Nothing beats finding a hidden gem at the thrift store, but you should avoid wasting your money on bad purchase.
10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER BUY AT A THRIFT STORE
1. STUFFED ANIMALS
The number one guideline for purchasing items at thrift stores is to make sure whatever you buy is clean - or at least can be easily cleaned. For this reason, stuffed animals aren't worth your time.
For your health's sake, avoid any sports equipment someone has sweated in or on. If it smells funky, it probably is funky!
2. SPORTS EQUIPMENT
Many thrift stores don't have the workforce or time to test every piece of electronics that gets donated. With that in mind, all electronics have the strong possibility that they won't even turn on when you take them home.
"Underwear is cheap enough to get at the store, and I just can't wear used ones," confesses one woman.
if there's one area you shouldn't skimp on, it's your children's health and safety. So save yourself serious headaches and anxiety by not buying car seats from a thrift store.
5. CAR SEATS