I’ve been to a couple dollar stores since I’ve been back, and like anything else that gets romanticized in memory, the reality can be a cold wake-upcall. There’s a whole lot of junk. IN fact, it’s exclusively filled with junk. Some junk can be another mans treasure, but most of it is still junk. My purchases were some one dollar headphones (which, we should’ve known, would be completely worthless) and a Canada pen for souvenir giving. I haven’t tried the pen, but i bet it functions. It still is however, junk. But in Italy, that trash will be treasure.