There’s an Alabama Thrift Store Where You Can Buy People’s Unclaimed Luggage

The Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama, is not your average thrift store: they only sell items from lost airline baggage. How much of that kind of baggage could there be? Apparently, there’s enough to keep this 40,000 square-foot store in business, OKWhatever reports. The store has been in business for 49 years, and collects luggage from airports all across the country, usually after its been unclaimed for 90 days. The store says they receive about 7,000 new items a day. The store operates like a typical Goodwill or Salvation Army would, and bargains can be had on pretty much any item there, including clothing, electronics, jewelry, and shoes. With so much baggage coming in, the store has documented some of the more interesting finds on its website, including a puppet from the Jim Henson-David Bowie movie Labyrinth, a cured zebra skin, and Tibetan dung-chen horn, which is taller than most people. “Even if you don’t purchase anything, it is still an adventure going through all the misfit items someone left behind,” an Indianapolis woman named Mariam wrote in a 2014 Yelp review of the store.

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