100 Of Most Ridiculous Things Found At Thrift Stores And Shared On This Instagram Account

Thrift hunting is basically a journey in Wonderland. You never know what you’re gonna find there, but that’s the whole point of it. Initially, buying thrift was something savvy shoppers would do. But soon, it became a whole new trend with professional thrifters and vintage aficionados who, thanks to their trained eye and knowledge of secondhand, manage to dig up some real treasure that stood the test of time.

At the same time, thrifting can bring some pretty unusual and unexpected findings. Thanks to the Instagram account “Ridiculous Thrifter,” we now know what to expect. And it gets weird real quick! Run by a “Professional thrifter and reseller,” the account showcases “the wonderful, bizarre and insanely overpriced items” found at secondhand points from Facebook marketplace to secondhand stores and charity shops.

Below are some of the craziest items found there. Psst! After you’re done reading this post, be sure to check out our previous posts with crazy thrift treasures from people who couldn’t believe their luck here, here and here.

#1 “Pickle Me” Elmo – $10.00

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#2 The Man Was Then Rolled In The Rug And Thrown In The Trunk Of A 1979 Cadillac Coupe

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#3 Cheeseburger Phone! Who Would You Call On This?

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#4 Face-Off? More Like “Face-On This Backpack Is Kick-A**!”

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#5 Gotta Give’m Credit For Clever Marketing

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#6 “Jada You’s A Thrift Store Shopper”

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#7 Would You Buy This?

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#8 The Clerk Said This Lamp Doesn’t “Cast” A Shadow. Wish I Wasn’t “Broke” … I Certainly Would Have “Foot” The Bill… Spent All My Money Getting “Plastered”

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#9 This Wins The Internet Today! Lol

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#10 This Is How Legends Are Made

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#11 A Bag Of Tim Horton’s Cup Lids For Sale At Value Village For $4.99… Seriously? Haha!

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#12 Haha! Quite The Funny Fb Marketplace Post!

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#13 When Those Covid-19 Pandemic Zoom Calls Finally Fry Your Brain! A Coffee Mug For Every Occasion!

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#14 So Value Village Is Selling Bags Of Pennies For $3.99 Each…. I Can’t Even…

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#15 Rooster Smash!

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#16 “It’s Tee-Hee-Ime To Be Bad!” Whatever Shade You Were Mj, You Were The Greatest Of All Time

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#17 Make Your Smile A Beauty With This Beat!

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#18 Dentures? “Jewelry??” What?? Yes… I Do See Some Gold… But Come On!! What Employee Found These In A Bag Of Donated Goods, Picked Them Up And Put Them In A Small Bag And Slapped A $49.99 Price Tag On It, Then Put It In The Showcase? What. Was. Going. Through. Their. Mind

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#19 Ultrasound Machine For Sale At A Thrift Store In Florida For $4,000! I Have Soooo Many Questions

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#20 Flying Off Ba-Racks At Thrift Stores Near You! This Bag Is The O-Bomb-A!

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#21 A 1960s Batman Water Pistol Toy For Kids. Interesting Design

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#22 Ultimate Star Wars Collectors Item

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#23 This Pawn Shop Toilet Seat Bass Will Totally Bring The “Bottom End” To Any Gig

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#24 Do You Need One Of These? Imagine Always Carrying Around This In Your Pocket Or Purse… Busting It Out When Someone Is Being A Total Whinebag

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#25 The Helicopter Ceiling Fan

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#26 Lol – I Absolutely Love This Thrift Store Find! ??? T-Shirt Fail!

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#27 Donated Simply Because It Was A Constant Reminder Of That Time They Nearly Burned The House Down

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#28 How Does One Measure Success, Really? Nicolas Cage Looks Like He Just Left Las Vegas

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#29 Dollarama/Dollartree Garbage Or A Gag?

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#30 Get Your Limited Edition Mario Milk Before It Expires!

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#31 What Do You Do With Your Chicken Parts?

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#32 One Of The Most Sus Marketplace Posts I’ve Ever Seen!

