Unclaimed Baggage Center

Coordinates: 34°40′25″N 86°2′39″W / 34.67361°N 86.04417°W / 34.67361; -86.04417
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A silhouette of a suitcase with the text "Unclaimed Baggage, Est. 1970"

The Unclaimed Baggage Center is a retail store located in Scottsboro in Jackson County, Alabama, US. The store's concept of reselling of lost or unclaimed airline luggage[1][2] has received national attention over the years,[3][4] including mentions on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Fox News and the Today show. 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.[5] According to Thrillist, most items are sold for a discount of 20–80%.[6]


  1. ^ "Unclaimed Baggage Center, Scottsboro, Alabama". RoadsideAmerica.com.
  2. ^ Janet Shamlian (October 30, 2007). "The Afterlife for Lost Luggage". allDAY, the official TODAY Show blog. MSNBC.com. Archived from the original on October 31, 2007. Retrieved November 7, 2007.
  3. ^ "'Lost luggage capital of the world'". Archived from the original on 2016-01-21. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  4. ^ McManus, Terry (February 25, 1999). "Where Lost Bags End Up". The New York Times. Retrieved May 26, 2010.
  5. ^ Kim, Theodore (January 18, 2005). "Unclaimed bags provide stock for this store". USA Today. Retrieved May 26, 2010.
  6. ^ "How Americans' lost luggage ends up in a small town in the wilderness of Alabama" – via The Economist.

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