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Things you should never buy at garage sales

Published On: Feb 08 2013 03:08:32 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 13 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

Everybody loves a good bargain, but beware of these often broken, unsafe and unsanitary items when you head out to garage sales.

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Upholstered furniture. Just like mattresses and sheets, any upholstered furniture can be home to bed bugs, fleas, and spiders, as well as unknown odors and stains. Unless you're going to reupholster the piece, steer clear.

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