"I'm gunna pop some tags. Only got twenty dollars in my pocket!" Going to a thrift store is such an interesting experience, and you never know what you are going to find. You can walk in with twenty dollars and come out with a whole new outfit. Besides clothing, you can find some bizarre items. From weird home decor to strange trinkets, it is always an adventure. Feast your eyes on the unusual finds at people's local second-hand stores.
1. An Original Signed Copy Of "The Shining"
When you go into a thrift store and find something so rare like s signed copy of "The Shining," you better snatch it up. This person only spent $1.99 on this. That is a steal!
Why anyone would give away a signed original copy of this book, is a mystery. This person got so lucky, and it would be even better if their name was also Gerry, so they could feel like it is meant for them.
2. That's One Way To Keep Your Food Safe At Work
When people at work keep stealing your food, so you have to figure out how to keep them away. People will probably avoid your food at all costs if it's in this "human organ" lunchbox.
You might get some questions from your co-workers about your questionable lunch container, but who cares because your lunch is now safe from thieves.
3. Camera From WWI
This is actually a cool find! Someone found this camera that belonged to a soldier during WWI, and it even had undeveloped film inside.
If it is possible to get the film developed, the person might be able to uncover some interesting historical photos.
4. It's Meow O'Clock
"Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow." This super fun clock is great if you love cats. It even meows every hour. A woman purchased this for $2, and her boyfriend still hasn't realized that it is not a regular wall clock.
Her boyfriend is probably wondering where the meowing is coming from. "We don't even have a cat! What is making that meowing sound?"
5. A Vintage Nintendo For $10
This Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) came out in 1985 and is valued today at $13,000. This person found this at a garage sale and it was being sold for $10 with games!
The seller obviously didn't know how much the system and games were worth so it is kind of sad that they sold it for next to nothing.
6. This Could Not Be More Accurate
Imagine if children sang, "if you're happy and you know it, it's your meds," instead of clap your hands? That would be very cynical, and inappropriate.
This mug is hysterical and anyone who takes medicine will appreciate this joke.
7. A Secret Lock Picking Kit
This person bought this fake credit card thinking it was just a funny prop because it said, James Bond. After having it for a while, they realized the back of the card slid out to reveal a lock picking kit.
This is such an interesting thing to discover. Where did the original owner find this? Is this a sign from the universe that this person should take up professional burglary?
8. A '90s Kid's Dream
When you grew up in the '90s and you find all your favorite things at the thrift store. He looks like a superhero that goes around fighting crime against people who hate on '90s shows.
This is a dream outfit, and we wish we could find this at the thrift store. What was your favorite classic Nickelodeon show growing up?
9. Thrift Store Doppelganger
Wouldn't it be weird to go to the thrift store and find a picture that looks exactly like you? They even have similar style facial hair!
Do you think he found out he had a long lost relative and he was able to find them because of this photo? Or, is it just a coincidence?
10. Who Wouldn't Want Photos Of Other People
When you don't have pictures of your family, or you don't like your family, you can go to the thrift store and purchase photos of other people's families.
First of all, why would people give away pictures of their family members? Second, why would people buy pictures of people who they don't know?
11. How To Become A Vampire Slayer
Have you ever gone to the store because you needed a "violin vampire-slaying kit?" You probably haven't, but this person found this intricate and fully-stocked kit.
Don't you want to know the person that brought this in and why they had it in the first place? Can you imagine being that store owner and someone walking in with this? They have probably seen some strange things, but this is bizarre.
12. That's One Sassy Grandfather Clock
Where are the talking teapots and the dancing cutlery? This grandfather clock looks like it would fit right into Beauty and the Beast.
You can almost hear, "be our guest, be our guest" playing in the background.
13. Something Is Wrong Here
A little girl was at the thrift store with her mom, and she saw this bear. She wanted to get it because she thought no one else would take it home, and she felt terrible.
It is unclear how this bear got so messed up when it was being assembled, but at least someone bought it.
14. He's A Fungi
When you find a mushroom sweatshirt, and it perfectly expresses that you are a fun guy or fungi!
This sweatshirt is quirky and fun. The thrift store always has fun things that can spice up your wardrobe, and they are things you wouldn't usually find at a regular shop.
15. A Find To Prank Your Friends
Although this wrench looks like it is heavy and made out of metal, it is actually made out of light-weight plastic. It would be funny to prank your friends by throwing it at them and seeing how scared they get.
This must have been a prop for a movie fight scene, and now it is a prop for pranking.
16. Marvel Is Better That D.C., Don't Even Argue
This drawing of Stan Lee slapping Batman is perfect for a Marvel fan. It is well known that Marvel is clearly superior to D.C. Comics.
Stan Lee is slapping him because Batman slapped Robin, and Stan was not happy about that.
