Old clutter. Broken junk. Useless odds and ends. Thrift stores are full of these. However, once in a blue moon, people get lucky and find something so fantastic, bedazzling and out of this world that they must share it with everyone they know. The Facebook group ‘Weird Secondhand Finds That Just Need To Be Shared’ is dedicated to secondhand shop fanatics who find metaphorical needles among haystacks of miscellaneous mundane things. This group is also proof that one person’s trash can be another person’s treasure.

Bored Panda created this list of unexpected thrift store finds to give you your daily dose of laughter and amazement. But if you finish scrolling and find yourself wanting for more, check out our previous lists of incredible secondhand goodies here and here. Scroll down, upvote your fave items and let everyone know in the comments why you liked them so much.

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#1

Picked Up On The Side Of The Road A Few Weeks Ago. It Is A Victorian Era Conversation Setee, For Courting Couples. The Weird Thing Is That It Was On The Side Of The Road With A Bunch Of Junk

Picked Up On The Side Of The Road A Few Weeks Ago. It Is A Victorian Era Conversation Setee, For Courting Couples. The Weird Thing Is That It Was On The Side Of The Road With A Bunch Of Junk

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Foxxy 1 month ago

That looks to be in really good condition too, what a score. Great conversation piece too.

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#2

Found At The Bins Yesterday By My Husband.... I’m Digging It

Found At The Bins Yesterday By My Husband.... I’m Digging It

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Secondhand shopping — especially for clothes — is great for both your wallet and the world, and here’s why. First of all, you can wear fancy branded clothes from thrift shops for a fraction of the retail price. You can quite literally walk a mile in someone’s fancy shoes and save cash while doing it.

#3

I Like To Believe Someone's Grandma Worked Really Hard On This! I Feel So Lucky To Own It!

I Like To Believe Someone's Grandma Worked Really Hard On This! I Feel So Lucky To Own It!

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hobbitly 1 month ago

This is beautiful!

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#4

Got This Free Giant Cup! The Lady Who Gave It To Us Said Her Husband Was A Liquor Distributor And Got It Free. She Just Wanted It Gone

Got This Free Giant Cup! The Lady Who Gave It To Us Said Her Husband Was A Liquor Distributor And Got It Free. She Just Wanted It Gone

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C 1 month ago

This image is pretty unsettling

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Secondly, more people wearing and sharing secondhand clothing means less rubbish, less manufacturing new clothes, and a much happier planet. Way happier. According to Sheril Dsouza on Medium, it takes a whopping 1,800 gallons (that’s more than 6,800 liters for all you Europeans out there) to make a single pair of jeans!

#5

$15 From Salvation Army Store! Printed On Wood, Definitely Before The Movies

$15 From Salvation Army Store! Printed On Wood, Definitely Before The Movies

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C 1 month ago

My mom had this when I was grwing up. I loved that poster

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#6

My Kid Cried The Whole Way Home (Didn’t Let That Stop Me)

My Kid Cried The Whole Way Home (Didn’t Let That Stop Me)

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Daria B 1 month ago (edited)

This one gives new meaning to "second hand".

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Lastly, trading secondhand clothes and items create stronger, more responsible and eco-conscious communities. That’s right. When you go to a thrift store to drop something off or to find a new wacky thingamajig for your office, you’re actively building a better future. You’re taking recycling to a whole new level. You’re encouraging your friends and family to care about the environment. If you’re ever in doubt whether something secondhand is fashionable, just remember: old is the new new.

#7

My Parents Think It's Ugly. I Think It's Glorious

My Parents Think It's Ugly. I Think It's Glorious

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Helena R 1 month ago

Somehow it's glorious and ugly at the same time

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#8

I Picked Up This Sweater A Few Years Ago And Listed It On Ebay. It Sold For Around $80 And The Buyer Username Was The Goldberg Studios. I Started Recording The TV Show And It Made Its Appearance The Following Season! It Was On Air For A Whopping 10 Seconds

I Picked Up This Sweater A Few Years Ago And Listed It On Ebay. It Sold For Around $80 And The Buyer Username Was The Goldberg Studios. I Started Recording The TV Show And It Made Its Appearance The Following Season! It Was On Air For A Whopping 10 Seconds

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Sadie Shapiro 1 month ago

THE GOLDBERGS!!! YESSS!!!

