You can spend hours in a supermarket and still not find what you're looking for. Or you can go into a thrift store without searching for anything in particular and walk away with a full bag. I mean, how could you walk away from a plate with a drawing of a bird pooping, with the words, "Here's your snack, dumbass" written all over it? It would go beautifully with that cat-shaped dispenser that shoots tissues out of its butt. Bored Panda has collected some of the most delightfully weird second-hand finds people have ever come across and you have to see them to believe them!

Be sure to check out Bored Panda's earlier posts about people lucking out in thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales here, here, here, here, here, and here.

#1

Two Months Ago, My 20 Year Old Kitty Passed Away. After All Those Years, I've Been Heartbroken. Yesterday I Went Downtown To The Salvation Army Store And Found This Gem. I Pasted My Kitty's Photo In The Image So You Can See How Amazing This Is. I Mean. It Is Her!

Two Months Ago, My 20 Year Old Kitty Passed Away. After All Those Years, I've Been Heartbroken. Yesterday I Went Downtown To The Salvation Army Store And Found This Gem. I Pasted My Kitty's Photo In The Image So You Can See How Amazing This Is. I Mean. It Is Her!

Linda Trem Report

Miss Cris 2 weeks ago

THIS IS real luck! And the pic is lovely!

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According to research conducted by thredUp, the second-hand clothing market will grow to nearly 1.5x the size of fast fashion by 2028.

"The last few years of growth in the resale market have been driven by the early adopters (the same ones who first adopted Airbnb or Lyft or DoorDash), but now the skeptics are starting to come around," James Reinhart, Co-Founder & CEO of thredUP said. "We’re seeing first-time thrifters coming to platforms like ours in droves. Not surprisingly, the younger generations are leading this charge, with millennials and Gen Z adopting secondhand 2.5x faster than other age groups."

#2

Y'all, My Local Bin Dig Store Had A Fill-A-Cart For $10 Sale, So I Started Filling Up On Small Toys To Hand Out At Halloween. I Grabbed This Fake Credit Card, Because It Said James Bond On It. This Morning, I Noticed There Was A Slider On The Back And Opened It. It's A Freaking Lock Picking Set!!!

Y'all, My Local Bin Dig Store Had A Fill-A-Cart For $10 Sale, So I Started Filling Up On Small Toys To Hand Out At Halloween. I Grabbed This Fake Credit Card, Because It Said James Bond On It. This Morning, I Noticed There Was A Slider On The Back And Opened It. It's A Freaking Lock Picking Set!!!

Amanda L. Richards‎ Report

Toujin C'Thlu 2 weeks ago

That explains the name on it.

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The thredUp report says that in 2028, the second-hand market will be worth US$64 billion, in comparison to US$44 billion for fast fashion. As of 2018, fast fashion was worth US$35 billion and second-hand US$24 billion.

"The retail sector needs to find ways to embrace, acquire, or partner with resale business models because customer adoption is likely to continue," broker-dealer business Cowen and Company said. "Customers of the future will look for ways to recycle, resell or upcycle, and will be drawn to the incredible value of buying secondhand. We believe that brands will need to partner with resale sites and support the circular economy."

#3

I Found This Last Week And It’s Definitely My Favorite Thing I’ve Seen At An Antique Or Thrift Store. Introducing The Violin Vampire Killing Kit!

I Found This Last Week And It’s Definitely My Favorite Thing I’ve Seen At An Antique Or Thrift Store. Introducing The Violin Vampire Killing Kit!

Amanda Anatole Report

varwenea 2 weeks ago

I would totally get this just so I can bring it to my niece's violin recital and let it be accidentally discovered. 😂

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Even traditional retailers are starting to embrace secondhand. For example, Airbnb is building homes that are designed to be shared, not owned, and IKEA has announced plans to offer furniture rentals.

