99-Cent Flat-Screen TVs: What Could Go Wrong?
Warning: You may have to wait in line for a while.
The 99 Cents Only chain -- surely one of the best 99-cent chains out there, and cheaper than the Only a $1 rip-offs -- is opening its 20th store in Houston and is celebrating by offering LCD televisions for only 99 cents.
The catch: Only the first nine people who ask for them will get them.
The TVs are a $200 value, the chain claims, but we're betting that's a bit high in terms of a comparison. Still, it's not every day you get the chance to buy an actual, in-its-original-packaging, 19-inch TV for less than a buck.
The store is located at 8330 Broadway, near Hobby Airport.
Don't despair if you are tenth in line: The next 99 customers can buy a $25 scooter for only 99 cents. Okay, maybe despair a bit.
In what can only be described as the law of diminishing returns, the next 99 customers can purchase what the chain claims is a $25 computer mouse for 99 cents.
Not exactly the iPad 2, but we guess if you need a mouse and times are really tough....