I'm not going to talk about Dollar General but thought I'd add it here in case anyone else has anything to say about it, since it's in the same genre. As the name implies, these stores carry cheap stuff, cheaply made, at cheap prices. I don't particularly like much of it, but you can get name brand cleaning supplies at prices that are a few dollars cheaper than at the supermarket. They can be a good deal for disposables and, come to think of it, pretty much everything there is disposable. They sell things like screwdrivers but they will strip out after a few uses. Still, a lot of people don't intend to use a screwdriver more than a few times. We have had a Family Dollar store in Millinocket for a few years. It was located in a rented space in a mini-mall until a few months ago, when they built their own building across the street. As soon as they moved out, a Dollar Store moved in to the rented space. Since Millinocket has only a few thousand people, I thought that didn't seem like a very good idea for either of them because I couldn't imagine that we could support both a Family Dollar and a Dollar Store, but I just found out that both franchises are owned by the same person, so obviously he thinks it was a good idea.