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5 Things to Avoid at the Dollar Store

Posted May 12th, 2014 @ 5:01am by Chilli Amar



I love to shop at the dollar store for mainly two things. Doggy poop bags...chew toys for the dog...and gift wrap. When my son gets older, I'll probably take him to the dollar store as a "treat" and have him pick out toys if he's been a good boy.

According to Yahoo, here are 5 THINGS TO AVOID AT THE DOLLAR STORE:


1. Toys: Dollar-stores toys are not only poorly made, but also may be safety hazards. Several toys from these chains have been recalled over the last few years.

2. Power Cords and Strips, and Anything with a Plug: Electricity is sensitive and a force to be taken seriously. While a dollar-store extension cord or USB cable may seem like a deal, you could be putting your electronics, as well as your home, at risk.

3. Batteries: They may be adequate for something like a flashlight that is used infrequently. For battery-operated products that get heavy use, however, you'll be dollar-wise over the long haul and save yourself the hassle of constantly replacing the power cells if you spend more upfront on higher quality batteries.




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