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9 things to never buy at yard sales

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  • sisucas San Bernardino, CA
    April 22, 2014 8:42 a.m.

    I can't imagine that I would ever have considered buying any of those things from a yard sale. Some of those are in the same class as half-eaten burrito, ABC gum, used toilet paper...:)

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    April 19, 2014 8:40 a.m.

    If your not going to do something with it, Why add to the clutter.

  • Eliot Genola, UT
    April 18, 2014 12:26 p.m.

    What's left? Maybe we should all just skip yard sales. Used lamp? Forget it maybe the cord has a short. Lawn mower. Not worth it--probably won't start when you get it home.

  • UtahEx-Pat Galveston, TX
    April 18, 2014 11:58 a.m.

    One niche exception: cast-iron cookware can almost always be stripped and reseasoned; many older pieces are nicer than what you could buy new.

    Re: kitchen appliances, price is also a factor. Pick up a stand mixer for $10, it could work for 4 months and die and still be cheaper/month than shelling out $200 for a new one.

    The rest of these are spot on, though. Used mattresses, baby bottles, ewww.