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#33 If 2020 Was A Photograph

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#34 This Is No Joke. Andrée Rose Boucher Of Stittsville Ontario Found This On The Shelf Of The Local Value Village There. She Brought It To The Attention Of The Store Manager Who Was Totally Embarrassed And Removed It From The Store Floor Immediately. Absolutely… Ridiculous

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#35 Prosthetic Leg Found At A Goodwill In Oregon USA By Katie Gonzalez. This Could Certainly Be Used By Somebody… However Just Look At The Filth On That Sock… Yikes!

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#36 No Holds. E-Transfer Only

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#37 Only The Best Brands For Sale At The Double-V…

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#38 Value Village Again With The Rocks

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#39 These Thrift Store Chairs Have Cushions With Celebrity Portraits On Them

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#40 I Need This In My Life!

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#41 This Post Is Legendary. “Fridge For Sale. Everything Works Except The Fridge”

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#42 There’s Just Too Many People On My Mind!

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#43 The Most Ridiculously Overpriced Item I’ve Ever Seen At A Grocery Store… What Do You Think?

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#44 There’s Absolutely Nothing Wrong Here… Nothing At All

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#45 Nobody Out Back At This Location In Ontario Had A Spare Minute To Bang The Dried Mud & Cement Off Of This Shovel? How Does This Even Make It To The Sales Floor? Almost Just As Bad Is The Amount Of Dirt, Hair And Dust On That Vacuum To The Right!

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#46 Absolutely Hilarious

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#47 I Can’t Even With This One… No Comments Or Jokes Necessary Here. Value Village Montreal, Quebec… Locked In The Glass Showcase… Single Us $1.00 Bills For Sale… $3.99+tax Canadian Each… Thanks For The Send In

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#48 Someone Had A Lot Of Fun At This Thrift Store

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#49 Caution: Beverage May Evaporate In Proximity Of Pillow

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#50 Employee: “I Quit!!”manager: “Ok. Please Hand In Your Shirt So We Can Put It On The Rack To Sell”

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#51 This Was A Real Thing And 100% Should Be A Real Thing Again

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#52 Find The Cheetos Crumbs In This Bad Boy!

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#53 This Must Be The Missing Shirt From The Pic Of Our Fearless Leader!!! Sooo Timely!

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#54 I’m Euro-Peeing My Pants!! Value Village In Pembroke Ontario Canada Is Selling 20 Euros For $34.99+tax ($39.54)!! You Can Buy This Bill At Any Bank For $29.68 With Todays Exchange Rate, Tax Free!! They Are Literally Selling Money For More Money!!! This… One… Takes… The… Cake!!! Absolutely Ridiculous!

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#55 The Lindsay Lohan Coffee “Mugshot”

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#56 Couple Of Better Pics Of The Now Very Infamous Ottawa Value Village Donated Casket – Taken By Paul J Bourque

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#57 What The Newly Discovered Covid-19 Virus Strain Looks Like Under A Microscope

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#58 “Come At Me Covid” – Our Fearless (And Shirtless) Canadian Leader For Sale At Value Village For $1.99

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#59 For When Your Relationship Reaches A Certain Threshold…

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#60 If My Daughters Were Babies Again, They Would Totally Wear This

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#61 This Made Me Laugh A Lot

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#62 Imagine The Absolute Cringe Of The Thrift Store Employee

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#63 It’s Bad When A Thrift Store Doesn’t Like Our Odds For The Future

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#64 Donated $12.00 Winners Shirt… Value Village Bumps It Up To $12.99 And Leaves The Original Price Tag On For Good Measure… Like A Kick In The Teeth

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#65 Give Me A Break Value Village

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#66 Trump For The Rump

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#67 Pandemic-Sized Martini Glass. For Those Long Covid-Bluesy Days…

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#68 What Value Village Believes Used Baseballs Are Worth

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#69 When Your 3 Year Old Wakes Up At 5am And You Aren’t Ready To Face The Day… A Couple Hot Wheels And This Hoodie Will Do The Trick!

