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Stupid question re pregnancy tests - cheap vs expensive

(18 Posts)
mrsbabookaloo Mon 13-Oct-08 13:42:10

So I was dithering in Boots today over Boots test for 4 quid versus Cleeablue for 8.50.

I bought the expensive one because I felt I would "trust" it more: am I a mug?

Is there any difference between them really? Is it just the brand name?

mrsbabookaloo Mon 13-Oct-08 13:42:37

I meant Clearblue, obviously.

mrsbabookaloo Mon 13-Oct-08 14:06:56


arena Mon 13-Oct-08 14:11:16

I don't think there is a difference, i got my bfp with a test from pound saver's.

And no you are not a mug, good luck if you are trying.

mrsbabookaloo Mon 13-Oct-08 14:12:39

Thanks arena. Who knew they did pg tests at poundsavers!!

matildax Mon 13-Oct-08 14:12:44

i dont think there is any difference to be honest.
you are paying for the name imo
however having said that, i have bought, in the past, the really expensive digital one, and then ones for a quid from poundland, not much difference really.
hth xx

mrsbabookaloo Mon 13-Oct-08 14:40:16

Thanks. I'll probably end up trying two, just to be sure, but last time when i did this dh really mocked me for it.

LullyMummaOfOne Mon 13-Oct-08 14:50:35

Ive just bought boots own brand- twin pack for £4.99. Tested about 30 mins ago and got a BFN, im not due until Friday but my boobs are killing me and i keep getting dull aching pains in my tummy (this has been going on for about a week now)

Like you Mrsbabookaloo i was dithering over the 2 different ones, my gut instint was to get the cheapest!

Good luck though

mrsbabookaloo Mon 13-Oct-08 14:57:52

Ooh, you might have to change your nickname, lully!

I was due last Thurs, so I'm just waiting for the morning and we'll see!!

Dropdeadfred Mon 13-Oct-08 14:59:34

get a cheap one..then when you are squinting at the damn thing trying to see a faint faint line..kick yourself for not buying a clearblue digital...grin
done it many many times.....

mrsbabookaloo Mon 13-Oct-08 15:05:01

Thanks ddf, that makes me feel like i made the right choice!

LullyMummaOfOne Mon 13-Oct-08 15:56:48

Keep us posted Mrsbabookaloo- good luck for tomorrow!

mrsbabookaloo Tue 14-Oct-08 11:33:04

Well....funny you should ask.....seems like I'm up the duff!

Can't quite believe it. It'll be my second: dd is 2.3.

I'm now going to eat everything in sight before the morning sickness starts!

LullyMummaOfOne Tue 14-Oct-08 11:40:41

WOW congratulations!!! thats great news, glad to see the expensive test paid off!!

Im hoping ill see you in the Due june/July thread soon, will find out in a few day!!

mrsbabookaloo Tue 14-Oct-08 12:49:13

Yes, I'm sure it was the expensive test that did it! wink

Good luck with your test, lully!

clairey80 Tue 14-Oct-08 12:55:29

mrsbabookaloo, congrats!!!!!

did u feel any differences in this cycle compared to before??

i'm not due til friday, last 2 cycles were 29 days, had dull AF type pains bout this time last week, started getting brown discharge bout 2/3 days ago, having slight AF type pains today.............gonna test tonight but think it'll be a BFN

GiraffeAHolic Tue 14-Oct-08 13:00:21

I bought packs of 3 for £1 from poundland while TTC. Never trusted the BFNs blush

However got my BFP on one of those very tests grin

mrsbabookaloo Tue 14-Oct-08 13:56:41

Amazing! I think I wasted my money!

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