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The Dollar Store

Postby idahobeef » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:06 am

Just a friendly reminder to my prepper buddies in the Pacific Northwest; dollar stores are an AMAZING place to find deals. One pound of beans at Walmart is over $2, at the dollar store the same is just $1, a steal! You can also find some other super cheap items, especially the small tea candles (they are hideously expensive at our local Freddy's at $8 a bag). You can also get coffee in glass jars for just $1, real coffee not the decafe kind (long-term trade goods!). Also scads of cheap spices! The only thing you cannot get cheaply at the Dollar Store from what I have seen is cases of water (bummer); we go through a LOT of water here in the desert.
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Re: The Dollar Store

Postby PatrioticStabilist » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:10 am

Dollar Tree is closing most of its stores.
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Re: The Dollar Store

Postby Genevieve » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:48 am

wow really? the one near me always has people in it. I don't know about the one on the other side of the county



* okay I looked this up and apparently its a hoax.
http://www.business2community.com/us-ne ... x-01919701

They did a merger with family dollar and family dollar are closing stores
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/03/busi ... -deal.html

* I didn't think dollar trees would be closing. I know a large amount of people use them*
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apparently I have a "potty" mouth. I'm rolling my eyes at that. What are we 6 years old? Or are we in kindergarten? geesh
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Re: The Dollar Store

Postby popcandave » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:07 am

They just put 2 new ones in my area. Don't think they are closing down.
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Re: The Dollar Store

Postby arkieready » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:31 am

Around here, dollar general is booming. Family dollar is awful. Dollar tree is good for some things. I go to find shelf stable milk for $1.00 a quart. Sometimes whole milk even!!!!
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Re: The Dollar Store

Postby Illini Warrior » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:27 am

PatrioticStabilist wrote:Dollar Tree is closing most of its stores.



they got bought out by another chain - could just be duplicates being eliminated ...

$1 stores aren't going anywhere but up - up - up in numbers - the mom & pops are gone - the $1 stores are the new ''dime stores'' of old ...
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Re: The Dollar Store

Postby Genevieve » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:44 am

This is NOT TRUE. Dollar Tree BOUGHT Dollar General and THEY ( DG) are closing stores
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Re: The Dollar Store

Postby Illini Warrior » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:56 am

Genevieve wrote:This is NOT TRUE. Dollar Tree BOUGHT Dollar General and THEY ( DG) are closing stores



they are rivals - they both fought to buy out the Family Dollar chain - Dollar Tree won and they have been sorting thru locations for the last couple of years - Dollar General been buying the rejects up and increasing their #s ....

Dollar General has opened close to 2,000 new stores in the last couple of years ....
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Re: The Dollar Store

Postby Illini Warrior » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:29 am

https://urbansurvivalsite.com/emergency ... eparedness


40 prep items you can buy at the dollar stores ....

one of the better items I've found is a combo pack of a measuring spoon and large eye dropper (infant/child section) - for working with pool shock (calcium hypochlorite) in mixing up a batch of chlorine for water purifying .....
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Re: The Dollar Store

Postby daaswampman » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:47 pm

I like Dollar stores, but you need to know prices! Many items are more expensive than Walmart or Sam's when you consider contents! Dollar Tree is my favorite and Family Dollar last on the list! Swamp
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Re: The Dollar Store

Postby arkieready » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:05 pm

FYI

Dollar tree closing is fake news.
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Re: The Dollar Store

Postby Genevieve » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:55 am

daaswampman wrote:I like Dollar stores, but you need to know prices! Many items are more expensive than Walmart or Sam's when you consider contents! Dollar Tree is my favorite and Family Dollar last on the list! Swamp


Yes. The cans of veggies you'd buy at the dollar tree are almost half the price at walmart if you buy their brand ( which I find is just as good)

Every family dollar store I've ever been have been horrible. dirty, cluttered, shelves in disarray prices not matching. just awful.
dollar general stores are high priced in my opinion. I rarely go to one
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Re: The Dollar Store

Postby arkieready » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:03 pm

Not that google is the answer genie, but a quick search showed DG buying up stores and dollar tree buying family dollar. If the 2nd is true, thank goodness. Family dollar sucks.
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