I hit the jackpot when I bought Disney merch at a garage sale – then I realised I was set to make more than £7.2k

A COUPLE was left speechless as they headed to a local flea market – and walked away with a bonanza of Disney merchandise.

Ryan and Pam headed to the yard sale, America’s answer to a trunk, and spent around £670 on the figures, still in their packaging.

A man walked away with a huge load of Disney merchandise but paid a fraction of what it was worth


A man walked away with a huge load of Disney merchandise but paid a fraction of what it was worthPhoto credit: YouTube
The professional buyer and seller could not believe his eyes


The professional buyer and seller could not believe his eyesPhoto credit: YouTube

But the couple, who live in the US and are experts at buying and selling, got really lucky.

That’s because they learned from the seller that their massive haul was reportedly worth a staggering £7.8k.

The pair that a YouTube account called Thrift Minedescribed her purchases as the “jackpot of her life”.

Ryan explained, “My wife and I went to a flea market to find some good stuff to resell online for a profit.

“We ended up with a whole collection of valuable high-end stuff,” he added.

He went on to call their latest garage sale a “crazy adventure,” then revealed exactly what happened.

Using footage of their shopping experience, Ryan showed how they came to the flea market in search of lucrative goods.

When they spotted the Disney merch in full packaging, they knew they might have found a winner.

So they asked for the full collection of brand new products – and the salesman came back with boxes full of them and showed they even had their official certificates to prove they were them real act.

This included everything from popular characters like Dumbo to Captain Hook and Snow White to Bambi.

The seller also explained that he lost around $10,000 – about £7.8k – on the Disney products, but he would even accept a tenth of that.

After reviewing the paperwork and deciding they wanted to take it home, Ryan and Pam discussed how much to offer.

Then Ryan demonstrated his negotiating skills, saying that if he could get the property for less than $1,000, “it would be even better.”

He told the seller, “I’d be interested in buying anything.”

Ryan then thought long and hard before proposing to hand over $750, which is around £585.

But sellers fought back, pushing the price up to $900 (£702). Ryan then compromised at a price of $850 (£663) and the couple agreed and he went off to get more money to complete the sale.

And as they brought the Disney products home, Ryan explained that he knew he was going to get a lot more for it than he just paid for.

He explained in his YouTube video, “So in this huge lot there was Snow White, there was some Mickey Mouse, there was some Nightmare Before Christmas, there was Bambi, there was Dumbo.”

“There were even a few Looney Tunes – just a great selection of some very valuable Disney characters.

“If you don’t know what that is, they’re called Ceramic Figures from the Walt Disney Classic Collection and they’re extremely high quality.

“Some can be anywhere from $30 to $30, others even $200 to $300. And we actually have a great mix of both.”

Ryan then went on to reveal that they’ve already sold 8 of the figures from the 61-strong collection for a whopping $656 (£511) and almost got their money back – and still have so many left.

He then shared that they didn’t even list them all as three were damaged and two others kept for themselves.

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Summarizing the hidden jewel find, Ryan concluded, “This was an absolutely incredible offer, to say the least.”

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The seller said the mega delivery was worth over £7,000 and they had already made plenty of money


The seller said the mega delivery was worth over £7,000 and they had already made plenty of moneyPhoto credit: YouTube

Emma James

Emma James 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. Emma James 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 emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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