100 Times People Couldn’t Believe Their Luck In Thrift Stores

It’s true what say – one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, especially when it comes to second-hand items.  We all know that thrift stores are loaded with amazing items that are yet to be treasured by new owners. Somebody created a facebook group to help people share all the amazingly weird things they encounter while browsing Goodwill’s shelves. We made a list of some of the most unusual specimens, scroll below to see them!

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Image credits: Meghan Barbara Williams

“It’s all fun and games until you realize the first panel is a sex act. It did not come home with me.”

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Image credits: ‎Michelle Cote Bullard‎

“Today’s find…they may look like normal old ratty chairs, but here’s the kicker – I already owned them once before. Brought them to the US from Europe when I moved back home in 2001, and stored them with a relative. After a rift in the family, I considered them a loss. Here they are, nearly 20 years later, in a 2nd hand store. Though they may be much worse for the wear, they’re coming home with me (again).”

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Image credits: ‎Lisa Sylvain Kraus‎

“I see your blue orgy couch and raise you a mustard love circle”

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Image credits: ‎Kelly Daugherty

“Found this at a local Goodwill a couple of days after I moved to my new apartment. You’re right I bought it and used it as my new home decor”

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Image credits: ‎Elizabeth Sorensen‎

“My new favorite shirt I found”

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“Elvis has NOT left the building because, where would we put him!?!?”

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Image credits: Denise Wall‎

“I see your Paul Bunyan pan and I raise you cast iron!”

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Image credits: Nicole K Guidry

“This literally threw itself in my cart”

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Image credits: ‎Karen Jesse‎

“I almost didn’t buy this whimsical AF lamp today, because I am a grown-ass woman, but then I remembered I’m a grown-ass woman, and I can do what I want. Also it was $2. Bought at Twice Blest in Palatine, IL.”

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Image credits: ‎Rigor Morris‎

“My mom got me this today at the thrift store and i love it.”

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Image credits: ‎Anne Marie Anderson‎

“Here is just one of my weird one’s:”

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Image credits: Colleen Nelligan

“My sister found this homemade purse from a real toad at a thrift shop. It absolutely came home with her.”

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“My absolute favorite Goodwill purse find that I wear a LOT! It’s a 3D flat purse. I had wanted one for a really long time, but they’re normally $75 brand new. This one still had the plastic sheeting on the buttons and was never worn. I think I paid $7-$8!!! It’s surprisingly roomy inside. MAGIC!

EDIT: This is an original Jump From Paper bag. Yes, I know there’s cheap ones online, but those are knock offs. Please love and support your designers and artists by buying originals. Ok, off my soap box. Thanks!”

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Image credits: Katie Potthast‎

“My family won’t stop asking me when I’m going to become a mommy so I picked up a baby at an antique store. Meet my pride and joy! Her name is Gretchen.”

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Image credits: ‎Evan Hendrickson‎

“You ever look at all that random stuff in the kitchen junk drawer and think you should encase it in a resin toilet seat? Yeah, me neither.”

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Image credits: ‎Larissa René Helm

“Found a magazine ad of my Great Grandma and twin uncles from 1952! They’re all gone now, so it’s a doubly amazing find.”

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Image credits: Dania Laubach‎

“Clock of my dreams. Yes I bought it. $10.”

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Image credits: ‎Jessica Beddome

“It just occurred to me that you guys might appreciate this. I found it at goodwill, new with tags and could not believe my luck.”

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Image credits: ‎Cassandra Gagnon

“I sure hope it works.. amazing!

Just an edit for those who don’t read comments: it works, AND glows in the dark, AND has flashing blue/green/red lights.

I am truly blessed”

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Image credits: ‎Leah Felice Unger‎

“Looks like we’re going to need a bigger bag…”

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Image credits: ‎Iris Peterson‎

“I resisted buying these.”

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Image credits: ‎Kim Ferm‎

“I procured a passel of partially painted piggies in a pretty package! Pondering painting ’em psychedelic patinas…”

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Image credits: ‎Paul Baker

“U see this guy in the club…with the polyester Taco-Cat button up…smash or pass?”

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Image credits: ‎Ren Frost‎

“it finally happened, my first son

i asked how much, she grimaced apologetically and said “…two hundred dollars”

i said i’d wait for the day one of these pops up in an op shop where they don’t care to google

but it doesnt matter the family photo will be immortalised on the internet

EDIT:
Wow guys, ok then I set up a capped adoption fund:
https://paypal.me/pools/c/8d3nPj9m3L
If I can go get my boy I’ll give him eyebrows that slay just like mine

EDIT 2: Oh my GOD you guys have paid for me to literally buy this thing. I’m calling the shop at 9am on the dot on monday morning”

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Image credits: Sarah Spaulding‎

“Oh look, it’s the, “not gonna be pregnant this month” starter pack! Who knew GW could be like a one stop shop?”

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Image credits: ‎Karen Hinrichs Lukes‎

“Once upon a time my children knocked the father wall pocket off the wall, shattering him. Today I found this mug.
CHILDREN, FATHER CAME HOME!”

