buy at a thrift shop?
I made several trips to our local Salvation Army this summer. And I got some great deals. My most recent was an IKEA dining table (with barely a scratch on it) for $9.99. Really. They marked it low because it was “wobbly”. However, upon closer inspection, I discovered it was only wobbly because the legs had not been properly bolted in. Yay for me!
Anyways, I got thinking about the fact that in my own experience, there are things I would NEVER buy at a thrift shop. I’m kind of curious if other people have their own “untouchables” and if they’re the same or different than mine.
(Please note that this list does NOT include undergarments, because, I do not know anyone anywhere who would ever buy underwear and bras used by someone else. EVER. Talk about gross.)
That just goes without saying.
OK, so here are the
Things I would NEVER buy at a thrift shop:
Bathing Suits. This really is almost an undergarment, yes?
Shoes. Just thinking about wearing shoes that belonged to someone I don’t know makes me throw up in my mouth a little.
Bedding. Ick. I know it can be washed, but ick.
Purses. I can’t explain this one. I just don’t like the idea of it. Maybe it’s because I know how dirty the inside of my own purse gets after carrying around my own stuff and three short people’s stuff.
Upholstered furniture. Three things – smelly, dirty, and what on earth could be living inside there?
Throw Pillows. See above.
Ummkay, I think that’s it.
So now it’s your turn. What’s on your list?