posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 08:00 PM
I live in Louisiana, and we have this chain of stores called Dirt Cheap.
They sell overstocks, and buy out stores going out of business. They also buy goods from stores who have had fires in them. It is one of those kind
of stores that if you don't buy it today, it won't be there tomorrow.
I have purchased designer clothing in perfect condition there. Harve Bernard pants for $1.00, designer shoes for under a buck, and housewares. Last
month, I got a brand new Sonicare toothbrush that was out of the box, but unopened, with two replacement brushes for $15.00.
Needless to say, I go there a lot and stroll around, digging. The place requires patience and time to find gems. I live in close to 3 of these
stores, about equal distance.
The other day, I stopped into one of the locations because I had errands to run in the area.
This particular day, the store was featuring items from a Family Dollar that had burned down.
Over the speaker, the clerk said they had trash bags in boxes that held anywhere from 15 bags to 30 bags, and that they were all marked for .60 cents.
This included tall kitchen can bags, as well as lawn and leaf bags.
The bags were not on the shelf yet, and were being unloaded from a truck at the back of the store.
I was stuck in the aisle, that featured quilts, sheets and towels, and it was a mess. Stuff dumped all over the floor. Me and my cart were doing
I thought to myself, I am running low on kitchen can bags, and needed a box. Just one box.
Heck, by the time I made my way to the back of the store, it was like mayhem. People were grabbing boxes of trash bags like there was no tomorrow,
and I mean armloads. It was like a bunch of sharks in a feeding frenzy! You would have thought the bags were being given away.
Honestly, I wish I would have had a camera! The boxes were charred. Burnt, and hopefully the bags were not melted, but these people were going nuts!
I stood there with my mouth open watching all of this. Had there been flies in the store, I am sure I would have consumed a few! I dared not go
closer to the mob scene for fear of loosing a limb do to cart runovers or ramming!
Within 5 minutes, all the bags were gone!
I wrote this thread, to point out, what I witnessed over trash bags. I fear for us all if the economy gets much worse.
Can you imagine?
[edit on 19-10-2009 by Blanca Rose]