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Old 04-08-2015, 05:24 PM
 
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I love buying clothes at thrift stores and even at estate sales. The idea that the previous owner might be dead doesn't phase me one bit.
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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I just avoid the ones that have holes from the stabbing or shooting or suspicious reddish stains.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:21 PM
 
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Ditto.
The thing that gives me the heebie jeebies is trying on clothing at a store. Who knows what kind of scuzz might have left behind lice, or worse, when trying it on before you, lol!

Well, if you're so high & mighty WTH are YOU doing in a thrift store to begin with?

Besides, thrift store prices aren't that cheap they would attract the "lice breeders" of the world!
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:36 PM
 
Location: USA
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Since thrift stores often put small sizes on the dollar rack, my closet if filled with great buys. Some have been new with tags still on. Today I wore a jacket bought last spring from the dollar rack. It had a price tag of $90. from a large retail dept store in Tulsa. The slacks were also a dollar.

I don't think I could make myself pay full price for a garment. One of my favorite blouses cost 10cents. I've worn it so much I'm surprised it isn't threadbare. The price came about when the shop has so many blouses it needed to get rid of some and had a special sale.

So far as the original owner being dead... imo, many of the items I buy are because the person gained weight and gave up hope of losing enough to get into the smaller size. Her gain is my bonanza.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:57 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Well, if you're so high & mighty WTH are YOU doing in a thrift store to begin with?

Besides, thrift store prices aren't that cheap they would attract the "lice breeders" of the world!
Chill, who said anything about it being confined to thrift stores. I do thrift stores too. But I do take stuff home and wash before trying on stuff because there is no way of telling... I have an ex SIL who tries on clothes without underwear, ewww.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Midland, MI
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Obviously, the deceased people don't need it anymore
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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I frequently go to thrift stores like Salvation Army. The vast majority of the clothing is relatively current - not a lot that is 10-20 years old like you might expect from people who are deceased.

Anyway, makes no difference to me....I love getting silk twin sets by Banana Republic, Anne Taylor cashmere sweaters....for $5!!!
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I was or dry clean it anyway. Who cares if a previous owner died? You obviously gave too much time on your hands.
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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The best deals are hanging on the bullet hole, tire mark racks.
I don't buy used clothing, but I do donate.
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:02 PM
 
Location: I am right here.
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Well, if you're so high & mighty WTH are YOU doing in a thrift store to begin with?

Besides, thrift store prices aren't that cheap they would attract the "lice breeders" of the world!
You DO realize, right, that lice do not check socio-economic status before attaching themselves to a warm body? Lice do not discriminate and are equal opportunity scalp crawlers!
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