15 Apr '11, 9pm

Freshly tagged: Your lost luggage

ALONG a country road next to a muffler shop and a cemetery is a 40,000-sq-ft store filled with all the items that never made it home from vacation. Shoes, samurai swords, iPods, even lingerie - all available for 20 to 80 per cent off. More than 2 million of the roughly 700 million suitcases checked in on American airlines last year didn't arrive with their owners. The vast majority were returned within 24 hours, typically on the next flight. But 68,000 never made it. After 90 days unsuccessfully trying to reunite passenger and parcel, most airlines sell the bags for a few bucks to the Unclaimed Baggage Center, a warehouse-sized facility in Alabama that would put your local garage sale to shame. Past an entranceway of world clocks and columns decorated with foreign currency, one traveller's misfortune turns into a bargain-hunter's paradise. Shoppers seem to have no qualms a...

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