24 Thrift Shop Items You Should Never Buy

Because all bargains are not created equal.

1. Cups You Can’t Actually Drink Out Of

2. Things That Once Touched Raw Meat

4. Things Handled by Kinky Previous Owners

You don’t know where their hands have been.

5. This Deep Fryer That’s Seen One Too Many Batches of Chicken

8. Insulting Reminders

When tempted, always ask yourself: “Where will I put this?”

9. Makeup

Have mercy on your pores.

10. Granny’s Ice Tongs

You never know where they’ve been.

12. Adult Bearded Dragon Food


13. This Open Bag of Adult Diapers

14. Helmets

Designed to weather a single impact, they aren’t too useful a second time around.

15. Old Blenders

Are they ever really clean?

16. This Dispenser of Half-Used Mystery Fluid


17. Wigs

Lice removal can cost hundreds of dollars. Do the math.

18. Used Bedding

19. Stuffed Animals

Stuff is definitely hiding in the fuzz.

20. Anything Ostensibly Edible

Even Fluff expires eventually.

21. Games with Missing Pieces

22. Bowling Shoes

So. Many. Feet.

23. Halogen Lamps

We now know they are fire hazards.

24. Hemorrhoidal Suppositories

The shame alone could kill you.

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