"The resale customer is no longer somebody else’s customer, they are everybody’s customer," Reinhart added. "Mass market or luxury, if people can find a high-quality product for much less, they’ll choose used. As the line between new and used apparel blurs for consumers, a powerful transformation in retail will unfold

#4

Now You're Singing It

Now You're Singing It

Faith Moultrup‎ Report

Luis Milian 2 weeks ago

HAHAhahaha....yes they are...

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#5

My 9 Year Old Daughter Found This Today At The Goodwill In Niles, Michigan. She Said He Had To Come Home With Us Because She Loves Weird Things And She Just Knew That Nobody Else Would Buy Him And He Would Be Lonely

My 9 Year Old Daughter Found This Today At The Goodwill In Niles, Michigan. She Said He Had To Come Home With Us Because She Loves Weird Things And She Just Knew That Nobody Else Would Buy Him And He Would Be Lonely

Katrina Hastings Report

George Digamma 2 weeks ago

Your daughter will become a humanitariar. Or a new Tim Burton.

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#6

Had To Spruce Her Up A Bit

Had To Spruce Her Up A Bit

Amber Jones Report

Max L. 2 weeks ago

this is actually nice if in a place you can admire them in their natural environment.

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#7

Found This Yesterday And Bought For My Son, Who Loved It! Best £2 Spent Ever!

Found This Yesterday And Bought For My Son, Who Loved It! Best £2 Spent Ever!

Rachael Slater‎ Report

Nthati 2 weeks ago

Took my brain a minute to see that these are just pants.

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#8

I Rescued This Incredible Globe From The Trash, It’s About 20” Tall And Handcrafted With Semi-Precious Stones And A Brass Base. Not Really That Weird But Definitely Second Hand And Pretty Unusual

I Rescued This Incredible Globe From The Trash, It’s About 20” Tall And Handcrafted With Semi-Precious Stones And A Brass Base. Not Really That Weird But Definitely Second Hand And Pretty Unusual

Pete Anthonius Leggio Report

varwenea 2 weeks ago

These things were so popular for a long while sold at many stores. Not ultra expensive but not cheap either. In the hundreds depending on size. This is a rather nice one as the stones used are quite varied, and the ocean's blue colors is magnificent. The brass likely can be polished to shine some more. This is a top notch dumpster fine!

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#9

Lucky Enough To Find Matching Dresses For My Boyfriend And Me So We Could Do This Pose At The Stanley Hotel. Estes Park, Co Thrift Shop

Lucky Enough To Find Matching Dresses For My Boyfriend And Me So We Could Do This Pose At The Stanley Hotel. Estes Park, Co Thrift Shop

Robyn Maitland Ross Report

Rowlie 2 weeks ago

looks like a great couple

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#10

My 6 Year Old Spent Her Allowance On A Hand Painted, Canvas Portrait Of A Goat She Found At The Flea Market. Yes It Came Home. It's Now Hung In Her Room

My 6 Year Old Spent Her Allowance On A Hand Painted, Canvas Portrait Of A Goat She Found At The Flea Market. Yes It Came Home. It's Now Hung In Her Room

Angie Carey Report

Miss Cris 2 weeks ago

It's very nice. Your daughter knows how to expend her money and has an excellent art taste. Congratulations!

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#11

This Large, Weird Mushroom House Lamp From The '70s Is One Of My Favorite Second Hand Finds.

This Large, Weird Mushroom House Lamp From The '70s Is One Of My Favorite Second Hand Finds.

I used to work at a little used book store, and one day this guy just showed up with a box of old books and two of these lamps in it and said "Keep 'em". My boss didn't want them, so my coworker and I each got one


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Craptavaganza 2 weeks ago

It's a Hobbit house!

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#12

Thrift Store Painting To Which Someone Had Added A Dinosaur

Thrift Store Painting To Which Someone Had Added A Dinosaur

Lisa Haslbauer Report

Rowlie 2 weeks ago

Jurrasic Art

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#13

Who Remembers ....

Who Remembers ....

