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    Old 06-24-2006, 08:36 AM   #1
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    Dollar Store PG Tests-Any Good?

    I was wondering if any of you have ever used those pg tests you can buy at the dollar store for 1 dollar. It says the sensitivity is 25mL. Someone told me they can only tell you if you are pregnant if you are like 3-4 months pregnant but no sooner. Should I stop wasting my dollars? Those are the ones I've been using cuz I really do not want to spend 25 dollars on something else and be dissapointed.....

     
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    Old 06-24-2006, 10:49 AM   #2
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    Re: Dollar Store PG Tests-Any Good?

    I've used them a few times but I got bfn with them. I wasnt pregnant. When I did get my bfp i used some internet cheapies which worked at 10 dpo. I have heard that they work just as well as the more expensive ones. Good luck!
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    Old 06-24-2006, 04:44 PM   #3
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    Re: Dollar Store PG Tests-Any Good?

    Hey, I've never tried them but a lot of women on this board have told me that they use them a lot and that they work just as well as the pricey ones. It's better to spend $10 on ten of them and test a lot then spending $10 on one. Good luck hope you get BFP!!!!!

     
    Old 06-24-2006, 08:38 PM   #4
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    Re: Dollar Store PG Tests-Any Good?

    Hi Carter,
    Yes the $1 store prego tests do work!! I actually heard about them on this board, and I had already bought "First Response" because it claims to show up 5 days earlier than other brands, however those are expensive & I did not want to waste them so decided I would go to the $1 store, stock up on a weeks worth & use the First Response at 5 days early. Well I did one every day way earlier than I was actually suppose to test, I was just so eager! Then on July 11th I woke up & did the morning ritual in a cup, but decided to use 1 of the first response tests, (I am a 28-32 day cycle, it was 6 days before if I was going to have a 32 day). I followed the directions, & it was the same concept as the dollar stores, look for the 2nd line, all of a sudden I saw the faintest little line appear, it wasnt even really pink, I thought could this just be how a negative looks? So I took out 1 of the dollar store tests & tried that, AGAIN! A faint line showed up! So YES! they do work, and I actually found the dollar store tests easier to use & more informative because it does say the scesnitivity is 25, I looked everywhere on the box of first response & it did not say it. I finised the $1 store tests that week just to ensure the line got darker & it indeed did, so I found it to be just as reliable as the expensive brands. (BTW, the dollar store also has OV kits!)
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    Old 06-26-2006, 06:37 AM   #5
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    Re: Dollar Store PG Tests-Any Good?

    aww, thanks guys. Now I know!
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    Old 06-26-2006, 08:36 AM   #6
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    Re: Dollar Store PG Tests-Any Good?

    Glad you posted and asked! I'll check them out, too!
    I am also thrilled to hear that the dollar store has OPK's too!

    Are the pregnancy and opk's the midstream type with the handle? Or the little cheap ones on the internet?

    Thanks!

     
    Old 06-26-2006, 09:18 AM   #7
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    Re: Dollar Store PG Tests-Any Good?

    They absolutely work.
    In a case they don't. it would be because of a defective test, just like a pricey one would.
    Save your bucks, get the ones for a buck.

     
    Old 06-26-2006, 03:15 PM   #8
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    Re: Dollar Store PG Tests-Any Good?

    Has any one ever tried the Dollar Store OPK's? Let me know. I am going to try them next month if I don't get the BFP this month. I'm tired of not exactly knowing when I ovulate.

    I got a BFN using the Dollar Store pregnancy test today, but I'm only 8-9 DPO. I think this might be too early to get an accurate result (???).

     
    Old 06-26-2006, 03:54 PM   #9
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    Re: Dollar Store PG Tests-Any Good?

    Yes that is too early, you should test around 12-14 dpo.
    I have not used the OPK's form the dollar store, so I couldn't help you out.

     
    Old 06-26-2006, 05:11 PM   #10
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    Re: Dollar Store PG Tests-Any Good?

    Does anyone know if you can get them in the dollar stores in Canada? Or is everyone here from the states????

     
    Old 06-27-2006, 10:09 AM   #11
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    Re: Dollar Store PG Tests-Any Good?

    I'm not sure if the Dollar Stores outside the US sells them, But I don't see why they wouldn't.

    And Jennifer, The dollar store tests are the kind you pee in a cup and then use a dropper.

     
    Old 06-27-2006, 05:33 PM   #12
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    Re: Dollar Store PG Tests-Any Good?

    Cool, I'll try them then. Thanks for letting me know.

     
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