Things You Should Never By From A Thrift Store No Matter How Cheap

6Old helmets

It can be bike riding, safety or even for cosplay. At thrift stores, you can find used helmets that are in pretty good condition. If you’re looking for something that isn’t related to cycle or motorbike riding then you can get one from here. But if you want something for safety then you shouldn’t get it from here as it will only withstand low impacts before breaking as they are quite old.

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7Old crystals

Thrift stores are a great place to find old crystal and crystal collections but according to the department of health and safety, they can contain up to 30% of lead oxide which is quite harmful. Many experts have said that these crystals are great for show and nothing else and should never be used to eat from.

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8Old shoes

The first thing to remember is that none of them will be in actually good condition. They may look good on the outside but will be made from cheap fabric that brings down the quality drastically. The other major issue is the germs and fungus they might be carrying. Unless you have an industrial washer you should not put your feet into shoes you bought at the thrift stores.

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9Electrical appliance

If you’re looking for parts from old appliances then thrift stores will be a heaven for you but if you’re looking for actual working appliances that won’t short out after a few hours of use then you might want to check Craigslist. The ones you will find here are old and mostly not working.

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10Vacuum cleaners

Unless you know how to clean vacuum cleaners we suggest not buying them from thrift stores. They can come clogged with dirt, dust and in some cases bedbugs. If you’re looking for parts then sure go for it. But if you want a cheap durable second-hand vacuum cleaner then search for them somewhere else. They will surely last longer.

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