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(MSN)   Former Don Quijote CEO arrested for insider trading. This is not an allegory   (msn.com) divider line
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2020-12-03 2:16:53 PM  
Martha Stewart approves.
 
2020-12-03 8:01:14 PM  
Don Quijote: the place to go when you arrive in Japan and realize you didn't pack your toothbrush.
 
2020-12-03 9:05:05 PM  

NetOwl: Don Quijote: the place to go when you arrive in Japan and realize you didn't pack your toothbrush.


It literally sells all things useful and weird. I even found weed beer (probably fake). It's like Hentai Woolworths!
 
2020-12-03 9:31:10 PM  
Don Quijote is awesome - it's densely packed, and has everything.  Start with camping equipment, go to makeup, contact lenses, and hair products, continue on to watches and bags (think Rolex and Omega, Louis Vuitton on down).  Then shoes, clothes, electronics, tools, bedding, beer wine and liquor, and then the full grocery store including Japanese meat department (yakitori, sushi, etc).

Also, unrelenting flashing lights, overhead announcements, and music.  It's disorienting like a casino.
 
2020-12-04 12:39:05 AM  
About a decade ago, Don Quijote was having a lot of fires, some accidental and some arson ish. I am not really a vulture at heart, but I was trading large amounts of stock based on the news. I was in and out, but never short, so let's just say I was hoping things worked out for them. They eventually did, and they wound up continuing a very long growth trend. Which is nice.

But two things. First, there was a lot of weird stock price movement going on, so it was not just me. And second, they toned down their "fire-trap" ways and started to be a little more safety conscious, moving away from piling stock up to the rafters and narrowing the aisles to the point people could not get to an exit.

So when you go into a DQ in Japan, always keep in mind that it used to be worse.... a lot worse.... or a lot better depending on your style of shopping.

/Just about the only place in Japan you can buy chewing tobacco or pipe tobacco or gorilla glue.
// if you can't find it anywhere, whatever it is.....
/// it is probably on a shelf at a DQ somewhere.
 
2020-12-04 12:47:17 AM  

sunilhari: Don Quijote is awesome - it's densely packed, and has everything.  Start with camping equipment, go to makeup, contact lenses, and hair products, continue on to watches and bags (think Rolex and Omega, Louis Vuitton on down).  Then shoes, clothes, electronics, tools, bedding, beer wine and liquor, and then the full grocery store including Japanese meat department (yakitori, sushi, etc).

Also, unrelenting flashing lights, overhead announcements, and music.  It's disorienting like a casino.


And knock off perfumes, fragrances, four or five flavors of RedBull PLUS all of its competitors. 10 liter plastic bottles of Rice spirits? Summer sausages. Rubber chickens. Lingerie. Gumballs.

It is hard to think of the most obscure thing I have ever seen at DQ. Eyeglass cleaning fluid? Hydraulic jacks.

And at least in these COVID times, they let the prices run free, so you could ALWAYS find toilet paper and masks. But wow did the prices spike.

They do some wild west retailing. That is for sure.
 
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