Monday, June 1, 2009

Dollar Store Shopping In Houston, Texas!

Some people fly to Paris to shop for the latest fashions but Houston offers those on a tighter budget somethhing special - a huge number of stores selling things for about a dollar. Believe it or not when my family came to my daughter's recent graduation one of the things that was high on their list of things to do was a visit to the .99 cent store.
If you haven't been in one do not jump to conclusions. They do have an astounding assortment of things for less than a buck and it's hard to walk out without a full cart. It's amazing how a dollar here and a dollar there turns into a large bill at the cash register.

Tiffany looking fancy in her new .99 cent sunglasses. One thing I noticed was that this store used to sell everything for .99 cents but now it's actually 99.99 cents, a miniscule increase in price that must become meaningful only on a huge scale. That extra almost penny adds up if you sell a hundred million of something!

Brecken is totally .99 cent cool in his new shades. Check back in coming days to see much more interesting Houston attractions such as the amazing topiary plants on Buffalo Speedway, plants that are grown to look like horses, dragons, elephants, and much more.

Sister Merry must have footed the bill. Look at that receipt. It's full of dollar stuff.
Other upcoming posts will show the famous Beer Can House on Malone, my daughter's graduation, and 250,000 bats with video, all leaving their home under the Waugh Street bridge as they do every night. Very cool.
Come back often and read these "practice" travel-around-Houston posts before the trip begins.

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Douglas June 2, 2009 at 6:39 AM  

You do realize the Dollar (and 99 cent) stores are what provided the money for China to buy our government bonds so they can manipulate our economy? Still, the draw of those 99 cent sunglasses is strong... next time you go there, pick up a pair for me. Gotta keep the economy running....

Auntie E June 3, 2009 at 4:22 PM  

The joy of dollar stores. One of my frequent stops up here is a dollar store. Though most of the stuff isn't a dollar. it's a whole lot cheaper then anywhere else.

Alan June 3, 2009 at 9:07 PM  

Douglas - Just give it a few years and the Chinese government will take over all the private Chinese businesses and that'll all end.

Alan June 3, 2009 at 9:08 PM  

Auntie E - Down here in these stores everyting is a dollar. Just make sure that it isn't half the amount you expect in the jar or expired 2 years ago, lol! And you can fill your home with tacky cheap crap at these stores!

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