Family Dollar Says “No Thanks” To Deep-Pocketed Suitor Dollar General’s Takeover Attempt

Family Dollar Says “No Thanks” To Deep-Pocketed Suitor Dollar General’s Takeover Attempt

Well, we didn’t exactly see this one coming: Family Dollar has rejected the advances of potential suitor Dollar General and its $9.7 billion bid to buy the smaller dollar store. [More]

Dollar General One-Ups Dollar Tree, Offers $9.7B To Purchase Family Dollar

Dollar General One-Ups Dollar Tree, Offers $9.7B To Purchase Family Dollar

A few weeks ago we warned that a Dollar Store War was nigh. Well, the time has come to ready your crisp ones because Dollar General is flashing some serious cash in an attempt to pull Family Dollar out from under current suitor Dollar Tree. [More]

Let The Dollar Store Wars Begin: Dollar General Reportedly Considering Bid Of Its Own For Family Dollar

Let The Dollar Store Wars Begin: Dollar General Reportedly Considering Bid Of Its Own For Family Dollar

The No. 1 dollar store chain apparently doesn’t like the thought of becoming No. 2. Hot off the heels of Dollar Tree’s $8.5 billion offer to acquire Family Dollar, Dollar General is reportedly considering getting in on the action with a counterbid of its own. [More]

Start Decorating For Halloween In Early August Thanks To Dollar Tree

Start Decorating For Halloween In Early August Thanks To Dollar Tree

It’s the beginning of August, but maybe you like to plan ahead. You’ve already started to stock up on pumpkin spice snacks, and you even picked out your kid’s costume at Costco back in July. The logical next step? It’s time to start shopping for orange decorative lights, streamers, and pumpkin-shaped flashlights for trick-or-treating. At least, that’s what Dollar Tree thinks. [More]

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$8.5 Billion Discount Store Merger: Dollar Tree Purchases Family Dollar

Those dollar purchases really add up, but for Dollar Tree it’s just one proposed purchase that’s creating a rather substantial tab. The discount store recently announced plans to acquire its larger rival Family Dollar. [More]

A map of Family Dollar stores in the Philadelphia area. The chain hopes to open its 11,000th store this year.

Did The Recession Create A Dollar Store Bubble?

Seven years ago, we were flipping houses with loans we received for passing the “Are you currently breathing?” underwriting requirements. Then it all collapsed and we transitioned from shopping at Neiman Marcus to the local dollar stores, which have ballooned in numbers due to a misguided belief that people will remain thrifty. [More]

There Are More Christmas Decorations For Sale At This Dollar Tree Than Halloween Items

There Are More Christmas Decorations For Sale At This Dollar Tree Than Halloween Items

Christmas Creep strikes again, more than four months out from the holiday itself. And this time, it’s maw is gaping so wide, it seems to have swallowed up other upcoming holidays almost completely. Alexander spotted this display at his local Dollar Tree in Michigan earlier this week, noting: “Funny enough, they already had more Christmas decorations for sale than Halloween.  Christmas Creep man… crazy…” [More]

Dollar Tree Recalls 117,000 Glass Candles For Shattering

Dollar Tree Recalls 117,000 Glass Candles For Shattering

117,000 glass votive candle holders sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores have been recalled. They can shatter when they’re lit, leaving glass and fire all over the place where it can cut and/or burn you. [More]

Dollar Tree Recalls 682,000 Halloween Lanterns Because
'Burning Child' Is Not A Great Costume

Dollar Tree Recalls 682,000 Halloween Lanterns Because 'Burning Child' Is Not A Great Costume

With only days to go before Halloween, Dollar Tree has issued a recall for 682,000 Pumpkin, Ghost and Skull Halloween Lanterns over fears of a possible burn and fire hazard. [More]

Dollar Tree Recalls 275,000 Super Hero Flashlights For Being
Too Damn Hot

Dollar Tree Recalls 275,000 Super Hero Flashlights For Being Too Damn Hot

Dollar Tree and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have issued a recall for a trio of toy “projector flashlights” featuring Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man because they can overheat to the point of melting or even bursting into flames. [More]

Man Sues Dollar Tree, Claims Post-Traumatic Stress After Being Bitten By Rat

Man Sues Dollar Tree, Claims Post-Traumatic Stress After Being Bitten By Rat

A Philadelphia-area man claims he’s suffered “mental anxiety and anguish and severe shock to his entire nervous system” and has been unable to work after he was bitten by a rat while shopping for ribbon at a Dollar Tree store in March. So of course he’s filed a lawsuit. [More]

Dollar Tree Annexes Canada, Sells 61-Star American Flag

Dollar Tree Annexes Canada, Sells 61-Star American Flag

This American flag found for sale at Dollar Tree has either fallen through a crack in space and time from a future when the United States has annexed Canada, or the Chinese company that produced it screwed up. Dollar Tree, for its part, claims that the flag is a “patriotic banner” and not supposed to be a regulation American flag. Right. [More]

Grocery Same Size Ray Keeps Shaving Cream Same Size, Lies About It

Grocery Same Size Ray Keeps Shaving Cream Same Size, Lies About It

We’ve extensively documented the use of the Grocery Shrink Ray to fool humans’ puny brains into thinking that familiar products are the same size they’ve always been. But Jim has discovered something even more devious: the Same Size Ray, which has a similar but more nefarious effect on consumer products. It emblazons packaging with the exciting news that a product is now bigger: but it’s all a cruel lie. Maybe. [More]

Radio Shack Sales Staff Unfazed By 2,400% Markup

Radio Shack Sales Staff Unfazed By 2,400% Markup

No one goes to Radio Shack to take advantage of low prices. They go because they need an electronic component on short notice, and Radio Shack is pretty ubiquitous. That’s how Chris and his fiancée found themselves at a Wisconsin Radio Shack in search of a mini USB cable, but they encountered such high prices and high-pressure sales lies that they walked out and found what they needed…at the dollar store.

Dollar Tree To Murdered Black Employee: Drop Dead

Dollar Tree To Murdered Black Employee: Drop Dead

Prosecutors say Taneka Talley was killed while working at Dollar Tree because she was black, and now Dollar Tree is denying her 11-year-old her worker’s comp because they deem racially-motivated murders on-the-job to be “personal” and not “work-related.” Empathy costs more than a dollar, it seems.

Chew Toy Kills Reader's Dog

LeAnn writes:

On Friday, November 16, 2007, my dog, Catfish, died. Catfish died from ingesting a toy I bought her from the Dollar Tree. This was a dog toy by “Paws N Claws”, called a “Chase and Fetch Chew Toy”. It was a plastic boomerang distributed by Greenbrier International Inc. from Chesapeake, Virginia.

Cali Dollar Trees Source of ATM Hacks

Cali Dollar Trees Source of ATM Hacks

Shopping at the Dollar Tree could end up costing you a lot. Hundreds of California patrons of the discount store report having money jacked from their debit accounts, reports KCRA. Most likely, this was through the use of cloned ATM cards.