30 Lucky Finds People Made In Thrift Stores

Published 5 years ago

One of the most fun things about thrift shopping is not knowing what you are going to find. A dinosaur phone? Sure. A 12 foot tall Elvis head? Why not. You have to agree that thrift stores truly are a gift that keeps on giving.

People even started sharing their weirdest finds in a Facebook group called “Weird Second Hand Finds that just need to be shared” and so far the group has over 215k members and counting. So if you love thrift store hunting, check out the weirdest things people found in thrift stores in the gallery below!

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Image source: 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 source: ‎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).”


Image source: ‎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.”


Image source: ‎Elizabeth Sorensen‎

“My new favorite shirt I found”


Image source: ‎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.”


Image source: ‎Iris Peterson‎

“I resisted buying these.”


Image source: ‎Anne Marie Anderson‎

“Here is just one of my weird one’s”


Image source: ‎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.”


Image source: Nicole K Guidry

“This literally threw itself in my cart”


Image source: ‎Dot Oswell Niewiadomy‎

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


Image source: ‎Jan Shuster‎

“Found this yesterday at GW.”


Image source: ‎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!!!”


Image source: ‎Rigor Morris‎

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


Image source: ‎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…”


Image source: Wendy Vermeers

“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!”


Image source: ‎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.”


Image source: ‎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”


Image source: ‎Dogolo-Fenwick Laurie

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


Image source: 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.”


Image source: ‎Kim Ferm‎

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


Image source: ‎Paul Baker

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


Image source: ‎Karen Hinrichs Lukes‎

“Once upon a time my children knocked the father wall pocket off the wall, shattering him. Today I found this mug.


Image source: Suġu Douglas‎

“It’s a stitch purse!”


Image source: 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.”


Image source: ‎Nik Ratajczyk

“Hands down, my favorite posession.”


Image source: ‎Briahna Rain‎

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


Image source: ‎Louise Dent

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


Image source: 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!”


Image source: Julie Carleton

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

Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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