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Old 09-09-2004, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default $$$ Stores for cool embellishments

You probably all do this - every time I go in any $$$ Store I check out the kids toys,hair accessories,nail stuff... anything that even looks like it would work - and from what I've read on this site, you ladies can make anything work! So far have pick up the tiny composition books (4/$), small favor boxes,nail art stickers that look like tiny gems, tiny glittery hair barrettes - and just last week found a pkg of 102 pair of stick-on earrings, shaped like tiny butterflys, in various colors and patterns! and they stick on great. I get excited about the silly things & my husband just laughs... but loves the cards I make.
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:13 PM   #2
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Wow... makes me wish we had a $$$ Store in SF. Rotten situation here... rents are so high and people are VERY protective about the "Starbucks syndrome" -- we don't have a Target, a K-Mart, a Wal-Mart... or anything like that in the City... have to go south to find them. Sounds like I may have to see if there is a $$$ Store down that way! lol
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Oh My... no $$ store in SF?! I know we have at least 3 in my town. (We have Starbucks too.) Not sure what I'd do without the $$ stores. They're so much fun for so little money!
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:39 PM   #4
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LOL... the problem here is we have a Starbucks on every other corner. People are all up in arms about the gentrification of the City and how many mom-and-pop businesses go away when big stores come in. So... we end up with a lot of overpriced, grubby little shops that don't carry much, because nobody shops there... silly!
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All they need to do is come up with a chi chi name and image for dollar stores to make them "cool" and SF will be over-run with them. How fortunate that Detroit is not like that. As long as you build it downtown you can put up a big neon sign with a dollar sign on it that you can see in Canada and it would be good enough for them. Oh, that's right! The casinos have done just that!

Dollar stores started out as mom and pop places around here and they are slowly being replaced by chain dollar stores. We still have a few of the mom and pop ones around here, but when you've got Dollar General, Dollar Castle, and Dollar Tree poppin' up on every corner, it's going to be hard for those little places to compete. And Dollar General isn't even a true dollar store. Everything is NOT a dollar there, just rounded to even dollar amounts.
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I don't know what I'd do without a Dollar Store, Target, or any of the sort.
I find the neatest things at these places. The Dollar tree is now become my favorite. I love Target too (dollar section).
I also recycle my girls' broken trinkets, jewelry, etc... and use them in my artwork. I try to be frugal like that. Some friends laugh and think I am a nut.
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I found the dollar section of Target yeaterday and found lots of cit e embellishments-mini dominos with words on them, square brads, mini star gems, thjose little gelp ens-6/$1 (I think someone else wrote about those). Our Target never had a $1 section before-I am pretty excited!

AND I finally saw that we have a Big Lots near us. I have never been, but heard it is awesome. I may be traveling there today!
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I hope our Target gets a $ section soon. I have been to another Target before that had one and got some cute tin boxes to stamp on.

Big Lots is a neat store, I worked there a long time ago when the store here was just opening.

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I went to a Big Lots in San Jose while I was there on vacation the end of August, and I was not impressed. They advertise that they carry brand names, but all I saw the day I went was a bunch of junk. I guess good deals are very hit or miss.
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All they need to do is come up with a chi chi name and image for dollar stores to make them "cool" and SF will be over-run with them.
How about:

Une (or Un) Buck Boutique or Le (or La) Buck Boutique - I'm not sure if buck would be masculine or feminine.
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Wow... makes me wish we had a $$$ Store in SF.
Come up to Sac. and hang one day and I'll take you to the Dollar Tree warehouse. Wahoo!
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The Dollar Tree Warehouse?! Oh my, just the though makes my heart race!
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Come on down Pam! We can make a field trip of it?

I can spend hours, I mean hours in that place!
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I couldn't live without dollar stores. In this town of about 25000 we have 2 Family Dollars , 2 Dollar Generals , 1 97cent store , and a Dollar Tree.
They have some great things for stamping. My husband laughs when I say hey I need one of those I can do so and so with it. Then after I do it he is amazed.
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Hi,

Well let me tell you about the 100 Yen stores we have in Japan. It converts to about .90 Cents in US Dollar's.

You can find TONS and TONS of really great stuff, and none of it is junk. you really would love it. Wish I could tell you all about it, but that would take to long.

I think ALL the OKI gals would agree with me.
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Delene, I am coming to Japan to go shopping with you...you have the cheapest store so far!!! Dollar, 97cent and yours is too funny 100 yen!! LOL
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All they need to do is come up with a chi chi name and image for dollar stores to make them "cool" and SF will be over-run with them.
How about:

Une (or Un) Buck Boutique or Le (or La) Buck Boutique - I'm not sure if buck would be masculine or feminine.

LOL!!! Sounds a lot like a chicken clucking to me!

By the way Pinkie, I have an aunt named Pinkie...maybe we are related. My grandma gave all of her kids funny nicknames and some of them stuck into adulthood. So I have an Aunt Pinkie, Aunt Bunny, and Aunt Dodie!
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Ooooh, Delene, that is WONDERFUL news! My DH is going to Japan for 6 weeks in the spring. We'll be hanging on to half our tax return - at LEAST - so he can shop away while there! I will tell him about those, because he's a great bargain hunter and will check them out!
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Debbi, Can I send you a shopping list for him to take with him for me :P
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Keri - Sure!!! lol
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