Stores going out of business

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  1. TheRatPatrol

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    I agree but when you specialize in one item and with every other store selling shoes nowadays its harder to stay afloat.
     
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    At the rate stores are closing pretty soon we'll HAVE to get everything from Amazon. :eek:
     
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    Crazy :(

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    cheap stuff
     
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  10. jimmie57

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    A lot of it is their own brand. It is mostly cheaper than say a Walmart but much much smaller in size. My second son shops in these kinds / names of stores all the time.
     
  11. Rich

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    I gotta go into one, I might be missing something.

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    Dollar General, and the very similar Family Dollar, are for people who have to watch their budgets closely. Basic supplies like housewares, soap, OTC drugs, canned food. Usually at low prices. Both will build stores in cities in bad neighborhoods where others will not, and not everybody has transportation; and both will build in small towns and outright rural areas where a larger store might be many miles away.

    You can save on basic things there. Soap is soap.
     
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    Take a Walgreens/CVS, remove the pharmacy and expand the food and houseware sections by a few more aisles. You now have a Dollar General. My experience with the one by where I hunt is that they are actually a little more expensive than a Walmart or a full size grocery store. However, when it’s 15 minutes to the Dollar General versus 45 minutes to the nearest grocery store, I’ll gladly spend the extra $5 to avoid the 1.5 hour round trip.
     
  14. James Long

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    There are 16 Dollar General stores within 10 miles of my zip code. There are 131 stores within 50 miles.
    There are only six Family Dollar stores within 10 miles.

    There are three Walmart stores and two Meijer stores (regional big box like Walmart) and three Target stores within 10 miles so I'm not in the middle of nowhere. Dollar General is in the middle of nowhere. I searched around some of the more rural communities in my region and still found at least five stores within 10 miles in many locations. They are the community general store.

    (For reference, there are 10 McDonald's within 10 miles. More Dollar Generals than McDonalds in my area. :) )
     
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    We often find Dollar General stores in the small communities near the state parks and other campgrounds we frequent. The variety of products seems to vary somewhat depending on the location and the proximity to competitors. One park we stayed at a couple of weeks ago had a Dollar General about a 10 minute walk away. It quickly became our go-to store for life's basic necessities, bread, milk, and ice cream... :)
     
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    There's one Dollar General store within ten miles of my ZIP code and it's about nine miles away. 99 Cents Only stores dominate the low cost market in the LA area. There are four within three miles of my house. The store name is a misnomer, though -- they have a few items less than and greater than 99 cents and even the 99 cents stuff is 99.9 cents.
     
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    Oh, darn! :rolleyes:
     
  18. AntAltMike

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    Basically, it's like Woolworth's, but without the goldfish. Their corresponding nuisance item is the helium balloons. If you see someone in the checkout line ahead of you with party supplies, you should move to another line.

    For a dollar: a dozen medium eggs, a one pound loaf of fresh whole wheat bread (8-10 days fresh life), brand name tooth paste, 3-1/2 oz bags of potato chips (4.75 oz Wise products), 8 oz dry roasted peanuts, off-brand, lunchbox size, individually wrapped pastry items, 24 fl oz ice cream (a little light on the cream), 12 oz pks of chicken dogs, "share size" candy (typically retail $1.89/$1.99), 12-13 oz packages of cookies.

    4 oz pks of ham or chicken/turkey not all that favorable to supermarket prices, and since the ham slices are just 30 calories each, that means they are 1/3 added water.

    Kitchen implements and utensils, toilet bowl brushes, writing pens, plastic refrigerator storage containers, READING GLASSES.

    Phone charger cords. Small hand tools cheap enough to use once and throw away. Bought a back scratcher there.

    Forget about the dish washing liquids and mouthwash. You can do just as well paying retail and then watering them down yourself.
     
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  19. Rich

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    I finally went to one. Took my granddaughter with me (she insisted on going to a Dollar Tree store) and got a bunch of stuff that made her happy and I got three small buckets of orange sherbet. Bill was so small I felt like I had held the place up. Sadly, the only thing that interested me was the sherbet.

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