22 Items You Should Never Buy At the Dollar Store

The dollar store can be a wonderful place. If you're like most of us, you're overpaying for lots of everyday items, and dollar stores are one way to save some serious money on these essentials. Why pay more for name brands when you can get the same product for a dollar? It just doesn't make any sense! 

However, there's a downside to buying things this cheap—they're, well...cheap! For many things, this doesn't matter at all. No one is going to be able to tell the difference between your dollar store aluminum foil and their name-brand product that cost twice as much. But for other items, paying a little extra is worth it. And for some specific cases, it's absolutely necessary! If you don't shell out the extra cash for these items, you might find yourself getting burned...literally! 

That's why we're counting down the 22 products that you should leave on the shelves when you come across them at the dollar store. Because even if you save money on them in the short term, they'll cost you more in the long run. From baby items to batteries, these are the things that no one should buy from the dollar store...like, ever. 

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