While you might pop into your local dollar store to pick up odds and ends – such as school supplies, snacks, or loot bag gifts – be sure to take a walk down the electronics aisle as you’ll likely be surprised what you can find.

If you’re into video games, there’s no shortage of accessories for a mere buck or two.

So long as you have reasonable expectations when it comes to the quality and longevity, you won’t be disappointed with most of what’s available on the shelves. Hey, there are even some stellar games from yesteryear you can buy with spare change.

Here's what I found, based on many visits to various discount retailers including Dollar Tree, Dollar General, 99¢ Depot, and Dollarama (in Canada). Selection may vary greatly between retail chains – and even among locations within the same chain.