Monday, October 13, 2008

The "Buck" Stops Here ......


You don't hear "Price check?!?" booming over the PA too often at the Dollar Tree Store or at Dollar General.

Of course, as a friend of mine explained, "You don't have to get all dressed up to shop there like you have to at Wal-Mart."

In Toronto, Canada a few years ago, I was surprised to see a "Just Loonies" version of the low price concept.

That was not that long ago and the Canadian dollar (called a Loonie) WAS worth less than 99 cents in US money. Now, of course, it's equal or better.

Last month, in Amsterdam, I saw today's equivelent...because people in the Nethelands are cost conscious too. On "The Continent" the Euro now is worth $1.50 US dollars.

Those souvenir nail clippers I was looking at would really have cost me $7.50. But, they did have the eye-catching logo of Amsterdam which is "XXX."

That would have been a bargain as a conversation-starter.

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