30 Times People Shared Their Weirdest Secondhand Finds (New Pics)

Old clutter. Broken junk. Useless odds and ends. Thrift stores are full of these. However, once in a blue moon, people get lucky and find something so fantastic, bedazzling and out of this world that they must share it with everyone they know. The Facebook group ‘Weird Secondhand Finds That Just Need To Be Shared’ is dedicated to secondhand shop fanatics who find metaphorical needles among haystacks of miscellaneous mundane things. This group is also proof that one person’s trash can be another person’s treasure.

Bored Panda created this list of unexpected thrift store finds to give you your daily dose of laughter and amazement. But if you finish scrolling and find yourself wanting for more, check out our previous lists of incredible secondhand goodies here and here. Scroll down, upvote your fave items and let everyone know in the comments why you liked them so much.

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Toilet seat in my parents’ new house that was left behind by the previous owner. They think it’s ugly. I think it’s glorious

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Donatello me I can’t afford these today. Found at Bookman’s in Tucson AZ

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The uterus shoes are mine! MINE! Thanks Value Village

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On today’s episode of what the hell is this: What the hell is this?!?

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When I took it out, i found an honor roll certificate from 20 years ago from a school that is now closed

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How drunk are you coaster set. Value Village unopened, originally $24.99 VV price $3.99

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Every question you have that starts with “Wait, is that….?”, the answer is yes

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I’m not a mother (except to my cats), but I was wondering if this handmade sign I found in Goodwill has any truth to it?

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I have no flipping clue what they are.

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REALLY wanted, but too small. *sigh*

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No self-respecting hot dog would put ketchup on himself. Found in an Illinois thrift store.

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Went to an auction to grab some bar equipment and found these.

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Note taken.

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Found a flea market couple years ago. Still had eggs with prizes inside. Wife still hates me for it

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I found these a few years ago at a yard sale in Colorado. They’re about 6 inches tall

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I had found a giant glass Winkie cat.

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Found in the parking lot… Yes, it came home with me!

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My wife and I bought our first house a few months ago. I went into the attic and found this doll that the previous owners had left behind.

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Found this amazing bed at our local Stuff! Store.

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Do I buy giant Bob Ross? They have one new in package for $35 Ok, I’ve decided he’s coming home with me. Found in a mom & pop resale shop in Beaver, PA

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Does this look a little Yonic, or is it me?

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Picked up on the side of the road a few weeks ago. It is a Victorian era conversation setee, for courting couples. The weird thing is that it was on the side of the road with a bunch of junk.

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Pocket knife.

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The triplets did NOT come home with me [shudder].

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My fave Goodwill painting!

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The UGG chair! I kid you not.

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I’m sorry to say it didn’t come home with me, but I almost wish it had.

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I did take them home AND I wore them out of the store. They matched my shirt!

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Behold! My glorious new (to me) kicks.

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Visiting Savannah, Georgia…found this little rude guy in a record and oddities shop. Hes coming home with me!

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Hard pass

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Yes, I bought it!

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Found this at the Waterville Goodwill! It’s amazing.

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I found this for $3 in a local consignment shop today. It’s now hanging proudly in my kitchen.

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For the person who has everything… Except for a Marilyn Monroe frog.

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Found this in Salem, Massachusetts. I fell in love with it and my best friend bought it for me!

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According to popular opinion he’s a hot Squidward. I had no idea this was a thing!

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Plays music when the bottle is lifted. Estate sale find.

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I found this last Summer. I knew I took a photo for a reason.

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Found this beauty at a garage sale today, yes it came home with me.

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Crazy eye ball lamp at value village..I did not buy lol. Not sure if this is a Halloween decoration or not.

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Found this beauty at a local thrift store.. A serving tray made in Brazil.. All butterfly wings.. The wood might be Honduran mohagany my husband thinks.. I have it proudly displayed on my woman cave.

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Totally not creepy.

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Just found these in Columbus Ohio thrift.

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This one I had to buy.

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Just when I thought that brides couldn’t get more ridiculous… $60 to pee? Thrift shop price was hardly better ($29.99).

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This lady knight has a flip-top head!

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Found this at a local flea market. It didn’t come home with me, but upon returning and looking around and not finding it, the more I think maybe it should have.

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Sex is gonna be even more wild now! Obviously it came home with me.

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With firing tranquilizer gun.

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This terrifying girl needs a name…and maybe some aloe for her face.

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Found today at the Salvation Army in Jax, FL. There were three of them and I found them greatly disturbing. Definitely left it right where I found it.

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I might only find the occasion to wear these once but they were less than $8 so they are now mine.

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Oyster shell chandelier anyone?

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DO. NOT. LIKE.

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One of my favorite finds – reclining red-headed woman ashtray.

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It’s a keeper.

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My husband thought this was hilarious.

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I stared at them for a minute or two, then walked quietly away.

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I forgot the best part of what i found at the yard sale!!!

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Found these two for less then 5 dollars last year; theyre obviously hanging in my living room.

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I should have made this for myself.

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From my last Savers trip. Most definitely did not come home with me.

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Is it a silver Pikachu foot??

