Would you trust condoms from the Dollar Store?

Vaccinium Vaccinium
As long as they weren't expired, I guess I'd have no issue with using them.

This is an example of a condom I'd never use:

04/30/2011
slynch slynch
No thanks.
04/30/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
I wouldn't..
05/13/2011
Rachel Nunez Rachel Nunez
Probably not.. but, I mean hey.. they give em out for free at lots of palces anyways, right?
05/15/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
Well, I guess it depends. Just because it comes from the dollar store does not mean it isn't just as effective as the most brands. Actually, pregnancy tests that are dollar store brand are the exact same tests my dr uses in the office. Dollar store brands can sometimes be just as good as the good.
05/15/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
Quote:
Originally posted by 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.
the pregnancy tests are the dollar tree are actually some of the best, they were the only ones to test positive when I was pregnant with my son before the expensive brands did.
05/15/2011
IslandGoddess IslandGoddess
Nahhh!
08/28/2011
Rossie Rossie
Don't shop at dollar stores much, so I don't even know they sell condoms. If they're selling a reliable brand, I don't see anything wrong with that. I buy the bulk packs for my husband at Costco, I think that's a pretty good deal.
08/28/2011
Girly Girl Girly Girl
no ,, i won´t never buy any condoms at the dollars store i prefer to buy them at walmart, cvs or any pharmacy near me
08/29/2011
FaerieLove FaerieLove
If it's FDA approved hop on it, nothing like cheap products!
08/29/2011
Rawhide Rawhide
Depends on the brand, not the store.
09/29/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
I probably wouldn't. I've never seen them in dollar stores around here though!
09/29/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
I would use the dollar store pregnancy tests. I have found they do tell you that you're pregnant sooner than the expensive ones. I am definitely not willing to try dollar store condoms though.
09/29/2011
ToyingCouple ToyingCouple
Timing is everything! We were just at our local dollar store and saw condoms now being sold. The pregnancy tests used to be our highlight. They're good enough to cover our non-sterilizable toys but I won't trust them for much else.
09/29/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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.
Yeah, but a lot of Dollar Stores get things from out of the country that are NOT tested by the FDA. Ever seen some of the food in those places? I've seen what appears to be lead solder on cans of fruit from China.

Most things that come into the country are never checked by any agency of any type. And if the people who run these stores can get stuff off of a broken open box car from China or G*d knows where, they WILL sell it to you, FDA or no FDA. Even brand names on products at these stores are often counterfeits.

I would not trust eye makeup from the Dollar Store, it's probably old and contains cadmium or something. I certainly wouldn't trust my desire not to become pregnant to cheap, out of the country, poor standard condoms.

You can't know from places like this if the condoms were "FDA Approved." These stores are run on shoe string budgets, they sell expired food and non FDA OKed food that poisons people every day. NEVER would I trust anything I put in my mouth, on my face or into my body to a place like this. There IS something to be said for quality and having standards. Misplaced "thrift" can result in tragedy. And from the number of food recalls from Dollar Store food, and recalls for poisoned childrens toys and baby products, I trust nothing from those places.
09/29/2011
Love Bites Love Bites
I think that, if it came to being low on cash and wanting protection, as long as the expiration date was ok and the box didn't look messed up, then yes, I'd be fine with getting them. I love the dollar store! Its like, Walmart for poor people (me). Although, I love Walmart too <.<; But! Yes, I think it'd be fine. As for the pregnancy test, I don't know why I never thought about the dollar store again :X That would have helped so much for discreet purchasing in the past. I pee in a cup anyway, I'm too clumsy to pee on a stick lol, so it wouldn't be that big of a deal. The only thing I don't like, is the Palmer chocolate from the dollar store. Blech.
09/29/2011
Beck Beck
Absolutely, and a lot of the name brand condoms are not made here in the US either. I just looked it up, a lot of them are made in India. As for pregnancy test they are the same ones that are available at wal mart,just costs less. I have used them many times they told me I was pregnant all three times.
09/29/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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:

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Um... no. I don't trust much from the dollar store unless it's party favors.
09/29/2011
domsub1993 domsub1993
They'll probably be recalled because of lead like everything else in those stores.
09/29/2011
Love Bites Love Bites
That article in your post, is also just unreliable in basing your opinion on dollar store condoms on. I mean, it is clearly someones passive aggressive opinion, and they are clearly being negative. IF you were going to worry about it, you should find something more reliable to base your low opinions on. Just saying.
09/29/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
Nope, I wouldn't!
09/29/2011
kadytheredpanda kadytheredpanda
No, I'd rather not.

I can get Durex condoms for free at college, anyway.
09/30/2011
geliebt geliebt
Honestly, I wouldn't. My birth control is a really serious priority, so I'm more than happy to shell out whatever I need to stay safe.
11/24/2011
duff duff
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 ... More
no but a packet accidentally fell into my cart (no ifea how) ended up payin for it. N when we got home we were like wtf...how these get here. We made ballons out of them. Most were quite resistent but some...broke immedietly
11/26/2011
aimtoplease aimtoplease
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I'd trust them about as much as the batteries and rubber gloves.
lol! same here
11/26/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
If I was broke as hell, then yes I would.
11/26/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I can't open the link. Are they Dollar Store BRAND, or are they a name brand that the Dollar Store happens to carry? If the latter, I would have no qualms about it. But frankly, I don't think I would trust Dollar Store brand (or any generic condoms.)
12/04/2011
Megan Jean Megan Jean
I don't really trust the dollar store for much of anything, so no.
12/22/2011
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
You can get condoms for free at a lot of community-oriented centers, and I think all condoms have expiration date and must pass testing during manufacturing process.
01/15/2012
Katelyn Katelyn
They sell pregnancy tests, medicines, and underwear. Haha I don't think I would really trust them a ton.
01/15/2012
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