Wow, when did America get so shitty?
Nearly 1 in 3 new stores opening in the US is a Dollar General
|by Anonymous||reply 171||Last Wednesday at 1:26 AM|
[quote] Wow, when did America get so shitty?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/09/2021|
One just opened in my town!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/09/2021|
MUrica has been on a downward slide for decades
Trump was the icing on the shit cake
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||06/09/2021|
Dollar General is not Dollar Tree where everything is $1.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/09/2021|
The US will soon be a country of discount stores.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/09/2021|
Dollar General has been a long time supporter of LGBT, even before it got fashionable to be a supporter
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 8||06/09/2021|
Not every new store can be a Starbucks.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 11||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||06/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/09/2021|
It's a great place to cruise for hot tail.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 15||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 16||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||06/09/2021|
We are pleased to supply 90% of the products you’ll find in this store.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 21||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 22||06/09/2021|
they have the best soft cat food
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/09/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/09/2021|
The Chelsea Twostep.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/09/2021|
Dollar General = Sugar & Salt
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/09/2021|
Hm, I wonder if this has anything to do with the continually shrinking middle class.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/09/2021|
I miss Woolworth!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/09/2021|
I was a stockboy at K-Mart in ancient times: would I now be called a curated assortment engineer at DGX?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||06/09/2021|
are there glory holes cut out in the restroom walls?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 34||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 35||06/09/2021|
I don't know if they will last since thousands of companies in China went bankrupt
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/09/2021|
R23 soft cats need a lot of special care.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/09/2021|
We should encourage their workers to unionize so that it slows down the spread of these abominations.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||06/09/2021|
...in Dollar General stores.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 43||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 44||06/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/09/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/09/2021|
I am Sam Dollar and I endorse this thread
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/09/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 48||06/09/2021|
[quote]they have the best soft cat food
All of my late cats said the same thing
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/09/2021|
They just have things made smaller and buy them in bulk. You actually get less per ounce.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/09/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 51||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 52||06/09/2021|
[quote] who wants to carry groceries home on the bus?
I did it for years.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/09/2021|
Yeah Ralph but that was your sack lunch
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||06/09/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/09/2021|
Welcome to New Russia.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 58||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 59||06/09/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 60||06/09/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||06/09/2021|
The colored people shop there for canned goods and soda !!!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||06/09/2021|
Both of our Dollar Generals are in the poor parts of town
|by Anonymous||reply 63||06/09/2021|
r60 recently an old person driving out of our Walgreens crashed through a house behind it's fence and landed in their pool.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/09/2021|
Walgreens is a complete rip-off everything cost at least twice as much there as anyplace else
|by Anonymous||reply 65||06/09/2021|
Never buy toiletries and over the counter meds at Walgreens or Dollar General as they are more expensive
|by Anonymous||reply 66||06/09/2021|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/10/2021|
[quote][R61], Dollar General owns Family Dollar now.
No, it doesn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||06/10/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 69||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 70||06/10/2021|
R69, It's not a "few cents" cheaper, it's a few dollars cheaper.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/10/2021|
Dollar Tree is where I go for cards, a lot of them are 50 cents
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/10/2021|
Fucking hell:greeting cards, knockoff Girl Scout cookies, and Progresso artichokes. The things I am missing.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||06/10/2021|
It's cheaper but the quality of the merchandise is also much cheaper
|by Anonymous||reply 74||06/10/2021|
Considering 1 in 3 can only afford Dollar General, I buy it…
|by Anonymous||reply 75||06/10/2021|
Apparently ours is quite "modern" - just what downtown Minneapolis needs, a Dollar General. Fitting, I guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 77||06/10/2021|
Dollar tree has plastic silverware too! $1 for a set of knives or forks! Who needs silverware?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||06/10/2021|
R76 we have that in Des Moines, it actually carries quite a bit for a small store.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||06/10/2021|
DGX is rebranding to fool the poors. It might fool a few people with money too, until they walk in the door.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 81||06/10/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 82||06/10/2021|
Can I pick up any dildos for a dollar at either Dollar General or Dollar Tree?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||06/10/2021|
Yes, but they're "previously owned."
|by Anonymous||reply 84||06/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 85||06/10/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 86||06/11/2021|
How much is their anal bleaching cream? Asking for a friend.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||06/11/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 88||06/11/2021|
Actually, yes R86, "real" Old Money. You seem to be stuck in some Thurston Howell myth mindset.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 90||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 91||06/11/2021|
r88=Jackie on Assistance, Dollar Tree regular
|by Anonymous||reply 92||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 93||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 94||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 95||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 96||06/11/2021|
Dollar Tree is not a dollar store. Shit can be a dollar to hundreds of dollars.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||06/11/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 98||06/11/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 99||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 100||06/11/2021|
It’s pathetic that DLers know the differences among the various Dollar Stores
|by Anonymous||reply 101||06/11/2021|
And defend them as where old money shops.
