A DUPLIER had to gasp when they arrived at a garage sale – and walked away with a goldmine of Disney merchandise.
Ryan and Pam headed to the yard sale, the American answer to a car boot, and spent around £670 on the figurines still in their packaging.
But the couple, who live in the US and are expert at buying and selling, are the real lucky ones.
That’s because they found out from the seller that their huge consignment was supposed to be worth a staggering £7.8k.
The couple run a YouTube account named Thrift Minedescribed their purchases as “a lifetime jackpot.”
Ryan explains: “My wife and I went to a garage sale to find some good stuff to resell online for a profit.
“In the end, we stumbled across an entire collection of high-value things,” he added.
Going on to call their latest garage sale a “crazy adventure,” he then reveals exactly what happened.
Using footage from their shopping experience, Ryan shows how they went to the garage sale in search of profitable items.
When they discovered Disney merchandise in its original packaging, they knew they could be a winner.
So they asked to see the full collection of brand new products – and the seller returned with boxes filled with the stuff and showed they even had official certificates to prove they wereagree.
They include everything from popular characters like Dumbo to Captain Hook andWhite to Bambi.
The seller also explained that Disney products set him back about $10k – around £7.8k – but he would accept even a tenth of that.
So when Ryan and Pam had a look and decided they wanted to take them home, they discussed how much to pay.
Ryan then used his negotiating skills, as he said if he could get the shipment for under $1,000 it was “even better.”
He said to the seller: “I want to buy everything.”
Ryan then thought long and hard, before offering him $750, or about £585.
But the sellers pushed back and raised it to $900 (£702). Ryan then compromised at $850 – £663 – and the pair agreed and he went for more money to close the deal.
And when they brought Disney products home, Ryan explained that he knew he would be able to get more than he just paid for.
He explains in his YouTube video: “So in this huge lot there’s Snow White, there’s Mickey Mouse, there’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, there’s Bambi, there’s Dumbo.
“There are even some Looney Tunes in there – just a bunch of high value Disney characters.
“If you don’t know what these are, they’re called the ceramic figurines in the Walt Disney Classic Collection and they’re extremely high end.
“Some can range from $30 to $30 and some can go as high as $200 to $300. And we really have a great combination of both.”
Ryan then went on to reveal that they’ve sold eight of the 61 figurines in the powerful collection for a whopping $656 (£511) and have almost given a refund – and still have a lot to sell.
He then shared that they didn’t even list them all, because three were broken and two more they kept to themselves.
Summing up his find of the hidden gem, Ryan concluded: “At least this is an absolutely incredible deal.”
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