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Image credits: ‎Nancy Heald Heyen‎

“Frilly toilet cover for ma’ lady?”

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Image credits: ‎Michael Cosgrove‎

“I seem to recall seeing strollers like this one at Marineland or Sea World in California back in the late 1970s.

I don’t have kids, so I considered just getting it to haul all my groceries home from the supermarket or being like the eccentric lady here in my town who pushes her cat around in a stroller.

Seen at Pasadena City College flea market in California.”

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Image credits: ‎Jacki Baker Bremner‎

“This is going to make the BEST white elephant gift!”

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Image credits: ‎Alyssa Mckenna‎

“I honestly wish I brought these lamps home. Also, free the nipple.”

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Image credits: ‎Marianne Willmann‎

“Just a bunny sitting on a lawn chair reading a book. He spoke to me at GW and I rescued him. He moved into my bookshelf and looks happy.”

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Image credits: ‎Jayson Bortz‎

“Yes. The clamshell orgy bed does have a mirrored headboard. Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear.”

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Image credits: ‎Milo Lomi‎

“Bitter rivals”

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Image credits: ‎Melanie Phillips

“I see all of your ugly furniture and raise you AN ARMY OF UGLY CHAIRS. Only in Kentucky.”

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Image credits: ‎Jennifer Zingery Newton‎

“Paid 25 cents.”

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Image credits: Marie Tempestas‎

“I’m too old for this sweatshirt and its summer but it came home with me anyway”

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Image credits: ‎Kaitlin Granville‎

“Here’s another great item from my trip to GW yesterday. 99¢ my sister brought it home

Edit: it’s Halloween décor 😂 the frame is cheap plastic and on the back of the cat picture is a foil skull print”

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Image credits: Suġu Douglas‎

“It’s a stitch purse!”

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Image credits: ‎Heidi Fortier‎

“Douche anyone?

Update: Because there are a lot of comment and questions to go through I’ll post here. The actual machine is real (and very heavy). I don’t know what it started out life as or what it originally sold. I do think it was someone’s fantasy/fun project as a joke maybe for a bar or something. Yes I bought it.”

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Image credits: ‎Kim Michelle

“My first thought when I saw this on the shelf in a local second hand store was “OMG, It’s a silicone cameltoe mold”
After I looked closer, I realized it was for making coffee bean ice cubes…so disappointed!”

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Image credits: ‎Felicia Madding Medina‎

“Girlfriend is NOT feelin’ this grapefruit diet”

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Image credits: Emma Brophy‎

“LOOK what I found today. It is 110% haunted and I will love it until it possesses my soul and I stop feeling human emotion.”

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Image credits: ‎Jayson Bortz‎

“Creepy doll baby loves the Metal”

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Image credits: ‎Cheryl Snelleman

“Picked up from our local hospital. Yes it’s real.”

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Image credits: Katie Thrillburn

“Found these at 2 different stores. Same artist for sure.”

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Image credits: ‎Adlai Stein‎

“I totally love this cauldron coffee table.”

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Image credits: ‎Katie Dungey

“10 cents at the goodwill bins (yes I bought it)

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Image credits: ‎Susie HoneyBee Searight‎

This adorable chick cost me 99 cents and 20 minutes of avoiding a stalker woman determined to take him from my cart! Back off, Lady! This is MY CRAPPY GOODWILL FIND!
***Update*** Thanks for all the feedback. Especially the comments about how she was trying to get it because of its value. If she was looking for value – she missed the 2013 Royal Copenhagen Pilewort Easter Egg – in MINT CONDITION (bottom right corner of photo)

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Image credits: Emily Havens‎

“A bevy of swans with their leader. I was totally the one who set it up like this. For fun. I was thinking of you guys when I did it.”

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Image credits: ‎Johnny Pagan‎

“How about a piece of toe”

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Image credits: ‎Briahna Rain‎

“It’s a stamp. And one of my most cherished thrifting finds.”

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Image credits: ‎ImeLda RodArte-Virgen

“So this fell out of a book..
Hope the husband enjoyed his last meal””

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Image credits: ‎Shirley Koggel‎

“Ladies & Gentleman, I admit to buying this lamp. Send help”

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Image credits: ‎Jocelyn Emerald

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Image credits: Kelli Gomez

“These awesome T-rexes came home with me today. The bowties reminded me of the SNL skit. I shall name them Patrick and Chris!”

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Image credits: Mathilda Tanner‎

“I found this teapot purse at the local Goodwill…I’m a potter by trade, so obviously I HAD to buy it! The funniest thing is, the spout has a real hole, so all my money can pour out I guess.”

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Image credits: ‎DebbieSue Alcorn

“I was poking around a quiet antique store when a booming male voice said “come closer, try your luck! Dont be afraid.” I jumped so badly I nearly knocked over a display… needless to say, he didn’t come home with me…”

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Image credits: ‎Nik Ratajczyk

“Hands down, my favorite posession.”

