We’re all for a scoring a good deal, but there are some items that just shouldn’t be picked up at a garage sale. Lynda Hammond, "The Garage Sale Gal,” shares five items not to pick up at a garage sale.
Citing health concerns, Hammond says she avoids purchasing pillows, sheets and comforters at garage sales.
Purchasing toys second hand can be dangerous with the recent recalls and lead problems.
Any major kitchen appliances like refrigerators or microwaves should be avoided if it looks like it's a foreclosure sale.
Lynda says you should avoid purchasing anything "not nailed down" especially if it’s a foreclosure sale.
Knowingly buying a broken item thinking you can fix can be a no-no for some. Hammond says she frequently buys broken items, but some people don’t get around to fixing the item and just add more clutter to their house. Think before you buy.
Not everything can be bought at yard sales, here are examples of items not to purchase second hand.