Dollar General is pretty rough, Sprry... In my area, espcially the farther you get from the city, stores like that get more common. We have:
And that doesn't get into discounters like:
-Ross Dress 4 Less
Some of the above cross over from discounter to dollar store type deals...
Dollar General is on the lower end of those type of stores, Family Dollar a little better, Big Lots a little better, and Five Below is among my favorite stops.
Five Below's deal is everything is $5 or less, obviously. Great store. They cater to young people... especially girls, but boys too. They've got goofy **** like zombie family stickers for your car, discount toys (including Star Wars stuff of late), Legos, Playmobil, the weirdest and coolest selection of candy, including Japanese candy, you can find...
Dollar General is pretty disturbing. Some are bigger/better than others but they're really cheap stuff at sometimes not so great prices.
Family Dollar is a mish mash of "that's a deal" and "that's a rip off". They get some of the GI Joe figures like are being discussed... I remember them having those VvV stuff and single packaged figures.
Big Lots is kind of big, and they're great for Power Team Elite of course, come August-ish time. They're not bad for toys sometimes. I got tons of Star Trek reboot figures for cheap at one point, including Uhura and Spock, to make a blue suit McCoy... I got them for seats and consoles and some army building/customizing junk.
Dollar Tree is a traditional "Everything is a buck" store, and they're fairly common, shockingly clean, and they are good when you need random school supplies or some dumb **** and you don't want to pay a lot. Crafting stuff and things of that nature. I'm always amazed how decent and clean these stores are,
honestly. Family Dollar is often clean too, which surprises me. Big Lots are hit and miss on that issue. Dollar General too, but often kind of a mess... like the k-mart of dollar stores.
If I see any of this stuff I'll post details and help out whoever I can with it.
Big Lots, Family Dollar, and maybe 5 Below are my bets where this stuff might surface first. Dollar General would be next. I wouldn't count on it at a store that is honestly a dollar store.