Jose Revira

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Jun 30, 2014
This place is a real dump. Be very careful of anything you buy!
Adam Wolff

Farmingville, NY

#2 Jul 1, 2014
Bedbugs & lice are free.
Adam Wolff

Farmingville, NY

#3 Jul 2, 2014
HORRIBLE!!!

Okay well the name does not do it justice what so ever! It is set back from the road, it looks like no one has entered the building since 1909 and needless to say in horrible condition! I wouldn't have wasted my gas if I had known what a flop this place is! DONT EVEN BOTHER GOING TO THIS STORE IT IS A COMPLETE AND TOTAL WASTE OF TIME! Not mentioning the appearance the hours aren't posted anywhere and the phone number you call that is listed is like a home phone line and no one ever picks up, which is why I drove all the way out there in the first place figuring that they were just busy.
Jose Revira

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Jul 4, 2014
Was there the other week and the owner was having a fist fight with a customer. These people are white trash.
Charlie

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Jul 4, 2014
The are making a living off other peoples misfortune.
John Addeo

Farmingville, NY

#6 Jul 7, 2014
Attias was way better then this dump.
John Addeo

Farmingville, NY

#7 Jul 7, 2014
Buying something that someone else is getting rid of can be a health hazard, fire hazard or even a blow to your personal life or finances. I learned the hard way to carefully test my garage sale finds before letting them in the house. Otherwise, what starts as a great bargain can end up as a horror story. Here are the worst garage sale mistakes I made and how I avoid repeating them.

Electrical Fire-Hazard

Old electrical appliances may be faulty and even dangerous. When I bought a tower air filter in a garage sale, I plugged it in my bedroom and was woken in the middle of the night by my smoke alarm. The air filter overheated and was smoking. When I tried to unplug it, I saw that the plug had overheated as well and fused with the outlet. My garage sale find nearly set fire to our home that night. Since then I avoid buying electrical appliances that get exposed to high levels of dust like air filters or vacuum cleaners.

Infested Upholstery

Even when a used mattress seems to have no bedbugs it may still play host to other unseen parasites. When I bought my first mattress at a garage sale I checked the folds along the seams to avoid the risk of hidden bedbugs. I didn't realize, however, that the previous owner had a pet with fleas, which had infested the interior of the mattress. After paying to dispose of my garage sale find, I bought a new mattress and have never bought a used one since.

Insect Infested Wood

Buying furniture infested with insects or mold can contaminate your home. When I bought a tall wooden chest at a garage sale, I noticed some mildew inside but I decided to clean the chest and decorate my kitchen with it. After three days, the chest began to smell badly. Inside I found more mildew and mold, as well as a swarm of tiny insects that were spreading on the floor and wall. From then on, I look for tiny holes in garage sale furniture and I avoid anything that seems contaminated.

Your Neighbor's Clothes

Wearing someone's discarded clothes can come back to haunt you. Buying a unique, embroidered dress at a neighbor's garage sale, I was shocked when I went on a date one evening with a man who recognized the dress. It was a present he bought his ex-wife a few years ago. Since then I only buy second hand clothes at distant stores, and I never buy something that looks so unique that its previous owner may recognize it.

Monogrammed Jewelry

Used jewelry can sometimes hide small initials that can trip you up badly. When a boyfriend gave me a ring for my birthday I was delighted and touched. He wove an elaborate tale about commissioning the ring from an artist, but when I studied the intricate gold patterns under a magnifying glass I found two sets of hidden initials. Since then, I know to look for monograms before I buy second hand jewelry.

Fake Antique

Finding the stamp of famous craftsmen on pottery or glassware does not necessary mean that you have stumbled on a rare antique. At an estate garage sale, I paid $200 for a lustrous glass vase with the stamp "Tiffany" on the bottom. In fact, I bought a reproduction piece that was worth $40 at most. Since then, I carry a book that records the stamps on famous antiques and I refer to it before buying what looks like a rare find.
John

Hicksville, NY

#8 Jul 11, 2014
It's ebay for the computer illiterate.
Adam Wolff

Farmingville, NY

#9 Jul 12, 2014
Decorative pillows and bedspreads aren’t as great of a find. The filling can host mold, mildew, and lingering odors that are nearly impossible to get rid of. Examine items like rugs or place mats carefully to determine how much wear they’ve taken and whether they’re worth the price.

Watch out when you’re considering kitchen electronics. Always ask to plug them in and give them a go. You don’t want to lug a big microwave home only to find that it won’t run. Check for cleanliness with these items as well. Hardened food in cracks and crevices is difficult to get rid of.

Avoid upholstered items like couches and chairs. Reupholstering is an expensive and time-consuming job unless you’re an expert. Mattresses are too risky, as they can contain years of dust mites, dead skin cells, or mildew, not to mention the potential for bed bugs or fleas.

Used baby shoes mold to the wearer’s feet and won’t properly support your growing child’s activities. Car seats and cribs pose safety hazards when they’re used, since you can’t guarantee a clean history. Stuffed animals may look cute, but may harbor unseen germs and bacteria in the stuffing.

Be wary of board games. If all the pieces are in place, these are a great find. However, games like Jenga that are missing a large number of pieces are almost useless. Computer games are only good if the case still has the proper activation code. Make sure you have everything you need to enjoy your purchase before you buy.
Mark M

Farmingdale, NY

#10 Jul 16, 2014
Great place to meet all the white trash in Farmingville.
Adam

Farmingville, NY

#11 Jul 19, 2014
Great place to get West Nile virus.
Charlie

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Jul 21, 2014
Drove all the way from Brooklyn to this dump in Farmingville, I'm a jerk.
Charlie

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Jul 29, 2014
White trash and Mexicans what a great place to shop.
grande heffe

Patchogue, NY

#15 Jul 30, 2014
Where is this place? My employees need some new digs
Adam Wolff

Farmingville, NY

#16 Jul 30, 2014
grande heffe wrote:
Where is this place? My employees need some new digs
Do you really want your employee's to have fleas?
Charlie

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Aug 2, 2014
grande heffe wrote:
Where is this place? My employees need some new digs
Are your employees Mexican?
Jose Revira

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Aug 15, 2014
Would you buy a used car from this man?
Junk Yard Dog

Farmingdale, NY

#19 Aug 18, 2014
Jose Revira

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Aug 19, 2014
Junk Yard Dog wrote:
Sanford & Son...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =hhRwfhxco7AXX
LOL...
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