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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    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.
     
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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.
     
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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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