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(International Business Times)   Dollar Stores are seeing more customers because inflation   (ibtimes.com) divider line
    More: Murica, Variety store, dollar stores, Family Dollar, dramatic rise, Variety stores, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, shopper foot traffic  
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410 clicks; posted to Business » on 24 Jul 2022 at 11:02 AM (18 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-07-24 7:47:56 AM  
The pinnacle (nadir, really) of corner-cutting and shrinkflation forced into use as the last resort for workers long overdue raises while the stock buybacks and shareholder dividends are prioritized.
 
2022-07-24 11:05:16 AM  
Dollar Tree ain't even a dollar no more.
 
2022-07-24 11:07:13 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The pinnacle (nadir, really) of corner-cutting and shrinkflation forced into use as the last resort for workers long overdue raises while the stock buybacks and shareholder dividends are prioritized.


shrinkflation used to be slow and subtle.  It seems every few weeks a few items are an ounce less.

Which is annoying for cooking, because some recipes call for 16 oz of sauce and not 14 oz.
 
2022-07-24 11:10:24 AM  
And they still only have one person working there
 
2022-07-24 11:19:15 AM  
You mean the $1.29 store?
 
2022-07-24 11:24:07 AM  
Dollar store stuff is more expensive on a per unit basis than average retail.
 
2022-07-24 11:42:45 AM  

Hyjamon: Mr. Coffee Nerves: The pinnacle (nadir, really) of corner-cutting and shrinkflation forced into use as the last resort for workers long overdue raises while the stock buybacks and shareholder dividends are prioritized.

shrinkflation used to be slow and subtle.  It seems every few weeks a few items are an ounce less.

Which is annoying for cooking, because some recipes call for 16 oz of sauce and not 14 oz.


problem? Solved:

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2022-07-24 11:44:37 AM  

Hyjamon: Dollar Tree ain't even a dollar no more.


Still better than Dollar General.  I can't remember the last time I saw anything in DG priced for one dollar.
 
2022-07-24 11:51:10 AM  

Another Government Employee: Dollar store stuff is more expensive on a per unit basis than average retail.


But you don't have to get all dressed up to shop there.
 
2022-07-24 11:58:44 AM  

HighlanderRPI: Hyjamon: Mr. Coffee Nerves: The pinnacle (nadir, really) of corner-cutting and shrinkflation forced into use as the last resort for workers long overdue raises while the stock buybacks and shareholder dividends are prioritized.

shrinkflation used to be slow and subtle.  It seems every few weeks a few items are an ounce less.

Which is annoying for cooking, because some recipes call for 16 oz of sauce and not 14 oz.

problem? Solved:

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2022-07-24 12:01:53 PM  
You mean the two-dollar store?
 
2022-07-24 12:06:18 PM  
People seek lower-priced options when inflation makes things more expensive?  I'm shocked, shocked I say.
 
2022-07-24 12:25:30 PM  

HighlanderRPI: Hyjamon: Mr. Coffee Nerves: The pinnacle (nadir, really) of corner-cutting and shrinkflation forced into use as the last resort for workers long overdue raises while the stock buybacks and shareholder dividends are prioritized.

shrinkflation used to be slow and subtle.  It seems every few weeks a few items are an ounce less.

Which is annoying for cooking, because some recipes call for 16 oz of sauce and not 14 oz.

problem? Solved:

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Mom had thousands of handwritten recipes from the 40's to about 1980. Many of them said one can of... one box of .... half a bag of ........
The biggest head scratchers were when they mentioned name brands like a whole box of Uncle Mary's Red House premium racoon flavored johnny cakes mix.
 
2022-07-24 12:34:00 PM  

Creoena: People seek lower-priced options when inflation makes things more expensive?  I'm shocked, shocked I say.


next week: "Retailers having tough time stocking store brands on shelves"
 
2022-07-24 12:35:05 PM  

Another Government Employee: Dollar store stuff is more expensive on a per unit basis than average retail.


Yes and no, but you miss the point.

Dollar Tree allows people to work within their budget.
My
If I've got $40 to spend on food and whatnot to get me through the week,  I'm not going to burn $6.00 on a 10 pack of bar soap or $9.00 on the 12 pack of toilet paper.

