I do love thrift shops. However, sometimes you see some stuff that you can't imagine why anyone would buy.
How about a nice exercise bike with a metal seat? More like a torture device. And, the thrift shop priced it at $50!
Longtime podcast listeners know that the clown below was even more terrifying to me. Yikes! It was up on a high shelf, looking down creepily at everything in the shop. Wonder how much it cost? I can't tell you -- no way I was picking that thing up.
Updated 5/20/12: went back to the same shop and shockingly, the clown head is still available.