A THRIFTER found hidden treasure in a thrift store that netted him $120.
Going through everything in a thrift store can take a great deal of time and, more importantly, patience.
What looks like a shelf full of knick-knacks can be loaded with valuable items.
tiktoker Thrifting Treasure spends hours scouring local thrift stores for lucrative finds.
He has over 129,000 followers who are looking out for tips and tricks on how to shop better at thrift stores.
In one of his most recent videosHe showed a large shelf full of knick-knacks of all kinds.
“See that $130 item on the thrift store shelf?” he asked.
Between a Santa mug, a statue of a fisherman and a bunch of kitchen plates stood an evil snow globe.
The Broadway show premiered in 2003 and is now being made into a film, starring Arianna Grande and Cynthia Erivo.
The TikToker explained that the snow globe is rare as there aren’t many deals online for it, which drives up the price fans are willing to pay.
He said he listed it for $130 but he could have sold it for as much as $180.
It was sold less than 24 hours later and the buyer paid the shipping costs.
While many people give away snow globes at thrift stores, he said he’s resold them online for as much as $500.
Another valuable find
Nancy Cavaliere is a TikToker who found something truly amazing at a thrift store.
Every day she visited the thrift store that was on her way.
On a random day in 2017, she walked in as usual and was ready to go until something caught her eye.
She said: “I don’t see anything, I’m almost walking. I go back when they come out with new stuff and I see those in the hallway.”
The video shows a stack of four painted black plates, one of which had a very important feature.
On the bottom of one of them, she noticed a signature of Pablo Picasso himself.
Nancy said: “Although I’m very knowledgeable about art furniture, historical styles, etc., I wasn’t aware that Picasso made ceramics.”
She bought the plates for $1.99 each and then went home and “almost cried and passed out” when she saw how much they could sell for.
One of the plates sold for $16,250 in 2018, and the other two for around $12,000 and $15,000, respectively.
“I was in my office on lunch break and I cried my eyes out … that’s huge,” she said.
Nancy kept the signature sign as an investment piece to sell in the future.
Another buyer found a $349 dress for just $13.
And a TikToker might have snagged an authentic vintage designer bag for as little as $8.