One person's trash is another person's new favorite item - and the numbers are there to back it up. According to research from retail analytics firm GlobalData the fashion resale market is growing 21 times faster than the retail market, shown over the past three years. There are many reasons why people have taken to thrifting, from environmental to affordable, but when you look at the one-of-a-kind thrift store finds in the list below - one answer could be where else could you find this stuff?

From photos of doppelgangers to toys from your childhood or an autographed Stephen King novel, you never know what is waiting for you that in a garage sale or a thrift store. Scroll down below to see the best of these interesting finds, and don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1

The Best $1.99 I Will Ever Spend In My Lifetime

The Best $1.99 I Will Ever Spend In My Lifetime

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Nancy Tate-Leach
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s amazing

Lance d'Boyle
Community Member
2 years ago

The only way this is better is if you name is Gerry too.

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Years ago, in a Goodwill, I found an autographed copy of "Hotel" by Arthur Hailey. Vintage 1965 first edition. I still have it.

Lydia Pineault
Community Member
2 years ago

Keep it! Awesome! :) <3

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Bumble
Community Member
2 years ago

Holy Red Rum. That is awesome!

Kelly Horrigan
Community Member
2 years ago

I would have peed my pants and ran to the checkout!

Malakai
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice! I wonder what that's actuallt worth now :o

Melissa Nunya
Community Member
2 years ago

A quick google search, it looks like around 400$

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Johnny
Community Member
2 years ago

Was it discounted since someone wrote in it?

.gas.
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm not saying this is fake, but I know both my library (book sales) and thrift store check things before putting them out. They check for signatures, dates, anything that's worth money, and then they either sell them for a fair price, or auction them elsewhere.

MN Free Spirit
Community Member
2 years ago

Most of the time they do, but my mother in law got a $200 purse for $10, and didn't know it at the time.

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Daniel Joesten
Community Member
2 years ago

That is my exact birthday. Day, month, year. Crazy!

MidnightFury
Community Member
2 years ago

WHY WOULD SOMEONE GIVE THAT AWAY?!?!?!?!!!

Monday
Community Member
2 years ago

Jerry probably died or something and a relative didn't notice the autograph....or maybe a spiteful ex-girlfriend/boyfriend.

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Eli
Community Member
2 years ago

What a find!

Christina Sersif
Community Member
2 years ago

I can't believe someone sold this for one and sold it for so cheaply two. Lucky!

Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

wow. what a luck!

Bill
Community Member
2 years ago

I waited in line at the Bangor Mall and got a copy of Cujo signed to me.

Vic
Community Member
2 years ago

You've struck gold there..

Valereee
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW ❗❗

Amazon QT
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow! That awesome!

Tracy Lynn
Community Member
2 years ago

Holy crap that is truly amazing.

Shoto Todoroki
Community Member
2 years ago

What luck...

Russian Otaku
Community Member
2 years ago

But who is Merry?

Marek Cieślik
Community Member
2 years ago

Or, more to the point, where's Pippin?

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Melissa Nunya
Community Member
2 years ago

What a find!

FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow. Just wow. Luckiest guy on earth right there.

Asi Bassey
Community Member
2 years ago

Get an appraisal ASAP.

Lyop
Community Member
2 years ago

OMG!! Precious!

Max L.
Community Member
2 years ago

Id love to read it autographed or not

Petra
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW

Liz Mosby
Community Member
2 years ago

Luckeeee.

Consecutive interpreter
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

That's awesome Consecutive interpreters

Atlantia Sea
Community Member
2 years ago

That's fricken awesomeness!! :)

Debra Brooks Kapellakis
Community Member
2 years ago

priceless!!!

JozeeMom
Community Member
2 years ago

My favorite! :-D

Faith Arnold
Community Member
2 years ago

It would be amazing if his name is Terry. it would be amazing if this Terry was a celebrity or well known. But it's not.

Mary Jaye
Community Member
2 years ago

THIS IS AWESOME! I COLLECT AUTOGRAPHS! KING IS A GREAT ONE. IT IS A REAL FIND. HE EVEN DATED THE AUTOGRAPH. VEY COOL!!!!

Sue Clasen
Community Member
2 years ago

Must be gold for a King fan

Elise Williams
Community Member
2 years ago

What a particularly Shining buy!

Debbie
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW

kkathleen517
Community Member
2 years ago

I think I almost peed my pants...that lucky son of a bitch! Ugh, it's not fair damnit. I don't even need to look at the rest of these, I know this book is the most priceless gem of all.

Aileen Cheetham
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow fantastic.

Lydia Pineault
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a paperback! And where ever Gerry was that he saw Stephen King live and in person to sign this is one thing! But where did the photograph come into the scenario here? Did he (Steven) hand out photos of himself to people at every book signing? The photograph looks as though it was taken in a book store! Very interesting!