Or one could spend $1.25 on a two pack of bar soap and $1.25 for a four-pack of toilet paper at Dollar Tree,  freeing up much needed $ for other things.

That's the concept.
 
2022-07-24 12:37:08 PM  
Also, drunk-like typing detected, you can't buy that even at the Dollar Tree.
 
2022-07-24 12:59:11 PM  

PR Deltoid: Another Government Employee: Dollar store stuff is more expensive on a per unit basis than average retail.

Yes and no, but you miss the point.

Dollar Tree allows people to work within their budget.
My
If I've got $40 to spend on food and whatnot to get me through the week,  I'm not going to burn $6.00 on a 10 pack of bar soap or $9.00 on the 12 pack of toilet paper.

Or one could spend $1.25 on a two pack of bar soap and $1.25 for a four-pack of toilet paper at Dollar Tree,  freeing up much needed $ for other things.

That's the concept.


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2022-07-24 2:22:03 PM  

PR Deltoid: Another Government Employee: Dollar store stuff is more expensive on a per unit basis than average retail.

Yes and no, but you miss the point.

Dollar Tree allows people to work within their budget.
My
If I've got $40 to spend on food and whatnot to get me through the week,  I'm not going to burn $6.00 on a 10 pack of bar soap or $9.00 on the 12 pack of toilet paper.

Or one could spend $1.25 on a two pack of bar soap and $1.25 for a four-pack of toilet paper at Dollar Tree,  freeing up much needed $ for other things.

That's the concept.


paging Sam Vimes to the thread.
 
2022-07-24 3:28:12 PM  

Hyjamon: Dollar Tree ain't even a dollar no more.


Came to say this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2022-07-24 4:01:20 PM  
i love dollar tree.  i got all my soap and cleaning products there.  not spending 6 bucks for dishwashing soap
 
2022-07-24 5:08:53 PM  
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2022-07-24 8:39:59 PM  

Hyjamon: PR Deltoid: Another Government Employee: Dollar store stuff is more expensive on a per unit basis than average retail.

Yes and no, but you miss the point.

Dollar Tree allows people to work within their budget.
My
If I've got $40 to spend on food and whatnot to get me through the week,  I'm not going to burn $6.00 on a 10 pack of bar soap or $9.00 on the 12 pack of toilet paper.

Or one could spend $1.25 on a two pack of bar soap and $1.25 for a four-pack of toilet paper at Dollar Tree,  freeing up much needed $ for other things.

That's the concept.

paging Sam Vimes to the thread.


I was going to mention that this kind of thinking is why you only have $40 for groceries.
 
2022-07-24 8:43:17 PM  

Hyjamon: PR Deltoid: Another Government Employee: Dollar store stuff is more expensive on a per unit basis than average retail.

Yes and no, but you miss the point.

Dollar Tree allows people to work within their budget.
My
If I've got $40 to spend on food and whatnot to get me through the week,  I'm not going to burn $6.00 on a 10 pack of bar soap or $9.00 on the 12 pack of toilet paper.

Or one could spend $1.25 on a two pack of bar soap and $1.25 for a four-pack of toilet paper at Dollar Tree,  freeing up much needed $ for other things.

That's the concept.

paging Sam Vimes to the thread.


Conversely, people shouldn't have to either rent warehouse storage or start a purchasing co-op just to get bulk discount prices that lower things to an affordable price.
 
2022-07-24 10:25:30 PM  

Hyjamon: Dollar Tree ain't even a dollar no more.


Everyone was giving them shiat for it at first, but then everything went up everywhere else too.
 
2022-07-24 10:31:15 PM  

cherryl taggart: Hyjamon: Dollar Tree ain't even a dollar no more.

Still better than Dollar General.  I can't remember the last time I saw anything in DG priced for one dollar.


I was in a Dollar General the other week..they had a whole dedicated aisle at stuff priced at $1. But I don't think Dollar General was ever a true 'one price' dollar store, they were always like '5 and dime' stores of yesteryear.
 
2022-07-25 11:10:14 AM  
Dollar General at least has brand name items I recognize, which are cheaper than at Publix or Target in my area.  Plus they also have an app that allows you to use coupons.  A few stores also take paper coupons.
 
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