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Miami airport auctions off lost luggage

March 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Have you ever wondered what airports do with all the unclaimed items left behind each year?

Well, the folks at Miami International Airport auction them off.

Thousands of abandoned items were put up for sale recently, everything from umbrellas to laptops.

Some 500 suitcases were also on the auction block.

Bidders bid blindly on the suitcases, not knowing what was inside.

The auctioneer said eight years ago a guy found $10,000 inside the suitcase he bought.