When People Think We’re a Dollar Store, 2nd Edition

When People Think We're a Dollar Store

How we feel when someone calls us a “traitor.”

We’re not a dollar store. Our name doesn’t have Dollar General in it, or Family Dollar, or Dollar Tree, or any other store. We’re an independent review site that has no connection to any retailer. In case this isn’t obvious in our name, we also emphasize on our about page, at the bottom of our site, and on our contact page.

In spite of all that, we get comments and emails from people who think we’re one of the dollar stores.  because we occasionally get emails or comments treating us like we are. Sometimes we’re not even sure which dollar store they’re referring to. Most of the time, we delete such comments, and we don’t typically respond to the emails

But we do collect them.

About a month ago, we posted our first collection of emails and comments. Since then, we’ve gotten so many more of them that we have more than enough for another full post.

For that reason here, once more, is a showcase of some of the best ones we’ve received of late. We’ve removed names, addresses, and phone numbers to protect the innocent. We have, however, left in every typo.


From a comment on our Gardening Supplies at Dollar General post: 

trueliving outdoors soaker hose is great!
Can’t find it in stores this year.
Please send ordering info.


From an email:

Why are your products made in China? If you are an American company you should sell only made in America products. I call you a traitor.


From a commenter on our Companies Behind the Dollar Store Private Labels post: 

I purchased two of the OfficeHub Coin Sorting Tubes in the box. Both taped as though NOT having been opened. Neither of the two boxes had the 40 Wrappers that were to be included. Which is why I bought them to begin with the Dollar General Store where I purchased these is such a mess they don’t even have coin wrappers. You know this is just a bad refection of your company. You need to send crews to these locations help them get it back in order and cleaned up so you don’t have safety issues floating around waiting to happen.
My ticket number ref is [NUMBER] The other issue was that it had a sign underneath these products that said they were a $1.00 The assistant manager range them up and they were $26.00 for the two of them. When I called him on it, we went and looked and he claimed the code sign underneath these products was for the coin wrappers only, which of course were not there. He stated we can’t keep a customers from putting things in the wrong place. I commented back, you can’t prove that these two boxes were in straight order on the shelf, and I can’t prove they didn’t.
There was a time when Dollar General was a quality institution. You folks have dropped the ball, no wonder you money is laying in the floors of these stores where people are having to step around boxes, carts, towels, and other store items. Send the CEO in undercover and see the status of your organizations.
Either way I want my 80 coin wrappers please. 40 per box. [NUMBER] is the code on one box and the sku is [NUMBER]
The other box numbers are the same.


From another commenter on our Companies Behind the Dollar Store Private Labels post: 

I have purchased 25 watermelon candles from Dollar General since March when I moved almost next door. They have been burning good till 2 days ago. They raised the price on only the watermelon 2 days ago. The candle burned straight down the middle. If you just look at it – it looks like a new candle. I can’t light it. I have pictures. It burned a small 50cent hole straight down.
I have purchased so many I feel you should refund this one. Sincerely, [NAME]


From a comment on the last When People Think We’re a Dollar Store post (yes, you read that right): 

I need to report canning lids that don’e seal. They are under the trueliving lable. I have 10 boxes of them. Tried some out of each box and they do not seal. I am so upset!


From an email:

Subject: Old east main Candle Explosion

Bought $4.00 WEEKEND FLANNEL CANDLE by above company name. Sitting reading had candle lit and heard glass cracking and candle cracked a hole in side of glass and wax poured out of the 9oz jar. RUINED MY TABLE TOP!! NOW MY ONE YEAR OLD END TABLE HAS A BLUE SHEIN TO IT!! ITS RUINED. PLEASE ADVISE ME ON WHEN I WILL GET PAID FOR MY RUINED END TABLE. THE WAX ALSO RAN INTO A PAIR OF MY SPECIAL ORDERED READING GLASSES AND THE EDGE OF MY EXPENSIVE BRASS LAMP. GET IN TOUCH WITH ME PLEASE!

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Dollar Store Reviewer. A writer and editor, she also enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more house plants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at rachaelsjohnston.com.

2 Comments

  1. OMG this is hilarious! I found your blog from the post reviewing the knock-off Legos at Dollar Tree, which covered everything and was really unbiased. This post is golden. Keep up the good and helpful work!

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