Things you should never buy at garage sales

POSTED: 4:08 PM Feb 08 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Feb 13 2013

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

Bike helmet recall
1 / 19

Helmets. Helmets are designed to protect you from one accident, and one accident only. Sometimes damage isn’t visible, so buy a new helmet to make sure you’re getting full protection.

Popular now on

Around The Watercooler

Darth Vader robs Florida store

An armed would-be robber dressed as Darth Vader was arrested shortly after an altercation with a convenience store clerk Sunday night.

Night sky

Weather instrument falls from sky, bomb squad called in

An instrument used by the National Weather Service fell out of the sky in Philadelphia causing the bomb squad to check things out

Legos, Lego contest

Thieves steal $20,000 worth of Legos

Somebody took the rumored Lego shortage this holiday season very seriously.

Winnie-the-Pooh's skull goes on display, reveals sweet tooth

Winnie-the-Pooh's skull goes on display

Fans of the adorable golden bear with an insatiable appetite for honey are in for a dose of reality.

mombasa map

Kenyan motorists stuck in 3-day, 30-mile traffic jam

Think your evening commute is bad? Try being stuck in traffic for three days.


Email Sign-Up