Today is Thursday's Thrifting Tips,
What items would you NEVER buy 2nd hand (from Salvation Army, Goodwill, 2nd hand, Craigslist, etc).
I will never buy a bed, pillows or a toilet. Anything that will give me cooties, I wont buy...lol
I'd have to say I'd never buy through thrifting or on Craigslist: undergarments, bathing suits, appliances... and probably now mattresses.
I don't have restrictions as to second-hand purchases. However, I do believe that if you invite a second-hand piece into your home, you must make sure it is clean. With upholstery, this is extremely difficult, but if the lines of the piece are extraordinary and unique it is well worth the time and effort to have it reupholstered.
There's actually very little, in terms of décor and furnishings, that I wouldn't buy. I'm not opposed to buying upholstery second-hand as long as it's fairly new and in good condition. (I rarely want to pay the price to get things recovered.) I guess I do draw the line at mattresses, though.
What about you?
Mr. Goodwill Hunting