Thrift stores are a lot of fun: they help give back to the community, promote recycling, help you find hidden treasures and you just can’t beat their prices. Best of all, some people even find things that probably wouldn’t be donated if the owners knew better. According to one old legend, filmmakers bought a jacket from a second-hand shop for Frank Morgan to wear in The Wizard of Oz, only to learn it was owned by L. Frank Baum himself, the author of the original book. While the story has been debated over the years, there still have been people who found real surprises while looking at used goods.
We at Bright Side love a good deal, especially one that comes with a surprise, so we’re sharing some of the times thrift stores really gave back more for a buck. Don’t miss our bonus at the end of the article.