Unclaimed Baggage is a one-of-a-kind store snuggled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and bordered by the 70,000 acre Lake Guntersville. Founded in 1970 by Doyle and Sue Owens as a part-time business, it soon became a full-time venture. In 1978, the Owens incorporated the company and watched it prosper as one of the great 'hidden' bargain centers for savvy shoppers.While I can't fault people for trying to make a buck I do find it a little disheartening to read about all of these lost items.
Over one million items pass through the store annually. About 60% of the merchandise is clothing with the balance of the store dedicated to cameras, electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, designer optical, books and of course, luggage. The vast majority of items are from unclaimed baggage which, after at least 90 days of intensive tracking by the airlines, are declared unclaimed. However, lost and unclaimed cargo is also now available in special areas of the store.I'd like to say that I wouldn't be irritated or upset by any of this. It is just stuff, but there is something that bothers me about this. I irks me to think that because of someone else's mistake my stuff is being parceled out to whomever is willing to pay.
It is hard work breaking clothes in so that they achieve maximum comfort. What do you think?