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8th Aug '17 12:02:19 AM Sharlee
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* In ''Film/{{Tremors}}'', Chang's general store sells a sufficient range of products that when Rhonda [[FanService loses her pants]] and shoes, replacements in her size can be found right there on the shelves. This, for a shop that supplies a valley that's home to less than twenty people. Probably justified because it's literally the ''only'' store for miles around.

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* In ''Film/{{Tremors}}'', Chang's general store sells a sufficient range of products that when Rhonda [[FanService [[GivingThemTheStrip loses her pants]] and shoes, replacements in her size can be found right there on the shelves. This, for a shop that supplies a valley that's home to less than twenty people. Probably justified because it's literally the ''only'' store for miles around.
17th Jul '17 1:30:12 PM ZombieAladdin
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* Also suburban "pharmacies" in the United States, which sell grocery staples, office supplies, cheap toys, and seasonal merchandise as well as prescription and OTC drugs, and grooming products. They're basically a modern-day version of general stores. This arguably makes the aforementioned ''Videogame/EarthBound'' example slightly more TruthInTelevision. Furthermore, pharmacies everywhere in the US all sell cigarettes, and usually sell alcohol (if the laws of the state allow it). CVS eventually stopped selling cigarettes when they asked themselves why, as a health-and-wellness store, did they sell something as toxic as cigarettes? They then replaced all the tobacco products with stop-smoking aids.

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* Also suburban "pharmacies" in the United States, which sell grocery staples, office supplies, cheap toys, and seasonal merchandise as well as prescription and OTC drugs, and grooming products. They're basically a modern-day version of general stores. This arguably makes the aforementioned ''Videogame/EarthBound'' example slightly more TruthInTelevision. Furthermore, pharmacies everywhere in the US all sell cigarettes, and usually sell alcohol (if the laws of the state allow it). CVS eventually stopped selling cigarettes when they asked themselves why, as a health-and-wellness store, did they sell something as toxic as cigarettes? They then replaced all the tobacco products with stop-smoking aids. This approach with drug stores in the United States is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] due to laws in some places prohibiting stores from being open on Sundays unless they sell essential items. The easiest such essential item to obtain and sell is medicine, and so these drug stores become one-stop shopping in these towns for people who need (or really want) to buy something on a Sunday. Inversely, major department stores like Target and Walmart installed pharmacies into their locations so they could remain open too.
15th Jul '17 8:52:39 AM SimYouLater
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It sells things you would never expect to see in the same store together--such as, say, [[Videogame/EarthBound baseball bats, frying pans, instant ramen, and cold remedies]]. The smaller the store, the more specialized you would expect it to be, so the more unlikely this seems--why is a tiny general store out in the middle of the sticks offering fine art?

Sometimes, the stuff for sale there shatters the bound of all logic--where on earth (or the moon) did they get their hands on a ''lunar lander?'' Lord only knows who their suppliers are. If the shop is little and out-of-the-way, it may come bundled with a possibly insane, [[Film/JamesBond Q-like]] proprietor who is quick to suggest all manner of goods to his or her customers. If the shop is enormous, expect to need a map just to find your way to the microwave popcorn.

Also quite common in video games, due to the fact that [[AnEconomyIsYou the gameplay tends to be sculpted around the hero's quest]]. If you find a shopping district full of these then you are in a BazaarOfTheBizarre. Oftentimes, [[TookAShortcut even the far reaches of the unknown]] are populated with tiny tent stores that [[BiggerOnTheInside boast a huge selection]] despite no one shopping there (in fact, being so far into the game, they're likely to have ''more'' stuff).

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It sells things you would never expect to see in the same store together--such as, say, [[Videogame/EarthBound baseball bats, frying pans, instant ramen, and cold remedies]]. The smaller the store, the more specialized you would expect it to be, so the more unlikely this seems--why seems--[[Characters/AnimalCrossing why is a tiny general store out in the middle of the sticks offering fine art?

art?]]

Sometimes, the stuff for sale there shatters the bound of all logic--where logic--[[VideoGame/AnimalCrossing where on earth (or the moon) did they get their hands on a ''lunar lander?'' a]] ''[[AnInteriorDecoratorIsYou lunar lander?]]'' Lord only knows who their suppliers are. If the shop is little and out-of-the-way, it may come bundled with a possibly insane, [[Film/JamesBond Q-like]] proprietor who is quick to suggest all manner of goods to his or her customers. If [[MegaCorp the shop is enormous, enormous]], [[WesternAnimation/WallE expect to need a map just to find your way to the microwave popcorn.

popcorn]].

