Best thing you ever got from a pound shop/dollar store

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    Title says it all really and while I will go for "cheap shops" and maybe the likes of deal extreme it would be best if we did not deviate too far and it would be best if we left offers/deals you once got for another thread. Those in areas where currency does (or did) not quite so easily afford such things (looking at some of those now using the Euro and east Asia) just use the equivalents (one pound is just under the price of a big bag of sweets).

    Onto the matter at hand, I assume most of us are familiar with the shops

    Myself I got the DVD of Chris Ryan's Elite Police a couple of weeks back for £1. I know it now goes for about £3 elsewhere but damned if I not enjoy it.

    Such places also do a good line in wii control accessories which while not being that great out of the box get to be pretty good one you attack them with some tools and they are also a reasonable source of big CD wallets.


    Some fun videos on the subject http://www.youtube.com/user/ashens#p/u
     


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    The only thing I've bought from a pound store is one of them laser pens back in year 7.
    Oh what fun.
     
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    one of those potato-chips bundle [​IMG]

    if i remember, the packages were sour cream, bbq, bbq and sour cream [​IMG]
     
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    A big bag of carmel candy. I know, I really can't find anything in those stores.
     
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    My dad went here when he was moving into his apartment and he bought tons of picture frames and Coca-Cola glasses. Both still hold up, despite being moved again (he's since moved into his partner's apartment in New York).

    Here in the States they have a really cool store called 5 Below, which is like a dollar store but it caps at $5. And the stuff there is excellent. It's our #1 spot for stocking stuffers at Christmas time. I picked up an Austin Power's Backgammon set there for $5. A little corny, but it's a solid backgammon case. Nicely built, high quality pieces, great case, etc. Also used to buy Magic the Gathering cards there.
     
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    I bought some toe socks from a dollar store once.
     
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    A cheap pen I suppose. I don't really have a dollar store near me.
     
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    Fake dice with only the numbers 6 and 5. Makes it easier for me to cheat at boardgames.
    When it's opponents turn, give them the legit dice.

    Joking. I don't cheat at board games...maybe
     
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    I was wondering, I know from my visits to the States that you guys add tax at the counter (which is incredibly annoying btw, but that is another matter). Does that happen in dollar stores as well?

    In which case, does that mean that nothing is actually a dollar, it's actually like a dollar and seven cents, or is this in some way accounted for?
     

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