17. Always Look On The Udder Side
If you are a fan of cows, or you have a farm aesthetic going on in your kitchen, this would be the perfect addition to your house. This person found this treasure, and it took them a while to realize there were udders underneath the seat.
Although this is udderly ridiculous (pun intended), it is such a fun treasure to find when thrifting. Sometimes you find treasures, and other times, treasures find you.
18. The Cutest Tape Dispenser
Is this Pascal from Tangled? This was on the desk at a thrift store, and not for sale, but they could probably get someone to buy it.
Chameleons have sticky tongues, so this is very fitting as a tape dispenser.
19. "Who Are These People"
This is another example of someone who bought a product with a picture of people they don't know. Also, whoever was gifted this mug, why did they give it away?
It would be funny if the person who bought this gave each person a name and a backstory to seem like they knew them.
20. Someone Tried To Eat The Book
If you saw this children's book in a store, would you purchase it? It seems like an interesting tale, and it even looks like an animal went to take a bite out of it.
They must have thought the book tasted bad because they didn't take a full bite out of it.
21. Beer But Make It Classy
When you want to have a beer but wish you could drink it out of a wine glass. This thrift store find is hilarious for people who want the best of both worlds.
You might look a little ridiculous, but who cares because you are classy and do not care what anyone has to say about it. Although, it does look like it would be a little top-heavy and not sturdy.
22. It's A Conversation Starter
Sometimes when you find an item of clothing at a thrift store, there is no better reason to buy it than the fact that it made you laugh. Also, this is a great way to get people to talk to you (or about you).
This sweater is so silly; it is no wonder that someone wanted to donate it. They probably got it from their grandma as a birthday present and had to keep it so she wouldn't feel bad.
23. When People Say You Need To Open Up More
This revealing swimsuit shows a little too much below the skin. It takes a lot of guts to confidently wear something like this in public.
This could work for summer or Halloween, so it is perfect to add to your wacky thrift story wardrobe.
24. They Wore These Thrifted Dresses To The Movies And Met The Original Owner
These women (in the white dresses) thought it would be funny to dress up as brides to see the movie Bridesmaids. Little did they know, the original owner of the dresses was sitting in the movie theater with them. After the movie was over she asked for a picture because she couldn't believe how coincidental that was.
When you go thrifting, you never know what story is behind the items that you are buying or who owned it before you.
25. A Cat-Astrophe
This is the purrrfect vest for someone who loves cats. This guy seems pretty satisfied with his cat vest find.
Will he wear this in public? Maybe. Will he wear it told to hold his five cats? Definitely.
26. A Dress Full Of Fire Ants
Does looking at this dress make you feel like things are crawling all over you, or is it just us? This woman said that she used to work for a pest control company, and this was the best thing she found at Goodwill to remember her days on the job.
From far away, this looks like red lines, but once you get close, you can see all the ants, and it gets scary. It doesn't matter what you are passionate about; there are clothes to express your personality.
27. Cats, Cats Everywhere
This would go perfectly with the cat vest from above. How would you be able to pass up this fun shirt if you saw it in the store?
This shirt seems hard to pull off, but she is able to rock it with her colored hair and fun lipstick.
28. The Perfect Pair Of Shoes For Teachers
If you are a teacher, you need these flats! If you remember Miss Frizzle from The Magic School Bus you will know that these go perfectly with her aesthetic.
Do you know what these would go perfectly with? A pencil skirt! Yes, we will be here all week to provide you with horrible dad jokes.
29. "Luke, I Am Your Toaster."
This toaster is perfect for people who like their toast on the dark side. This person saw this and didn't buy it. That should be a crime!
This is perfect for any Star Wars fans. Bonus, it leaves a Darth Vader impression on your toast.
30. Not What You Want To Find After You Drank Your Coffee
Are you really going to scare your best friend like that? That is just cruel and unusual punishment.
Roaches are the worst, and to find a fake one in your cup might induce a heart attack for the person drinking.
31. To Make Teeny Tiny Food
Have you seen those videos on Facebook or Instagram of the person who makes tiny foods in a tiny kitchen? This looks like something they would need for their videos.
Why anyone would need a fully functioning tiny cast iron stove is confusing, but whatever floats your boat.
32. The Perfect House Hippo
Have you ever wanted a pet hippo, but you didn't know if it would fit in your house? This hippo would be the perfect solution. This person had been tracking down this hippo table for 25 years until they were finally able to afford it.
It is really cool that it looks like it is coming out of the water. We are not sure what kind of decor theme this would fit in to, but if it makes this person happy, then it doesn't matter.
33. She Found The Dress She Wore When She Was 16
Can you imagine donating something to the Salvation Army, and 20 or 30 years later you go into a thrift store and find that exact item? That must have been so nostalgic.
She made the dress for a beauty pageant, and hand sewed all the sequins and appliques. She doesn't know how it made its way into the thrift shop, but it was marked at $80, so she was pretty satisfied.
