Things You Should Never Buy at the Dollar Store

While the dollar store may be a great place to buy things like wrapping paper and greeting cards, not everything in the store is a good deal. Here are nine things you should never buy at the dollar store.


Cords, Chargers and Cables

Electrical cords, USB chargers and cables for computers and electronics should be purchased somewhere other than the dollar store (a computer store or hardware store is a better bet). Dollar store cables and cords may not be the best quality and can be prone to cracking and breaking, which may result in a fire hazard. Many dollar store USB chargers are for older phones and won’t have enough power to charge your newer device.


Batteries

Don’t be fooled by the price tag—many dollar store batteries are poor quality and may not last as long as name brands. Better yet, invest in rechargeable batteries.


Knives

That $8 chef’s knife may be a tempting purchase, but if you’re serious about cooking, get your knives at a kitchen store because the cheap version may not be sharp enough to cut safely. However, dollar store knives may come in handy if you plan to use them just a few times a year, say on a camping trip.


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