unclaimed baggage center

Massive Deals at Unclaimed Baggage Center

About 2 million people fly on airplanes every day. A tiny fraction of passenger bags are delayed, misplaced, or damaged. While nearly all wayward bags are reunited with their owners, some owners cannot be located or bags are never claimed by passengers.

Unclaimed Baggage Center

Most unclaimed bags now eventually end up at a clearinghouse in northeastern Alabama. Unclaimed Baggage Center (UBC) in Scottsboro, Alabama receives. sorts, prices, and sells much of this merchandise. UBC is a popular shopping destination for people from all over the world. On the day of my visit, the parking lot was filled with cars from various states.

In fact, during my recent visit, a UBC employee opened a new piece of luggage, drawing quite a crowd.

unclaimed baggage center demonstration

She demonstrated the UBC process to identify sale-able items.

unclaimed baggage center demonstration

Just like any large store, UBC has several departments.

Large section of mens clothes.

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro Alabama

 

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro Alabama

An even larger section of womens clothes, including minks and formal wear.

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro Alabama

This is about 5% of the jewelry section.

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro Alabama

Several tables of DVD movies.

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro Alabama

A wall of sporting goods.

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro Alabama

A wall of headphones.

Unclaimed Baggage Ctr, Scottsboro Alabama

Tables of miscellaneous sorted goods.

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro Alabama

The biggest draw for many is the electronics section.

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro Alabama

UBC has specialists to help customers select the right electronics and an area to try items.

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro Alabama

Of course, UBC also sells used luggage items.

Unclaimed Baggage center, Scottsboro Alabama

Unclaimed Baggage Center has a satellite “last chance” center (across the parking lot) with drastically reduced prices.

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro Alabama

In this area, there are sections for children’s clothes and toys, household items, and food.

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro Alabama

I worked my way to the lowest level not expecting much but found some great travel trinkets.

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro Alabama

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro Alabama

So, how did I do? I bought 6 new shirts, 2 used shirts, 4 books, 4 shot glasses, 3 sealed card decks, and a few more items. Most of the new tshirts were less than $3. The nearly new books were $2 each. My purchases totaled about $70.

Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro Alabama

Unclaimed Baggage Center also has a sit-down cafe, museum, and a large screen TV—on which I watched a World Cup game during shopping breaks.

For more information visit Unclaimed Baggage Center’s website and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.


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