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Pickles Sydney Airport lost property auction 2020: How to snag a bargain right before Christmas

Major electronics, fashion brands, wedding rings and even a cooktop are among the thousands of forgotten treasures now up for grabs.

A treasure trove of lost property left at Sydney Airport is going on sale online - and it’s all for a good cause.

From electronics to fragrances, misplaced items left at the airport can be snagged for a fraction of the regular price.

It’s all part of an annual online auction raising money for sick children.

Over the past seven years, the auctions have raised $1.2 million for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Even though the airport has been uncharacteristically quiet in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, there’s still more than 1,500 listings on the site.

Hundreds of items, including electronics, are going under the virtual hammer for charity.
Hundreds of items, including electronics, are going under the virtual hammer for charity. Credit: 7NEWS
One of the more unusual listings on the auction site.
One of the more unusual listings on the auction site. Credit: Pickles Auctions

Wedding rings, laptops, instruments and even a record player are among the items up for sale.

“If you’re happy to put someone else’s AirPods in your ears, they’re here for sale,” Shaquille Ali from Pickles Auctions told 7NEWS.

Georgia Clark from Sydney Airport said there’s always quirky items that come through the terminals.

This year, there are a few.

“From Gucci to your guitars. We’ve got a two-burner stovetop, a massage belt, a mini hoverboard,” she said.

Hundreds of items left behind at Sydney Airport have gone on auction.
Hundreds of items left behind at Sydney Airport have gone on auction. Credit: 7NEWS

Bids opened on the online auction on Sunday night with hundreds already lodged in an effort to snag a Christmas bargain.

To view the online auction, click here.

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