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29 Things You Should Never Buy at Walmart

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21. Glassware
> Reason to shop elsewhere: More expensive and/or lesser quality

If price is the only consideration, dollar stores are cheaper; if you’re looking for quality, Walmart’s offerings aren’t good enough

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22. Disposable utensils
> Reason to shop elsewhere: More expensive

If you need to purchase these single-use plastics, the only reason to do it at Walmart is because you’re already there picking up items for your family BBQ. Otherwise, a dollar store is a better option.

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23. Jewelry
> Reason to shop elsewhere: Low quality

Buying jewelry from the same place you buy canned beans and paper towels isn’t the classiest option, to say the least, especially if the jewelry is a gift. The price may be nice, but at the cost of quality. At the same time, the prices aren’t as low as they should be for cheap costume jewelry, so buying jewelry from Walmart is the worst of both worlds.

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24. High-end perfumes
> Reason to shop elsewhere: More expensive

While Walmart is primarily focused on low prices, it does offer some luxury items like high-end $300+ perfumes from brands including Creed Aventus, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, and Bond No. 9. But don’t expect any bargains, as you’re likely to find better prices from online retailers. For more pedestrian perfumes and colognes, like Calvin Klein, it’s possible that Walmart offers better prices than Amazon, but it’s worth checking before buying.

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25. Toys
> Reason to shop elsewhere: More expensive

Walmart’s toy aisles can certainly attract the attention of children, with an enormous brightly colored selection. But as far as prices for toys and board games are concerned, Amazon is winning the game against Walmart, according to a 2019 report from Kiplinger.

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