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Old 08-25-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Why is there so many dollar stores in 'da hood'...?

Seems everytime I turn around, a new one is under construction...

Dollar store
Dollar General
Super dollar store
Discount dollar
Family dollar

I mean on and on and on...

Why do they, the people who open these stores, underestimate the spending or buying power of people in 'da hood'??

I've never seen so many nice cars before...

People will rise up to whatever bar or expectations you have for them...
And by constantly granting building permits for these dollar stores, what sublime message does that send to people in 'da hood'?

It's basically saying 'you cheap, can't afford much, so we'll make it easy for ya by stuffing as many dollar stores in 'da hood' that we can, and you can discover how amazingly well Chinese products are made'...
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:15 PM
 
Location: On Top
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Do you live in "da hood" or just do drive bys?
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:17 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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You've got to be kidding. There are tons of dollar stores in ALL neighborhoods. I live in a upper middle class neighborhood of mostly houses built within the last 10 years and we have at least 8 dollar stores within a 5-6 mile radius. My brother lives in a very small, stereotypical all-American town and he has two of them there. They are just a recycled version of the dime stores of the 30s to 50s, Nothing new here to be your panties in a bunch over.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Why is there so many dollar stores in 'da hood'...?

Seems everytime I turn around, a new one is under construction...

Dollar store
Dollar General
Super dollar store
Discount dollar
Family dollar

I mean on and on and on...

Why do they, the people who open these stores, underestimate the spending or buying power of people in 'da hood'??

I've never seen so many nice cars before...

People will rise up to whatever bar or expectations you have for them...
And by constantly granting building permits for these dollar stores, what sublime message does that send to people in 'da hood'?

It's basically saying 'you cheap, can't afford much, so we'll make it easy for ya by stuffing as many dollar stores in 'da hood' that we can, and you can discover how amazingly well Chinese products are made'...
This is so stoopid.

It looks like someone has been watching "BET" or TVone". You learn something new..."da hood". Good boy!
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:25 PM
 
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You've got to be kidding. There are tons of dollar stores in ALL neighborhoods. I live in a upper middle class neighborhood of mostly houses built within the last 10 years and we have at least 8 dollar stores within a 5-6 mile radius. My brother lives in a very small, stereotypical all-American town and he has two of them there. They are just a recycled version of the dime stores of the 30s to 50s, Nothing new here to be your panties in a bunch over.
Yes, they are all over the NYC boroughs too. To the OP...it keeps Chinese worker in China woking and growing their economy...BUY AMERICAN!
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: 48205
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With the economy at an all-time low, there are dollar stores popping up, not only in "da hood", but all over the place! People are suffering all over the country, in all income brackets and areas-suburbs and urban!
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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One chain of dollar stores here is closing...........don't know if that's due to the economy (one wouldn't think so) or just lousy management
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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Supply-demand. If no one was shopping there they would not build them there. Pretty simple answer.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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I think these stores are considered a good investment they have been holding their own in this economy. If you want to get rich you have sell some thing even poor people can't do with out, i.e., toilet paper, dish soap,etc. You can feed a small family cheap and nutritious on around ten bucks. Rice, canned Yams, canned collard greens, I like that store when I get broke.
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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They are nice to have around when money is scarce.
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