What I've discovered when dealing with the local store is that it's not the amount of stuff you buy, it's what it's in when you buy that determines how much it is. For example, the $1/Walmart bag deal, vs. the $10/case deal.
This deal came packed in a big plastic tub, and I almost told them I didn't need the container to save a buck or two. But like mom said, you never turn down a reusable plastic container that comes with a lid!
Here's what my $5 bought:
So that's my haul of the moment, which I'm still sorting through. Lots of the clothing has stains, so I'm going to have to wash it all before I decide for sure what I'm keeping. I've got a few dolls that are going to be donated back to this store (or maybe a different one so that they don't try to sell the same stuff to me twice!), and I think I'm going to get some baggies so I can pack a dressed doll and maybe an extra outfit with them. Dressed dolls definitely get adopted faster than nudes, it seems.
Some of these clothes are just too "80's/90's trendy" for my collection, but as a bonus outfit with a donated doll, I think they'd find a new home easily.