Scott Smith II‎ Report

Toujin C'Thlu 2 weeks ago

I do

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#14

Just Had To Share This Charming Tissue Dispenser I Came Across In New York

Just Had To Share This Charming Tissue Dispenser I Came Across In New York

Sarah Greene Reed Report

Miss Cris 2 weeks ago

She really loves cats!

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#15

Yes. It Came Home With Me. Haven't Read It Yet

Yes. It Came Home With Me. Haven't Read It Yet

Mags Denizkizi Report

Charlotte 2 weeks ago

I've worked in a children's bookstore and can tell you it's pretty popular. At least here in the Netherlands it is.

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#16

Bought A Nice Frame At Goodwill For $0.50. Put A Photo In It And Kept Seeing A Smudge. Removed The Back And Held It Up To The Light And Saw This...

Bought A Nice Frame At Goodwill For $0.50. Put A Photo In It And Kept Seeing A Smudge. Removed The Back And Held It Up To The Light And Saw This...

Jordan Bem Report

Koalamonster 2 weeks ago

The apartment is his, you'll have to move out now.

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#17

I Literally Darted Across The Store When I Saw Her. She’s So Fancy I Love It

I Literally Darted Across The Store When I Saw Her. She’s So Fancy I Love It

Adele Küntz Report

Toujin C'Thlu 2 weeks ago

My sister loves flamingos. She'd probably love this

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#18

Finally... I Can Drink My Beer With Ladylike Class!

Finally... I Can Drink My Beer With Ladylike Class!

Judith van Es Report

Max L. 2 weeks ago

a flute pint, a flint !

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#19

I Don't Know If These Qualify As Weird As Much As They Do Amazing. Found At A Small Local Thrift Store. I Picked Them Up Without Hesitation

I Don't Know If These Qualify As Weird As Much As They Do Amazing. Found At A Small Local Thrift Store. I Picked Them Up Without Hesitation

Shalon Cade Report

RaroaRaroa 2 weeks ago

So that's where the wild things are.

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#20

I Found This At Goodwill! This Has Officially Become My Wedding Rehearsal Bouquet!

I Found This At Goodwill! This Has Officially Become My Wedding Rehearsal Bouquet!

Jennifer Sanford Report

MISSY BARTON 2 weeks ago

So cute! How much was it?

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#21

Yes I Did Buy This Elephant Sweatshirt. Made Me Laugh Too Hard Not Too

Yes I Did Buy This Elephant Sweatshirt. Made Me Laugh Too Hard Not Too

Melissa Nowicki Report

Toujin C'Thlu 2 weeks ago

This is just adorable!

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#22

Check Out This Kraken Stand I Have In My Kitchen Now

Check Out This Kraken Stand I Have In My Kitchen Now

Cheyanne Cooper Report

Tahani 2 weeks ago

yup would have bought it too!

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#23

Got The Dragon For Free! It Stands About 7 Feet Tall And Is Hand Pounded Tin

Got The Dragon For Free! It Stands About 7 Feet Tall And Is Hand Pounded Tin

It was a tent topper for a circus I think. I got it from a guy whos uncle had one of PT Barnums houses here in Denver. I gave him some real estate advice and he gave me Dragon. It has a hole where the mouth is for smoke and a spot for the tongue but the tongue is missing. It’s super light! It had been in the back yard for years and was covered in weeds. I dream that it traveled the world on sideshow adventures

Jeanette Wild Report

Foxxy 2 weeks ago

I actually like this.

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#24

Really Beautiful And Intricately Carved Skull At Asiabarong Gallery, Great Barrington Ma

Really Beautiful And Intricately Carved Skull At Asiabarong Gallery, Great Barrington Ma

Hannah Helena Report

Hello it Smee 2 weeks ago

That is gourgous scrimshaw carving.

