Unclaimed Luggage Bargains
If you are searching for good deals on items ranging from clothing to fine jewelry or electronics, the Unclaimed Baggage store (www.unclaimedbaggage.com) in Alabama may have what you are seeking. Everything in the store is recycled from luggage passengers fail to claim from airlines or other modes of transportation.
Most of the bags we check or carry on planes are eventually reunited with their owners, but about half of one per cent are never picked up. These are the ones that after several months will make their way to the store, the only one of its kind in the United States.
Not everything gets sold--some items are in too poor condition and so are donated or put in the trash. Electronic goods are wiped of identifying data before being sold, and jewelry is appraised.
The store is a popular destination for bargain-hunters. It covers more than a square block and welcomes more than one million visitors a year. Clothing for men, women and children makes up the bulk of the merchandise.
I don't know whether the deals are good enough to warrant a special trip, but if you happen to be in northern Alabama or Atlanta, it certainly sounds interesting and worth a visit.