I found a crafting essential for $8.50 while thrifting – it sells online for $150

A TIKTOK user made hundreds of dollars in profit at a thrift store.

The content creator said he made profits by reselling second-hand purchases – he expected to make hundreds with “some middle-aged mum”.

A TikToker found a craft machine in a thrift store that he wants to sell for a profit


A TikToker found a craft machine in a thrift store that he wants to sell for a profitCredit: TikTok/rewildedreselling
The Cricut is available for more than six times the bargain price


The Cricut is available for more than six times the bargain priceCredit: TikTok/rewildedreselling

“You’ll be amazed at how much money you can make buying stuff at thrift stores and selling it online,” says TikToker, Wyatt (@rewildedreselling), he said before showing his thrift store.

Wyatt exclaimed as he videotaped finding a Cricut EasyPress 2, “Who donates this?”

The Cricut EasyPress is an arts and crafts machine that was popular in the 1990’s.

The machine is the standard bearer for heat transfer projects – especially for designers making graphic t-shirts.

Heat transfer art projects use high temperatures to transfer images or designs onto fabric.

Artists can compress the design into a t-shirt using transfer vinyl—a sheet on which an image or design is printed.

A new Cricut heat press is on sale at Best Buy for $199.

Wyatt listed the machine on a local Facebook group for $60.

“I’m sure a middle-aged mom would be keen to buy this for less than $100,” Wyatt said.

The Cricut was one of several items Wyatt found at the thrift store.

Refined, economical

Wyatt has also made a few other used purchases that he intends to sell for a profit.

“Today I only found four items at Goodwill that will make me a few hundred dollars,” Wyatt said in the video’s caption.

“This side hustle can be enough to make a great daily income if you know what to look out for!”

The content creator found a cheap shell jacket from Domino’s Pizza.

“I should be able to get $35 plus shipping on eBay,” Wyatt said.

He also found a cheap pair of men’s Ugg boots and an RV part.

Not all of Wyatt’s finds were well received.

Saving controversy

Wyatt got into controversy in the video’s comments section.

Viewers blamed the creator for intentionally inflating the price of second-hand finds.

Many people pointed out that those with less access to money may need to be frugal to find these items cheap.

“That’s wrong,” said one viewer about the greed for profit. “Thrift stores are literally for people who need inexpensive clothing.”

Another added: “Ppl [people] Buying up thrift stores and reselling the shit they bought online for more than they bought literally makes secondhand trading inaccessible.”

Wyatt responded with a simple, “I’m sorry.”

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Do-it-yourselfers are also following the example of this TikToker.

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing zackzwiezen@ustimespost.com.

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