Dollar Tree is closing its doors as one of the few remaining true dollar stores that sell items for $1.
Many shoppers, especially those who are retired or on fixed incomes say they are unhappy with the change.
Willa Davenport shops at Dollar Tree every day because she carefully monitors what she spends.
We saw her buying paper towels and birthday cards from the store. Each item was only $1.
However, she was worried about the price hikes that are coming.
Davenport stated that he doesn’t believe it is fair for them raise the price. “The reason they’re Dollar Tree is because you go there to get something for a dollar. Will they change all their signs?
They won’t change all signage, but will raise prices on certain items.
You can still get Hallmark cards at a fraction of the price of greeting cards from drugstores, which can run up to $6.
Wrapping paper, gift bags, food, decor, Halloween and Christmas decorations are all available at a mere buck each.
What is Dollar Tree planning?
Dollar Tree will increase the prices of some items by $1.25 to 1.50, but it isn’t naming which prices.
It will convert certain parts of many stores to Dollar Tree Plus formats. Prices as high as $3-$5 are comparable to those found in Family Dollar stores.
It shouldn’t surprise you if this is something that you’ve noticed if your last visit to the grocery, hardware, or clothing stores was.
Inflation is at 4% per year this year because of rising shipping and raw material prices.
Claudia Bligh, a Dollar Tree Shopper, says that her favorites will still be a good value at $1.50.
She stated, “I am shocked that this hasn’t happened sooner.” “You can get a great deal there and I believe people will still be okay with it.”
Shannon Carrs, a fellow shopkeeper, hoped it would hold.
She said, “We want to see $1.” It’s a dollar. Not a dollar-fifty. One dollar.”
Dollar Tree sells items for as low as $1 for more than 25 year.
It is not clear how they managed to do that in this inflationary year.
Don’t waste money, as always.
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