Unclaimed Baggage Sells… Well… Your Unclaimed Baggage!

Unclaimed Baggage Sells… Well… Your Unclaimed Baggage!

There is a store in Scottsboro, Alabama, that is so unique that it is definitely worth a visit. Unclaimed Baggage sells precisely what you would think: unclaimed travel luggage and the items found within. Have you ever wondered what happened to that suitcase that the airline lost? Well, how do I break this to you? Your belongings may have been sold at this one-of-a-kind thrift store! Sorry!

Doyle Owens founded Unclaimed Baggage after seeing that certain bus lines had an excess of unclaimed travel luggage than they could handle. Owens decided to rent a truck, collect as many bags as he could, and start up a business. That was more than 50 years ago, and the store is still popular today. Learn more about Unclaimed Baggage’s history and operations in the video below:

When you’re traveling, have you ever wondered what happens if your bag gets lost? Well, it’ll probably end up in Scottsboro, Alabama at the nation’s only store for lost luggage. Unclaimed Baggage opened over 50 years ago, when entrepreneur and radio enthusiast, Doyle Owens, had a bright idea. One day, he was on the phone to a friend working at Trailways Bus Lines and learnt that they had more unclaimed bags than they knew what to do with. Borrowing a pick up truck and $300 from his grandparents, Doyle bought his first load of bags back to Alabama, and the rest is history! In the huge store today, you’ll find both far-flung tourists and regulars who have practically become part of the furniture. However all the shoppers share something in common…a hunger for hidden treasure! Prepare to be amazed, amused, and maybe even a little confused by the astounding array of items you can find at Unclaimed Baggage.

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