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Old 11-26-2011, 08:12 AM
 
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I've always wondered - what can you buy with 1 USD in your part of the world?

Here are some things you can buy in Malaysia for 1 buck. 1 USD = RM3.

*A hearty breakfast of roti telur and a cup of teh-tarik
* 5 sticks of satay
* 2 curry-puffs
* 3 small bowls of cooked rice
* 1 rice dumpling
* 1 slice of watermelon
* 3 packets of tissue paper
* 2 cans of coke
* 1 lottery ticket
* 5 hours of street parking
* 3 packets of nasi lemak bungkus
*60 pieces of candy
* 1 Californian Roll at 20% discount after 8:00 PM
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: grooving in the city
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The first thing that comes to mind is 30 minutes of street parking. Not much.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Stocks Under $1 One Dollar
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Funny you should ask, I just made goodie packs with $1 items. They included:

*3 packs of "designer" kleenex

*sample pack of ground coffee

*small china dish with 10 peppermints

*1 pair of Christmas socks

*1 pair of fuzzy footies

*6 pack of wax scented thingies

*3 little candles

I also learned you can take two toll roads through Richmond for under $1. One is 70 cents, the other is 25 cents.
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA/Dover-Foxcroft, ME
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Dollar Store item

Dollar Rent-A-Car

Lotto ticket

Newspaper

Park your car

One ciggarette

A lighter

An ashtray

A phone call

Maybe the car rental doesn't fit.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:04 PM
 
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You can't buy much for a dollar anymore. Yes, a lotto ticket, but the Powerball tickets are going to be 2 bucks next year. Or for a real deal 2 chances for a dollar on the Missouri state lotto. With 2 chances for my dollar I've still never gotten anymore than a free ticket. 89 cents or so for a 2 liter bottle of Walmart brand soda pop. 99 cents for a 32 oz. can of tea at the Dollar store or Walmart. Bread is 79 cents for 20 oz. at Aldi's. Its more than a dollar at other stores around me.

They like to reduce the size of the packages and either keep the same price or even raise the price on the item. Instead of mass protests to the ones that started this practice some years ago now, we just shake our heads and buy what we have to have. Not the smartest response, and now all the companies have taken to doing it. It's all about greed.

You might find it interesting to look through the ad's of one of the best lower cost grocery stores over here, Aldi's. I shop there when I get to the city.

ALDI - Weekly Ads
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:48 PM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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Well, at DollarTree, you can buy anything in the store. Last month I bought:

Sweatshirts and pants. Hanes
Alfa Keri lotion and handcreme
Various Betty Crocker food items
Betty Crocker kitchenware
Disney toys for my grandbaby
Sterling silver jewelry
Giftwrap
Socks by Pony, Adidas and Nike
Sally Hansen products

And a whole bunch of other stuff.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:16 PM
 
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Anything off the dollar menu at McDonald's
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:18 PM
 
Location: California
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Anything in the dollar store
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:34 PM
 
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I guess Dollar Tree and the Dollar store are better than Dollar General. Their sweatshirts are much more than a dollar and most everything else is more than a dollar as well. The small bag of 9 lives cat food for urinary tract health is 50 cents more than at Walmart. Very few deals there and they just increased prices on everything too.
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