The legendary Dollar Tree, where everything was only a buck for 34 whole years, now have a price tag of $.25, not so funny for costumers but still a nice price. For ages, it’s been the go-to spot for all the cool, fun stuff you can snag for a measly dollar. But several costumers are now saying there are some things you should steer clear of buying there, especially if you’re in Idaho.
Before you go rushing to the nearest Dollar Tree to stock up on affordable stuff, let me drop a little bomb on you. Costumers recommend not buying vitamins in Dollar Tree. Numerous people have commented on Reddit that they’re not held to the same standards as medications, so you never really know what you’re getting. Multiple sources, like Reader’s Digest and USA Today, have warned us about the sketchy ingredients lurking in these so-called “supplements.” Consumer Reports actually tested them out a few years ago and found out that the labels were a bunch of lies, and some of them didn’t even dissolve properly in your body.
Other cheap items you should never buy at Dollar Tree
Most of the batteries you’ll see at your local Dollar Tree are a super cheapo generic brands made with carbon zinc. They’re basically good for nothing except powering your remote control or maybe your kid’s toys for a hot minute, so your kid’s gonna be so disappointed. But be prepared for the potential leakage that comes with these bargain-bin batteries, which could very well destroy whatever they’re in.
And even if you luck out and come across a name brand pack of batteries, don’t be too quick to celebrate. Reader’s Digest has exposed the dirty little secret that dollar stores often end up with leftover batteries from bigger stores that are past their prime. So not only might they be close to their expiration date, but they could also expire on your possession, way sooner than you’d expect. But hey, at least you saved a few pennies, right?
Buying electronic accessories at Dollar Tree may not be a good deal
I know the thrill of scoring a cheap phone charger or earbuds for a buck is hard to resist, but trust me when I say it’s not worth it, at least not from Dollar Tree. These things are made with the cheapest of materials and shoddy workmanship, which means they’re likely to break or malfunction faster than you can say “bargain shopping.”
And let’s not forget the safety hazard that comes with buying low-quality electronic accessories. Do you really want to risk your precious devices getting fried or even catching fire because of a flimsy charger or adapter? So, do yourself a favor and just skip the Dollar Tree when it comes to electronic accessories. Your wallet and your tech gadgets will thank you. Not to mention the hazard to your ears when you use low-quality earbuds: you may be putting at risk your earning health.