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Old 04-08-2015, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Almost any thing you buy used could have belonged to a dead person. Not a big deal to me.
What are you afraid of?
If I touch something that belonged to a dead person......I'M GONNA DIEEEEEE

lol. With that being said, I love thrift shopping, and I just bought a home of an elderly couple and I believe there is only 1 member of that couple left on this earth.......*cue Twilight Zone music*

I tend to think that the dead people would want us to enjoy the items they've passed on to us! If it were me (the dead person) i'd be thinking, "oh good, at least somebody else got use out of it!"

oh wait, i'll be dead, nvm
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:21 PM
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Location: New York Area
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We are all just deceased people in training.
Good line.

But seriously we just donated two huge "hefties" of clothes of my late mother. Trust me, she wore none of the items while she was suffering from the terminal phase of her non-contagious illnesses.
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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I think a lot of the clothing found in thrift shops , especially vintage clothing is probably deceased people's clothing, unless it's something current manufacter thats been worn a few times and donated recently.

most people donate deceased person's clothing after a death in the family

so the clothing your wearing could be a dead man's clothes / dead lady clothes

does it bother you? I remember as a kid going into Salvation Army it use to smell so bad I use to gag from the smell of the old clothing and old shoes.



If you have ever had your car repaired because of an accident, many of the parts used are recycled and could be from a car an entire family died in while struck by a drunk driver. I had the shocks from a dead man's motorcycle on mine years ago. It rode fine.

Have you ever eaten something and realized it was once a living creature?
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Old 04-08-2015, 09:03 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I love retro vintage clothes mixed into my regular wardrobe. I have never thought of this until now.

However, no. It doesn't bother me.
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:09 PM
 
Location: GA
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The thrift stores where I live clean all the clothing before it's for sale. I still wash it anyway, but there's no bad odors.
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Venice, FL
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Doesn't bother me at all. I first started going into thrift stores looking for stuff to convert into a Mardi Gras costume. But I also found a great suede jacket and a nice Banana Republic shirt. So the next time I went to donate clothes, I also went inside to look for more bargains. Found a cool Gap sweatshirt jacket that my grandson (who was with me) pounced on and still wears all the time. Another time found a brand new athletic wear jacket with the tags still attached, and my husband found 2 Nautica shirts.

Did any of these things formerly belong to someone who is now dead? Maybe. But unless they were murdered in it, or their body decomposed in it, I don't see the big deal.
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:20 PM
 
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No, it doesn't bother me. Why would it? The clothes are clean. They aren't covered in dead-drippings, or whatever you're imagining.
Well, the clothes aren't necessarily clean because Goodwill doesn't wash any of it.
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:59 AM
 
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Question No I don't but it wouldn't bother me:

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I think a lot of the clothing found in thrift shops , especially vintage clothing is probably deceased people's clothing, unless it's something current manufacter thats been worn a few times and donated recently.

most people donate deceased person's clothing after a death in the family

so the clothing your wearing could be a dead man's clothes / dead lady clothes

does it bother you? I remember as a kid going into Salvation Army it use to smell so bad I use to gag from the smell of the old clothing and old shoes.
Hmmmmmmmmmm.....







When my biological mother's uncle died, I inherited his socks. He was in a nursing home or something Because all his socks had an iron-on label stuck to them, with his name.



But to answer your question why would it bother you (or anybody)? Did the people die IN the clothes?
Otherwise, they are just clothes?????????? I kinda like the "old clothes smell". It is as memorable as a "new car smell".
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:17 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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It's not like they were dead when they wore them, unless if they died wearing them....
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:31 AM
 
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Someone once told me that they would be afraid of buying second hand clothing for the fear that it belonged to someone that was deceased. They were afraid that the deceased would come back and haunt them in the night, asking for their dress or whatever back. Personally, if I left this plane of existence I would be happy that someone was enjoying my clothes. I wouldn't need them where I'm going.
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