I am sure many are aware of the benefits of shopping chez the dollarstores. Too often we get wrapped up in the excitement of the price and fail to look at quality. Ultimately our perceived bargain ends up in our junk drawer and winds up in the 5 cent pile at our next yard sale. I am now aware of what is truly a deal and what is a waste and wanted to share with you one of the former.
We recently enrolled our son in swimming lessons and had to get one of those sexy bathing caps. We finally tracked one down at Wally World for the outrageous price of $8.97. (for a piece of spandex) Having no other option than shaving him bald, I forked it over and proceeded to complain. Three days later I was in the Dollarstore and there was a huge wall of identical caps for a buck. AHHHH. On top of that there was every colour combo available, some good some well not so good. I overheard the cashiers saying they sold out quick and more than likely not getting any more. Needless to say I picked up a few to put away as I am sure over the course of my kids lives we will go through more than our fair share of caps. Now some may say that the quality is not that great but until he reaches the likes of Michel Phelps I am not too worried.
Can you tell the difference? Neither could I....for the record my son liked neither.
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