM

There’s an almond cookie at the Dollar Tree that tastes the same as the more expensive Vortmans or whatever that brand is.

I get two boxes whenever I’m in there.

by Anonymousreply 113Last Saturday at 8:14 AM

Live the dream R113!

by Anonymousreply 114Last Saturday at 9:33 AM

R93 again....she did not replace the grocery store with Dollar General but it's closer to her house than the small Brookshire Bros store in town. The bigger town about 45 minutes away has the HEB and Kroger but if you only need milk why bother?

by Anonymousreply 115Last Saturday at 10:27 AM

I have a relative who lives in a rural community in Northern Calif. Her town is about a 45-minute drive to two larger cities that have more shopping options, but in her town there's just one mainstream supermarket (with the highest prices I've seen outside of Whole Foods), a Grocery Outlet, and a Dollar General. No Target, no Walmart, no other chain stores. So for some people, it can be a decent option for many purchases.

by Anonymousreply 116Last Saturday at 12:04 PM

Unionize Dollar General

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by Anonymousreply 117Last Saturday at 6:03 PM

R111 I live by 2 supermarkets and 3 grocery stores but they do not carry the Friday’s potato skins, my point was I can only find them at Dollar Tree and some Dollar Generals.

by Anonymousreply 118Last Saturday at 6:38 PM

r117 Having the most outlets doesn't make them "the biggest retailer" by any means. And their total revenue for last year wasn't even $30 billion, much less their PROFIT. I hate it when people post shit like that and present it as factual.

by Anonymousreply 119Last Saturday at 7:41 PM

1980 Sunshine. It just took several decades for low IQ people like yourself to notice it, OP

by Anonymousreply 120Last Saturday at 8:02 PM

R119. Don't defend Dollar General or similar stores. They mistreat their employees regardless of their profits.

by Anonymousreply 121Last Saturday at 8:20 PM

Shopping was once an odyssey...

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by Anonymousreply 122Last Saturday at 9:51 PM

I live in a lower middle class town. We were solid middle class a few years back when we got a Dollar Store. I went in to check it out and someone had taken a shit in the middle of the aisle. This was shocking back then. I never went back.

by Anonymousreply 123Last Saturday at 10:08 PM

Reagan.

by Anonymousreply 124Last Saturday at 10:22 PM

r123 sounds like that shit made a lasting impression on you.

by Anonymousreply 125Last Sunday at 2:29 AM

R123 exactly WHERE is this store?

by Anonymousreply 126Last Sunday at 3:10 AM

At least you can buy a decent pound cake without giving up an arm and a leg!

by Anonymousreply 127Last Sunday at 3:17 AM

Dollar General doesn't keep the pound cakes that keep coming up in this and other DL threads. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 128Last Sunday at 3:19 AM

^Has never been to a Dollar General

by Anonymousreply 129Last Sunday at 3:29 AM

^^ shops at hoity-toity Trader Joe’s. Well Excuse Me!

by Anonymousreply 130Last Sunday at 3:33 AM

So many trash folks on DL

by Anonymousreply 131Last Sunday at 4:41 AM

People want quantity over quality. It’s sad.

by Anonymousreply 132Last Sunday at 5:42 AM

Has anyone tried their $1 “steaks”?

by Anonymousreply 133Last Sunday at 6:07 AM

They don't sell meat AFAIK.

by Anonymousreply 134Last Sunday at 6:37 AM

Think again!

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by Anonymousreply 135Last Sunday at 6:38 AM

[quote]So many trash folks on DL

Agree. Taken aback by how many of you hoes shop at the dollar stores.

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by Anonymousreply 136Last Sunday at 6:50 AM

How does paying 80% less for things like aspirin or mailing envelopes make one a "ho" exactly?

by Anonymousreply 137Last Sunday at 6:55 AM

r137 you are a whore for cheap products

by Anonymousreply 138Last Sunday at 6:57 AM

R138 whores don’t want cheap things. You on the other hand would whore your prolapsed anus out for a tank top with a fancy logo on it.

by Anonymousreply 139Last Sunday at 7:04 AM

I go to Dollar Tree for these Reynolds Pop Up, Pre-cut Foil Sheets. Use them for the little baking tray in my Breville Smart Oven. $1 at DT vs. $3 at Publix.

Also, the little bag of Russell Stover Caramels is perfect, 4 individually wrapped chocolates takes care of a craving.

