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18 WORST THINGS TO BUY AT DOLLAR TREE (the truth)

18 WORST THINGS TO BUY AT DOLLAR TREE (the truth)
what's a bargain family welcome back to my channel so today we are going to be discussing 18

things

not to buy a

dollar

tree

recently a lot of you guys have been sending me this article from kiplinger.com and i actually read that article around the time that it came out so in this video i am going to be going over that article and

things

they said to avoid i'm going to either say if i disagree with it or agree with it and actually end up adding a few of my own items that i don't think that you should be buying at

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tree

anymore the price of everything has gone up and a lot of families relied on

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tree

to stay at that

dollar

price point but with this 25 increase it doesn't sound bad initially you buy one thing it's only 25 cents more but if you buy multiple

things

that's when it's going to add up that 25 increase does impact a lot of people with the way that they will shop at

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tree

with that being said let's just dive right into this one thing on this list was to avoid perishable and non-perishable food at

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tree

and this is a hit and miss for the most part when it comes to name brand foods at

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tree

i avoid buying them at

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when they were a

dollar

and now with the 25 increase and it all comes down to how many ounces you're paying for the price at

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for instance they're cereals their cereals tend to come in three ounce bags and now with the 25 cent increase you're paying even more per...
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ounce for the same three ounce bag that i'm going to pay a

dollar

and 25 cents for i can go to walgreens right now and get 11 ounces for a

dollar

and 99 cents or i can go to target get a family size that has 15 ounces and pay 3.59 for the same cereal i do understand though if you are single living alone or maybe you're in a household where not a lot of people eat cereal that bag might make sense for you because you might not want a big amount of it and want different varieties at the same time you couldn't just say avoid all new brand foods at

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tree

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right now has big boxes of cereal you can find frankenberry right now and boo berry it just depends and that's the biggest thing when it comes to

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cans of fruits and vegetables are another item that i would not buy a

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tree

unless they have a jumbo size reason being they're a

dollar

and 25 cents there i could go to walmart and get cans of corn for 50 cents i can go to target and get them for 55 cents i can go to aldi and get them for around that same price they're going to struggle a lot especially in the grocery section i can buy this for a

dollar

at target a big no-no for me when it comes to buying at

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tree

are liquid detergents i know in some instances it makes sense you live alone it's easier for you to carry up and down the stairs or you're going on vacation and that comes in handy if you buy those small small ones at target they cost you 2.99 it makes...
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more sense to go to

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in that case but if you are buying for your family if you're buying even for a couple it does not make sense to buy those detergents at

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tree

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has tied detergent you're gonna pay a

dollar

and 25 cents for 10 fluid ounces that's about 17 cents per fluid ounce and the same tide at walmart is 11 cents per fluid ounce that's 3.29 for 31 fluid ounces so yes i'm gonna pay more initially but in the long run i am saving money the same with the name brand fabric softeners it's another item i would not buy a

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tree

bounce sheets are 15 for a

dollar

and 25 cents

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general has 34 sheets for two

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s or 60 sheets for three

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s and fifty cents when it's off-brand that's when you can find the best deals because sometimes you can find some great hidden gems in the household section of

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tree

but when it comes to the name brand stuff that's where it's kind of like hit and miss let's dive into something that i don't necessarily agree with from the kiplinger website and they was telling you to avoid all generic makeup at

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because for instance the spf they said that the spf doesn't work which i understand that or that the makeup it tends to be low quality i understand that but that isn't entirely true

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gets generic no name products that are amazing just recently i paid a

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and 25 cents for five makeup brushes and those same five makeup brushes...
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i could have paid twelve

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s for on amazon lots of times products like that people just buy and bulk from a warehouse and slap their name on top of it and for the most part they carry name brand makeup most of the makeup they carry is named brand l.a colors is a name of brand makeup and that's the biggest one that they carry at

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elf name brand right now they have nyx which is a name brand these are name brands that i'm very familiar with and it takes up the majority of the beauty section at

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so i wouldn't avoid that beauty section altogether another item i do not buy idolatry and was on the kiplinger list are vitamins consumer reports have shown that

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store vitamins don't always have the amount of nutritions claimed and labeled and some vitamins didn't dissolve fast enough for your body to absorb them i don't buy vitamins at

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tree

i've heard multiple reports that they don't work the same so i rather go and buy the store brand at walmart or at target for the most part the more popular vitamins so like vitamin c and iron you can get a good amount for 3.59 something in the article that i did not agree with at all was the part about plastic food storage at

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tree

they said that there is no bpa free food storage containers at

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and let me tell you for the most part the containers you're gonna find at

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rbpa free in the past it was like that but this article was written in 2021 and...
for a long time now

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has carried bpa free storage containers

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's biggest storage container brand that they have is sure fresh and everything at

