Thursday, January 18, 2007

the discovery of the dollar store - or! - are you sure this is legal?

january 18th, 14:00.

made first reconnaissance mission to purported 'dollar store' at midtown intersection today. am not entirely convinced of store's identity. the structure is massive, containing four-packs of pringles, gift-wrap paper, and skirt hangars. also noticed half-gallons of milk and makeup kits consisting of nail polish, lipstick, eyeshadow, and lipliner in extremely audacious colors, such as jungle velvet. was horrified to see exact bottle of dish soap which i yesterday purchased at drug store for 2.99. further noted, with extreme skepticism, triple pairs of cute ankle socks which said 'three dollars' in small print next to the barcode and multiple boxes of mrs. freshley's.

cashier adamantly insists that everything in the store is 99 cents. do not see how this can be possible, given that next door the same bottle of soap is selling for triple that. at duane reade, which, as all know, is not gourmet. wonder how merchandise was obtained.

bought sponge, lipstick and nail polish. total 1.50.

further espionage required.

-lieutenant john dunbar
or
"Late For Class, Always"

10 Comments:

Blogger PsychoToddler said...

Noooooo!!!!!

DON'T EAT THE MRS. FRESHLY'S!!!!

YOU FOOLS!!!

DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND???!

IT'S PEEEOOPLE!!!!

MRS. FRESHLY'S IS PEEEEEEOOPPPLLLEEEE!!!!!!

12:46 PM  
Blogger RaggedyMom said...

Duane Reade, particularly the Manhattan branches, is known to be very expensive. They mark things up based on the neighborhood and borough. I'm sure the same dishsoap at an Upper East Side Duane Reade is going for 3.49 at this very moment.

The dollar store must have gotten some closeout special, which can happen even when the item is still on the shelves at a "normal" place.

I'm glad you found a dollar store. Here in Queens, I usually check in a dollar store first, and we're not very brand-loyal about almost everything, so it works.

I'm amazed that this "Mrs. Freshly's" product is in NY - I had never seen it or heard of it until this week, and now it's all over the place like marinated mushrooms. I guess I ought to do more shopping!

4:27 PM  
Blogger PsychoToddler said...

mmmm....marinated mushrooms....

5:25 PM  
Blogger Ralphie said...

One word: Volume.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Another word: Room. As in, it doesn't matter how cheap it is, I don't have room for 24 cans of *anything" in this postage-stamp-sized apartment. :( But if you can get (a) what you need (b) *in a quantity that fits into your dorm room,* go for it.

12:25 AM  
Blogger Chana said...

What are Mrs. Freshleys?

2:57 PM  
Blogger tuesdaywishes said...

I love dollar stores!! Dollar Tree is the best chain in the States, Dollarama in Canada.

I noticed Mrs. Freshly's stuff in stores this summer, but don't think I bought any. It's like Drakes, right?

2:59 PM  
Blogger PsychoToddler said...

It's radioactive, I believe. Anyway it glows in the dark.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Chana said...

Glow-in-the-dark candy?

Huh.

2:10 PM  
Blogger outofAMMO said...

Mrs. Freshlys!!!??
YOUVE NEVER HEARD OF THEM!!?
They're the best kosher food in Milwaukee!

12:31 PM  

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