Dumpster Divers Are Sharing The Most Shocking And Expensive Things They've Found, And It Truly Amazes Me What People Will Throw Away

It seems like there's been a whole of dumpster diving TikToks making their way onto my FYP lately. As someone who hates paying full price for something AND hates waste, I'm fascinated by their finds.

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In honor of this trend making its way to the spotlight (yet again), here are some of the most impressive treasures that people have shared on the Dumpster Diving subreddit:

1."I have never felt so happy from a dumpster find 😳."

Green chairs
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2."$700 worth of free wine. I asked the dumpster gods if I should quit drinking. This was their answer."

A large assortment of wine
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3."Well, I guess this is my magnum opus of dumpster diving..."

Apple products
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4."Someone didn’t feel like cleaning their $800 espresso machine. I found it sitting on top of a garbage can out diving last night."

A Rancilio espresso machine
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5."Found this in the dumpster and thought, 'What the hell, let me check the balance.' Turns out there is money on it!!"

A Starbucks gift card
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6."In an open dumpster behind my Target…"

Bikes in a dumpster
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7."Found these two La Creuset’s left at the dumpster by my work today."

Two green pots on a stove
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8."I took the back way home this evening and stumbled upon this beauty. The boyfriend has been shopping around for a gaming chair, too!"

A Captain America gaming chair
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9."My local video game store dumpster can be pretty nice…"

An assortment of video games
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10."Someone’s old marble collection got put in the trash and rescued by me."

A large marble collection
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11."$300 headphones still in shrink wrap. Who does this?"

Beats headphones
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12."I’m excited about this find. I’m an elementary teacher, and next year, I’ll have all my kiddos write cards to their family/staff! They were sealed in a trash bag untouched on top!"

An assortment of Valentine's Day cards
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13."This is a first...$450 bouquet of roses."

A large bouquet of roses
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14."I thought someone was throwing away an old violin. Nope, it's roulette!"

Discarded roulette wheel and chips
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And finally...

15."I found 16,000 scratch off tickets from the local convenience store dumpster, where you could win snacks and stuff. Some jackpots evidently!"

A large assortment of scratch off tickets
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Now, it's your turn! Have you ever dumpster dived? What's the most unexpected, expensive, or wildest thing you've found? Comment below!

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.