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Would you buy a used swimsuit?

  1. Mar 2, 2010 #1

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    There's a really cute one on e-bay at a really good price. But I am hesitating because something about wearing a 2nd hand swimsuit (even after I wash it 3 times first) gives me the willies.
     
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  3. Mar 2, 2010 #2
    they probably rent bathing suits at some hotels, motels, and resorts...


    if you would buy it, would you buy it because you like it, and/or the price?

    if its vintage, and they don't make them anymore, you just have to set your mind that its vintage and clean...


    my, my, my...

    and I thought you weren't the eBay type for some reason...

    my, my, my...
     
  4. Mar 2, 2010 #3

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    Must be a girl thing.

    Emo Philips: What did YOU get for Christmas?
    I got new underwear!
    Well, new to me...
     
  5. Mar 2, 2010 #4

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    You can soak it in Dettol overnight :smile:
     
  6. Mar 2, 2010 #5
    or, soak it in 97% sulfuric acid


    or just hang it on the wall, like a piece of art
     
  7. Mar 2, 2010 #6
    Dont buy used swim suits!

    The best possible scenario for buying used swimsuits is death.

    Try and find it in a store, online or something.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2010 #7
    Not worn by allergic person .. no problem.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2010 #8

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    I've borrowed friends' swimsuits before when I had forgotten mine. Curious enough, I would not feel as comfortable using a stranger's suit. I can't explain that either.
     
  10. Mar 2, 2010 #9
    Buy it if you really fancy it, and boil it for several hours :P
     
  11. Mar 2, 2010 #10

    lisab

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    How, exactly, was it used?
     
  12. Mar 2, 2010 #11

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    Really! If it was used only once during a Sports Illustrated shoot, buy it, never wash it, and put it back up for sale with provenance. Ka-Ching!
     
  13. Mar 2, 2010 #12
    This post is pure genius. Turbo man, you own.:approve:
     
  14. Mar 2, 2010 #13
    I've gone commando is second-hand pants before, so it's almost the same....I wouldn't care if I were you.
     
  15. Mar 2, 2010 #14
    I was wondering the same. You might ask though whether or not you will get a straight answer from a seller who will guess your apprehension who knows.
     
  16. Mar 2, 2010 #15

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    Let's see...

    The ebay seller says

    "...gently worn once for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot by a supermodel with crabs, herpes, chlamydia, and a yeast infection. No rips, tears, or stains."

    I think I'll pass.
     
  17. Mar 2, 2010 #16
    Now it is starting to sound like a craigslist ad.
     
  18. Mar 2, 2010 #17

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    :rofl:
     
  19. Mar 3, 2010 #18
    This question is actually more difficult than it appears. It's akin, I guess, to would you buy used underwear? One knows, intellectually, once the garment has been washed, that there's no tangible reason not to wear the thing.

    But my best friend once loaned my favourite and very expensive bathing suit to a friend of hers (who evidently had no issues with this sort of thing) so they could go to the beach together. That it was done without my permission didn't help matters; that I couldn't stand the woman also didn't help matters either; and when I found out about it, I told said individual to just keep the thing. No matter what, I wasn't going to wear it again. The idea squicked me out entirely.

    So.
     
  20. Mar 3, 2010 #19

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    What's interesting is that as I look through the postings, some of the swimsuits are modeled on mannequins, or laid out flat, and then some are modeled by people (presumably the owners). The ones displayed on people, touching their flesh, are much more squicky to me.
     
  21. Mar 3, 2010 #20

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    Most diseases are in fact very hard to transmit. Herpes, HIV, and I think most common STD's cannot survive when dried. I imagine that crabs crawl away. :smile: You are probably safe.

    On the other hand, I would never buy and wear someone else's used swimsuit, or underwear, or deodorant. It's some kind of personal space thing.
     
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