Sunday, October 08, 2006

DOLLAR TREE I$$UES

I was thinking about the local chain of discount "dollar stores"... you know the ones... The Dollar Store. The 99-Cent Store. 98-Cents Or Le$$. I'm just making up names here. But I'm sure there are ones with those exact names. Anyway, there's a chain here in Oregon called The Dollar Tree. I've never been. Actually, I've never been to any of the "dollar stores." I think I'm subconsiously scared of them, or something.



Issue #1.
I was a little T-O-ed to find out that The Dollar Tree sells items for MORE THAN A DOLLAR. What? Huh? That's bogus! They are still in whole dollar denominations, like $2, $3, $4, but that's BS. That's misleading. Everything should be a dollar. I'm told that some things are 2-for-$1 or 4-for-$1. That's fine. Less than a dollar is okay, but over a dollar is not. I think there is a law against that. Or at least there should be.

Issue #2.
If everything in The Dollar Tree is a denomination of a whole dollar, do they keep change in the cash register? Theoretically, they don't need any coins. Are the coin slots just kept empty? Do they make special register trays for "dollar stores" that don't include coin trays? What about the 99-cent stores--do they have absurdly large penny trays? If it is a regular cash register tray, are the tellers allowed to keep other things in those slots? Personally, I think they'd be perfect for candy. Great way to have a little snack in between breaks, you know. Like Skittles or MNM's. Or Neccos! Neccos even look kind of like coins! Or maybe even dog treats (not for the teller, but for a customers dog). The options seem endless.

I might have to ask my friend, Bryan, about these issues. He used to work at "The Tree." I might also ask if employees referred to it as "The Tree."

10 comments:

Chris said...

i was just there today matt and some how it came out to $3.55, it think its because i bought a soda that was 2 fo 1 and I only bought 1 and it cost .55 thats how they get you

Lizzeroo said...

I have never seen anything be more than a dollar at the DT, and I go there frequently. I want proof!

Giraffe said...

Can anyone confirm that they have coins in their registers? And more importantly, candy???

The Mysterious Mike Houston said...

I confirm that they don't have coins in their register. It is a well known fact that if you give a dollar tree employee four quarters, ten dimes, or twenty nickels, that employee has to swallow the coins. What is not widely known is that the corporate office expects employees to poop out a dollar bill at a later time. There are few people that can actually do such a thing, which is why Dollar Tree has such a stringent hiring policy.

stacyrocha said...

ummm I've worhed at the tree 4 over a year here in Ma.. We have something called TAXES!!!! thus, the $1 item is actually $1.05 - unless it's food or clothing - then there are no taxes.
Maybe your state charges NO sales tax? If so - I'm moving there!!!
LOL

stellarxo said...

just ran across your little blog here and noticed your comment on why they have coins (specifically dollar tree). the registers do have coins, i've shopped at numerous dollar tree stores on multiple occasions. the reason why they have coins is because of TAX. unless you buy food, items are TAXED just like every other place in the US (not including native american reservations of course whom are exempt)... that is just common sense man. also i have never seen any items priced at more than a dollar. ever. this would be dollar general and family dollar, whom do not claim the mantra "everything's a dollar".

Anonymous said...

Stacyrocha is smart. The rest of you are retarded. k thanks.

Anonymous said...

Lol, I've worked at a Dollar Tree in WA State for about a year now and we have absolutely nothing over a dollar. And of course there's change in our registers...

Anonymous said...

*sigh* I work at a d\Dollar Tree in Oregon, we sell candy for like 59 cents and there is a sales tax on soda. Athough, I would like to add that it's a somewhat shitty place to work. I hate when assholes come through my line and blame me for the store not having what they wanted and crap like that. I don't get paid nearly enough.

Anonymous said...

Nothing at the dollar tree is over 1 dollar. We are the dollar tree not the dollar general where everything is generally 1 dollar!!!