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by Anonymousreply 140Last Sunday at 7:07 AM

No way would I trust or eat a $1 "ribeye".

by Anonymousreply 141Last Sunday at 7:08 AM

R140, I use the Dollar Tree mini-bag of Reese's crunchy peanut butter cups for that. (grin)

by Anonymousreply 142Last Sunday at 7:20 AM

I love the little pre-cut foils. Didn't know they carried them. I use them for creme brulees.

by Anonymousreply 143Last Sunday at 7:23 AM

During our reigns, r128, we made personal appearances at most of the different Dollar chains to represent our individual products. I seem to remember a Dollar General here and there. It's kind of a blur now. It was all a flurry of flashbulbs, greeting throngs of customers, and maintaining poise whatever the cost. The only negative aspect was the bags we were required to wear on our heads so that the focus would be on the product and not on our lovely visages.

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by Anonymousreply 144Last Sunday at 7:38 AM

Even if you’re holding tight to a budget, you can show up at a Holiday Party🎄 with a decent and well received Classic Fruit Cake. Thank you Dollar General!

by Anonymousreply 145Last Sunday at 9:45 AM

And the generous array of cheerful fruit set in a moist reasonably spiced cake will create Holiday memories for all.

by Anonymousreply 146Last Sunday at 10:14 AM

Rather be with people who shop at Dollar General and Family Dollar than the snobs that will only shop at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods.

by Anonymousreply 147Last Sunday at 11:13 AM

R147, really? People who shop at Trader Joe’s and WF aren’t particular snobs if not wanting to literally eat shit is considering being a snob

by Anonymousreply 148Last Sunday at 12:42 PM

R148, there are decent grocery stores other than Trader Joes and Whole Foods to buy your food. People that choose only to go to those two stores because they literally think everywhere else is for people who want to "eat literal shit" are snobs.

by Anonymousreply 149Last Sunday at 2:20 PM

Dollar Tree is not always a bargain. For example, canned evaporated milk is 75 cents at Walmart, and it is a better tasting canned milk. Dishwasher tablets are 4 for $1 at DT, yet a pack of 20 or 25 is about $5 at a local store. So, no savings. Canned beans are up to 50 cents cheaper at the grocery store and Walmart. There are good finds at both DG and DT, but you have to know your prices to make sure of this. Another thing to consider is to check the label as to the country of origin of the food you are buying. This applies to frozen food. It also applied to name-brand candy. Don't assume it is made in the USA. This also applies to cleaning chemicals and health and beauty aids. Some of this stuff is made in China.

by Anonymousreply 150Last Sunday at 3:25 PM

America isn't getting "shitty", more Americans are becoming poor, while the 1% gets wealthier and more laws are being passed for the 1% to pay less taxes and simply trample all over everyone else. FACT.

Don't be so naive OP.

I go to Dollar Tree at least once month, I've noticed since the Covid pandemic, most the food shelves and their freezer section are always practically empty.

by Anonymousreply 151Last Sunday at 3:29 PM

R150, as for many Dollar Tree items being made in China, look for the words "distributed by" and usually the packaging states a US company, that's a sign the item is not made in the US.

People need to be savvy shoppers, as you said, know the regular and sales prices at other stores. It's up to the consumer to read the damn labels and compare the weight and prices against other stores. For example, Dollar Tree carries the same exact Colgate toothbrushes sold at Costco six for $8, they are 3 for $1 at Dollar Tree. Same exact toothbrushes. I've also noticed not all Dollar Tree stores carry the same items as other DT stores.

There are many bargains to be found at Dollar Tree, for example the full size Arm & Hammer all natural vegan Essentials body wash is much cheaper than the price of this item at Rite-Aid and Walgreens.

My Dollar Tree has a great book section. I found Anne Rice and a few Jason Bourne books. Books are great to add to Christmas gifts.

by Anonymousreply 152Last Sunday at 3:38 PM

I want some Dollar Tree sushi!

by Anonymousreply 153Last Monday at 4:14 AM

Yes, r152, that is correct about the distributed by. I have noticed this, too. Almond milk I bought yesterday is marked this way. Many items made in China are marked Made in PRC (People's Republic of China). I still find some of the most unexpected things, especially in the food section, to be made in China. More things are made in China than might be expected. Danish style butter cookies made in China stand out for some reason. The tin they are packed in is so much like the real thing.

