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Old 09-28-2013, 03:33 PM   #29051
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According to training materials, employees are the biggest cause of theft, not customers.
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Thats pretty much a universally accepted truth in retail.

The problem with theft is that to make up for the $1 of cost in the $1.10 item stolen, you have to sell 10 of those items plus a couple more to cover the associated costs of selling all those items. Employees have the best access to the inventory.
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With dollar general, the profit margin is closer to 45 percent.

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With dollar general, the profit margin is closer to 45 percent.
Gross profit margin of 45% would be very impressive. They must be doing something right.


Edit: http://ycharts.com/companies/DG/gross_profit_margin

This reports it to be in the low 30's, stilly pretty good IMO.

http://ycharts.com/companies/DG/profit_margin. Of course, the net of 3-6% is also impressive to me, especially for a business in an expansion mode.
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Bummer. October is my renewal for auto insurance. Because of this, they want the payment a few days early plus the renewal fee of 15 bucks, to get it all processed in time to take effect at midnight on the night of the second.

I ain't got it. I don't get paid again until the 4th.

Oh well... can't squeeze water from a stone. I'll cross that bridge when I have to. Call Monday and see if they'll work with me.

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I pay my car insurance monthly, MUCH easier on the budget. I had to pay a month ahead and either pay about $5 extra to mail it in or let them do an auto draft.

You should ask about that option; if they would set it up (prolly buy you a day long delay there) you could pay two months instead of six months.

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I pay my car insurance monthly, MUCH easier on the budget. I had to pay a month ahead and either pay about $5 extra to mail it in or let them do an auto draft.

You should ask about that option; if they would set it up (prolly buy you a day long delay there) you could pay two months instead of six months.
I do pay it monthly. Enjoy your Mississippi premiums, it's about double here.
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I do pay it monthly. Enjoy your Mississippi premiums, it's about double here.
Ouch! I only pay about $75/month now. Sometimes it's good to own a less new car, others it ain't.
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I think he must have married a bottle of Colt 45.

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Ouch! I only pay about $75/month now. Sometimes it's good to own a less new car, others it ain't.
My rates more than doubled when I moved here with my old clunker on liability, and only went up 30 bucks when I got a new car with full coverage.

Here's a breakdown...

I was paying about 40 bucks a month in liability on my 95 pathfinder in Mississippi. Moved to Louisiana, my liability went to about 120 per month (I think it was 122 and some change) I couldn't afford it when I was unemployed. So, I went without. Illegal as hell, but like I said, you can't squeeze water from a stone. I couldn't find anything cheaper either.

Got a new car, and full coverage for 155. Theoretically, the finance company can take it if I don't keep it insured, but I've never heard of that actually happening. It's in the contract though. I guess because it isn't actually reported to the finance company if I lose coverage, but it IS reported to the state and they WILL revoke my tags and registration.

Now I AM employed, but make beans, and had to move on short notice.

This is just the way it is in Louisiana. We have among the highest auto rates in the country. It's because these jackalopes can't ****ing drive and the roads suck sweaty monkey balls. That was actually the reason for the rate increase as my agent told me. "Bad drivers, and bad roads" were her exact words.
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Nobody said anything.....about Glocks until you posted about your bacon dog who needs dentures.

What did somebody forget to engage their safety and shoot the dogs front teeth out? Or are we blaming that on the Glock shooters?

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