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Things You Should NEVER Buy At The Dollar Store

The Dollar Store….who among has has not been to one?

Its convenient and everyone likes to save money whenever we can.

However, there are some things you should NEVER buy at the dollar store.

Medicines & Vitamins


Even though these may seem like a good idea and a great deal, you should stick to brands you know.

Additionally, many of these items sold at the dollar store may be counterfeit or expired.


Baby Food


Just skip it!  Sometimes the items in stock at dollar stores may already be expired and typically don’t cost much less than buying at a normal retailer.


Pet Food & Toys


What may seem like a good value may not be.

These brands may not have the nutitional value found in better known brands and may even contain harmful ingredients and by-products.

The pet toys found at dollar stores are more likely to break faster due to being cheaply made and may contain harmful chemicals for your pet.


Disposable Plates, Napkins & Cups


You won’t get the best deal on disposable cutlery, cups, plates and napkins here.

The prices are usually higher than at other retailers and you get less quantity for your money.


Extension Cords.


These are usually of low quality and could short out and start a fire.

Dollar Stores are a good alternative for many items that we use everyday.  Just remember that what may look like a good deal, may not always be.

Spend you hard earned money wisely and look at the size of  containers, quantity in packaging and expiration date before you buy.

Have you ever had a bad experience with something you purchased at a dollar store?

Leave it in the comments section below.



Ann-Marie is a real estate agent in the Greater Ocala, Florida area with over 2 decades in the business. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force and her clients know her as a go-getter and pro-active agent specializing in the luxury market.

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