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”.
“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.
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.
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.”
The US Sun reports on all manner of second-hand finds – here’s something someone scooped for 26 times less than the product’s value.
Do-it-yourselfers are also following the example of this TikToker.