Actually you can pick up some interesting stuff at those places and at Big Lots. Cloudberry jam at eight bucks a jar at an imported food store, no way. Cloudberry jam a dollar a jar at Big Lots, why not?
I like to try new stuff and am as susceptible to advertising as the next person I guess but I can think of nothing more silly then to spend more money for something just to impress someone who doesn't know me from Adam.
At the beginning of school, we looked all over town for one of those pads the kids in Kindergarten use for naps. It was for a grandchild. Someone finally sent us to Big Lots and they had a ton of them.