Also quite common in video games, due to the fact that [[AnEconomyIsYou the gameplay tends to be sculpted around the hero's quest]]. If you find a shopping district full of these then you are in a BazaarOfTheBizarre. Oftentimes, [[TookAShortcut even the far reaches of the unknown]] are populated with tiny tent stores that [[BiggerOnTheInside boast a huge selection]] despite no one shopping there (in fact, being so far into the game, they're likely to have ''more'' stuff).
stuff). If all [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft auction houses]], [[VideoGame/EVEOnline stock exchanges]] and [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV brick &]] [[VideoGame/StarCitizen mortar stores]] are this regardless of location then you probably have an [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnline MMO]] on your hand.
18th Jun '17 2:07:57 PM StFan
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-->'''Jake''': There's pants and burgers.
-->'''Elwood''': Yeah, lots of space in this mall.
-->'''Jake''': Disco pants and haircuts.
-->'''Elwood''': Yeah...Baby clothes.
-->'''Jake''': This place has got everything.
** "The new Oldsmobiles are in early this year."

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-->'''Jake''': -->'''Jake:''' There's pants and burgers.
-->'''Elwood''':
burgers.\\
'''Elwood:'''
Yeah, lots of space in this mall.
-->'''Jake''':
mall.\\
'''Jake:'''
Disco pants and haircuts.
-->'''Elwood''': Yeah...
haircuts.\\
'''Elwood:''' Yeah...
Baby clothes.
-->'''Jake''':
clothes.\\
'''Jake:'''
This place has got everything.
** "The
everything.\\
'''Elwood:''' The
new Oldsmobiles are in early this year."



-->''Most of the other shops were in fact impossible to identify. When a shop appeared to sell a mixture of ghetto blasters, socks, soap and chickens, it didn't seem unreasonable to go in and ask if they'd got any toothpaste or paper stuck away on one of their shelves as well, but they looked at me as if I was completely mad. Couldn't I see that this was a ghetto blaster, socks, soap and chicken shop? \\
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-->''Most of the other shops were in fact impossible to identify. When a shop appeared to sell a mixture of ghetto blasters, socks, soap and chickens, it didn't seem unreasonable to go in and ask if they'd got any toothpaste or paper stuck away on one of their shelves as well, but they looked at me as if I was completely mad. Couldn't I see that this was a ghetto blaster, socks, soap and chicken shop? \\
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* In [=RPGs=] like ''DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', it's common to have a weapon store, an armor store, and an Everything Else store, selling food, healing items, traveling items, [[GottaCatchThemAll collectible items]]... and occasionally weapons and armor too. ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'', the granddaddy of them all, had perhaps the most bizarre example in a vehicle store where you could buy horses, boats, ''flying cars'', and '''starships'''.

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* In [=RPGs=] like ''DragonQuest'' ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', it's common to have a weapon store, an armor store, and an Everything Else store, selling food, healing items, traveling items, [[GottaCatchThemAll collectible items]]... and occasionally weapons and armor too. ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'', the granddaddy of them all, had perhaps the most bizarre example in a vehicle store where you could buy horses, boats, ''flying cars'', and '''starships'''.



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* The [[BrandX Wall2Wall-Mart]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' literally sells EVERYTHING, including military helicopters armed with computer-guided missile-launching systems.

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* The [[BrandX Wall2Wall-Mart]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' literally sells EVERYTHING, including military helicopters armed with computer-guided missile-launching systems. Justified by the setting; if kids can wish for anything, what do they do with the non-sentimental stuff when their godparents leave? Also, that world lacks common sense.



** Justified by the setting; if kids can wish for anything, what do they do with the non-sentimental stuff when their godparents leave? Also, that world lacks common sense.
11th Jun '17 5:15:17 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''{{X-COM}}'', where ''you'' are the one who sells everything, from weapons and ammunition to spacecraft and tanks to alien corpses.

