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pattyandthemoos October 17th, 2013 11:04 AM

How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
I am not ttc now but when I was I spent a lot of money on tests. Each month I would probably spend $20-40 on tests.

LFbear October 17th, 2013 11:10 AM

Re: How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
Sounds about right. They're **** expensive & not even that accurate at times, it's ridiculous! I always try to get them on sale..or get the Walgreens brand name

pattyandthemoos October 17th, 2013 11:17 AM

Re: How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
Yes they are. I ordered them off eBay a lot. I remember having like 50 or a 100 tests at one time (not all name brand). LOL. I was nuts with my hoarding of them.

kto1111 October 17th, 2013 11:18 AM

Re: How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
I bought 6 FRERs last month. Then when the witch came, I bought the big pack of Wondfo OPK and HPT tests for this month. The hard part is that you can have a million cheapies but they're not very good for testing early. So I'll probably still end up buying more FRERs. :cool: Or maybe just use the ICs to get my POAS 'fix' knowing I'm less likely to get a positive early on?

pattyandthemoos October 17th, 2013 11:27 AM

Re: How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kto1111 (Post 27738057)
I bought 6 FRERs last month. Then when the witch came, I bought the big pack of Wondfo OPK and HPT tests for this month. The hard part is that you can have a million cheapies but they're not very good for testing early. So I'll probably still end up buying more FRERs. :cool: Or maybe just use the ICs to get my POAS 'fix' knowing I'm less likely to get a positive early on?

That is exactly how I was. I didn't like the internet cheapies because they just sucked for me. I got a bfp on them I think 4 days after getting a bfp on several name brands. I just would buy them for my fix. I had to pee on things. LOL.

LFbear October 17th, 2013 11:39 AM

Re: How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pattyandthemoos (Post 27738139)
That is exactly how I was. I didn't like the internet cheapies because they just sucked for me. I got a bfp on them I think 4 days after getting a bfp on several name brands. I just would buy them for my fix. I had to pee on things. LOL.

HAHA! It is super addicting, right?! They just did a study about Oreos being like a drug.. someone needs to do a study about how addicting pregnancy tests are!!

Cervix Cramps Suck October 17th, 2013 02:16 PM

Re: How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
I spent a total of $4.00 on pregnancy tests, if that. I bought 2 from the dollar store, negative because it was 2 weeks away from my period when I tested, but knew I was pregnant, and then 2 $.88 cent ones from Wal-Mart, both positive 3 days before missed period...

Personally, I don't get women who spend $$ on ovulation tests and loads more on pregnancy tests. I was using cycle beads when I conceived, and conceived in the first month of NTNP, that WITH a guy who has trouble with his swimmers in the past.

Perhaps I'm just lucky, but I think the more stress we put on our bodies, charting and dipping and temping all in a months time TTC and trying to pick that PERFECT date to DTD, migt be having more adverse affects than positive...

Just my opinion though.

kto1111 October 17th, 2013 04:33 PM

Re: How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
1) You WERE lucky. :smile:

2) Most woman don't go to great measures until they've tried unsuccessfully to get pregnant 'casually'. Or they have a known medical condition that makes it more difficult. Or they have irregular cycles. Or they have significant others with different schedules than them. Or they have other things in their life causing the stress. It's not fair to presume everyone is the same and should get pregnant easily if they just relaxed about it all. It's easy for people to think that when they haven't experienced infertility, but realize how hurtful those remarks can be to people who've been TTC for a very long time.

Renee360 October 17th, 2013 04:52 PM

Re: How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
I've been TTC for 8 cycles and in this time I've probably spent over $300 on different test.

fromustobaby October 17th, 2013 06:35 PM

Re: How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
I try to limit it...bought OPKs and HPTs super cheap on ebay, so I take one whenever the mood strikes - often...usually, I'll take one "good" OPK to confirm, and one good HPT to verify...

Cervix Cramps Suck October 18th, 2013 10:14 AM

Re: How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
I wasn't trying to be insensitive, and sorry if I offended anyone, I just don't get the whole spending a ton of money on pregnancy tests just to literally piss away the money.

pattyandthemoos October 18th, 2013 10:46 AM

Re: How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cervix Cramps Suck (Post 27744230)
I wasn't trying to be insensitive, and sorry if I offended anyone, I just don't get the whole spending a ton of money on pregnancy tests just to literally piss away the money.

You didn't offend me at all. I know I'm nuts when it comes to my testing. I just enjoy it and it's my money so if I want to waste it to make myself feel better I don't care. I've had two tubal pregnancies so I always want to know right away if I am pregnant. I'm a little paranoid. Now that I'm not ttc I just waste my money on other things. LOL.

Forget Me Not October 18th, 2013 11:16 AM

Re: How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
I buy mine on ebay too! I buy them 20 at a time for under 5 bucks. And usually once or twice a month. I dont take them all though. But i love having extra ones on hand to take whenever i want!

kto1111 October 18th, 2013 01:27 PM

Re: How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cervix Cramps Suck (Post 27744230)
I wasn't trying to be insensitive, and sorry if I offended anyone, I just don't get the whole spending a ton of money on pregnancy tests just to literally piss away the money.

I agree that taking HPTs obsessively is a waste of money and yet I continue to do it. :p

But testing and tracking for ovulation is a whole different ballgame. Some would give (and pay) anything to ensure their chances of conception are high.

No offence taken here though.

rusticbythesea01 October 18th, 2013 02:17 PM

Re: How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
I used to spend $15-$30 on tests, but found that Dollar Tree tests work just as great, so a couple dollars now. And I only buy 2 tests now, because I'll save the other one for the day AF is due....keeps me from POAS obsessively.

Irish_Wristwatch October 20th, 2013 02:31 PM

Re: How much money do you spend on buying tests a month?
 
i stock up on cheapies, so fortunately its not too pricey. We are TTC right now so i spent nothing this month, but the last time i bought tests, i bought 100 cheapies for like 20 something dollars. I only buy the good tests after i see a line on a cheapie


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