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#9

Handpainted Queen Nesting Dolls!

Handpainted Queen Nesting Dolls!

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Bored Fox 1 month ago

In Russia people can find nesting dolls about literally anything. Probably all movies, TV series, games and comics are featured.

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#10

Really Wanted, But Too Small. *sigh*

Really Wanted, But Too Small. *sigh*

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Bluebell Rizzi 1 month ago

I need this

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#11

I Found This Cute Little Love Seat At My Favorite Thrift Store Thinking It Would Be The Perfect Size For My Lizard I Bought It And He Actually Loves It

I Found This Cute Little Love Seat At My Favorite Thrift Store Thinking It Would Be The Perfect Size For My Lizard I Bought It And He Actually Loves It

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Hans 1 month ago

Amphibiously approved!

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#12

I Found This At The Bins. It's Much More Satisfying Then A Stress Ball

I Found This At The Bins. It's Much More Satisfying Then A Stress Ball

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athornedrose 1 month ago

all break rooms should have this available for catharsis

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#13

Bought This Kick Ass Oven Mitt From A Garage Sale When I Was A Kid For When I Got A Home Of My Own, At 27 I’m Proud To Say I Finally Get To Use It In A Home Of My Own

Bought This Kick Ass Oven Mitt From A Garage Sale When I Was A Kid For When I Got A Home Of My Own, At 27 I’m Proud To Say I Finally Get To Use It In A Home Of My Own

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BusLady 1 month ago

You need to find another one. He needs a mate.

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#14

Found These Two For Less Then 5 Dollars Last Year; They're Obviously Hanging In My Living Room

Found These Two For Less Then 5 Dollars Last Year; They're Obviously Hanging In My Living Room

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Kristy P 1 month ago

Much wow!

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#15

Found Her Yesterday, It's A Shelf & Heavy! Made Of Bakelite. Don't Know Anything About It But She Looks Like A Creepy Version Of Me So Yup.. She's Mine Now

Found Her Yesterday, It's A Shelf & Heavy! Made Of Bakelite. Don't Know Anything About It But She Looks Like A Creepy Version Of Me So Yup.. She's Mine Now

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Leo H 1 month ago

Way cool..looks just like you

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#16

I Found These A Few Years Ago At A Yard Sale In Colorado. They're About 6 Inches Tall

I Found These A Few Years Ago At A Yard Sale In Colorado. They're About 6 Inches Tall

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Mark 1 month ago

Beetlejuice figures. Weird but explainable.

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#17

My Favorite Possession. A Reusable Wine "Cork" Bronze Replica Of The Human Heart. The Photo Doesn't Do It Justice. I'm A Nurse, So Maybe This Isn't As Cool To Non Medical Folks

My Favorite Possession. A Reusable Wine "Cork" Bronze Replica Of The Human Heart. The Photo Doesn't Do It Justice. I'm A Nurse, So Maybe This Isn't As Cool To Non Medical Folks

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NanZ 1 month ago

Some wine is good for your heart and being a nurse, it was meant for you!

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#18

Does An Aged Portrait Of Your Apparently Immortal Cat Count As A Weird Secondhand Find?

Does An Aged Portrait Of Your Apparently Immortal Cat Count As A Weird Secondhand Find?

I mean she’s a rescue so who knows how long she’s been about for. Even weirder: there’s some German writing on the back of it. I love my German vampire baby Pepè

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Jason Doakes 1 month ago

You don't know half of it! Look at the painting, see the color pattern? It's mirrored, so that means THE CAT PAINTED IT herself while seeing herself in the mirror!!!

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#19

Found Old Photo Album In Thrift Store In Kansas. Came Home With Me

Found Old Photo Album In Thrift Store In Kansas. Came Home With Me

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Meredith Glenn 1 month ago

That picture on the left at least is a reproduction. That’s president Grant and his wife Julia

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#20

Best Find Today

Best Find Today

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Gary 1 month ago

From the film 'Beetle juice'

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#21

Loved This Phone I Found At The Garage Sale Warehouse In Beaverton, Or

Loved This Phone I Found At The Garage Sale Warehouse In Beaverton, Or

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BusLady 1 month ago

A Mick Jagger phone. Now I've seen everything.

