Pluggers by Gary Brookins

Pluggers

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  1. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I used to love dime stores.

  2. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    [Cue music] I met my trillion dollar baby in the five and ten dollar store.

  3. psychlady

    psychlady said, almost 4 years ago

    Does anything exist that costs a dime any more??

  4. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    formerly known as the ‘five and dime store’

  5. Bear

    Bear said, almost 4 years ago

    @psychlady

    You can buy the difference between the two political parties for a dime and get change back.

  6. DevilsNight

    DevilsNight said, almost 4 years ago

    don’t forget the penny candy

  7. Wet & Soggy

    Wet & Soggy GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @psychlady

    yeah, formerly penny gumballs out of the machine in the grocery store…

  8. stukuls

    stukuls said, almost 4 years ago

    Pluggers put the dime store out of business with trips to Walmart and Sam’s Club.

  9. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Yeah, I’m NOT a Plugger! I say Dollar Store! Yippe! Happy Dance!

    (of course, I do remember the 5 and dime stores. Woolworths, GC Murphy, McCrory’s).

  10. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips said, almost 4 years ago

    I guess I must be even older than that – WE called it the FIVE and TEN CENT store! That was back in the days when even a fountain Coke was only a nickel and a comic book was ten cents! And the MANUAL typewriters all had a cents sign already on them! I can even remember that the reason Motel 6 was called Motel 6 was because a family of four could stay overnight for only $6 and the rooms included free working television sets, working phones, working hot and cold water taps in the bathroom and flush toilets! In fact, in the summer time, if you were vacationing near some tourist traps, you might even find a Motel 6 or two which included a dip in the motel’s pool included in the $6 per night price of a room! Motel 8 was “uptown stuff” for the swells! It took an entire $8 per night for a family of four to get the ritz treatment at a Motel 8. The reason for that was because, every now and then, some of the rooms in the Motel 8 would have color television sets!

  11. catman5169

    catman5169 said, almost 4 years ago

    I think it was Sterling Stores who advertised 5¢, 10¢, 25¢…

  12. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Given the value of today’s currency, it still is the “dime” store.
    thanks for the explanation, Estrelita. Now ya got me pinin’ for the good ol’ days.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 4 years ago

    That looks like an old Datsun truck with a Subaru badge on it.

  14. James Lindley

    James Lindley GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    My dad always calls it the five and dime.

  15. Benndayy85

    Benndayy85 said, almost 4 years ago

    You forgot Kresge’s 5 and 10 (which later became K-Mart).

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