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Unclaimed Baggage

Scottsboro, Ala.-based Unclaimed Baggage Center purchases lost and unclaimed baggage and cargo to stock its 50,000-square-foot store, which attracts more than 1 million shoppers each year.

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Missing something?

The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Shoe shopping

Lucas and Stewart Devries, from Scottsboro came to the store to make a video for their church group at The Rock Family Worship Center, but couldn't help checking out what new sneakers had come in...The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Weighing his options

Terry Meadows (left) shopping for a a portable DVD player..The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Time for lunch

Christy Hoekenschnieder, 54 (back to camera), Mary Jean Moody, 22, Blair Hoekenschneider, 25 and .Raily Parker, 27 with her newborn daughter Mary Parker are taking a lunch break at the Unclaimed Baggage Center..The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Turning a profit

Event planner Miles Lyndsey drove 3h from Atlanta to come looking for a wedding dress for one of her clients. "I grew up shopping here, some of the same people still work here, only their prices have changed" she says. She checks Ebay on her iPhone for the price of a bag she found in the store. It's not a great deal this time. But last time she found a pair of Chanel shoes for $30 that she later sold on Ebay for $400...The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Wearing white

St Tropez wedding dress $140..The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Choo shoes

Jimmy Choo high heeled shoes $100.99..The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Unclaimed bling

An 18K gold ring with a diamond, priced $15 000.99 in a set with a gold and diamond pendant priced at $12 500.99 on a 14K gold necklace priced at $528.99..The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Cover me!

Pat West, 66 and Bonnie Seaburn, 68 shopping for a cell phone case...The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Looking for a good read

Jerry Herly from Hollywood, AL is shopping around for books at the Unclaimed Baggage Center...The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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After-school hangout

Highschool students come to the store after school to hang out and look for new bargains. "We come here like every day. There's not much to do in Scotsboro, so we come here if we're not at McDonald's" says Colin Lott who's trying out a green jacket while his friend Tyler Winiger takes pictures of him for Facebook....The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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The right stuff

Brenda Cantrell - Director of Marketing at the Unclaimed Baggage Center showing off one of the more unusual items found among the unclaimed luggage - a stuffed canadian goose...The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Staying put

Stuffed Canadian Goose - not for sale...The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Return shopper

Linda Mckee from Huntsville, AL comes to shop at the Unclaimed Baggage Center once a month. This time she came to get a cell phone charger that would've cost her $30 at the cell phone store. She found it here for $2.06. She also ended up buying a jacket and pants among other things...The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Cold-weather gear

A customer browsing throuw winter coats at the Unclaimed Baggage Center...The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Feel the beat

Ipods are probably the most common item lost on airplanes. Prices differ depending on models...The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Stars and stripes

American Flag underwear - $0.99..The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Magic moment

Jersey autographed by Magic Johnson$225.99..The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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All aboard!

NYC Conductor hat - not for sale..The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Sharp edge

Handmade dagger - not for sale..The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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Bullwinkle's nightmare

Giant moose antlers - not for sale..The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama. The store's concept is the reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage. Over a million customers visit the 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) store each year to browse through some of the 7,000 items added each day.
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