Dollar store deals, duds

Despite their name, dollar stores can offer great deals on items like colouring books, notepads, stocking stuffers, baby clothes, soap, and so on. "The biggest misconception about dollar stores is that they only have junk that no one needs and everything is low quality," says Andrew Schrage of MoneyCrashers, an investment website. There's too much competition for them not to offer similar products to convenience stores. But watch out: Some products should only be bought at a convenience store. Read through to see if you can guess what's a deal and a dud at the dollar store.

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