Hey Dollar General! Why Do A Majority Of Your Items Cost More Than One $1?!
Well, well, well......look who is NOT oh so transparent.
Over the weekend, I thought I would splurge a little bit by hitting up the Dollar General store on Route 37 in Toms River.
Is it pathetic that I am splurging at Dollar General? ABSOLUTLY....but ya girl is ballin on a budget so on we go with this....
Out in front of the store, there is a HUGE sign that reads, "Over 2,000 items priced at just $1.00."
I was met with a huge surprise upon entering: a majority of their items did NOT cost $1.00.
Now on average, were the items cheaper than going to a Target or Walmart? Probably....
But when I walk into DOLLAR General...I am expecting to spend one dollar per item.
Not to mention, I hit up Dollar General for things I know I will easily lose or that I am okay with dealing with the cheap version. Some examples are sunglasses, flip flops, scrunchies, clips and make up brushes.
Now I know this trend is not necessarily new among retailers. Five Below announced last year that they would start carrying items for $10.00 but those items would be a bit more bougie and would be clearly marked in a separate area of the store.
So I do get it. Retailers are trying to find ways to expand their inventory without necessarily breaking away from their branding.
But some of the items -- like fans and nice pillows -- cost as much as $20.00.
In hind sight, is it going to break the bank? No.
But going from $1.00 to $20.00 is a big jump. We know what we are walking into when we enter a Dollar General....affordability.
When a majority of the items are not $1.00., it kind of defeats the purpose...no?
But the positive on this is that this Dollar General literally had EVERYTHING. It was almost like walking into a Target...but without the red and white target logo.
But seriously.....false advertising. NOT COOL.
Please tell me this bothers you as much as it bothers me!