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Ltorivia485
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Post Number: 2253
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 70.225.112.1
Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 7:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Are Detroiters sick of seeing nothing but Family Dollar stores? I visit my folks in rural country who have dollar stores, but this is Detroit for goodness sake! Build some REAL stores around here.
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Publicmsu
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Post Number: 554
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 71.65.11.17
Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 8:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Doesn't the surrounding market drive the demand for these stores? Have to provide people with what they can afford. :|
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Arab_guyumich
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Post Number: 709
Registered: 12-2004
Posted From: 24.192.47.93
Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 10:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We've got a ton of dollar stores in Dearborn too. They're somewhat profitable, so don't take it personally.
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Itsjeff
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Post Number: 5255
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.42.168.211
Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 10:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Doesn't like Dollar stores:
fitty
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Publicmsu
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Post Number: 556
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 11:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You'll see an influx of 2 for a dollar stores in the coming months. Twice the shit for the same price!
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Ed_golick
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Post Number: 216
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.246.55.51
Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 12:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The dollar stores replaced the dime stores I grew up with in the 1960s. Allowing for inflation, my dime in 1963 is probably worth a dollar today.
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Lowell
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Post Number: 2082
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.167.58.137
Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 12:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone else go into these places and ponder, "How can they manfacture this, ship it from China, pass along cuts to the wholesaler and retailer and sell it for one dollar?"
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Arab_guyumich
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Post Number: 710
Registered: 12-2004
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 12:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Rule of Thumb: Never buy anything that you plan on eating from a dollar store.
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Ndavies
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Post Number: 1468
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.255.237.214
Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 12:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's the problem with the crap in the dollar stores. Most of the stuff in them cost more than a dollar to produce and ship. The manufacturers were unable to sell it for the full price. They had to discount the prices to a level that someone was willing to buy them for. Usually at a loss.

Dollars stores are full of manufacturing and marketing mistakes. They were either produced in too high a volume for the demand or have serious manufacturing flaws.

All of this loss of money is baked into the price of successful products you buy at the higher end stores. Some of these costs are also added to the interest rates you pay on loans to make up for the manufacturers who have made mistakes and gone bankrupt.

Dollar stores are a last resort to help stem production losses.
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Adamjab19
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Post Number: 592
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 69.47.170.119
Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 1:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dollar stores are huge over at the west side of the state. The people at my work talk about them opening like a new apple store or something.

I can see how they might be getting a little old in Detroit though. There does seem to be alot of them.
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 603
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 216.203.223.109
Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 1:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If anyone is interested, there is still an old fashioned, dime store still open in Warren. Burler's is located at the southeast corner of Nine and Ryan (between the ACO and Kowalski's), and still has some of the old counters and displays that were in five and dimes.
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Jiminnm
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Post Number: 268
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 69.241.164.222
Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 2:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the memory jolt hornwrecker. When I was a kid, I spent a lot of nickels and dimes in Burlers on E. 7 Mile and Westphalia or Goulburn.
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Futurecity
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Post Number: 203
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 69.215.247.41
Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 3:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lowell:

Chinese prison labor goes a long way.
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Lowell
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Post Number: 2085
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 4:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah, I know Futurecity, but even all their prison slaves they could only produce a small percentage of this.
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Noggin
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Post Number: 36
Registered: 09-2004
Posted From: 68.40.107.240
Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 4:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There was obviously a need. Why overpay at CVS or Rite-Aid. Makes sense to me.
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 604
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 66.2.148.246
Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 5:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jiminnm, and thank you for remembering the location of the one on 7 Mile. I knew there was one around there, maybe someone in the store will know how many there were, and their locations.

Now to find a still open Neisner's.
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Lmichigan
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Post Number: 2852
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 67.172.95.197
Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 6:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This isn't a Detroit problem. With the continuing loss of the middle class this is happening in most urban cities across the state. I live within walking distance of three different dollar stores. Surprisingly, there is a new one (Family Dollar) going up in south Lansing with *gasp* red and brown brick facing. lol Usually, they are ugly little painted cinderblock boxes.

As for what they mean for a community they simply mean that the community has been deemed largely low-income by the builders. I frequent my neighborhood dollar stores from time to time, but I've always been of the school of thought that there is an in between concerning low-income and high-end retail. Many of these stores aren't giving urban areas a chance, though, and ironically could probably make a killing in these underserved areas.
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Psip
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Post Number: 711
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 69.246.13.131
Posted on Monday, December 26, 2005 - 6:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It looks like Detroit has a long tradition of dollar type stores.
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And this was in the heart of Campus Martius
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Gistok
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Post Number: 1680
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 207.69.138.12
Posted on Monday, December 26, 2005 - 7:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dollar stores are everywhere, not just in low income areas. They have several in St. Clair Shores, Roseville, Fraser, and Clinton Township.

I recently purchased paper products, and Colgate Toothpaste... the toothpaste came recommended by the SADA (South African Dental Association). Looks like they also sell some American items meant for overseas.

As far as not eating food items, I would only be concerned if the food items were from Asia. You can buy American cookies, crackers and candy without fear. But those 4th of July patriotic red white & blue peppermint candy made in China (to go along with those flags and other 4th of July items made there) are things I would avoid.

Reason #1 why a USA Flag Burning Amendment should never pass Congress: Most American Flags are made in China and Vietnam.
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Ray1936
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Post Number: 160
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 207.200.116.134
Posted on Monday, December 26, 2005 - 8:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dollar stores are all over the place here in Las Vegas. Well, none on the strip yet, but the neighborhoods have plenty of them.
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Hagglerock
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Post Number: 188
Registered: 03-2005
Posted From: 68.248.0.68
Posted on Monday, December 26, 2005 - 9:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

^^^yep they are springing up everywhere, we have about 4 of them for a town of 2,000 down here in Florida. Most of them even sell meat. Beef or dog I think, whatever it is, I steer well clear from those type of stores when I see ground beef for less than a dollar a pound.
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English
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Post Number: 467
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.248.8.214
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 8:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There's plenty of dollar stores here in Ann Arbor. *smh*
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Lmichigan
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Post Number: 2864
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Posted From: 67.172.95.197
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 10:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My point was that they are often times the ONLY shopping option in poor neighborhoods, and it's where they have the greatest concrentration of store, and were they do the bulk of their business.
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 622
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 216.203.223.110
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 2:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's a pic of the Bur-Lers at Nine and Ryan in Warren, probably one of the last dime stores around. Still holding its own against a few dollar stores in the area.

Burlers
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Bibs
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Post Number: 433
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 205.188.116.201
Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 5:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I can see the headlines in twenty years. Walmart stock is down 50% this year due to strong demand at the Dollar Store. Walmart will sell its headquaters on Big Beavers in Troy and merge with Sears in order to reduce fixed costs and maintain market shares.

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