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#22

This Sofa Did Not Come Home With Us, Because We Didn’t Drive Our Freight Train To The Store That Day

This Sofa Did Not Come Home With Us, Because We Didn’t Drive Our Freight Train To The Store That Day

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Ashley Galyen 1 month ago (edited)

As a short person, this is how I feel everyday.

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#23

I Found A Giant Metal Penny In The Toy Section Of Gw. It Makes Everything Look Tiny!!! Love It!!

I Found A Giant Metal Penny In The Toy Section Of Gw. It Makes Everything Look Tiny!!! Love It!!

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Hans 1 month ago

Oh god, you shrunk the cat!

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#24

Every Question You Have That Starts With “Wait, Is That....?”, The Answer Is Yes

Every Question You Have That Starts With “Wait, Is That....?”, The Answer Is Yes

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Sue Grigg 1 month ago

That is fabulous.

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#25

Went To An Auction To Grab Some Bar Equipment And Found These

Went To An Auction To Grab Some Bar Equipment And Found These

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Lucey 1 month ago

Statler and Waldorf.

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#26

This Is Probably My Most Prized Find. This Is Billie Jean

This Is Probably My Most Prized Find. This Is Billie Jean

I’ve had her for a while. She has a back story. I drove past an antique store and saw her on the sidewalk out front. I instantly loved her. A couple days later, I drove past the same store and there she was. I thought to myself, “How has no one purchased that glorious goat?!?” I was trying to be good. I went home and later that day was scrolling through my news feed and there was a picture of her on Facebook! What are the odds?!?! I shared the picture on saying that I couldn’t believe that no one had purchased the goat. The post got a lot of traffic. I thought about that goat most of the day but I was balling on a budget. I broke down and called them to see if they still had her. When I called the guy said, “I don’t know what the deal is with that goat! I’ve gotten so many calls today!” He said that she was still there as of then. I got in the car and told my husband I was going to try and barter for her. He knew then, that I was coming home with that goat one way or another. Well, the owner wouldn’t barter because he had gotten too many calls. Ironically, the calls were because of me sharing her. (I have a decent following for my work). Someone had even paid a deposit down for them to hold her but hadn’t returned within the allotted 24 hours. Needless to say, I’m weak and wrote a check. He told me they called her “Billie”. I added Jean because she was mine and I could. I came home with her and then I was afraid someone would steal her because she was so awesome. I made her stay in the house for a week. I finally put her out front but obsessively checked for her every time I walked passed the window. I may or may not have installed security cameras because of this goat statue. Needless to say, she is part of the family now and the talk of the neighborhood.

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C 1 month ago

She is pretty cute. This seems to demonstrate how things being limited make them seem more valuable to people

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#27

I Present To You.... Disco Pig! Found This Little Guy Hanging Out In The Library At My Grandmother's Retirement Home. Provided By One Of The Residence

I Present To You.... Disco Pig! Found This Little Guy Hanging Out In The Library At My Grandmother's Retirement Home. Provided By One Of The Residence

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wusah 1 month ago

Must have Disco Pig!!!!!! Lol love it!!!

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#28

My $4.99 Goodwill Find, Next To My Home Depot Find, In Front Of A Portrait Of Said Find. The Real Kitty's Name Is Nugget And He Was Found At Less Than A Week Old, In A Flowerpot At Home Depot

My $4.99 Goodwill Find, Next To My Home Depot Find, In Front Of A Portrait Of Said Find. The Real Kitty's Name Is Nugget And He Was Found At Less Than A Week Old, In A Flowerpot At Home Depot

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BusLady 1 month ago

Thank you for rescuing the kitty.

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#29

Just... No

Just... No

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Lucy Shupe 1 month ago

Or wear it backwards and see what happens.

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#30

I Stared At Them For A Minute Or Two, Then Walked Quietly Away

I Stared At Them For A Minute Or Two, Then Walked Quietly Away

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C 1 month ago

If it wasn't a dentists house, I would be out of there

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