And know way too much about products in stock at this store or that.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||06/11/2021|
Shopping at Dollar General & Aldi is a normal routine for many where I live. Small midwestern town.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 104||06/11/2021|
More importantly R104, which dollar store should made the official DL dollar store?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||06/11/2021|
Dollar Tree and sometimes Dollar General are the only places I can find the Friday's Potato Skins (bacon & cheddar) snack I like.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||06/11/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 107||06/11/2021|
Do they sell caviar?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||06/11/2021|
R108 yes but it’s just one egg for a dollar!
|by Anonymous||reply 109||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 110||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 112||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 113||Last Saturday at 8:14 AM|
Live the dream R113!
|by Anonymous||reply 114||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 115||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 116||Last Saturday at 12:04 PM|
Unionize Dollar General
|by Anonymous||reply 117||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 118||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 119||Last Saturday at 7:41 PM|
1980 Sunshine. It just took several decades for low IQ people like yourself to notice it, OP
|by Anonymous||reply 120||Last Saturday at 8:02 PM|
R119. Don't defend Dollar General or similar stores. They mistreat their employees regardless of their profits.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||Last Saturday at 8:20 PM|
Shopping was once an odyssey...
|by Anonymous||reply 122||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 123||Last Saturday at 10:08 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 124||Last Saturday at 10:22 PM|
r123 sounds like that shit made a lasting impression on you.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||Last Sunday at 2:29 AM|
R123 exactly WHERE is this store?
|by Anonymous||reply 126||Last Sunday at 3:10 AM|
At least you can buy a decent pound cake without giving up an arm and a leg!
|by Anonymous||reply 127||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 128||Last Sunday at 3:19 AM|
^Has never been to a Dollar General
|by Anonymous||reply 129||Last Sunday at 3:29 AM|
^^ shops at hoity-toity Trader Joe’s. Well Excuse Me!
|by Anonymous||reply 130||Last Sunday at 3:33 AM|
So many trash folks on DL
|by Anonymous||reply 131||Last Sunday at 4:41 AM|
People want quantity over quality. It’s sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||Last Sunday at 5:42 AM|
Has anyone tried their $1 “steaks”?
|by Anonymous||reply 133||Last Sunday at 6:07 AM|
They don't sell meat AFAIK.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||Last Sunday at 6:37 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 135||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||Last Sunday at 6:50 AM|
How does paying 80% less for things like aspirin or mailing envelopes make one a "ho" exactly?
|by Anonymous||reply 137||Last Sunday at 6:55 AM|
r137 you are a whore for cheap products
|by Anonymous||reply 138||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 139||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||Last Sunday at 7:07 AM|
No way would I trust or eat a $1 "ribeye".
|by Anonymous||reply 141||Last Sunday at 7:08 AM|
R140, I use the Dollar Tree mini-bag of Reese's crunchy peanut butter cups for that. (grin)
|by Anonymous||reply 142||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 143||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 145||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 146||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 147||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 148||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 149||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 150||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 151||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 152||Last Sunday at 3:38 PM|
I want some Dollar Tree sushi!
|by Anonymous||reply 153||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 154||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 155||Last Monday at 6:00 AM|
r155 Trader Joe's is by no one's definition of the word "a regular grocery store."
|by Anonymous||reply 156||Last Monday at 6:20 AM|
Nor is Trader Joes some fancy store
|by Anonymous||reply 157||Last Monday at 7:08 AM|
Trader Joe's targets more affluent, educated shoppers. It's definitely not Kroger, Safeway, Stop n Shop, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 159||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 160||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 161||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 162||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 164||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 165||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 166||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 167||Last Monday at 1:34 PM|
R167 do you get the silver ones?
|by Anonymous||reply 168||Last Monday at 1:44 PM|
Keep eating third-world rejected exports. Only, please don't feed it to your poor helpless pets.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||Last Monday at 2:04 PM|
[quote] Wrong. EVERYTHING at Dollar Tree is $1 (or less.)
I meant Dollar General.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||Last Monday at 2:07 PM|
R168, if they have any yes; but whatever they have is fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||Last Wednesday at 1:26 AM|