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#25

So... I Couldn't Be Happier With My Goodwill Find Today. I Previously Worked For A Termite And Pest Control Company But They Closed 2 Julys Ago

So... I Couldn't Be Happier With My Goodwill Find Today. I Previously Worked For A Termite And Pest Control Company But They Closed 2 Julys Ago

Today...I was hired as a data entry coordinator at a new and much better pest control company!!!! I headed to goodwill to beef up my office clothing and found this gem!!! Perfect addition to my eccentric office lady wardrobe!

‎April Piper Report

Wil Vanderheijden 2 weeks ago

Your boss will be pleased with such dedication...

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#26

My Four Year Old Daughter Absolutely Could Not Live Without This Four Foot Rainbow Trout!

My Four Year Old Daughter Absolutely Could Not Live Without This Four Foot Rainbow Trout!

Jenea Villaseñor Report

Letitia Hedding 2 weeks ago

there are ponies everywhere and then a giant trout!!!!!! haha

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#27

So Brought These From Savers And Didn’t Look At The Back

So Brought These From Savers And Didn’t Look At The Back

Shannon Rose Van Nek Report

Kryogen 2 weeks ago

let's twerk your pokéballs haha !

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#28

Obviously This Shirt Had To Come Home With Me Today. It's Way Too Large For Me But Oh Well

Obviously This Shirt Had To Come Home With Me Today. It's Way Too Large For Me But Oh Well

Summer Morgan Report

Iggy 2 weeks ago

There is no way you could have left that shirt behind! And it wouldn't cost much to get it altered if you wanted to.

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#29

Pencil Flats. I Hope A Teacher Somewhere Out There Will Stumble Upon These Gems

Pencil Flats. I Hope A Teacher Somewhere Out There Will Stumble Upon These Gems

Sydney Morris Report

Toujin C'Thlu 2 weeks ago

Looks like something Miss Frizzle from 'Magic School Bus' would wear

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#30

Mad At Your Spouse???

Mad At Your Spouse???

Blanca Juarez Report

Kaisu 2 weeks ago

I would definitely buy this and eat my own snacks from it

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#31

I Wanted To Give Y’all An Update On How Absolutely Perfect This Crazy Piece Looks In My Bright, Plant Filled Dining Room

I Wanted To Give Y’all An Update On How Absolutely Perfect This Crazy Piece Looks In My Bright, Plant Filled Dining Room

Chels Collins Report

Chris Watson 2 weeks ago

You are "owning" it! It's vibrant colours match the personality in your photo. Great job

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#32

Thank You To The Saint Who Donated This. It’s Now Thriving In Its New, Loving Home!

Thank You To The Saint Who Donated This. It’s Now Thriving In Its New, Loving Home!

Summer McCusker Report

Saint Victoria 2 weeks ago

lmfao

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#33

The Other Ladies Thought It Was Super Weird, As Soon As I Seen It I Knew It Had To Come Home With Me!! (Whether It Fit Or Not)

The Other Ladies Thought It Was Super Weird, As Soon As I Seen It I Knew It Had To Come Home With Me!! (Whether It Fit Or Not)

Kristle McElroy Report

Letitia Hedding 2 weeks ago

hell yeah

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#34

Found This Gem Today At Savers In St. Louis. Pretty Sure It’s Homemade (No Tags) And For $2.99, You’d Better Believe It Came Home With Me

Found This Gem Today At Savers In St. Louis. Pretty Sure It’s Homemade (No Tags) And For $2.99, You’d Better Believe It Came Home With Me

Pam Marty Report

IzzieM 2 weeks ago

Every head deserves a tea cozy / ritualistic mask.

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#35

My Best Friend And I Wore Thrift Store Wedding Dresses To A Showing Of Bridesmaids. After The Show, This Woman Stopped Us. She Was The Original Owner Of Our Dresses. Both Dresses!!!

My Best Friend And I Wore Thrift Store Wedding Dresses To A Showing Of Bridesmaids. After The Show, This Woman Stopped Us. She Was The Original Owner Of Our Dresses. Both Dresses!!!

