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post #21 of 30
dollar tree test worked fine for me too! (i was about a week or so late when i took the test and kinda figured i was pregnant but wanted to know for sure.)

i was reading on another site how the cheap tests work pretty much the same in that they just try to detect the pregnancy hormone. if you need large amounts of pregnancy tests, amazon.com sometimes has them really cheap in bulk.
post #22 of 30
Dollar store tests are actually pretty sensitive. A faint line is still a positive! They just use less dye in those tests, I think. Doesn't make them less sensitive though - just a lighter line. I tested 12dpo and got a faint positive. I'm now almost 32 weeks!

The lady at the checkout counter did think it was funny that I was buying 5 tests though.
post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by boscopup View Post
Dollar store tests are actually pretty sensitive. A faint line is still a positive! They just use less dye in those tests, I think. Doesn't make them less sensitive though - just a lighter line. I tested 12dpo and got a faint positive. I'm now almost 32 weeks!

The lady at the checkout counter did think it was funny that I was buying 5 tests though.
I agree! My first BFP's were always with $ store tests...and at 8/9 DPO too!!!
post #24 of 30

Unsure

Ok, so I took a HPT from the dollar tree yesterday and it had a very faint, but definitely there pink line after about a minute and a half. So then I went to the pregnancy crisis center for a free test, but it was only like 2 hours after I had taken the other test and that one was absolutely negative. Well then I took another HPT from the dollar tree earlier and it was positive and a little darker than it was yesterday. What do you think the odds are of me being pregnant? I tried to call the crisis center and ask what the sensitivity was on their tests, but they did not know. I have been using the withdrawal method of birth control for 6 years and never gotten pregnant. I did 2 times before, but that was because we weren't withdrawing. I just feel like it is impossible that this could be so. I will be happy but scared if I am pregnant because I am applying for a nursing program at school right now and already have a 5 year old who may have autism. Please someone let me know if you think that it could be an evaporation line after only a minute and a half? I am so desperate and freaking out.
post #25 of 30
I've used them for 3 pregnancies and while the lines were faint with the last 2 pregnancies I certainly was pregnant. This time the line was bright red but I was a full week late too before taking the test-this was unplanned and I had no idea i was pregnant!
post #26 of 30
One of the dollar stores near me was going out of business while we were ttc, so I went in and bought a bunch of tests for $0.75 each. I kept a few name brands on hand as well, but when we suspected it was time to use a test with no dissapointment, the dollar store ones either showed a true positive or didn't even show a control line (I'd say it was about 1/2 and 1/2). So yeah, no false readings with them, just accurate BFPs or complete misfires.
post #27 of 30
My faint $ store positive is napping in my arms right now.
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by DayDreamer View Post
Another Dollar Store tester. LOL. I only went to the dollar store to get a $1 test to PROVE to my neighbor that I WAS NOT pregnant. Well I'm due in March. Haha.
LOL, I haven't made it to the end of this thread to see why it got bumped but this made me laugh--I stopped by the Dollar Tree on a date with my husband to get a $1 test to prove I wasn't pregnant too. Took it in the bathroom at Barnes and Noble where we were wasting time waiting for our movie to start at the theater next door. Got a faint pink line and am due in a few weeks! (Cannot remember what we saw, but we'd already bought the tickets, so we sat through it, both stunned. lol)
post #29 of 30

They WORK!!

Dollar Tree Rocks!!

You can see pictures of my tests here. I actually got tests for $0.59 each by going in with a couple of friends and buying them at online.

I get a faint positive around 10-11 days post ovulation. Even if you get a faint line, it is still POSITIVE! : I have taken many tests over the last five years and you don't get a thing if its negative.
post #30 of 30

Hi there - this may sound strange, but I am currently writing about $ store pregnancy tests for a book due out this year and I wondered if you could tell me more about why you love them. I'm also really curious about what you think to peoples' reactions to them. In my  experience, people can be really judgemental about them! Why do you think that is? What made you decide to start buying them? When did you first buy one, etc. etc.. 

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