I always feel like I’m forgetting something when I travel; sometimes, I really do. Whether it’s a pair of sunglasses or a favorite hoodie, I’m sure we’ve all experienced leaving something behind by accident, especially when we’re in a rush at the airport. Luckily for those savvy shoppers out there, one man’s misplaced baggage can become the bargain of a lifetime at the Unclaimed Baggage Center.
Like its name suggests, the Unclaimed Baggage Center purchases cargo that people have left behind at airports and sells it — giving the store an interesting array of merchandise that changes day-to-day. From designer clothes and shoes to toys and books, they sell practically anything you could think of, much like a thrift store. Only instead of retro t-shirts with mystery stains, there’s top-of-the-line electronics like digital cameras and iPods. And instead of floral blouses with shoulder pads that would make even Lady Gaga cringe, there’s fine jewelry and perfume. How awesome does that sound? The bargain shopper in me is dying to check this place out and dig for hours on end. Too bad the one and only Unclaimed Baggage Center is all the way in Alabama.