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that i looked at had a bpa free label on the front now there was some betty crocker that didn't have it and at that point i wouldn't buy the betty crocker to actually cook food inside of i would use it to store other stuff i've used it before to mix

things

inside that wart food but i wouldn't buy it to store actual food just look for the bpa free label i just want to say that that is not true that all the containers at

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tree

are bpa free because they are even the ones that don't have a label directly on it you flip the container over and you can see it at the bottom it says bpa free and in my opinion the food storage containers are some of the best deals that you can get at

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tree

even with the 25 increase next up toys now this is another hit and miss for the most part in my opinion it's a hit now the article says it's very rare to find name brand toys at

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tree

and that is not true

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over the years has done such a great job at bringing name brand toys in they have a big barbie selection when i was younger i would have loved to see barbie stuff barbie's name brand it's not the generic dolls that you get at

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and those are terrible the barbie dolls or the knockoff barbie dolls at

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tree

are horrible their legs always break...
off when you move on the hands always break off when you move them but for the most part

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has amazing name brand deals they have the little tsum tsums which are disney characters but even the

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brand toys have gotten better over the years they have the cutest doll house accessories they always have these cute couches and bathtubs in but right now they're bringing smaller ones that are just absolutely adorable and they don't look like they're gonna break easily on you i have bought cooper little animals from there and you know they don't look the best but they cost like four

dollar

s at target and he gets the point that it's a giraffe and that it's a cow and he loves them i would never say though don't shop in the

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tree

toy section because you know what for the most part i really do like it it's when it's the and you can always tell just by looking at it it's like the

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products and you can just tell that it's gonna fall apart like the dowels sometimes the little robots that they have for kids or this like fishing stick with these little fish you can tell they're gonna fall apart but you can move a little bit to the side and then see hey look they have hot wheel cars there next up school supplies and i 100 agree when it comes to the school season with that price increase at

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especially it doesn't make sense to go to

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for

things

like crayons and markers especially if...
you're going to be buying the job brand which is the

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tree

brand those tend to have a very poor ink quality they dry out real real fast i rather go to target or walmart somewhere else and get crayola it's not the beginning of the school season right now so these items aren't on sale i can go to

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and get crayola crayons 16 count for a

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and 25 cents or i can go to target get 24 crayons for just 14 cents more so in my opinion it makes more sense to go to target but if it's a last minute thing my kid wants some crayons it's not like i'm going to deny it to them as long as i can afford it while i'm at

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so i'm going to say mainly school items for the most part i would avoid buying at

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but when it comes to office supply items they actually have deals lots of times you'll find some really nice name bread pens that'll cost you more than a

dollar

and 25 cents if you get them elsewhere

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tree

has

things

like paper clips and push pins i think they can be hit and miss because sometimes the quality of them are good and sometimes they aren't but they tend to be cheaper at

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tree

or i can go to target and pay a

dollar

fifty three cents for a hundred paper clips or walmart where a hundred of them are a

dollar

and eighty four cents like that's how it is with

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tree

for the most part every department you couldn't say don't shop there it sucks because there's always hit and...
miss i would say this and this is on the list the automobile section is the section i would see the most

things

are just kind of a miss versus a hit it's not too much of a mixture it leans more toward a miss on the kiplinger website it was talking about windshield wiper fluid that they could pay double the price but get something that actually worked below zero and i don't know how true that is because i haven't seen windshield wiper fluid at

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tree

in a very long time however

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has anti-freeze and it's a very very small container and if you need antifreeze for your car you're going to need a lot more than that and you're going to have to buy a lot of it at

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tree

and who knows about the quality so i personally would go to walmart and i would get my anti-freeze there for the most part like i said there are

things

at

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tree

in the automobile section that i would not buy i love

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microfiber cloths but i don't like the automobile section fiber cloth i rather go somewhere else and spend more money for a lot more of them so i'm in the long run saving myself money next up

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toilet paper this is something i 100 agree with that you should avoid at

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the

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brand first of all it's just such a bad quality you find yourself using more and then the scots brand it's four for a

dollar

25 cents the exact same thing i can go to walgreens and still get for one

dollar

the walmart toilet...
paper is pretty good you're paying less per roll as a whole you're going to pay more but in the long run it's going to last you longer and it's just better quality something that goes hand to hand with the toilet paper are paper towels it's another thing i avoid at

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tree

you're paying a

dollar

and 25 cents for a roll of their paper towels they tend to be very thin and whenever i use them i use a lot more versus kirkland which is the costco brand but i know with costco you technically or you do you need a membership so let's pretend you're gonna go to walmart walmart has strong paper towels six rolls that are comparable to 12 for eight

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s and 42 cents that's 15 cents more than

