50 Times People Discovered Such Surprising Secondhand Finds, They Just Had To Share Pics Online
Thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales are basically new versions of ancient archeological sites.
Upon entering them, you never know what you're gonna find and hours later, it's usually one of the two: either you leave empty-handed, asking yourself why spend so much time for nothing, or come across a hidden gem that makes even those disappointing endeavors worth it.
Interestingly, the Facebook group 'Vintage and weird things you have found' has the best of both. Its 185K members regularly share pictures of their most memorable discoveries, and if they don't inspire you to check out your local second-hand store, honestly, I don't know what will.
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When You’re Lucky Enough To Wake Up At 3 Am To Use The Bathroom And Log Onto Facebook Marketplace And Find The Camper Of Your Dreams That You Wanted For Years
And that was only listed for 11 minutes
Chances are, online groups like 'Vintage and weird things you have found' are going to be getting more and more content. As inflation continues driving shoppers to reach deep into their pockets, many are doing what they can to make or save some extra cash. One of those options is second-hand selling and shopping.
"We purchase 200-300 items every single day," Style Encore at Lake Charles, Louisiana, owner Stacey Buller said. An industry that was hurting during the height of the pandemic is now seeing more business with inflation-propelled costs.
I Scored This Stunning Deep Scarlett Victorian Gown Exactly My Size!!
My Husband Was Pretty Much Paid $40 To Remove This From Someone’s Home
Trash Picked This Mcm Accordion Front TV Stand And Made A Dog Bed Out Of It!
Notice Blackie in the same pose as in the painting above
"During Covid, it was pretty slow but then within the past couple of months, we've seen our foot traffic get heavier and heavier," Buller explained.
The market for bargains is growing and Buller said women are coming in looking for anything from work to athletic clothes.
"Ladies come in to look for a dress for church or their casual clothing, their athletic, a lot of people are getting back into the gyms."
Found This Unique Table While Thrifting. Very Intricate
Edit: Yes, I am aware that this is a ouija board. Yes, it came home with me. I’m simply an oddity collector. No one is summoning demons in my house.
I Found This Beautiful Royal Sealy Teacup
It has a bit of what looks like glue on the plate and side of cup. But other than that, beautiful! I can’t wait to drink out of it. (I know it probably has lead. I don’t care)
Look What I Got Today. I Have Wanted A Vanity Like This Since I Was About 12
I Recently Found 4 Sketches By Norman Bridwell Author Of Clifford The Big Red Dog
They are approximately 30 x 19 inches, they were laminated when I found them. They were given to a school after he did a talk there
Inflation price hikes are leaving many customers questioning, why pay full when there are racks and racks of steals and deals at second-hand stores?
"A lot of ladies are coming in to sell for that quick cash, or they're even shopping. All of our prices are 50-90% below retail of the big box stores so they can get a really, really good deal," Buller added.
Here I Am In My Backyard In Last Saturday's Work Ensem, Which Is Basically A Dress (With A Full Petticoat Underneath) Over A Skirt
The vintage parts are the thrifted hat and gloves. All other parts (except for the skirt) were also thrifted, as was Kalmah's hat
I Acquired This Ladies Art Deco Dresser Set And Think It’s Absolutely Fabulous
But it's not just the physical stores where people can make an extra buck. An average American has 36 unwanted items in their homes, worth $3,675, that they could turn into cash, according to a 2021 report by online marketplace eBay.
The document took a look at what motivated its sellers of secondhand products over the past year, and learned that a majority of sellers who were new to eBay said they began selling pre-owned goods to simply make some cash.
I Now Have A Stone Apple To Go With The Stone Watermelon Slice And Stone Egg. Don’t Ask What I’m Doing With My Life, I Have No Idea
Kenneth Jay Lane 1960s Whimsical Starburst Ruby And Diamond Faux Costume Brooch In Immaculate Condition 3.99...
Maybe Not The Most Practical Purchase Ever, But Saw The Giraffe In Goodwill Today And Couldn't Stop Thinking About Him
The report reflects that the pandemic caused more people to buy and sell on its platform. Fourth-quarter revenue in 2020 was up 28% and gross merchandise volume - the value of the goods sold on the platform - was up 21%. For the full year, revenue was up 19% and gross merchandise volume was up 17%, to over $100 billion.
