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[Dollarama] Iphone / Ipod car charger for $2 (Dollarama)

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[Dollarama] Iphone / Ipod car charger for $2 (Dollarama)

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I just got back from the Dollarama at Victoria Park / Danforth in Toronto, and they were selling iphone / ipod car chargers for $2. I thought this was a pretty decent deal since the cheapest I've bought one for recently was $8 at Winners.

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Mar 19, 2010
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this is a pretty decent deal considering on ebay/dx/fp it is about $3 for charger and cable.
and this is local.
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Jun 2, 2010
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I've never been too confident in any of these 2 dollar chargers. I am sure it won't break your ipod/iphone but how long will it last for?
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Apr 20, 2005
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I think we need a guinea pig...

Basically, I believe Apple disabled 12v (ole Firewire) charging on anything newer than an iPhone 3GS and only allow 5V USB charging now.
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Nov 4, 2007
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Be careful, I bought a cheap car charger for my iPhone and it fried it. Luckily It was under warranty and Apple replaced it. Was dead as a doorknob.
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kasm wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2010 2:54 am
Be careful, I bought a cheap car charger for my iPhone and it fried it. Luckily It was under warranty and Apple replaced it. Was dead as a doorknob.

What iphone model do you have? Where did you buy your cheap car charger?
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Jan 29, 2005
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Has anyone seen them at any Mississauga or Brampton dollarama?
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Coppertone2005 wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2010 3:26 am
What iphone model do you have? Where did you buy your cheap car charger?

Good question. Apple changed from 12V to 5V. $2 may be cheap, but it could cost you in the long run.
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there's a reason the dollar store can operate at a profit.

there's always something dysfunctional about their merchandise. The ice cube trays break when you try to retrieve ice. The designs on journals/notebooks rub off, i'm sure there's something wrong with the paper in there too.

In short,

I really wouldn't risk it. Just pay the extra few bucks at a real retailer.
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Dec 6, 2005
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i had one of these chargers, it fried the circuit board, wouldn't recommend it
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Jun 27, 2004
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Perfect for people like me who have an ooold iPod nano that barely holds a charge anymore.
I can keep this in the car with my iPod and not worry about running out of juice after 3 songs.

:)
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Aug 11, 2004
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definitely will not work with an iphone 4. You will receive the not supported message in the best case scenario,worst case congratulations you have just toasted your iphone 4 :cry:
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Dec 8, 2006
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Scarborough
Bought one like this at Giant Tiger. Plugged it in, light came on! Attached to phone and nothing happened..Car was on btw
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I bought a iphone/ipod wall charger that came with the usb cable from a dollar store in Montreal...

No problems and it's been over 1 year I've had it...

The same brand name also sold the charger for a car as well though I didn't buy one...
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Picked one up today at Hwy 7 & Martingrove. Cheap and it works on my 1st gen nano.
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