In our opinion "One man's trash is another man's treasure" should be the slogan for every thrift store in the world. Thrift stores are magical places where you can be thrown back a couple of decades back and find something that you've wanted for a very long time. If your hunt succeeds, your goodwill finds will be something you can definitely brag about.


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Some people think thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets are nothing but places to find piles of junk that other people don't want. Others see them as veritable treasure troves full of goodies just waiting to be discovered. And, as you can see from this list of best thrift store finds compiled by Bored Panda, it seems like both of those camps are correct.

While some lucky folks have managed to add signed copies of Hemingway novels and Arnold Palmer's old trunk to their collection of thrift store finds other people have parted with their well-earned cash for...well...just see for yourself. Our picks of best goodwill finds are sure to make you at least a tiny bit jealous, so go out there and find your own pot o' gold!

#1 My Uncle Just Got This At A Yard Sale For Two Bucks

My Uncle Just Got This At A Yard Sale For Two Bucks

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Mimis Nachbarin 1 year ago

OMFG!!! Lottery win!

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#2 My Friend Guided Me To A Charity Shop That Had A Donation Of Brand New Wedding Dresses From A Boutique; This Had £1595 On The Tag. I Got It For £25 And It Fits Like A Glove

My Friend Guided Me To A Charity Shop That Had A Donation Of Brand New Wedding Dresses From A Boutique; This Had £1595 On The Tag. I Got It For £25 And It Fits Like A Glove

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

It's absolutely stunning and you were destined to wear this.... Congratulations!!!

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#3 Thrift Shop Score

Thrift Shop Score

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Leni 1 year ago

Your hair's the wrong way dude!

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#4 I Found This Random Painting In A Thrift Store That Looks Unsettling Similar To Me

I Found This Random Painting In A Thrift Store That Looks Unsettling Similar To Me

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Benny Lava 1 year ago

It has legs too! Spooky.

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#5 Best Find Yet

Best Find Yet

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Ana-Maria Dan 1 year ago

Omg I want this so bad. You should make a mould and start mass-producing these!

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#6 Thank You Thrift Store Gods. Just Found The Missing Piece To My 1978 Creators Hanging Rain Lamp, At The Same Thrift Store, A Month And A Half After I Found The Lamp Itself. Here Is It, Complete With The Swinging Couple And Original Foliage

Thank You Thrift Store Gods. Just Found The Missing Piece To My 1978 Creators Hanging Rain Lamp, At The Same Thrift Store, A Month And A Half After I Found The Lamp Itself. Here Is It, Complete With The Swinging Couple And Original Foliage

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1 year ago

It's so cute

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#7 Prom Night! Our Outfits And Accessories, Minus The Headband And Hat, Are Entirely Thrifted

Prom Night! Our Outfits And Accessories, Minus The Headband And Hat, Are Entirely Thrifted

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#8 Found Some New Pictures For My Bathroom. $1 Each

Found Some New Pictures For My Bathroom. $1 Each

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Daria B 1 year ago

"Meow! Where's the bathroom!?"

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#9 I Collect Old Purses From Thrift Stores. I Used One Yesterday For The First Time. I Pulled This Out Of A Hard To See Zip Pocket In The Side

I Collect Old Purses From Thrift Stores. I Used One Yesterday For The First Time. I Pulled This Out Of A Hard To See Zip Pocket In The Side

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John L 1 year ago

Did you give a silent "thank you" to the original owner? :D

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#10 Not The Best Find I've Ever Had, But Definitely My Favourite. $.99 At Goodwill

Not The Best Find I've Ever Had, But Definitely My Favourite. $.99 At Goodwill

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