Would you trust condoms from the Dollar Store?

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Would you trust condoms from the Dollar Store?

ToyGeek ToyGeek
I'm baffled to even discover they carry them, and considering the track record of most products found in the Dollar Store, I'm a little concerned. But I'm even more concerned by this post on the Passive Aggressive Notes blog:

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11/16/2010
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Avant-garde Avant-garde
Probably not!!!
11/16/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'd trust them about as much as the batteries and rubber gloves.
11/16/2010
Owl Identified Owl Identified
Condoms are regulated by the FDA: both Trojan and (some $ store brand) have to pass the same tests to be marketed. As long as it met FDA requirements and was before the expiration date, yep, I sure would.
11/16/2010
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
Yeah, I'd check the expiration and what country they were made in.
11/16/2010
Kim! Kim!
I know that there are regulations and everything but I wouldn't do it.
And before anyone asks, no I wouldn't buy the pregnancy tests at the dollar store either.
11/16/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I like the comment about picking up the pregnancy test kits, too, while there. I think they're cheaper than the condoms.
11/16/2010
GeekWife GeekWife
Of course it had to be local to me *snort*. That's such an Ohioan thing to do.

BUT, I will say that the preg tests there are among the most sensitive on the market, including those expensive twenty dollar ones. They can most definitely tell you way earlier. Just more of a pain because you still have to pee in a cup for them (yes, I've used them!) vs. just peeing on the test itself like expensive brands.
11/16/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
Quote:
Originally posted by GeekWife
Of course it had to be local to me *snort*. That's such an Ohioan thing to do.

BUT, I will say that the preg tests there are among the most sensitive on the market, including those expensive twenty dollar ones. They can most definitely ...
An excellent point about the throwback technology. There are actually things I buy from the Dollar Store because everyone else has moved on to a "better" version, although I haven't had need of a pregnancy test. Good to know!
11/16/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Quote:
Originally posted by Owl Identified
Condoms are regulated by the FDA: both Trojan and (some $ store brand) have to pass the same tests to be marketed. As long as it met FDA requirements and was before the expiration date, yep, I sure would.
I was just going to say all this. They cannot sell something that doesn't pass approval. At least they are available there and at a cheaper cost. It will help those who cannot afford the big name brands stay clean and away from unwanted pregnancy
11/16/2010
gone77 gone77
Quote:
Originally posted by Owl Identified
Condoms are regulated by the FDA: both Trojan and (some $ store brand) have to pass the same tests to be marketed. As long as it met FDA requirements and was before the expiration date, yep, I sure would.
Agreed.
11/16/2010
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
I would use them to cover my toys when sharing or playing with girls, but for PiV sex- no way in hell.
11/16/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I'd trust them about as much as the batteries and rubber gloves.
Or as much as the pregnancy tests lol.

I know they are regulated but so are a lot of things by the FDA that are not up to snuff still or have mistakes...cough-beef or processed food with cancer causing preservatives. I'd pay more for better quality.
11/16/2010
Victoria Victoria
Quote:
Originally posted by Jobthingy
I was just going to say all this. They cannot sell something that doesn't pass approval. At least they are available there and at a cheaper cost. It will help those who cannot afford the big name brands stay clean and away from unwanted pregnancy
Good point - some protection is better than no protection.
11/16/2010
kitti kitti
i don't know, but i know for sure i would not buy it there...may be if no choice, i would...
11/16/2010
Emily! Emily!
Even with the FDA regulations, nope!
11/23/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I'd trust them about as much as the batteries and rubber gloves.
Hey! I buy batteries at the dollar store. In electronics, they suck. In vibes? They last as long as any other, really.

And? $1 five packs of watch batteries. Win win!
11/24/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
Honestly, I probably would if I needed to. I've been sticking to buying in bulk online cuz it saves money and I can try a whole bunch of different brands at once. I've got no problems with the pregnancy tests, batteries, or rubber gloves either, lol. I've seen some things online (I know, never trust everything you read online) but some site I was on broke down the differences between all the different pregnancy tests out on the market and the ones at the dollar store (provided they're not expired) are just as good as the ones from the big stores. I think the only difference is really that the dollar store ones you have to pee in a cup and use the dropper where the ones from the bigger stores let you just pee on a stick.
11/24/2010
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
It would depend on the brand or country it was made in. I have gotten a vibrating ring that came with a condom off a deal web site that operates in China. The condom was definitely way too small. I prefer to just buy name brand ones off of amazon.com. I've been getting 36 packs of Durex condoms for about $3-4 for the whole package.
11/27/2010
toxie m toxie m
I've never seen condoms sold in a Dollar store, hmmm. One Christmas I got a dollar store pregnancy test in a gag gift bag from a friend and everyone laughed, but little did they know that I definitely used it a couple months later when I had a pregnancy paranoia moment, haha. It came up negative and that was the truth, so I've got no complaints there
12/16/2010
*HisMrs* *HisMrs*
I don't think I would.. I know they're regulated and all but like others have said I would pay more for quality!
12/28/2010
Chevylady37 Chevylady37
if they are a name brand i would, but if it was some funky off brand probably not.
01/12/2011
SapphirexIce SapphirexIce
hmmmmmm id probably buy a pack blow em up and fill em with water for a test, as always you should always look at the expiration date. If nothing happens use them.
03/01/2011
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGeek
I'm baffled to even discover they carry them, and considering the track record of most products found in the Dollar Store, I'm a little concerned. But I'm even more concerned by this post on the Passive Aggressive Notes blog:

link ...
I would not trust a dollar store condom! There is probably a reason they cost one dollar and I am not willing to risk unplanned pregnancy to save four dollars on a box of condoms.
04/10/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
I wouldn't trust them, but for all I know they could be just as good.
04/11/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGeek
I'm baffled to even discover they carry them, and considering the track record of most products found in the Dollar Store, I'm a little concerned. But I'm even more concerned by this post on the Passive Aggressive Notes blog:

link ...
There are some things you should always buy discount, there are some things you should never buy discount. Contraception in any form is one of them.

There are so many places to get free quality condoms. Why even play with something like that?
04/11/2011
purplekidney purplekidney
He: Are they a dollar each or a dollar per pack?

She: That's basically a "no." $1/pack would be weird, but I guess PP gives them out for free and $1 each seems right for what we paid.
04/12/2011
hornypoet69 hornypoet69
Yeah, those ones in the picture are super skeevy looking. But if they were mainstream brands, and it was just one condom for 1 dollar, then I probably would. My dollar store doesn't sell condoms, and I've always thought it was ironic that they sold pregnancy tests, but not condoms.
04/13/2011
virtualmirage virtualmirage
Next time I think I will get a pregnancy test, when I first saw those I was completely shocked and we asked ourselves if they worked. Next time I will get one and have my pregnant friend try it out, hey I would rather pay $1 fr those and not $15, not sure about the condoms.
04/30/2011
tigerkate tigerkate
I would definitely buy them and use them and trust them.

That is, if I weren't allergic to latex.

But thanks for the info on their pregnancy tests. I hate going to the drugstore and spending like $20 for one test. The dollar store (99 cent store, whatever) does have some good, cheap items.

Especially candy. My sweet tooth rejoices along with my wallet.
04/30/2011
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