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Last-Chance Apocalypse Shopping: The Dollar Stores

It seems that even the smallest towns have some sort of dollar store, and I can understand the appeal. If everything in the store is a dollar, then you feel free to splurge and go crazy with your shopping. After all, everything in your cart is just a dollar, right? If there is ever a store that will be close by when the sudden need for apocalyptic shopping, it will be a dollar store. Whether it is a chain or …

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Just in time shipping and your family’s survival

Back in the day when I clothed my kids in Gymboree from head to toe, the sales clerks could almost always manage to find the size I needed by, “checking in the back.”  Every store has a stockroom in the back where, presumably, massive quantities of extra products are shelved.  Well, a couple of years ago I was surprised to find out that this isn’t true, Gymboree notwithstanding. In fact, most stores operate on a system known as, “just in …

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