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 years ago

What an awesome find!

Ang.stl
Community Member
2 years ago

Since nobody else has said it, I will: I offer $5 (that's right FIVE with NO ZEROS) for the book. You keep the super scary pic of "Jack"!

Zake Pert
Community Member
2 years ago

King is a real weird guy.

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The younger generation is possibly the most environmentally-conscious one yet, and to protect our our earth people are taking initiative to reduce waste. Buying second-hand clothes from thrift shops significantly reduces not just waste but pollution as well. No matter what material your clothes are made of the production of garments is detrimental to the environment. To produce synthetic materials such as polyester requires the use of petroleum and byproducts of toxic gases. Post-production even causes a toll through transportation-related pollution. When you buy second-hand clothing the transportation decreases significantly and they are less likely to end up in a landfill.

#2

My $2 Thrift Store Repaint

My $2 Thrift Store Repaint

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Jean van der Merwe
Community Member
2 years ago

Super cool!

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#3

My New Lunch Box, Thanks Goodwill

My New Lunch Box, Thanks Goodwill

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Vic
Community Member
2 years ago

Hahaha.. brilliant!! Carry a rare steak to office.. you will get some priceless reactions at lunchtime..

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Thrifting is not just environmentally conscious but can be socially as well. When you buy from large corporations you know you run the risk of contributing to unethical labor practices, but while you can't unmake clothes you can save yourself from investing more money into these companies by only buying them second-hand. As a bonus, many thrift shores donate or support charities, raising money for their communities or humanitarian aid.

#4

Someone Who Works At A Charity Shop Put Jeff Goldblum In Every Single Photo Frame

Someone Who Works At A Charity Shop Put Jeff Goldblum In Every Single Photo Frame

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Liz Mosby
Community Member
2 years ago

Brilliant.

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#5

Funny Coffee Mug I Found Today

Funny Coffee Mug I Found Today

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

Great for Christians who hate people in Jesus's name despite never having actually read the Bible

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We all want to help out the globe, but thrifting cheap things of course has the added bonus of benefiting shoppers personally. Who doesn't want to snag a designer handbag for $5 or a unique vintage jacket that was discontinued for $3 - compare that with a $50 graphic tee that everyone owns and it will make you want to head to your local thrift store right away.

#6

As A 100% Straight Man, I Had To Have This Shirt

As A 100% Straight Man, I Had To Have This Shirt

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

TACOS

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#7

Found A Camera In A Thrift Store That Belonged To A Soldier In WW1. Has Undeveloped Verichrome Film In The Back

Found A Camera In A Thrift Store That Belonged To A Soldier In WW1. Has Undeveloped Verichrome Film In The Back

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Petra
Community Member
2 years ago

What was on the developed film?

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Thrift shops aren't the only places to find one-of-a-kind items even garage sales have buried treasure hiding among them. Finding something unique is part of the fun but what about when you find something that has way more value than you paid for it? Think Antiques Roadshow, if you think you found something valuable it is possible it is. One woman paid $10 on a painting to find it valued at $15,000

#8

Found These Weird Ass Salt And Pepper Shakers. A Giraffe Eating A Tourist’s Toupee

Found These Weird Ass Salt And Pepper Shakers. A Giraffe Eating A Tourist’s Toupee

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Liz Mosby
Community Member
2 years ago

Love this.

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#9

Every Garage Sale Should Be This Funny

Every Garage Sale Should Be This Funny

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Vic
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Excellent!! A year to before I can tell the missus stuff I hate at home..

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Reuse and upcycle! Upcycling is a creative process where you transform an old item or material into something new. Many people go thrifting and put a new spin on vintage clothes or old finds to bring them back to life. Thrifting is a way to flex your creative muscles to express individuality. With upcycling old pieces or materials that may be rough around the edges aren't being discarded but have new life breathed back into them.

#10

Couldn't Resist This 70s Rainbow Kettle For $7

Couldn't Resist This 70s Rainbow Kettle For $7

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Toast Of Saint Louis
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm feeling that kettle.

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#11

Best $10 I’ve Ever Spent

Best $10 I’ve Ever Spent

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

can't let my girl see this...

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#12

Got This Bad Boy Last Weekend For $2 And My Boyfriend Has Yet To Notice It On The Wall. I Might Add In The Extra Batteries So It Meows Every Hour

Got This Bad Boy Last Weekend For $2 And My Boyfriend Has Yet To Notice It On The Wall. I Might Add In The Extra Batteries So It Meows Every Hour

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Smerv
Community Member
2 years ago

"...it meows every hour" SOLD

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#13

$10 At A Local Garage Sale! The Old Lady Didn't Even Remember What It Was At First

$10 At A Local Garage Sale! The Old Lady Didn't Even Remember What It Was At First

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

this one is gold...the nostalgia

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#14

I Shouldn't Be Allowed To Thrift For My Clothing Unsupervised

I Shouldn't Be Allowed To Thrift For My Clothing Unsupervised

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Casper Slinkman
Community Member
2 years ago

'oh no! Someone is bashing my favourite 90's show ! :O' who you gonna call? SUPER RETROMAN!!

