The best thing about shopping at a thrift store is that there is absolutely no limit to what you might find there — and no telling when you’ll find it, either.
Some days, you might come across the vintage glassware of your dreams. Other days, you’ll find nothing more than a chipped Donald Duck mug. Sometimes, you’ll score a designer jacket for a fraction of the cost, and other times, you’d be lucky to find a pair of stained sweatpants in your size.
No matter how much it ebbs and flows, thrifting is always an entertaining experience. You won’t believe what these people found on their thrifting journeys — #8 kind of blew my mind.
#1. This t-shirt has had an amazing journey.
#2. Priced at $7, it’s clear that this thrift store didn’t know what it had.
#3. Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Paysage Bords de Seine” was recently discovered for a few bucks at a Virginia flea market.
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#4. But maybe don’t try this at home?
#5. This man in California bought a set of glass negatives for $45 at a garage sale. According to experts, the negatives might be worth millions.
#6. These amazing outfits were acquired at the thrift store.
#7. This thrifted sweater cost the buyer 58 cents. However, was actually worn by Vince Lombardi, and sold at auction for $43,000.
#8. He found an original LeCoultre Deep Sea alarm at Goodwill for $5.99. It’s worth $35,000.
#9. This thrift store find is a total blast from the past — and it works, too!
#10. Best $3 he’s ever spent.
#11. Robin Darvell bought a postcard-sized painting that was bought as part of a job lot for $46 (Â£30) at an auction and left hidden away in a drawer for a decade has been identified as a work by John Constable worth more than $390,000 (Â£250,000)
#12. In 2013, an anonymous person shopping at a local thrift store in Sydney came across a strange looking cup, and bought it for $4. He sent a picture to a specialist at auction house Sothebyâ€™s, only to learn it was a Chinese relic worth over $75,000.
#13. This Alf phone is a pretty important find.
#14. As is this masterful portrait of Justin.
#15. You can’t afford not to buy glasses like this.
#16. This 3 carat diamond was donated to a Goodwill store in Annandale, Virginia. Someone must have really not wanted it.
#17. This antique medicine bottle dates all the way back to 1906.
#19. Very crucial to the collection.
#20. This feels like an important moment for this thrift shopper.
#21. And finally, the greatest thrift store find of all time.