Many years ago I saw a segment on the Today show about a store in Alabama that sold items from lost luggage. After the airlines do all they can do to identify a lost suitcase the entire bag is sold to Unclaimed Baggage. Here is the segment that piqued my interest:

I finally got a chance to check it out myself and it was worth the trip! Located in the small town of Scottsboro, AL about 45 minutes west of Huntsville and 2 hours south of Nashville, you could make an entire day out of this one store.

The main building has adult clothing, electronics, suitcases, jewelry and books.

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The outlet has children’s clothing, toys, and household items.

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To give you an idea of the bargains this is what I found: Bose headphones $40 (retail $180), Nintendo 3DS XL $125 (retail $199), Peppa Pig family figurines – new in box $3 (retail $19.50 on Amazon), hardback recent books $2, DVDs $2, and more. There was a huge collection of designer handbags and LOTS of iPads the day we visited. I saw Digital SLR cameras with lens for $180. The stock changes as the store gets new bags and you never know what you will find. We saw a family purchasing a skateboard deck and a surf board.

There is a cafe onsite that serves coffee, baked goods, pizza and sandwiches so you can break for lunch and then keep shopping.

Unclaimed Baggage - cafe sign

Happy Bargain Hunting!

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Unclaimed Baggage (Map)

Hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM to 6 PM, Saturdays 8 AM to 6 PM, Closed Sundays, Thanksgiving and Christmas