What can you get for £1 or $1

@hvedra (1623)
December 13, 2011 10:41am CST
Pick your equivalent in local currency! A lot of charity shops around here will sell on the DVDs and CDs that some of our newspapers "give away". One of our local shops sells them at 20p each or six for £1 so we can get quite a lot of entertainment for £1! If we don't like the film or CD we can give it to someone else or back to the shop to raise another 20p. What bargains can you get?
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@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
13 Dec 11
There was a "Top Gear" episode where the guys had to buy a banger with a budget of £100 and put it through a number of Challenges..As I recall,Clarkson won by sourcing his Volvo from a dealer for £1,as it would have cost them more money to have scrapped the thing!
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
17 Dec 11
Do watch out for those "Pound" or "Dollar" store prices,though...some things will be a bargain at that price,others can be got cheaper still by shopping around!
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@hvedra (1623)
20 Dec 11
How long ago was that Top Gear episode? Most cars, even real wrecks, have a better scrap value these days. I am careful in places like Poundland. They say "three tins of kidney beans for £1" when they are only 19p each in Aldi and Lidl so five for less than £1
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
21 Dec 11
It came up on Clarkson's site-it was series 4,episode 3. http://www.jeremyclarkson.co.uk/cheap-car-challenge/ Apparently,the car would have cost £150 to scrap...
13 Dec 11
A lot of eBay professionals run 99p auctions here in the UK, with free postage, to augment their feedback results. I've picked up about 40 DVDs for £1 each over the past few months.
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@hvedra (1623)
20 Dec 11
That might be worth keeping an eye on, I'd be happier if it was books though!
20 Dec 11
A lot of the books start at 1p. I picked up a signed, hardback copy of Gentlemen and Players for about 30p recently, free postage.
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@hvedra (1623)
21 Dec 11
Oooh, good bargain - and a good book too!
• United States
13 Dec 11
DVD's are usually about $3 here second hand. CD's well... I never see anything I like so I don't know how much they are at the second hand shop. But when the library discards CD's they are a $1 ea. If Ibuy anything it's usually VHS tapes I can find those for under $1 at the thrift stores and rummage sales are even cheaper usually.
@hvedra (1623)
20 Dec 11
If you still have a VCR then you can pick up a lot of cheap or even free tapes. We got rid of ours ages ago - just before DVDs became the new thing so we got good money for a lot of our tapes. One thing I am glad about is that media storage is less problematic. Tapes were quite bulky and deteriorated easily. We keep our DVDs in a folder and discard the boxes (we keep the paper inlays for reference), it sure saves a lot of shelf space!
@peavey (16149)
• United States
13 Dec 11
There are dollar stores here, too. I can get a plate or a cup or a glass, a bowl, 2 dishclothes, a hand towel, a can of soup, a package of pens, a set of combs, a small book, a bottle of shampoo, a package of hand soap, and so on, from there. From the grocery store, I can get... um. A package of chewing gum. The thrift store has books for 50 cents or a dollar, a lot of knick knacks for a dollar,dishes and things like that. If I go garage saling, some days I can find quite a lot for a dollar.
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• United States
13 Dec 11
The only trick with the dollar store is to know your prices and weights of items. I agree w/ not being able to get anything from a grocery store (that isn't aldi's) for under $1... candy bars are about a dollar! WTH happened to .50? king sized were $1. Garage sales and thrift stores are the best way to go for sure!
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@CatGods (4596)
• United States
13 Dec 11
At the second hand store I could get a plate and a set of silverware for one for about 1.00. I can also go to the local dollar store and buy almost any thing I want for a dollar. But I think it's more fun to shop in the second hand stores because you never know what kind of treasures you are going to find. It's the thrill of the hunt for under a buck or even better yet under 50 cents.
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@hvedra (1623)
20 Dec 11
I love second-hand stores because they are great places to find hidden treasures and stuff that is fairly robust - it's already lasted one "life" so you know it isn't flimsy!
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
13 Dec 11
In our area we have dollar stores which are stores that sell everything inside of them for $1. They sell personal care products like shampoo, powder, perfume, along with food items, kitchen item, wrapping paper, greeting cards, party supplies, tools, cleaning supplies, among many other things I love going to the dollar store it is amazing what they have in there for just a dollar.
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@hvedra (1623)
20 Dec 11
We have equivalents here in the UK but you do have to keep an eye on them as they aren't always the cheapest for some items. You can get some great bargains if you are careful.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
22 Dec 11
We have dollar stores here where we can buy just about anything for a dollar and then we have rummage sales. So almost anything. Food is about all that's hard to get for a buck.
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• United States
15 Dec 11
I can buy a eye liner for this amount of money. I can also buy a bar of bath soap.
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• United States
15 Dec 11
I can buy a bag of snacks or a candy bar for $1. I would be able to buy a pack of gum for that as well.
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14 Dec 11
for $1, I could get 1. 1 value meal (burger, fries and coke) or 2. 2 pirated dvds (sorry)or 3. 2 shirts or a pair of shoes from a thrift shop depending on your haggling skills; or 4. a chinese fried rice takeout; or 5. a haircut
@jillhill (37386)
• United States
13 Dec 11
We don't have alot like that but at the library you can pick up deals on used books. They have a bookstore down stairs where people donate books and you can just about get them for a steal. They use the money to buy new books for the library.
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@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
13 Dec 11
I can buy 2 second hand films for that. At least 1 bread (and have money left over( 2 liter of milk or yoghurt, a family bag potato chips, 1/2 kilo of apples, pindabutter, 1 kg spinach (frozen), 1 kg french frites (frozen), etc etc. You don't need to go to a charity shop for that. There is plenty you can buy at the supermarkets, at the market and we also have shops where they sell everything for 1 euro and etc.
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• United States
13 Dec 11
Well, you can get a newspaper, you can get stuff from the Dollar Store or the 99 Cent Store. You can get a few things with just one dollar.
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• United States
29 Dec 11
The first thing I can think of is a bag of chips. I'm remembering the time from when I was a middle schooler and using my limited allowance to buy a bag of chips. It was like a bag of heaven. I've also bought a pair of beautiful earrings at a garage sale for a dollar so I believe a dollar goes a long way, getting one anything from food to accessories.