August 19, 2016 4:36 am at 4:36 am #618162
Some cheap stuff are worth it and some are not. Here’s what I know:
$1.85 eBay MP3 player, not including a memory card: flimsy but functional
$1 guitar capo, well worth the dollar
Earbuds from Dollar Tree in box, didn’t work the first time
Earbuds from Dollar Tree in the other kind of package worked the first time and fell apartAugust 19, 2016 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm #1177416MenoParticipant
This is great. We can compile a whole list and then live like kings for only a few dollars.August 19, 2016 10:16 pm at 10:16 pm #1177417LightbriteParticipant
Costco brand, Kirkland Signature, generic ibuprofen- Not good. One package includes two 500-tablet bottles.
CVS brand generic ibuprofen- Much better.
Costco brand, Kirkland Signature, shampoo (vegan)- worth it.
Costco brand, Kirkland Signature, conditioner (vegan)- depends on whether your skin can tolerate the oils.
Trader Joe’s, Gluten Free Rolled Oats- <$4, Least worth it but it depends if you have money to spend on better quality oats. If you don’t then it’s worth it, especially since you get a lot of oats for around $3. The quality of TJ’s gf oats varies; some are burned and some don’t absorb water like more expensive GF rolled oats. These are better for baking and mixing in recipes, compared to eating as regular oatmeal if you can afford a more consistent gf oat.
Vitacost.com, Gluten Free Rolled Oats- Most worth it. $5.49 for 32oz bag. For free shipping, you typically have to order at least $49, or $25 of Vitacost-Brand products.
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned (Rolled) Oats- $6-8 for a 32oz bag, most expensive and best quality.September 6, 2016 12:28 am at 12:28 am #1177418LightbriteParticipant
Yay!!!! Just replaced my cell phone camera with a $6 generic from Amazon. Watched an instructional on YouTube to figure out how to swap it. Def a good cheap/inexpensive thing thank G-d 🙂September 6, 2016 2:05 am at 2:05 am #1177419HappygirlygirlMember
Okay for all my girls out there don’t be afraid of pharmacy makeup products and skin care products..not always is it better than the “brand name” but of course you have to know therefore I am here to tell u and all this you can get at rite aid
Covergirl mascara Is great
Loreal long lasting liquid lipstick
Physician formula blush
Rite aid beauty blender
Neutrogena face wipes and acne washd
Loreal think tip eyeliner marker thing is the best everrrrr
Okay basically all that
Now never buy wet and wild foundation and beware about the oily face products because they really make breakoutsSeptember 6, 2016 3:05 am at 3:05 am #1177420
lightbrite: How is there a difference between generic and non-generic (or between one non-generic brand and another) of ibuprofen?September 6, 2016 10:05 am at 10:05 am #1177421Lilmod UlelamaidParticipant
Joseph – I have noticed with allergy medicines that some brands seem to work for me better than others even if they are supposed to be the same thing.September 6, 2016 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm #1177422
The FDA certification is supposed to insure there is no difference between brands of the same medication.September 6, 2016 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm #1177423Lilmod UlelamaidParticipant
Joseph – the pharmacists seem to agree with you, because I think I remember them telling me there is no difference. But I would rather rely on what I see for myself than what the pharmacists tell me!September 6, 2016 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm #1177424
Could be a placebo effect, though it doesn’t matter.August 7, 2017 1:45 pm at 1:45 pm #1333675
KOTTDO glasses store on Aliexpress — not the cheapest, but they had what I wanted. The cons are a long wait and complicated ordering. (You add the lenses and frames to the cart and leave the prescription as a message to the seller in the format they describe in the description of the lenses. Lenses start at $18, frames start at about $4.)
The frames seem to be high quality, and the glasses were made and shipped very quickly.August 7, 2017 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm #1333733
RY, cheaper than Zenni Optical’s $6.95 frames and lenses?August 7, 2017 6:35 pm at 6:35 pm #1333856
“not the cheapest, but they had what I wanted”August 17, 2018 4:26 pm at 4:26 pm #1576135
Monoprice $3 earbuds are pretty good.August 24, 2018 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm #1579671☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Kirkland ibuprofen is fine. The store brands are made by the same manufacturers, and they can vary from shipment to shipment.
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