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#70 If 2020 Was A Shoe… Really Value Village? Like Really?

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#71 Only The Most Popular Of Styles – Fox, Witch, Corpse & “Heauty”…. And The Blowfish?

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#72 What’s Next? Rhombus Mountain Dew?

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#73 If 2020 Was A Shirt… “I Just Can’t”

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#74 Shoe-A-Bunga Dudes!

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#75 So Level Here With Me… Is This A Dill Or No Dill?

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#76 Rodney: Yo, Kyle, I Got A New Whip. Kyle: Bruhhh, Foreal? What Kind, Man? Rodney: A Civic. But It Doesn’t Work Right Now. Kyle: What’s Wrong With It?

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#77 So You Think You’ve Seen Everything?? This Value Village Is Selling An Old Becel Margarine Container And A Kirkland Coffee Can

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#78 To Go With Your Cheezy Orange Finger Tips At The Beach

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#79 Vintage Cat Novelty Transistor Radio, Made In Hong Kong Circa 1970s For $6.99. This Thing Really Cleaned Up Well With Goo Gone & Microfibre Cloth. What A Score!

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#80 These Eyes Tho…

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#81 We’ve Entered The Apocalypse… Value Village Is Now Selling The Shopping Baskets Of Other Stores. We’ve Seen Pennies, Tim Hortons Lids, Caskets, Rocks, Empty Beer Bottles, Junks Of Wood, Empty Chocolate Containers & Pizza Boxes… What’s Next… Cigarette Butts?

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#82 I Toad-Ally Would Have Bought This Too!

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#83 “You Can Burn My Clothes Up When I’m Gone.” I Guess She Didn’t Listen To Billy Ray. This Jacket… This Jacket… Oh My, This Jacket. Just Wow

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#84 The Canadian Royal We, Justin Trudeau

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#85 Here’s A Fun One

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#86 It’s Time To Play “Car Seat Poncho” Or “Mouldy Charcuterie!” You Decide What It Is!

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#87 Retro Spice Girls Jeans Stickers/Rub Ons

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#88 Value Village Selling Bags Of Canadian Tire Money In Their Showcase For $4.99 Each… I Can’t Even… Please Share Your Thoughts… Sent In By Superfan Since The Beginning @heyitschristina.r – She Said It Looked Like Some Of The Bags Didn’t Even Add Up To $4.99+tax In Value…. This Is Truly Ridiculous

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#89 This Urkel Sleeping Bag Has Secret Pockets Inside Filled With Only The Finest Of Cheeses

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#90 This Spongebob Phone Is Epic! I Wish It Were Mine

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#91 Some Days I Love Value Village. Look At This 1986 Hasbro Jem & The Holograms Lunchbox With Thermos! Fantastic Condition. $19.99

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#92 I’ve Seen Just About Everything… A Lot Of Rare And Odd Kids Toys Over My 20+ Years Of Thrifting. But I Have Never Seen A Child’s United Nations Peacekeepers Play Helmet Until This Evening. This Is So Cool!

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#93 “And If Thou Gaze Long Into An Abyss, The Abyss Will Also Gaze Into Thee” – Nietzsche

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#94 Who Remembers This Vintage 1980s Playskool Flashlight That Had 3 Different Colours?

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#95 This Budget Nintendo Switch Won’t Last Long!

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#96 Ohhh Yeahh! Who Remembers When Reebok Put Out A Line Of Kool-Aid Sneakers?

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#97 Old Rough Conditioned Wall Clock Just Thrown On The Shelf With So Much Thought And Care… Packing Tape Wrapped Around It To Keep The Parts Together… Aaaannnddd… Only $169.99!! Like, Literally What The Heck

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#98 This Is “Not Unusual” At All! Lol What A Thrift Find! Carlton Score!

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#99 Budget Transformer “Oaktimus Pine”

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#100 It’s Been 45 Years And Cliff Still Can’t Get Over That Terrible Night In 1975 Lol

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