Listen, losing your suitcase on a flight is one of the WORST THINGS that can happen, no matter if you’re traveling to your destination or returning home.
We know what to do when we’ve lost something in Disney World, and we’ve also helped you figure out what to do when an airline breaks your luggage. But airlines lose millions of suitcases each year; did you know that you can shop for what’s been left behind?
Now, this isn’t luggage that’s been lost for one day. According to NPR, airlines look for lost luggage for up to 3 months, and if it’s not found, they compensate the owner for the lost items. But do you know where those unclaimed items end up? As it turns out, at a store located in Alabama!
Every single suitcase lost by airlines ends up at Unclaimed Baggage, a store located in Scottsboro, Alabama. This is where the contents of the luggage are sold at a massive discount. You can find items like clothes, shoes, books, watches, and even a massive electronics department. The store has been in business since 1970.
Aren’t able to make it in person? Don’t worry; you can even shop their collection online at unclaimedbaggage.com, which is updated EVERY DAY! We’ve even spotted some Disney items on the website. You never know what you might find!
Pretty wild, right? Plus, since they are all items that have already been purchased by someone at one time, it’s sustainable shopping! If you’d like to avoid having your suitcase contents end up here, always make sure there’s a tag on your luggage with your current address and contact information so it can be found easily.
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