The Final Destination For Lost Luggage [VIDEO]
If you have ever lost anything on an airplane, there is a good chance that it may be here, or was here.
Miles away from any major airport, and located in rural northeastern Alabama, is the last stop for the nation's lost luggage.
According to NBC News, the Unclaimed Baggage Center is located in tiny Scottsboro, Alabama. The retail store buys bags that were left behind from major airlines, as well as bus and train companies, and then sells them for a cheap price.
Those who come to the Unclaimed Baggage Center range from local Scottsboro residents to people from all over the world.
The retail store is quite similar to a large department store and is 40,000 square feet. It features top named brands and recently bought items. The top seller at the store is electronic items, and the electronics department could possibly give the Apple store a run for its money. Over 3,400 iPads were sold last year. Also, iPhones, headphones, laptops, cameras, cases, covers, and chargers are sold at the Unclaimed Baggage Center. More than 5,000 items are put out a day by the center and discounts run from 20 to 80 percent less than the actual price of the item.
So how good are the deals? One shopper walked away with an iPad for $164.
And why are these items not returned to the original owner? The Unclaimed Baggage Center says that it has contracts with some carriers to buy items after the airlines and other companies have settled claims with customers. However, some items cannot be returned because they have no identification. Only about .50 percent of checked bags go unclaimed and around 98 percent of those bags are eventually returned.
Whether it is to shop or to browse, you never know what you will find in the land of lost luggage.
Watch the entire video below of a sneak peek inside the Unclaimed Baggage Center.
Contributions By: Sal Lopez