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99c Store Furor

January 11th, 2007 at 10:40 am

Over on the Etsy forums there was a furor over shopping at the 99c stores. I contributed:

"The 99 cent store is just this generation's Five & Dime"

Taking our allowance, or coins from earning chores, to the Five & Dime gave use the 'buying power' life lesson. Didn't you get the feeling of directing your own destiny buying whatever you could with your own money? (Of course I think we mostly bought candy and little toys!)

I let my kids take their dollar(s) to the 99c store for the same lesson. They learn if something is a good choice and lasts, or how to save longer for a higher quality product if it doesn't last.

Of course they still try to buy candy, but I only let them get sugarless gum!

5 Responses to “99c Store Furor”

  1. disneysteve Says:

    What exactly were people upset about? What is their problem with the 99 cent/dollar stores? We shop in them periodically as we know there are certain items that are consistently cheaper there than anywhere else.

  2. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Seems the 99c store brings up a myriad of topics, such as worker wages/benefits, quality, 'handmade' crafting, etc. You can see the whole thing . (Bear with me as I am just learning how to do these link thingys, I hope that worked).

  3. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Try this http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5018145 instead.

  4. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    Oh I give up

  5. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

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