When you buy a good quality, well-priced item, like a bed, a couch, or a pair of jeans, you will feel good about spending the money you do. However, when you do the same thing by purchasing a cheap, second-rate item, like a couch or bed, it will feel just like buying a cheap second-rate brand name.
The problem is when we’re purchasing second-rate stuff we buy it because it’s cheaper, rather than because we like the quality or feel of the item. Sometimes we feel good buying a second-rate product, for example, because it fits our budget and we like the brand name. But when we buy a cheap brand name product we know it doesn’t have the same quality or feel.
If you want to buy cheap stuff, then you’re going to need to find cheap brands. I don’t mean cheap in a cheap sense like “cheap” as in dollar store. I don’t mean cheap in a cheap sense like a name brand, or a good value brand. I mean cheap in a cheap sense where you have a budget and have a general idea of what you want, and then you can just go buy that.
When I think of dollar stores, I think of the dollar store that is the size of a 5th Avenue shoe store. The dollar store that is so small that you feel like it was built by a kid and only had a few days to get all the parts together and open up.
But even when you think of the dollar store as small, or the dollar store that is so big, you still have to have a budget. It’s a good thing though because the whole point of dollar stores is not to be cheap. I mean, if they were cheap, we wouldn’t have any of the great stores like CVS, Walgreens, and T.J.Maxx. These great stores are what we call “dumb stores.
You want to make sure you have a budget? Well, I know some people have been trying to get their feet on the dollar store floor and they’re trying to find some money without a budget. One of them, Sam, told me about a little dollar store that does the same thing, and he also said that it looks like a little dollar store. That’s the thing that hurts the most.
In dollar general springs, I want to say that I love every place Ive been. The store, the staff, the location, even the people. They all make me happy. But sometimes I get mad because I forget to check on all of these great people. Like the cashier at Dollar General who forgot to tell me about her great new friends, the two ladies who had to run away from their home because she was a snob.