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
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1 year ago

That’s amazing

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

this one is gold...the nostalgia

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

You could even say it’s SUPER!!!

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Bored Fox
Community Member
1 year ago

That is a lucky find. :) Really many people are very greedy when they are selling old video games. Here in Finland you probably have to spend nearly 100 € just to get a working NES and the games are easily 10-50 € each. My brother was once super lucky when he found working Commodore 64 and plenty of games with less than 20 €.

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Just wait until her adult son finds out she sold it for $10. Moooooom!!!!!

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Smerv
Community Member
1 year ago

Super Envious

Mieke Sorée
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a great find!

Sodom
Community Member
1 year ago

I would at least give her more. Only because she doesnt know doesnt mean she dont deserves the money ...

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 year ago

Sodom, are you kidding? It might have been m.b.'s mother!

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m. b
Community Member
1 year ago

Could have been my mother! She never bought one as I was small, AS I grew up I finally got one (guess who switched of power in the very last friggin castle!!!) and then she gave it to my sis' kids. 'That old thing, i dont remember what it was even..' 'It was MINE! '

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

My kids had that. Brings back some memories.

Lu
Community Member
1 year ago

Duck hunt!

Dani
Community Member
1 year ago

This is gonna sound stupid but... what on earth is this thing??

Kururi.Orihara
Community Member
1 year ago

Its an old, original Nintendo console! My stepdad got us one of these things a while ago, and also a tiny Nintendo super!!

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Stcejbo Era Nemow
Community Member
1 year ago

You lucky bastard

Rebecca McManus
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually have one of those 😀

Cat person
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh I think my dad has one of those

Wendy J Shores
Community Member
1 year ago

Mint condition too! Sweet!

Yurdanur Yuri Greenrock
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg I would have bought that too!

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

Doesn't even look used. SCORE!

Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow!

Rachel Ardoin
Community Member
5 months ago

My kids are still mad at me for selling their original Nintendo at a garage sale many years ago even though they had at least three other game systems at the time and never played it. Of course I also regret selling my Atari at a garage sale many more years before that so I guess can't blame them.

Jenny Lorenz
Community Member
10 months ago

10 bucks!!?? :O

Cristina Steele
Community Member
10 months ago

If the game freezes up, make sure you blow in both the cartridge and the cartridge slot. Lol.

Brian Stanton
Community Member
11 months ago

They went up in value lately too

kokalols
Community Member
1 year ago

SCORE!

Sodom
Community Member
1 year ago

Its about honor and honesty.

Debra Brooks Kapellakis
Community Member
1 year ago

priceless! wow!

Jeff
Community Member
1 year ago

I grew up playing one of these. I’m 16 btw

Cheethra
Community Member
1 year ago

Now I am jealous. I used to have this one but when I left home to another city for college, I didn't know who was throwing those precious of mine away :(

Kamryn McNamara
Community Member
1 year ago

FUCKING YES

Trius Namowicz
Community Member
1 year ago

who else stuck the gun to the screen on duck hunt

Jess De La Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

Awhile back I got this pack for $100 ...gosh! I paid more than i had to

Jeeya Kaur
Community Member
1 year ago

i has those (not all the games tho)

EM
Community Member
1 year ago

NES!!!

Monika P
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg!!! Give it to me and let me die happily by hunger.

Kyle Hart
Community Member
1 year ago

Blades of Steel

Valerie Fawn
Community Member
1 year ago

INSANE DEAL

Honey
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW that's a STEAL

WhatEvenIsLife
Community Member
1 year ago

GASP

elise breedveld
Community Member
1 year ago

I WANT THAT STUFF

Bored Moogle
Community Member
1 year ago

A junk shop around here has these and an Atari 2600 with games on sale, but they are SO expensive. The Atari itself is $250 and each game is $60. F*ck that.

Frozengeckolover
Community Member
1 year ago

I have an old Atari my dad bought before I was born, with lots of games. I still play it. I love pitfall and q-bert.

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow that’s fucking lucky

Mia
Community Member
1 year ago

oh my god ! i want this ..

Phoebes
Community Member
1 year ago

Make sure you blow into the cartridges!! xD

Chaz83
Community Member
1 year ago

Raccoon Mario was the best!

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

Raccoon Mario was in Super Mario Bros 2 on SNES. This is original NES.

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TheNerdyOne
Community Member
1 year ago

WOAH I SAW INE AT EBAY AND IT INCLUDING SUPER MARIO BROS WAS $1300

Sam Petter
Community Member
1 year ago

Does it still work?

Kyana Winter
Community Member
1 year ago

I have the original GameBoy!

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

Me too! A see-through one from like 1997.

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wacky jack 100
Community Member
1 year ago

That thing is awesome its a NES

Lianna Valdez
Community Member
1 year ago

Duck Hunt I loved that game. But hated the laughing dog when you lost only.

Coco
Community Member
1 year ago

I have the same, and yep, found it in a garage sale :D

KarmaQueen
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably still have to blow really hard to get the games to work.

Jessica Temple
Community Member
1 year ago

you just won the lotto with this!!

Christina Sersif
Community Member
1 year ago

holy heck you got a good deal. You could sell that for upwards of $200 or more!

Malakai
Community Member
1 year ago

LUCKY OMG. Do me a favor and please shoot that asshole dog in Duck Hunt. The only time I will ever cpndone violence against animals but let's be real that dog has it coming xD

Sam Rubin
Community Member
1 year ago

I WANT :((

Flame Phoenix
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually have my dad's old gaming set and he has over 20 games

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

I still have one of these!

Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

damn! at 10$ only for the gun it's a deal

thee1nonlykRiS
Community Member
1 year ago

Niiiice! Would've loved 2 find this steal

Casper Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

ForgetfullNES

Rachel Wong
Community Member
1 year ago

does it still work? XD

Vicky Zar
Community Member
1 year ago

Diamonds!

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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
1 year 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
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1 year 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
1 year 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
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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

that one guy with his eyes closed...lol

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