17 items you should always avoid buying at garage sales


Garage sales are wonderful opportunities to nab fun home, garden and personal items at affordable prices. But there are several items that can also pose a great danger for you and your family.

It should go without saying that personal items like lingerie and swimwear -- regardless of how adorably vintage the pieces may be -- can be unsanitary. But popular home items like cookware and kitchen appliances can also be harmful.

Click through the slideshow to learn which common items to avoid at garage sales, including one that could be very incriminating: