20 Bargain Hunters Who Found Thrift Store Gold


It’s a fact: second-hand shops have first-rate kitsch. Go digging through any Goodwill, and among all the broken VCRs and 1970’s loungewear, you’re likely to find a hidden gem, the kind of tchotchke that’s so hideously bad it becomes art. You’ve seen what I’m talking about. Ceramic frogs playing the banjo, or a painting of two Vladimir Putins making out. Like all great works of art, it could only have been produced by a uniquely creative individual.

Today we’ve got a selection, first compiled by Bored Panda, of the schlockiest, most wonderful crap people have found while bargain hunting. All of it goes to show you that the old saying really is true: one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.

1. The “My Adult Children Still Live At Home” Scarecrow

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Is your son or daughter over the age of 30, and refuses to leave the nest? Set this fella on the couch and they’ll be perusing the want ads in no time.

2. Nephew Disappointer

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He knows you like those Transformers but this is all they had in the prison commissary.

3. Dark Knight Rises Poster

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Christian Bale and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have never looked better.

Also, I love how the painter was like, “This is so perfect I don’t even need to finish Robin.”

4. Rare Martha Stewart Centerpiece

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First spotted in the “Martha Salutes Satan” issue of Martha Stewart Living.

5. Children’s Benjamin Netanyahu Costume

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Why dress your kid like Elsa when you can dress them like the embattled Israeli prime minister?

6. “What If Kenny G Was A Dragon?” Statue

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Also works as a very ambitious dildo.

7. Penguin Orgy Mug

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“This is the #1 humping penguin mug.” — Morgan Freeman

8. Camel Toe Emphasizer

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The vertical lines helpfully guide the eye right to your front wedgie.

9. Attainable Super Bowl Ring

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No, you’ll never be mistaken for a professional athlete, but Tom Brady can’t house an entire family size bag of Lays, either. Wear with pride.

10. The Chuck Norris S&M Chair

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His safe word? “America.”