Just like most people here, I would never buy undergarments, socks, shoes, towels and bedding due to the obvious sanitary reasons. I don't think that I've ever even seen undergarments being sold at my local thrift store. You just simply don't know what kind of bacteria lives in the fabric, and there are some types of bacteria that can survive hot water washes. Your health just isn't worth saving a few dollars. I also never buy books or movies, since I use my local library to the fullest advantage. I always read books and watch movies just one time anyways, so why not simply rent them from the library for free and then return them a few days later, instead of spending money and cluttering up my house in the process. One of the things I enjoy most about shopping at the thrift store is shopping for jewelry. You can really find some great deals and unique pieces.