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* Inverted in ''{{X-COM}}'', ''VideoGame/XCom'', where ''you'' are the one who sells everything, from weapons and ammunition to spacecraft and tanks to alien corpses.
8th Jun '17 6:04:53 PM Willbyr
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20th May '17 10:07:46 AM nombretomado
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* In [=RPGs=] like ''DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', it's common to have a weapon store, an armor store, and an Everything Else store, selling food, healing items, traveling items, [[GottaCatchThemAll collectible items]]... and occasionally weapons and armor too. ''{{Ultima}}'', the granddaddy of them all, had perhaps the most bizarre example in a vehicle store where you could buy horses, boats, ''flying cars'', and '''starships'''.

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* In [=RPGs=] like ''DragonQuest'' and ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', it's common to have a weapon store, an armor store, and an Everything Else store, selling food, healing items, traveling items, [[GottaCatchThemAll collectible items]]... and occasionally weapons and armor too. ''{{Ultima}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'', the granddaddy of them all, had perhaps the most bizarre example in a vehicle store where you could buy horses, boats, ''flying cars'', and '''starships'''.



* Itty Bitty's shop in ''Webcomic/KidRadd''. Itty Bitty is an NPC from a Franchise/FinalFantasy- or {{Ultima}}-style video game. And like Ultima, one of the items he stores is a fully functional airship (along with infinite supplies of disposable RPG powerups and potions).

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* Itty Bitty's shop in ''Webcomic/KidRadd''. Itty Bitty is an NPC from a Franchise/FinalFantasy- or {{Ultima}}-style VideoGame/{{Ultima}}-style video game. And like Ultima, one of the items he stores is a fully functional airship (along with infinite supplies of disposable RPG powerups and potions).
2nd May '17 8:16:44 PM Golondrina
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* The Kourindou, ran by Rinnosuke, in VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Doujins. He sells a lot of stuff, usually taken from the world outside the boundaries of Gensokyo (Earth itself). Justified, though. When your supplier is [[RealityWarper Yukari Yakumo]], getting a hold of miscellaneous object is very easy.

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* The Kourindou, ran by Rinnosuke, in VideoGame/{{Touhou}} ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' Doujins. He sells a lot of stuff, usually taken from the world outside the boundaries of Gensokyo (Earth itself). Justified, though. When your supplier is [[RealityWarper Yukari Yakumo]], getting a hold of miscellaneous object is very easy.



* In Literature/ThePendragonAdventure, Quillian's Blok put everyone else out of business, [[OneNationUnderCopyright and took over Quillian]].

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* In Literature/ThePendragonAdventure, ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'', Quillian's Blok put everyone else out of business, [[OneNationUnderCopyright and took over Quillian]].



* The 80's British sketch-comedy ''AssaultedNuts'' did a bit set in a small dingy shop whose owner (played by [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Wayne Knight]], of all people) explicitly offered this service: supply absolutely anything you need, and if he doesn't have it, you can marry his wife. A customer tries to prove him wrong by asking for ever-more-outlandish things, which are all instantly produced. (One being a multilayer cake supported by plastic frogs topped with a model of the crown of Scotland.) The owner finally gets fed up, and asks if the customer actually ''wants'' something. The customer asks for a can of beans. The owner sighs, and his hideous wife appears, eating the beans.
* On ''NorthernExposure,'' the general store seemed to have everything (so long as Joel wasn't looking for something New York-ish). "Left-handed noodle strainer? Let me look in the back."

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* The 80's British sketch-comedy ''AssaultedNuts'' ''Series/AssaultedNuts'' did a bit set in a small dingy shop whose owner (played by [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Wayne Knight]], of all people) explicitly offered this service: supply absolutely anything you need, and if he doesn't have it, you can marry his wife. A customer tries to prove him wrong by asking for ever-more-outlandish things, which are all instantly produced. (One being a multilayer cake supported by plastic frogs topped with a model of the crown of Scotland.) The owner finally gets fed up, and asks if the customer actually ''wants'' something. The customer asks for a can of beans. The owner sighs, and his hideous wife appears, eating the beans.
* On ''NorthernExposure,'' ''Series/NorthernExposure'', the general store seemed to have everything (so long as Joel wasn't looking for something New York-ish). "Left-handed noodle strainer? Let me look in the back."