Foods are also marked made in Turkey, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Argentina, India, Mexico, South Korea, Romania, and others. In the job lot store I find cakes from Brazil, especially panettone.

by Anonymousreply 154Last Monday at 4:41 AM

[quote] there are decent grocery stores other than Trader Joes and Whole Foods to buy your food.

It's pathetic if someone thinks Trader Joes is a store for snobs? Have you actually ever been in one? It's a regular grocery store that mainly sells its own brands. Nothing is particularly extravagant.

by Anonymousreply 155Last Monday at 6:00 AM

r155 Trader Joe's is by no one's definition of the word "a regular grocery store."

by Anonymousreply 156Last Monday at 6:20 AM

Nor is Trader Joes some fancy store

by Anonymousreply 157Last Monday at 7:08 AM

Trader Joe's targets more affluent, educated shoppers. It's definitely not Kroger, Safeway, Stop n Shop, etc.

by Anonymousreply 158Last Monday at 7:15 AM

I hate Trader Joe's and Aldi. I hate being forced to buy more than a couple of potatoes or onions, or a single head of garlic, at a time. WTF am I going to do with 5 heads of garlic? And you can't get Haagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry's at either place. I'd much rather shop at Safeway than Trader Joe's.

by Anonymousreply 159Last Monday at 10:03 AM

I don't do my usual, routine shopping at those stores, but for stuff that's not as great at thd supermarket itself.

by Anonymousreply 160Last Monday at 10:06 AM

The DT had canned evaporated creamer. It turned out to be a weird mix of soy milk and cows milk. It was imported from the Philippines.

by Anonymousreply 161Last Monday at 11:43 AM

I live in a large city with several family dollar, dollar general and dollar tree stores throughout, one thing I noticed is that dollar tree can be found in middle class strip malls but never the family dollar or dollar general stores which you typically find in lower income areas or rural towns in my state.

I admit to shopping at dollar tree for art supplies, greeting cards and TGIF chips which I never find at the grocery store. I love to bargain shop when I can.

The map shows a high concentration in some states in relation to the population size.

by Anonymousreply 162Last Monday at 12:44 PM

One of the other formats of their stores they began rolling out years ago was "Dollar General Market". Very similar to an Aldi's.

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by Anonymousreply 163Last Monday at 12:50 PM

R135, I'm not sure if you tried them, but imo the Dollar Tree "Ribeye" steaks are awful. Very heavily processed and once you cook them they shrink down to the size of a thin slice of roast beef lunch meat. They're actually a ripoff by weight. I can get a pack of fresh thinly sliced steaks (typically meant for cheesesteaks) at my grocery store for just a few bucks per pack and definitely less than $1 per steak.

by Anonymousreply 164Last Monday at 1:08 PM

I wouldn't buy if myself, but wanted to point out that one can buy meat at these stores.

by Anonymousreply 165Last Monday at 1:11 PM

R147, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are quite different from each other.

Trader Joe's is relatively inexpensive overall, I'd say cheaper than most standard grocery stores. They primarily feature their own store brand products instead of big brands which keeps the costs down. I wouldn't consider it "snobbish" to shop there at all.

Whole Foods on the other hand... it's all snotty bottle blonde middle aged white women showing off their Lexus SUV's, their Platinum Amex cards, their huge diamond rings, their Coach purses, etc... If you were to put them in a lineup, I wouldn't be able to tell one apart from the other.

by Anonymousreply 166Last Monday at 1:26 PM

I get plastic silverware and lunch bags at dollar tree. I keep them in my desk drawer at work. At least once a week someone forgets cutlery and wouldn’t be able to eat their lunch if I didn’t have extras and shared. It’s usually my boss.

by Anonymousreply 167Last Monday at 1:34 PM

R167 do you get the silver ones?

by Anonymousreply 168Last Monday at 1:44 PM

Keep eating third-world rejected exports. Only, please don't feed it to your poor helpless pets.

by Anonymousreply 169Last Monday at 2:04 PM

[quote] Wrong. EVERYTHING at Dollar Tree is $1 (or less.)

I meant Dollar General.

by Anonymousreply 170Last Monday at 2:07 PM

R168, if they have any yes; but whatever they have is fine.

by Anonymousreply 171Last Wednesday at 1:26 AM
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