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Old 04-07-2024, 10:57 PM
 
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Only 13 in the state....

10 in the Las Vegas metro
2 in Reno-Sparks (1 in Reno, 1 in Sparks)
1 in Carson City.


And those stores serve about 90% of the population of the state.
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Old 04-07-2024, 10:59 PM
 
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This is just sad, especially for the employees.
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Old 04-07-2024, 11:07 PM
 
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I used to shop at 99 Only a LOT, often spending $1000 per year through 2020. They had some really good deals and were selling products at a significant discount to supermarkets, especially in the produce area.

It did not bother me that they raised the prices to $1.29. It did not bother me that they started offering higher priced items.

What made me and many of my neighbors to quit shopping there was there inability to mark an accurate price on the shelves. For example, 5 oz of mushrooms were listed on the shelf at $0.99 ended up being $2.49 at the cashier. Every checkout ended up being a complete cluster with 5-8 items mispriced. I was frustrated as were the cashiers. I had pictures of the shelf prices and they did not want to make adjustments.

I went to the local 99 Only Thursday night for the first time in 12 months. Nothing has changed. What is surprising is how their current prices are often higher than the local Kroger or Safeway store.
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Old 04-07-2024, 11:49 PM
 
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And those stores serve about 90% of the population of the state.
But not where the poster I was replying to lives.
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Old 04-08-2024, 12:02 AM
 
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I used to shop at 99 Only a LOT, often spending $1000 per year through 2020. They had some really good deals and were selling products at a significant discount to supermarkets, especially in the produce area.

It did not bother me that they raised the prices to $1.29. It did not bother me that they started offering higher priced items.

What made me and many of my neighbors to quit shopping there was there inability to mark an accurate price on the shelves. For example, 5 oz of mushrooms were listed on the shelf at $0.99 ended up being $2.49 at the cashier. Every checkout ended up being a complete cluster with 5-8 items mispriced. I was frustrated as were the cashiers. I had pictures of the shelf prices and they did not want to make adjustments.

I went to the local 99 Only Thursday night for the first time in 12 months. Nothing has changed. What is surprising is how their current prices are often higher than the local Kroger or Safeway store.
Except for the taking pictures part, that happened to me re my same trip from upthread.

I had two items at first rather than the one I mentioned. The other item was supposed to be $2 some odd cents and the cashier said it was $4.50 and wouldn't budge. I said to forget that item.

The one item I did buy that wasn't misplaced was way cheaper than Kroger though.
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Old 04-08-2024, 03:52 AM
 
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Interesting that no one mentions the 14000 employees who are losing their jobs.
They will get unemployment and there are lots of similar paying low paying jobs out there. They will be fine.
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Old 04-08-2024, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Hookerville, formerly in Tweakerville
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They will get unemployment and there are lots of similar paying low paying jobs out there. They will be fine.
This is correct.
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Old 04-08-2024, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Hookerville, formerly in Tweakerville
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This is just sad, especially for the employees.
Why? They can get unemployment, and find a similar job very quickly.
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Old 04-08-2024, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Hookerville, formerly in Tweakerville
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I lived in SoCal most of my life & I hardly remember them! Were there any around San Diego? Now, Dollar Tree was a different story.
There were quite a few in San Diego.
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Old 04-08-2024, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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.99 Cent Store, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, they are all the same store and they provide value to the community. Ours up the road is now charging 1.50 for most items, still less expensive than any other store including Walmart.
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