22 Times People Made Valuable Finds At The Thrift Store

Thrift stores are a great alternative to regular shopping spots. Not only can you find items that are hidden gems, but you can't beat the price.

So if you have some time and patience, a trip to the thrift store or a flea market may be in order. These peeps did so and scored big-ticket items for a fraction of the cost.

1. This Music Lover's Fantasy

Reddit | oxosmooches

This lucky guy found Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here vinyl that was still in a plastic wrap. It shows the numbers on the record of the first pressing and it was only $1. Whoa! Nice.

2. This Designer Find

Reddit | CuriosityKillsKats

Can you believe a lady found this Loewe "puzzle" bag that's worth about $2,600 for only $20? As it turns out it does pay off to shop at Goodwill. And it looks good, too.

3. This Money Bag


This lady who collects old purses from thrift stores opened one for the first time only to find this loot. This stash was hidden in a hard-to-see zip pocket in the side. Wowza!

4. This Lucky Bride


I've heard of brides getting their wedding dresses dirt cheap at places like Goodwill. If I'd known that I could find something like this for $36 I might've tried my luck, too. Isn't it pretty?

5. This Signed Gem

Reddit | FirstManLostOnMars

When you pick this up for only $2 at a garage sale simply because nobody knows who these guys are, that's a great find for any Harry Potter fan. Ha, ha! It's a pretty good score if you ask me, and it's quite hilarious, too.

6. This Familiar Picture


Ah, ha, ha, ha! If you're a Seinfeld fan you'll immediately recognize this replica of George Costanza's "Art of Seduction" picture. All I can think of saying is, "it does exist." LOL! This is too funny.

7. This Geek's Dream

Reddit | bnStela

Get a load of this! Somebody was actually fortunate enough to find this perfectly good MacBook Pro for only $9.99. And all it needs is a new battery. What? That's really amazing. Those are so expensive.

8. This Classic Beauty

Reddit | AnnieBlackheart

Since I'm a writer, I've always wanted to type something on a cool, vintage typewriter. This would be absolutely perfect for me. And it only cost whoever found this $15. Wow, it's absolutely pristine.

9. This Interesting Find

Imgur | Gwackr

Can you believe somebody is actually selling this at a yard sale? I mean WTF? And the fact that it seems totally unused is a bit unsettling. Why did they get it in the first place?

10. This Exhibitionist's Favorite


Oh my! Apparently if you're a cowboy you like to bathe outdoors, and the same goes for this man. I just hope he lives in some secluded neighborhood because nobody needs to see this happening. Ha, ha!

11. This Gentleman's Friend

Reddit | u/Samsonite314

Who knew you could find a three-piece suit in perfect condition for only $20? It's actually worth around $1,700. Wow! Maybe my fiancé should look for his suit in a thrift shop. Hmm...good idea.

12. This Coat

Reddit | azaleeas

If you're a fan of vintage clothing you, too, would appreciate this super find. This lady scored a '90s Betsey Johnson coat for only $6. Whoa! That's pretty incredible, isn't it? That's such a nice coat, and vintage, too!

13. This Engagement Ring

Reddit | minarima

Speaking of vintage things, I wouldn't be too mad at my fiancé if he gave me this vintage genuine diamond and sapphire ring. Especially if he scored it at a vintage shop for only $2. OMG!

14. This Piggy Bank

Reddit | rizzy13

I wonder how often people score money that's left inside of things? This person bought a piggy bank for $7. What they found inside was $170 in cash. Whoa! That's not bad for one day's work.

15. This Stained Glass Beauty

Reddit | keri92s

Can you believe somebody was able to buy this beauty for only $7? What a stunning find indeed. I bet they're looking forward to seeing the light shine through it. It will be so pretty.

16. This Beach Towel

Reddit | shawnsaveyour

Oh wow, I had no idea bands sell beach towels when they go on tour. Ha, ha! I'm such a sucker for a good beach towel so I would totally dig this vintage gem. What do you think?

17. This Total Score

Reddit | GetBehindMeSatan

Why in the heck do people hide money in their books? I don't really get that. I understand the concept, but I would totally forget where I put my money and drive myself crazy looking for it.

18. This Coincidence


"Went to the Goodwill ... and saw a painting that looked just like one my grandmother would have painted. IT WAS HER PAINTING!! To my knowledge, they were sold about 25 years ago. I thought they were lost forever," said the Reddit user who found this. What are the chances?

19. This "Bartman" Sweater

Reddit | MiriHawke

If you're a fellow Bart Simpson fan, I bet you'll appreciate this lucky find. I didn't know they even made these, but it sure looks like it would be fun to wear. It was only $8, too.

20. This Pink Phone

Reddit | MrCrix

Oh my goodness, is this not the cutest phone you've ever seen? If you're like this person who collects all things pink, I bet you would be tickled pink when you found this. Wonder if it still works...

21 This Book Lover's Dream

Reddit | wondersanchez

What would you do if you found this book signed by Hemingway himself at a yard sale? Would you treasure it or sell it to the highest bidder? I dunno. It's a toss-up for me. Ah heck, sell it.

22. This Bling

Reddit | jnseel

This lady definitely hit the jackpot when she decided to spend $42 on this ring. As it turns out, it's one of the rarest natural colored diamonds worth more than $8,000. OMG! It's not only beautiful but really valuable.

I really gotta get out there and visit more thrift stores. Haha.

It seems like a great idea but I just don't seem to ever find the patience to do it. What about you? Is this your favorite pastime?

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