1. I love living in the future! We may not have flying cars, but this guy's smartphone helped him hit that thrift store jackpot. 😀

  2. I've seen and read the reports on this, and keep thinking to myself that one can build a convincing provenance for any item just by purchasing something similar at Goodwill. There is no serialized link between the receipt, price-tag, and THAT watch. All we know for sure is that he purchased A watch at Goodwill for $5.99, and that he sold the LeCoutre for net $31,000 after that.
    That said, when I had a Goodwill store on my route home from work I would frequently stop in, and often got bargains on things I thought might be useful to me. I tended to leave the "purchase for resale" to people who were depending upon that sort of thing.

  3. I've turned a tidy profit on flipping a few items in this way, but nothing nearly that extreme. A $10 sprinkler controller that got me $100 on Ebay or a $150 on an industrial sewing machine that I turned for $2,000 are a couple of my prouder flips. Add to that, the end user got a great bargain in each of those cases as well!

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