I was in line at Dollar Tree today, and noticed that it had pregnancy tests for $1 each.

Even a store brand pregnancy test will set you back $8.49 at CVS and a pack of two First Response Gold Digital Pregnancy Tests costs $21.99.

So how can Dollar Tree offer one at less than 1/8th the cost of the CVS one? That product is described as over 99% accurate -- so does that mean that the Dollar Tree brand should be 12.375% accurate? It's all very confusing. The Dollar Tree tests say "over 99% accurate" too but then again -- didn't dollar stores get busted for selling lead-laced toothpaste?

The topics of dollar store pregnancy tests was discussed on Yahoo! Answers and the general consensus seems to be that they are just as good as the more expensive models. But then why are the CVS ones so much more expensive?

With something like a pregnancy test, I think it's probably worth shelling out the extra cash and getting one at CVS: If you can't afford an $8 pregnancy test, you shouldn't be trying to have a child anyway. Save the dollar store for wicked baskets and Stryofoam cups.

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