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Oh My - Saw this article today.

Anyone else going to make a resolution to NEVER "curb shop" again?????

http://www.nydailynews.com/new...ke-article-1.1562490
 
Posts: 3220 | Registered: Aug 06, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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That really is creepy!!! BUT I would never pick up a used upholstered piece....that is a big yuck factor for me. It will not stop me from getting things that can be cleaned well.
 
Posts: 3127 | Location: central PA | Registered: Jan 08, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Ha! I agree with Grapefruit though.

ETA: And besides, you might have to change your screen name Wink
 
Posts: 4074 | Location: Austin, TX | Registered: Dec 18, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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No, absolutely not with regard to upholstery, but even still....

new screen name would be "EEEEEEEEEEEEEK!"
 
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With the recent increase in the incidence of bed bugs, I had already decided to avoid picking up or buying any used upholstered furniture. Better safe than sorry.
 
Posts: 4046 | Location: Boothwyn, PA | Registered: Aug 20, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Love that phrase "curb shop". How clever!!!
 
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Oh I've been a big curb shopper over the years.

Everyone here knows that my "fancy" couch was a curb find from years ago - I'm so glad that I tore the upholstery off it the minute I picked it up. That was before the bedbugs gained such a foothold and it went right into storage for two years before we had it redone. Never again!

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When my husband and I were first married, we were both in school, so we were looking for second hand furniture. My father in law got us a couch for the living room from someone he new that were moving. Well we live in South Florida, one evening I turned on the lights in the living room and hundreds of roaches ran out of the couch. I was by my self, and screaming the walls down. It was terrible.
 
Posts: 270 | Location: Davie Fl | Registered: May 28, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Well, never curb shop for upholstered pieces at least.

I think you would still be safe if the items aren't hiding places for scorpions, spiders, or snakes, LOL.

Good thing it was not aggressive. That would have been a nightmare!

Hope you don't start the New Year with PTSD as a result, Smile


Candy
 
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oh just the thought of the snake makes me shiver!!
 
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But did you all notice the size of her dog? Just a wee little pom or papillion. If that snake hadn't been ill... oh man that is too scary. Neither of my pups would have stood a chance against a four ft long constrictor.
 
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They are fortunate.
I read a news article recently of a man who had a pet shop and he lived in the upper section.
A boa escaped and killed his son and a friend.
http://www.webpronews.com/boa-...two-children-2013-08
I believe the real threat in curb shopping and thrift stores is bed bugs.
 
Posts: 5713 | Location: Michiana | Registered: Mar 24, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm surprised no one noticed the snake slithering under the upholstery ---must have thought it was a massage chair! Yikes!
 
Posts: 1432 | Location: Minnesota | Registered: Nov 28, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I too was about to warn against the bedbug infestation plaguing our country. BTW, good to see you posting again OHL. I wondered how you were doing. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 
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