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Image credits: ‎Beady Oceann‎

“Waiter? There’s a hair in my food”

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Image credits: ‎Amanda Verde‎

“Add this to the list of things I would never eat food off of.”

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Image credits: ‎Field Blauvelt‎

“Life-sized and I did not buy. I was a fool”

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Image credits: ‎Rachel Cade Birdsell‎

“Sometimes you just have to help Savers with the display.”

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Image credits: ‎Kaitlin Granville‎

“Have to share another item from GW today… a prayer box with only these two prayers in it.

You can’t convince me this isn’t the handwriting of a serial killer.
Edmonds, WA”

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Image credits: ‎Kathy Button Yantis

“My first post and not sure it’s really weird but I find it very funny and snapped it up for 99c! Right here in Overland Park, KS.”

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Image credits: ‎Kjirsten Hartwell‎

“When you have feet like Tinkerbell….
Original Docs, immaculate condition.
At least eight people tried to cram their feet into these while I was in the store. It was like Cinderella meets the Hunger Games.
They’re a perfect fit.
Sometimes the odds really ARE in your favour!!!”

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Image credits: ‎Jim Marren

“Seems excessive.”

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Image credits: Tarrah Vigue‎

“These boots were made for walking…. found these earlier at a thrift store. Not my style but couldn’t pass them up. They remind me of candy dots”

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Image credits: ‎Dogolo-Fenwick Laurie

“Found this strange looking pot at the Goodwill. I had to buy it. Loved all the comical animal pictures on it.”

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Image credits: ‎Will Tedmon‎

“My girl found this New Kids poster and hung it in our bathroom….they just look like they’re disappointed in me for stinking it up…”

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Image credits: ‎Angela Mendoza

“So weird
Edit: it was a bookend I couldn’t find the other half and it stayed there for $4.99 i was jealous she had better boobs then me”

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Image credits: Stephanie Cowell‎

“Cowboy Van Gogh for those who want a little sophistication in their southwest motif.”

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Image credits: ‎Kaela Dawn

“Found this majestic piece – yep, totally bought it”

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Image credits: ‎Debbie Winchester Johnston‎

“No, I did not smell it. No, it did not come home with me. 😂

Update: I went back and got it. It doesn’t smell like anything at all, maybe when candle is lit it will smell like “nutty coconut”. Regardless, it will make a great White Elephant gift.”

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Image credits: ‎Antonio Limuaco

” I can’t get this wine key to work, found among a box of hard hats at Big Reuse in Gowanus, Brooklyn”

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Image credits: ‎Jan Shuster‎

“Found this yesterday at GW.”

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Image credits: ‎Jordan Thuemler‎

“I found something weird enough… My mind went in the gutter”

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Image credits: ‎Dot Oswell Niewiadomy‎

“If only I had known it could be this easy.
Maybe I should have brought this one home.”

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Image credits: ‎Whitney Granger‎

“I need an adult”

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Image credits: ‎Leah Averett‎

“Hand knit Chululu score for a whopping $3.99 at Thee Ol’ Goodwill in Gresham, Oregon.”

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Image credits: ‎Debra Savage‎

“Poe some sugar on me”

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Image credits: Wanda Stadig

“Found this abstract painting at goodwill, brought it home, husband loved it, till I turned it over. He said that’s all yours. Lol”

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Image credits: ‎Malina Lee‎

“I actually own a shop that has weird stuff that needs to be seen. Lol I never know what will be brought into my store. Lol”

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Image credits: ‎Tinkertoes Marie

“This is my first official post. This is a jewelry box I had bought that contains an enclosed real tarantula.”

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Image credits: ‎Jason Lillie‎

“Behold the Weltron space ball eight track player!”

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Image credits: ‎Lauren Fechhelm Moore‎

“His name is Anthony, apparently. God I love Austin.”

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Image credits: Emily Marie‎

“This chair at Salvy. The fabric is almost a cheetah print.”

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Image credits: ‎Sara Lewin‎

“Trash Panda lamp! And it still works.”

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Image credits: ‎Anson Valentine‎

“Found today: weird, gigantic blue couch. This thing was seriously massive. I’m thinking it was for orgies in the 70’s ”

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Image credits: ‎David Kahler‎

“In Akron.”

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Image credits: ‎Wendy Vermeers‎

“NOT THE MAMA!”

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Image credits: ‎Kara Hamilton

“£3. Couldn’t say no to this”

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Image credits: ‎Jennifer Bradshaw

“Not quite a “vomit clock.” Perhaps a Dry Heave?”

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Image credits: ‎Louise Dent

“Not sure if it classes as weird…a find in a local charity shop in Sheffield UK”

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Image credits: ‎Kimberley Featherstone‎

“Everyone needs a catstronaut!”

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Image credits: ‎Samantha Ritch‎

“Yes i bought it just trying to debate on which one of my sisters gets it ”

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Image credits: Victoria Freeman‎

“That’s a 3ft tall single sandal !!”

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Image credits: ‎Michelle Walls‎

“All you need is a mattress!”

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