* Variously played straight and averted in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas: There are a few "general stores" that sell most items, but in small amounts, but most merchants specialize in selling a lot of one thing: guns, medical supplies, food, liquor, are found in greatest quantities in specialty stores that sell only one kind of thing.

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* Variously played straight and averted in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas: ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'': There are a few "general stores" that sell most items, but in small amounts, but most merchants specialize in selling a lot of one thing: guns, medical supplies, food, liquor, are found in greatest quantities in specialty stores that sell only one kind of thing.



* Itty Bitty's shop in Webcomic/KidRadd. Itty Bitty is an NPC from a Franchise/FinalFantasy- or {{Ultima}}-style video game. And like Ultima, one of the items he stores is a fully functional airship (along with infinite supplies of disposable RPG powerups and potions).
* Paul Southworths webcomic KrazyLarry featured one of these, that sold literally everything... except walnuts. The name? [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Everything But Walnuts"]]. There's a running gag that every single person who comes into the store will [[ComicallyMissingThePoint invariably be looking for walnuts.]]

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* Itty Bitty's shop in Webcomic/KidRadd.''Webcomic/KidRadd''. Itty Bitty is an NPC from a Franchise/FinalFantasy- or {{Ultima}}-style video game. And like Ultima, one of the items he stores is a fully functional airship (along with infinite supplies of disposable RPG powerups and potions).
* Paul Southworths webcomic KrazyLarry ''Webcomic/KrazyLarry'' featured one of these, that sold literally everything... except walnuts. The name? [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Everything But Walnuts"]]. There's a running gag that every single person who comes into the store will [[ComicallyMissingThePoint invariably be looking for walnuts.]]



* The [[AcmeProducts ACME company]], which the characters of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes constantly use products from, stands for 'A Company that Makes Everything'. Possibly a backronym that is actually derived from the Greek ''akme'', meaning "best."

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* The [[AcmeProducts ACME company]], which the characters of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' constantly use products from, stands for 'A Company that Makes Everything'. Possibly a backronym that is actually derived from the Greek ''akme'', meaning "best."
20th Apr '17 9:13:36 AM MJTrooper
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* Later games would split up the shops more, for instance moving the clothes and accessories over to the Able Sisters' shop. In ''New Leaf'', there are actually two separate shops that sell furniture.

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* ** Later games would split up the shops more, for instance moving the clothes and accessories over to the Able Sisters' shop. In ''New Leaf'', there are actually two separate shops that sell furniture.
27th Mar '17 11:31:22 AM BeerBaron
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* Some ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' shops have kitchen sink inventories, especially in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' which kept track of its inventory in excruciating detail. All shops - with the exception of General Stores and Pawn Shops - had specifically stocked items in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]''; but, after ''Daggerfall,'' all shops have bought any kind of item you have to sell, with the exception of illegal items and some quest items.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' returns to the Daggerfall method. Stores will only buy what is relevant to their business. So blacksmiths will not buy clothes.
*** Unless you picked the "Merchant" perk in the Speech skill, in which case you can sell any vendor anything (like selling cabbages to blacksmiths or something).

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** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' averts it. With the exception of General Stores and Pawn Shops,
shops have kitchen sink inventories, especially in will only buy and sell items relevant to their business. So blacksmiths will not buy clothes and jewelers will not buy armor.
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''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' which kept track continues the trend. Shops will only deal in items relevant to them. The exceptions are general traders and pawnbrokers, but they typically have far less gold available for bartering to offset it. Two other major exceptions are the talking Mudcrab Merchant and the talking Scamp, Creeper. They have 10,000 and 5000 gold respectively (the most of its inventory any merchants in excruciating detail. All the vanilla game), and will buy almost anything you attempt to sell them. What they do with said purchased items is never revealed... Additionally, most shops - will not do business with the exception of General Stores and Pawn Shops - had specifically stocked items in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]''; but, after ''Daggerfall,'' all shops have bought any kind of item you if you have to sell, with any of the exception of illegal items and some quest items.
drugs Skooma or Moon Sugar in your inventory.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' returns to the Daggerfall method.also averts it. Stores will only buy what is relevant to their business. So blacksmiths will not buy clothes.
*** Unless
However, if you picked pick the "Merchant" perk in the Speech skill, in which case skill tree, you can sell any item to any vendor anything (like (such as selling cabbages produce to blacksmiths or something).a blacksmith, for example.)
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