People Are Struggling To Solve This Hardware Store Riddle

It’s well-established by now that everyone loves a good riddle. Like, were you able to solve the one about the four men in the boat? That one took me ages, but once it all finally clicked, it was so soul-satisfying. There’s nothing quite like giving the brain a good workout and that’s why we’re here yet again with another next-to-impossible riddle for you to solve.

Ok, are you ready for this???
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Some guy walks into a hardware store…
Ok, I’m following this so far.

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He picks something up and the salesman says one costs a dollar…
Seems easy enough.

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..Seventeen costs two dollars, and one hundred and seventeen costs three dollars.
Ok, this is officially a thinker.

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What is he buying???
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Ok, let’s recap this.
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