A while back, I somehow ended up at UnclaimedBaggage.com. According to their Company Info, Unclaimed Baggage has over one million items passing 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” (the emphasis is mine, but the word “intensive” is actually used on the site) tracking by the airlines, are declared unclaimed.
Though the prices of most of the stuff they sell online suck (I guess the *real* bargains are for the locals), I spent a good amount of time surfing the site, simply fascinated at the crap that people pack in their luggage.
My favorite section is ‘What is It?’, a (not-so-frequently-updated) contest about weird/unidentifiable stuff that they found in someone’s luggage.
I also love the travel tips that this company provides. Anything that mentions labeling your underwear is good advice in my book.