34. Chomp, Chomp!
It's official; all chopsticks should be replaced with "chomp sticks." Although these are meant to help children learn how to use chopsticks, we, as adults, would want to use these.
These are fun because you can use both ends! If only these were sold in stores because they would be a big hit. This person got super lucky to find these at the thrift shop.
35. A Golden Find From The '80s
The '80s were an interesting time. Pizza Hut must have been pushing their branding because it makes no sense how pizza and a cassette player go together.
It must have been pretty cool to find this vintage item. The headphones are so unique and not like anything you would find today.
36. Good Thing It Isn't Used
Have you ever tried to get someone a gift, but you feel like they have everything? This person found the perfect gift for that type of person at the thrift store, and it wasn't even used!
It looks like a toilet brush for miniature toilets. Just when you think something doesn't exist, someone on the internet posts that they found it.
37. Perfect Gift For A Slytherin
Remember Nagini from Harry Potter? This is what happened to her after Voldemort died. This lamp would easily scare someone if they saw it in the middle of the night.
If this was at a first-hand store, it would be odd, but at a thrift store, it is a cool find. It is funny how people want things more when they are thrifted.
38. The Bag Speaks The Truth
We all know that one person who has everything in their purse. You name it; they could probably pull it out from the depths of their bag. Do you need a snack? They have it. Do you have a headache? They have some Advil.
This is such a fun thing to find! These are the amazing treasures everyone wishes to find when going on a thrifting trip.
39. Leave The Mail With The Manatee
If you combine this with the hippo table and the snake lamp, you will have an interesting jungle-themed and thrifted decorated room.
This seems like something that would be seen outside a house in Florida. Manatees are usually seen in Florida, so this is fitting for a home there.
40. "Daddy Shark Doo Do Doo Do"
For just $2.60, this person got their son a fantastic gift. This funny pair of pants provides hours of entertainment.
This would be a hilarious Halloween costume at such an inexpensive price.
41. A Globe Made From Semi-Precious Stones
This globe is beautifully handcrafted and someone was giving it away for free. It is made of semi-precious stones and sits on a bronze base. Why would anyone want to get rid of that?
There are such interesting treasures that can be found even outside of the thrift store. We are not encouraging you to go dumpster diving, but if you choose to, you might find some unique things.
42. A Painting With A Hidden Dinosaur
At first glance, it looks like a normal painting of a house and trees. After looking closely, you can see a dinosaur hidden amongst the trees.
Just your average garden triceratops! Finding this is like finding the bonus fry at the bottom of the fast-food bag. You didn't know it was there, but when you found it, you were very excited.
43. A Way To Annoy Everyone Around You
This is a blast from the past. This person found one of these little pocket pianos from the '80s. It even came with sheet music.
While it may seem fun, there is a reason this went out of production. They will annoy everyone around you and without a doubt.
44. When You Love Cats
Are you a cat person? Would you buy anything cat-related from a thrift store? This item is definitely on the bizarre side of things found at the thrift store.
By the looks of it, this person loves all things related to cats even if the tissues are coming out of its butt.
45. She's A Fancy Flamingo
She is not a regular flamingo, she is a fancy flamingo. Why does she have ballerina slippers and a laptop? Is she a computer savvy ballet dancing flamingo?
This is hilarious and random, and it is something that you would imagine one could only find in a thrift store.
46. Where The Wild Things Are
Have you ever wondered where the wild things are? Well, they apparently have been at the thrift shop for quite some time.
These figures are so nostalgic, yet creepy at the same time. Yes, they remind us of our childhood, but we probably wouldn't have bought them.
47. "Will You Accept This Cat?"
Have you ever wished you could find a bouquet of stuffed kittens? Who wouldn't want that in their life? This person found them at a thrift store and decided to purchase it to use for her wedding rehearsal.
This is not creepy or weird at all! Also, what if instead of roses, the bachelor gave out one of these kittens. That would make the show ten times more interesting.
48. Don't Release The Kraken!
This hidden gem is actually a cool find. It even has the Kraken arm coming out of the base to hold a bottle of Kraken rum.
This can also be added to the group of strange animal home decor found throughout this list. Can someone please put all the animal pieces in one room so we can see how funny it would look?
49. My Little Pony And Rainbow Trout
A little girl told her mom she could not live without this four-foot rainbow trout, and we agree with her. It fits in with the theme of her room, and we applaud her for knowing her aesthetic at such a young age.
What is something weird that you had in your room as a child? It is safe to say most people had at least one random object that made no sense.
50. Life-Sized Dinosaur Bone
You may be wondering what this is because, at first glance, it looks like a tree trunk. It is a life-sized replica of an Apatosaurus femur bone. It is over six-feet tall and reminds you that dinosaurs were giant.
Why would someone want a dinosaur bone in their home? It must be for a cool picture. Would you buy a dinosaur bone?