The country is searching for many ways to beat the inflationary condition that we all seem to be in at this time. In order to fight inflation we have to make changes in our lives and change our living habits in many different ways. Some of those ways involve shopping at local discount stores in the area where one lives. In most areas, especially in large cities, there are local discount stores which sell many different items. There are specialty discount stores such as discount furniture or computer stores. Looking for and finding affordable furniture, lumber, household products, food, etc., is a must for those who have to scrimp to make ends meet. There is a lot more comparative shopping than ever before. Many who used to buy name brand products are nor choosing generic brands of products. There are many different dollar stores. These may vary to everything in the store costing only a dollar, to a variety of merchandise, at different prices, which is much cheaper than other merchandise stores with similar or the same products. Many dollar stores sell a lot of name brand prices at a much cheaper price than some of the discount clubs. Many people shop at these discounted dollar stores instead of the larger stores because they are not only cheaper, but they are located at more convenient locations. Many are much closer to home and with the price of gas on the rise again, that is very important to those who are on a budget or unemployed.