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The Weird World of Resale Shopping

Junkers, bargain hunters, collectors and antique lovers spend a good amount of time browsing resale items. Sometimes, they come across weird things for sale. There are even online groups dedicated to resale discoveries that are too weird not to share.

With the recent health concerns, those of us who love to resale shop, who find it therapeutic on some level, cannot shop at the moment. So, if you are one of those people and need your fix of weird resale treasures, this blog entry’s for you! Here’s a handful of strange items I’ve seen posted online:


Shaunna’s husband found this clown at a garage sale. Shaunna is creeped out by it, and rightfully so. The clown currently resides in their garage.


Oh, man! The husbands are at it again! Joyce, a member of the Facebook group Weird Secondhand Finds That Just Need To Be Shared (where I found these pics) says that when her husband spotted this rabbit ventriloquist dummy, he just had to have it. Wow. My Heart goes out to you, Joyce.


No, you’re not seeing double. These figures have four eyes. The photo was originally posted by Kristina, who says she learned the story behind them after posting the pic. These figures were a bar novelty. They have a normal face on the other side, and when everyone was good and drunk and it was time to stumble home, the bartender would flip the figures to show their blurred, double-eyed faces.


Resale shopper, Jenai, was so taken by this panting that she tracked down the artist: Kaye Smillie


As for myself, I have a controversial hobby. I collect clowns. I’m looking to sell a bunch of them, but then again, I don’t know who wants them… besides me. Lol. I own at least 120 clowns, and that’s not counting the carnival-themed items such as carousel horses and carnival glass. I also collect music boxes and crystal glass, but those don’t deserve a spot on Weird Wide Web. Not weird enough.

In closing, I will say this: As we all struggle through a decidedly bad start to 2020, being shut indoors and practicing our “social distancing”, let’s turn to our hobbies, passions, and collections for comfort. Stay safe, readers, and wash those hands. I’m not clowning around!


Published by lindseybethgoddard

Lindsey Goddard is an escaped mental asylum disturber with a penchant for telling spooky stories. She lives in the rural outskirts of St. Louis, MO, USA. Her short stories have appeared in publications such as Dark Moon Digest, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, and The Sinister Horror Company. Her debut novella, Ashes of Another Life, was released through Omnium Gatherum Media in August, 2016. For more information, visit:

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