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It is a heavy piece of wood. I believe it is a bird house. Priced at only $100.

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Vacationing in Tobermory, Ontario. On display in a tiny old church turned thrift shop. The Fat Cat collection.

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The longer you look, the worse it gets.

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Found these ladies cleaning out a house. Made completely out of glass. No markings.

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It’s just so good. Indianapolis Goodwill. Did not buy. It was too large.

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$20 each and they are autographed!

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Interesting 1990’s gum ball machine I found today. Not sure if it all works yet but it lights up. Not bad for .99.

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I bought this last year and I still don’t know what it is.

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My most favorite mug I thrifted a while ago, it is a bit ominous though.

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Found this glass eye at a thrift store in Arkansas. The woman at the store said someone brought it in and said it had been their grandfather’s. I definitely own it now!

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This is Handsome Andy the ventriloquist dummy(though he hates being called a “dummy”) Found him in a thrift store in Portland Oregon and I fell in love.

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I’ve seen a lot of weird salt and pepper shakers in my journey but these might be the weirdest yet.

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This is a beaded lamp. I’m in love. What’s with the Eagle? I have infinite questions.

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Vampire cat…..left it at the store.

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Definitely came home with me.

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I found this sick giraffe painting at a goodwill a few months ago, definitely took it home for the pun-ability.

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“It’s showtime!” Found at an antique mall in Clinton, IL. Didnt notice until now the shrunken head guy is next to him. He was $5 but did not come home with me.

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Found her yesterday, it’s a shelf & heavy! Made of bakelite. Don’t know anything about it but she looks like a creepy version of me so yup.. she’s mine now.

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Found these at Goodwill in Warr Acres Oklahoma, I did purchase them but gave them to some college students who were looking at them but couldn’t justify buying.

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It did not come home with me because I have 2 tea sets already that just collect dust because I have no friends to have tea with.

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In a second hand store I visited…. No it did not come home with me.

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Ok no explanation needed. Just scary.

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I think someone retired today from the stripping business.

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I’m thinking his name should be Wilbur, since he looks so, so old and haggard. He was surprisingly well articulated, though, and had a whole ball-joint style to his full porcelain body.

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Ice cream chairs and table spotted today…such a shame they were almost 400 euros.

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Got this sweatshirt recently.

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Got this free giant cup! The lady who gave it to us said her husband was a liquor distributor and got it free. She just wanted it gone.

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I found puke dolphins to go with puke clocks! Yardsale in blackfoot idaho. they did not come home with me.

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Kinda creepy, kinda cute, winking coffee cups on a yard sale website.

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Oh the treasures you can find! It stayed at the store after I snapped a pic!

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He is an animatronic giraffe my friend’s husband found in a dumpster by his work. Luckily he was able to fit this 8ft beast in his car to drag him home.

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We purchased this painting for $4 from the local flea market a year or two ago.

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I originally thought it was a print as it was only $4, but when I looked more closely I could see the delicate brushstrokes all over. The signature is very clear (and adorable. It includes a kitty) so I went looking around on Facebook for a D.L. Street and found him! An amazing artist and I cant believe we ended up with this beauty for FOUR dollars. I contacted him, sent a picture, and told him we bought this piece he painted in 1996. 23 years later, he remembered the name.

I present to you, “On Three, The Prize”.

The seller said make me a finger licking offer.

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This is probably my most prized find. This is Billie Jean.

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I’ve had her for a while. She has a back story. I drove past an antique store and saw her on the sidewalk out front. I instantly loved her. A couple days later, I drove past the same store and there she was. I thought to myself, “How has no one purchased that glorious goat?!?” I was trying to be good. I went home and later that day was scrolling through my news feed and there was a picture of her on Facebook! What are the odds?!?! I shared the picture on saying that I couldn’t believe that no one had purchased the goat. The post got a lot of traffic. I thought about that goat most of the day but I was balling on a budget. I broke down and called them to see if they still had her. When I called the guy said, “I don’t know what the deal is with that goat! I’ve gotten so many calls today!” He said that she was still there as of then. I got in the car and told my husband I was going to try and barter for her. He knew then, that I was coming home with that goat one way or another. Well, the owner wouldn’t barter because he had gotten too many calls. Ironically, the calls were because of me sharing her. (I have a decent following for my work). Someone had even paid a deposit down for them to hold her but hadn’t returned within the allotted 24 hours. Needless to say, I’m weak and wrote a check. He told me they called her “Billie”. I added Jean because she was mine and I could. I came home with her and then I was afraid someone would steal her because she was so awesome. I made her stay in the house for a week. I finally put her out front but obsessively checked for her every time I walked passed the window. I may or may not have installed security cameras because of this goat statue. Needless to say, she is part of the family now and the talk of the neighborhood.

$15 from Salvation Army store! Printed on wood, definitely before the movies.

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Lace jumpsuit with peplum and butt cape.

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I have giant calves, so I had to split the legs at the bottom to fit into it. The two layers of skin-colored satin had absolutely no stretch, so I couldn’t sit down, but why would I want to, with a butt cape that drags majestically behind me?

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