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tree

s paper towels and better quality now we have tools at

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and again this is an area that's hit and miss i think it leans more toward miss they're screwdrivers they stink they break real easily but then they have

things

like mallets in the mallet i actually really like i own it actually one of my favorite

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to buy in the tool section are the paint brushes and the reason i like them is because they're bad quality they fray real easily and they're very sparse so what i do is i like to use them to paint i use them to dry brush and that's because they aren't a good quality so they're great for getting a really streaky look to make look like wood grain sometimes in that section you can find name-brand deals like...
rust-oleum it happens sometimes the number one thing on that kiplinger list not to buy are batteries and that is something that i wholeheartedly agree with especially with the 25 cent increase it's been proven before that generic batteries can leak and damage your devices more so than name brand batteries and a lot of batteries at

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tree

if you look closely they say to use on low drain devices so something like a remote they work fine for something like that but if i need batteries for one of cooper's toys or one of my electronics i'd rather go elsewhere if you have a costco membership i really like the kirkland battery it's 13.99 for double a batteries and you get 48 good quality batteries if you don't have a costco membership you can go to walmart buy batteries there yes it's going to be cheaper to buy the batteries at

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tree

but in the long run you're going to find yourself buying more and more batteries because they drain more quickly so it is something i wholeheartedly agree with now let me know in the comments below if there's anything on this list that you agree or disagree with everybody has a different opinion on stuff just because these are items that i or kiplinger said that they wouldn't buy idolatry that doesn't mean that somebody else might have a different opinion or different perspective so it always comes in so handy when others can see other people's opinions about items to get at

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tree

now...
we're at electronics and again as always you can find some deals at

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i really like the work lights they have the tap lights but when it comes to phone

things

at

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so phone accessories like the charger or the one for the car i don't buy those at

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tree

i used to get the cords at

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tree

for my android but then eventually the quality of them got worse they're three feet and they just weren't long enough and they were breaking real easily so i stopped buying them all together now i have an iphone and i don't even know if they sell iphone cords but i don't buy them from there the headphones at

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are terrible it sounds like you are listening to music underneath a water and you have your ear like maybe really close to a seashell or something i avoid phone accessories i pretty much i don't buy phone accessories at

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but i do buy tap lights like i said i'll buy a flashlight occasionally they do have lanterns that are awesome there are products that are great in that section but avoid the phone stuff they do have phone cases at

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and i couldn't tell you if you should avoid them or not because i personally have never used them so if you have used them before let me know down in the comments below if they work well next up wrapping paper from

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and this is i agree that wrapping paper from

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tends to be thinner and it rips more easily but i don't really run into the...
occasion where it's just ripping on me constantly i mean it has done it but it doesn't happen a lot and yes you don't get as much parole versus if you went somewhere else but i think it always depends on the situation if i just need some wrapping paper for a birthday party and i go to

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tree

i'll get it from

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because it's a good price uh for what i needed but if i need a whole lot of wrapping paper like a whole lot for christmas it makes more sense for me to go elsewhere however man the prints that they get in are just the cutest so i can't say that i necessarily disagree with what they said in this article but i will say that i still like the

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wrapping paper as long as i don't need a big roll of it because like i said you get a very small roll and yes it can rip but it's not like it's so easy to rip like i don't i don't i don't know what people are doing maybe maybe it's just me there are two items on this list that i saved for last on purpose one of them being jewelry they said to avoid jewelry from

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i don't really run into jewelry at

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so i don't have much to say on it because i really don't run into it if it's something that's costumey it's not supposed to go like in your ears and it's like a bracelet or something i say get it if you want there's a good chance it's probably going to break on you but i think you already know that when...
you're buying something that is jewelry at

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i just don't run into jewelry often at

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so i'm not quite sure why that was in the article maybe whoever said that sees jewelry at

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a lot and then the last one was beach towels i have never in my life have seen a beach towel at

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i have seen washcloths i have seen hand towels i have never seen a beach towel at

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so i left that for less because i don't know what they're talking about so that's it for me disputing or saying i agree with some of these

things

that were on this list it's kind of 50 50 my feelings on this list but like i said everybody has their own different feelings about

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tree

and what you should buy and for me with the 25 cent increase i feel like the

things

that were never worth a

dollar

are still not worth a

dollar

and 25 cents and the

things

that were worth a

dollar

are still worth the 25 increase yes the increase stinks i wish everything was still a

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but i'm not going to totally write off

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tree

and say that everything inside of

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tree

is no longer worth it so i really hope you guys enjoyed this video if you do make sure you give it a thumbs up and if you're not subscribed yet to my youtube channel make sure you subscribe i'm very close to hitting a million subscribers again let me know what you agree with what you disagree with down in the comments below and thank you kiplinger for giving me something...
to kind of dispute a little bit i don't know how to put it or give me something to talk about on this channel anyways with that being said i'll let you guys go take care bye