Finder’s Keepers, Loser’s Weepers:

Ever wonder what happens to all the baggage that goes unclaimed? It’s got to go somewhere, right? After 90 days of intensive tracking by the airlines, the majority of lost and unclaimed cargo goes to

According to its Web site, this is “a one-of-a-kind store snuggled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and bordered by the 70,000 acre Lake Guntersville, Alabama. 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.”

In 1995, Bryan Owens directed the expansion which includes the current contemporary retail store that covers more than a city block.

Today, 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. And lots of it.

To shop for a bargain and Tour the Store, visit

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