You’ve seen them everywhere. Probably in every country I’ve been in, there’s a store with a one-price-only philosophy for all of its products. The Mexican version of that is Waldo’s. Now, it’s happened time after time, version after version that I see brands that I thought were discontinued or copy cats that just rearrange a letter or a character from the original. All at a flat price.
Oh those copy cats… you can’t possibly miss them. It kind of makes you wonder where the line between illegal and legal really is as far as copyrights go. Just today I saw a cereal box with a Siberian white tiger on it and another one with a much less sophisticated colored bird drawn in the exact same position as the original. Really, do I need to give you more clues? Can you guess the price? Yes indeed, $1 USD.
Now, what really made my day (and I really needed a cheer-me up) was the fact that I saw these fig cookies I thought were no longer made. Probably the last time I ever had one I was around 9 or so. It also made me think, how is it that they get to sell these products? Are they left over inventory from a long lost company? If so, then really how safe is it to consume these goods? And yes, indeed once again, all for the modest price of $1 USD.
Oh the magic brought to you by the one-price fits all little stores around the world. What would we do without these little weird stores?