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  • brattle_smattle brattle_smattle Feb 16, 2013 9:21 PM Flag

    Many just go to Walmart for the toilet paper sales and only when they are in the area. Gas is too expensive to be

    driving 5 miles. Target has the same problem as Walmart. The consumer is tapped out. and, let me tell you small companies are hurting so the small caps will have to come down the hardest.

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    • Also it's kind of the opposite. Besides being more careful with our spending, we are also aware that we can get a gallon of skim milk for $3.79 at a Royal Farms convenience store or pay $3.53 at Walmart and if that's all we need--it costs more to drive to Walmart. So the smaller companies will get a bit more foot traffic with higher gas prices. It's all part of the plan I suppose.

    • No I go less though because there are only certain items that are much cheaper. For example, the kids like Campbell's chicken noodle soup. It's 75 cents a can at Walmart. It's a $1+ at the local grocer. So when I go I stock up. As far as toilet paper, the Dollar General has the same prices for the large size toilet paper. I go to Dollar General during the week when I am going to get toilet paper because it is also in the strip mall that is closer to my home instead of going 7 miles to Walmart. I get a $1 candy bar during the week and Dollar General will give you a $5 off coupon on the receipt for the next Saturday it you spend at least $25. Then I go to purchase 6 weeks of toilet paper for $30 which is the same price as Walmart and I get $5 off on Saturday.

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