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'10 Things You Should Never Buy at Garage Sales'

Started 1324260767.133 in For the Home Talk | Last reply 1324423467.507 by Sabatini2

Here is an interesting article by the editors of Reader's Digest regarding items that may not be so safe or "wise" to purchase at a yard sale: http://www.rd.com/slideshows/10-things-you-should-never-buy-at-garage-sales/9/?v=all

Over 40. Combo/sensitive skin. Tendency to get eczema.

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Beebo1324262247.3676959 PostsRegistered 4/13/2010

I'd agree with those.

michigande­r11324262498.881027 PostsRegistered 10/20/2011The brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks.

Let's not forget underwear and toothbrushes!

How can you compete
Being honor bred,
With one who,
Were it proved he lies,
Were neither shamed in his own
Nor in his neighbor's eyes
~Yeats

happy hous­ewife1324262632.28732669 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

I agree with those and could add some more.

When faced with senseless drama, spiteful criticism or misguided opinions walking away is the best way to defend yourself.To respond with anger is an endorsement of their attitude. -Dodinsky

helping11324262843.461427 PostsRegistered 7/18/2010

michigander1 - LOL.

I agree that there could be a lot more added to the list such as rollar skates or rollar blades though that may fall under the "shoes" category :) They might be worn down or such.

Over 40. Combo/sensitive skin. Tendency to get eczema.

StylishLady1324262863.8634118 PostsRegistered 11/25/2009Florida

Most of that should be common sense. What with all the lawsuits, I'm surprised anyone manufactures baby furniture or car seats anymore. Regarding bicycle helmets: unless you are racing, most bike accidents end up with scraped knees. hands, elbows. Very seldom is there a head injury. Kids should really be wearing pads to protect other parts.

MISERABLE661324264233.884854 PostsRegistered 12/7/2010Noo Yawk

This is everything they sell on Clean House.

"Being miserable and treating people like dirt, is every New Yorkers god given right." - The mayor from Ghostbusters 2

helping11324280131.721427 PostsRegistered 7/18/2010

With regard to bicycle helmets, there are cases of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) especially if a car or other mode of transportation actually hits that individual.

Here is a link that includes more info re: (regarding) wearing a helmet and bicycle riding: http://www.thinkfirst.org/About/Facts.asp and can click "bicycle safety" and other topics.

Over 40. Combo/sensitive skin. Tendency to get eczema.

Mary Bailey1324293894.197484 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Bedford Falls in It's A Wonderful Life

ITA and would add electronics - BIL is in repair center for a major retailer -- cockroaches in electronics!

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now.

Sooner1324308237.4315426 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

We had an old cheap, rusted out Brinkman meat smoker sitting on the sidewalk for spring cleanup trash day once during a garage sale and a lady asked me how much for it. At first I couldn't figure out what she was talking about. Then I saw it was that awful smoker and said $4! She grabbed it up, poured old rainwater out and took off with it!

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Sabatini21324423467.5073076 PostsRegistered 11/13/2010

My 2 cents: With the bed-bug situation being what it is today,...I'm afraid of 2nd hand things, period.

Sounds silly, but that fact has turned my little world upside down.

I'm a garage sale/thrift shop/junk/antique/consignment store person, & have hauled lots of stuff off curbs, & occasionally even out of dumpsters! The thrill of the hunt & of finding something unique for a song.{#emotions_dlg.wub}

No more! {#emotions_dlg.crying}

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