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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Maybe a name change is in progress - perhaps Price Chopper.   It kinda keeps the tree theme in mind.  I have read they had a somewhat upscale path in progress with another retail format long before this news came along.  Yes, retail constantly changes too.   

Oct 04, 2021 02:07 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

99 cent store has had stuff over a dollar for a long time now.

Oct 04, 2021 02:30 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
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Not sure Fred. Shoplifters call it Free Dollar Tree.

Oct 04, 2021 02:25 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I am not surprised.  We had to see it coming. Someone recently said to me that Two Buck Chuck is now $3.00.  I don't drink it but am aware of it. 

Prices are increasing.  I was in Whole Foods today. I see increases across the board. I also see a shortage of fresh organic veggies even organic frozen veggies. 

Oct 04, 2021 04:18 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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LOL I heard about this last week and we all had a good chuckle about a possible name change!

Oct 04, 2021 04:16 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Hello Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate with the current inflation, it is appropriate to change the name to Two Dollar Tree.

Oct 04, 2021 03:00 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
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It really had started already as many items did not contain the same amount of product as before essentially increasing the price in a more inconspicuous way. 

Oct 04, 2021 01:46 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Maybe they will be the Dollare and a Half Tree Store.

Yes,I do remember the 5 and Dime Store downtown where I was growing up many years ago.

Oct 04, 2021 05:00 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Since prices on everything are going through the roof, that doesn't surprise me one bit, Fred. 

Oct 04, 2021 07:34 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

We use to have a good dollar store, but it is now a rare find to get anything for a dollar.

Oct 04, 2021 06:26 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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They said items under $5.00. So do they now need to call themselves "Less'n a fin"?

Oct 04, 2021 04:25 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
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I realize doubling the price of something is huge, however I believe it is still a bargain compared to what other shops sell for.  They'll be fine and so will we.

Oct 04, 2021 04:06 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

There is the Under 5 store so I believe it will be OK. People will just have to get used to it.

Oct 04, 2021 03:17 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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...maybe temporarily?

Oct 04, 2021 02:13 PM
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Bob Crane
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Makes no difference to me, I dont shop there.

Oct 04, 2021 04:38 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Good question, Fred. I'd been wondering that myself. I've always loved looking for a bargain at Dollar Tree.

Oct 05, 2021 04:02 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I did read they were going to raise their prices.   Inflation gets everyone.

Oct 05, 2021 05:57 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

I have not been to a Dollar Tree store.  We have .99 cents store, and only walked into one once.  LOL A

Oct 05, 2021 06:34 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Rats! That means when I return from the Dollar store and show off my find, my response to 'What did it cost?" will be variable.
In the meantime, with what is approachig 15 TRILLION in deficit spending the cost of EVERYTHING will go up, Up and UP. 
Those Trump tarriffs on China imports that were to expire in phase two, I'm betting, will be extended and increased by the Dems to get more money.
Middle class is on the endangered species list.

Oct 05, 2021 05:08 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
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The Dollar Store already had items prices well over $1.00. Our closest Dollar Tree is still selling everything for $1.00, but I don't know how they do that and stay in business. Maybe they'll just change their advertising to " Where All Prices Start at $1.00" ? Dollar Tree has many products that I'd gladly pay $2.00 for.

Oct 05, 2021 04:50 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The Dollar Tree has matured but still has great pricing on many items. Can't imagine a name chane to the $1.25, $2.00 or $4.00 store!

Oct 05, 2021 04:07 AM
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Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
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I heard about it and all of these names are running through my head now. But, better left unsaid. 

Oct 05, 2021 12:32 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What is really shocking? A dollar is not really a dollar anymore....

Oct 06, 2021 11:49 AM