A shop sells lost things – level 2

13-12-2023 07:00

Do you sometimes wonder where your lost belongings end up? They could be for sale at the Unclaimed Baggage store in Alabama, California.

The store started operating over 50 years ago. This huge 4,600-square-meter store sells items left unclaimed by airlines for at least nine days. This is not a usual lost and found store, people come here to buy things which nobody wants. Doyle Owens founded the store in 1970, when he sold unclaimed baggage which he bought in Washington DC.

While 99.5% of bags usually find their owners. Owens sells or recycles the rest, or even puts it in a store museum.

Difficult words: belongings (things which belong to you), unclaimed (things which nobody wants back).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

Have you ever been to the Unclaimed Baggage store in Alabama, California? What was your experience like?


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