Found This Beauty Literally On The Side Of The Road In A Pile Of Free Stuff
Cleaned And Organized This Vintage Sewing Kit! I Paid $5 For This And Contents At The Salvation Army!
While sellers said they need to make money, buyers were spending freely on collectible sneakers, luxury watches, and trading cards.
eBay, said trading card sales increased by 142% in 2020, with 4 million more cards sold than in 2019.
This 8 By 10 Photograph Was In A Vintage Dresser I Purchased
My Find While Cleaning Out My Boyfriend's Parent's House!!
A Book With A Bullet Hole
Published 1896. This is one of the coolest things I've ever found. Not only is it a trove of lost music and poems, it's well traveled, I found it in a dump of a thrift store in Hollywood, and I'm not the only one who has found it interesting. It has many inscriptions one states it was a gift from some store owner to her writer friend and she got it from TX which had traveled from South Carolina. (See below.) And stranger still? There is a freaking bullet hole in it! (The bullet is gone btw.) But why?! I wish I knew. Was it in someone's pocket? At a saloon? In someone's library? Why the bullet hole? Why?!
Edit: I'm so glad you all find this as interesting and charming as I do! I've added more photos for you all to enjoy! Also turns out there was a Sadiee Gollithan who lived in Nashville around that time. What an odd yet cool name.
"When times are tough, people have told us that they go back to the things that make them happy, and oftentimes that’s a passion - collecting things like comic books or trading cards - things that bring people joy,” Bradford Shellhammer, vice president of buyer experience at eBay, said.
So I guess we can, in fact, live on just bread and games.
What A Find Today …early 50’s Bakelite Canister Salt Box And Spice Rack
Remember The Scrubby Frog
My Vintage Thrifted Living Room
I Have Been Looking For A House Hippo Since I First Heard The Term In This Group
Today I found her! She’s 3” long, hand painted and vintage. Artists name is signed on bottom- Basil Matthews. There are several articles on House Hippos - I thought they brought good luck. And I’m sticking with the Good Luck theory
Scored This For $20. The Fan Blows Like A Category 5 Hurricane When I Get It Goin
Curious Kitty Sweet Honest Cologne By Avon. Found At My Favorite Little Boutique
The Lamp Shade Was My Late Mother's Waited Till I Found The Perfect Lamp For It.
$5 Flea Market Find Near Taylor, Mi, It's So Fabulous I Had To Have It!
I Hope This Is The Right Place To Share: Alice In Wonderland Fans Will Enjoy These
I purchased, or should I say convinced my mom to purchase these whimsical earrings for me in the early nineties. They are polymer clay and marionette.
Saw This At A Habitat For Humanity The Other Day. I Sat In It. It’s Still Calling Me. My Husband Didn’t Like It But I Think It Can Sit On The Back Porch Until Winter. Found In Anderson, Sc.
Picked This Up At A Flea Market This Morning. Not Sure How Old It Is… But I Love It
Ladies And Gentlemen, Behold My Find Today… (Ignore The Little Shop Of Horrors Inside) $65 In Everett, Wa
Found A House Hippo At The Farmers Market Today!
I think I’ll name him Henry, I guess it could be Henrietta. Anyone care to gender my house hippo???
I love that it’s in a sexy pose!
So Wish I Could Bring This Home And Throw A Groovy Cocktail Party! But For $1,700 It’s Still In The Shop
I Bought This Lamp A Number Of Years Ago. It's Been In Storage For A While Until I Can Find The Appropriate Shade
Now the two are married for life of course it was a thrift shop buy I can't remember the price but you know me I'm thrifty
I Pet Sat For My Daughter/Son In Law While They Had My Grandaughter At Cincinnati Children's Hospital For Scheduled Appointments For A Little Over A Week
When they got back today, my daughter handed me the best gift! A Fiona House Hippo!!! I've been watching and hadn't found a house hippo yet, and this one is perfect