Mine is from her first wedding and my friend's from her second..... A small world post from today reminded me of this glorious moment

Tacky Joe Report

Koalamonster 2 weeks ago

Whatever happened I love that she not only had no problem seeing the dresses- both of them- while being out, but that she shared with them that those had been hers AND looks happy in the picture. Most people probably wouldn't have said anything, some might've felt unhappy seeing them out, but she is above that noise it seems. Love that.

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#36

You Could Have Heard Me Squeal With Glee When I Walked Up On This Gem! I Grabbed It And Held On Tight (Granted No One Else Was Around At The Time)

You Could Have Heard Me Squeal With Glee When I Walked Up On This Gem! I Grabbed It And Held On Tight (Granted No One Else Was Around At The Time)

Diane Elizabeth Dunn Report

Foxxy 2 weeks ago

And this is why people you should never say “I do not believe in fairies”. Every time someone says it, somewhere a fairy falls down dead.

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#37

In At Atlanta Area Goodwill, July 15. When I Told My Son I Didn't Buy It He Said "What's Wrong With You?!"

In At Atlanta Area Goodwill, July 15. When I Told My Son I Didn't Buy It He Said "What's Wrong With You?!"

Jason Spears Report

George Digamma 2 weeks ago

He is right

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#38

Here’s Looking At You, Kid

Here’s Looking At You, Kid

Meg Brown Report

Foxxy 2 weeks ago

Imagne being half asleep drinking your first morning coffee.

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#39

Found This At A Goodwill. Adorable Little Animals To Impale What A Weird Toy

Found This At A Goodwill. Adorable Little Animals To Impale What A Weird Toy

Jenny Popples Report

Demi Zwaan 2 weeks ago

I'd love to know how a narwhal ever catches a koala.

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#40

Back In January, I Acquired One Of My Most Prized Possessions- A Life-Sized Cast Replica Of An Apatosaurus Femur Bone!

Back In January, I Acquired One Of My Most Prized Possessions- A Life-Sized Cast Replica Of An Apatosaurus Femur Bone!

It is a little over 6 feet tall and made of fiberglass. My friend Kathleen and I found it at a Pocono antique mall for a little over $160. The first time I saw it I actually left it behind, wondering “do I reallyyyy need a dinosaur bone?” And I regretted it all week! Once the market was open again I raced up to bring it home in the middle of a snow storm and it is now permanently on display in my living room

Hillary Pierson Report

Jonathon Smith 2 weeks ago

I have so much respect for someone who waits a week and comes to the conclusion they need a 6 foot dinosaur bone in their life.

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#41

I Present... Bizarre Cat Trinket Pot! It Did Not Come Home With Me

I Present... Bizarre Cat Trinket Pot! It Did Not Come Home With Me

Rachel Johnson Report

Carla Yvonne Noomen 2 weeks ago

I would have taken it home for sure.. it's funny

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#42

Went To An Antique Store Liquidation. Mostly A Bust But I Did Leave With Some New Bling

Went To An Antique Store Liquidation. Mostly A Bust But I Did Leave With Some New Bling

Justin Jones Report

Colin Leetham 2 weeks ago

What a boar!

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#43

My Niece Found This Fabulous Dinosaur Dress At The Salvation Army Store Today. It Is So Cute On Her And It Did Go Home With Her

My Niece Found This Fabulous Dinosaur Dress At The Salvation Army Store Today. It Is So Cute On Her And It Did Go Home With Her

‎Lisa Ginzel‎ Report

Iggy 2 weeks ago

Love it!

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#44

I Found Casket Barbie Today. I Low Key Regret Not Taking Her Home

I Found Casket Barbie Today. I Low Key Regret Not Taking Her Home

Katrina Sara Report

George Digamma 2 weeks ago

She is like the bride of Frankestein in Dracula's coffin. Some designer loves horror movies i guess.

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#45

I Found This In A Yard Sale

I Found This In A Yard Sale

Kirby Shofner Report

Rowlie 2 weeks ago

This bugs me

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