Lazy Man and Money
April 19, 2008 by Lazy Man 14 Comments
Lazy Man says
April 3, 2008 at 4:13 pm
Is a picture worth a thousands words? You be the judge.
April 4, 2008 at 5:07 am
I’m not really following… or was this a dollar store? I’m slow…
April 4, 2008 at 5:38 am
Yeah, I should have added that in the first comment. It is a “dollar” store.
April 4, 2008 at 10:11 am
Seeing the rapid inflation of the dollar, I would calculate it as worth merely 775 words. Better buy now, before the dollar drops again!
April 4, 2008 at 12:25 pm
Maybe the dollar stores need a new approach to signage. This sign is very hard to update. Maybe they should just follow the lead of gas stations and have a variable “trademark.” You know, the “1 dollar, 1 quarter, 1 nickel” brand. Ops, sorry forgot the “9 mils.” No, that’s too expensive to change, as well. Instead, maybe they should just have a digital display and post the current exchange rate for a dollar store.
AJC @ 7million7years says
April 4, 2008 at 12:57 pm
If you’re worried about inflation own the land that the “buck-and-a-quarter” store sits on!
April 4, 2008 at 1:30 pm
@ Ryuko: Lol, that was a good one…
@ FG: This is a really smart idea, I find images like this from time to time. Have you seen this site? http://www.someecards.com/
April 5, 2008 at 12:03 am
Time to short all the stocks of dollar stores!
April 5, 2008 at 1:49 am
Is that true? Wow … everything is really going up down there in the States ..
@Barb: That’s really good. They can follow what gas stations are doing.
Danny Tsang says
April 5, 2008 at 9:14 pm
Funny thing is in Chinese populated areas in San Francisco, prices actually went lower! Its common to see 88 cents stores and one time in Chinatown I saw a 69 cent store. I had to go in and buy some stuff it was too cheap to pass up. I just really wonder how in the world can you make money that way.
April 6, 2008 at 12:12 pm
@ DT – Yeah despite the rise in gas, groceries, and almost everything else, I’ve found prices at Costco going down, too – a great plus.
As far as the $1.25 stores, has anyone noticed the gradual disappearance of the Dollar Menu @ McD’s? Used to be a cheap way to get a meal. It was the “Dollar & More!” menu for a while (wtf?), and now they’ve gotten rid of almost everything on the menu, including that mcmuffin I used to get for breakfast :(
Investing & Passive Income says
April 20, 2008 at 5:24 pm
I heard some guy on the radio on friday saying that inflation was really running 20% a year.
i can believe that.
August 16, 2012 at 10:14 am
hey! i live right behind that store
August 16, 2012 at 11:11 am
It’s a small world after all.
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