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#15

I Found A Brand New Version Of My Childhood Teddy Bear At A Flea Market

I Found A Brand New Version Of My Childhood Teddy Bear At A Flea Market

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I'm A Lazy Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that a Berenstain Bear?

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#16

This Thrift Store Photo Is My Doppelganger

This Thrift Store Photo Is My Doppelganger

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

even Elvis can't believe it!

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#17

I Think I Maxed Out When I Found This Work Of Art At A Garage Sale As A Child. Now Proudly Displaying It In My First Apartment

I Think I Maxed Out When I Found This Work Of Art At A Garage Sale As A Child. Now Proudly Displaying It In My First Apartment

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Nancy Tate-Leach
Community Member
2 years ago

That is freaking hilarious.

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#18

Best Charity Shop Find Ever. It’s Going In My Bathroom. £3

Best Charity Shop Find Ever. It’s Going In My Bathroom. £3

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Jean van der Merwe
Community Member
2 years ago

So understated, super effective.

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#19

50 Cent Pick Up. If You Find Ceramic Frogs Out At Yard Sales, Flip Em Over To See If They Are A Keeper

50 Cent Pick Up. If You Find Ceramic Frogs Out At Yard Sales, Flip Em Over To See If They Are A Keeper

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Nancy Tate-Leach
Community Member
2 years ago

wow

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#20

This Fake Light-Plastic Wrench I Found At The Thrift Store. Gonna Throw It At People

This Fake Light-Plastic Wrench I Found At The Thrift Store. Gonna Throw It At People

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Farid Adiyanto
Community Member
2 years ago

I guess it's a movie prop.. for fighting and stuff

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#21

Found This At A Flea Market While On A Trip In PA

Found This At A Flea Market While On A Trip In PA

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athornedrose
Community Member
2 years ago

yes!!!! i need it!

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#22

Every Year We Spend $20 At Goodwill To Dress Each Other Then Get Cheesy Photos Taken Instead Of Buying Presents. We Did Great This Year

Every Year We Spend $20 At Goodwill To Dress Each Other Then Get Cheesy Photos Taken Instead Of Buying Presents. We Did Great This Year

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Charlotte Ayers
Community Member
2 years ago

There is always one hotdog in a group...

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#23

Thrift Store, Three Bucks. Pete Painted This Block Of Wood For 14 Years, Almost Every Day

Thrift Store, Three Bucks. Pete Painted This Block Of Wood For 14 Years, Almost Every Day

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Liz Mosby
Community Member
2 years ago

That's actually pretty cool. Just be careful because paint back then had TONS of deadly crap in it. I wouldn't touch it much or put it in your mouth..

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#24

Sometimes You Find Treasures, Sometimes Treasures Find You

Sometimes You Find Treasures, Sometimes Treasures Find You

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N G
Community Member
2 years ago

Always look on the udder side

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#25

On This Day In 2011, I Found 36 Stuffed Pikachus At A Salvation Army

On This Day In 2011, I Found 36 Stuffed Pikachus At A Salvation Army

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Petra
Community Member
2 years ago

Pikachu army

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#26

This Bench My Sister Bought At A Yard Sale Without Measuring The Space First

This Bench My Sister Bought At A Yard Sale Without Measuring The Space First

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

if it fits

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#27

Browsing My Neighborhood Salvation Army

Browsing My Neighborhood Salvation Army

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Sugar Latte
Community Member
2 years ago

*Kicks leg up* “Tip please. Anything above $50 is appreciated!”

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#28

This Thrift Shop Sells Thousands Of Random Family Photos

This Thrift Shop Sells Thousands Of Random Family Photos

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jamie1707
Community Member
2 years ago

I once came across an old Ladies life in a thrift store. Hundreds of hand written letters, hundreds of family photos, her children's birth books, a family bible and on and on and on. It made me very sad, as does this post. I wouldn't want my personal things ending up at a thrift store. I hope if my friends/family don't want them, they would destroy them.

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#29

Found This Beaut For $16. My New Favorite Sweater

Found This Beaut For $16. My New Favorite Sweater

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Kristen Bryer
Community Member
2 years ago

I wish I had a pic of it but in 1986 I actually HAD that exact sweatshirt. It comes in yellow and blue too. We all know why I know that.... the pink one was my absolute favorite. So crazy to see it again.

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#30

This Is My Favorite Mug. I Got It At A Thrift Store And Have No Idea Who These People Are

This Is My Favorite Mug. I Got It At A Thrift Store And Have No Idea Who These People Are

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

that one guy with his eyes closed...lol

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