A THRIFTING expert made a quick $400 profit by swapping out an antique ticket booth.
The TikTok channel @fleamarketflipper follows the adventures of a man and his family as they search for hidden treasures at flea markets, flea markets and even the roadside.
He then sells the goods for a profit, often after repairing them.
In a recent video, he found an old ticket booth that’s often found at county fairs and movie theaters.
Despite its antique appearance and size, the booth only cost $100.
The glass was broken at the ticket office and @floamarketflipper was thinking about a major refurbishment.
But in the end he found a seller on Facebook Marketplace who was willing to take it from him for $500 without changing anything.
Although he failed to make thousands of dollars from the stand, he still managed to quadruple his initial investment.
And unlike other flips, this one required little to no work or maintenance.
In a previous video, they made more money finding, fixing, and selling an abandoned humidor.
He found the humidor abandoned on the side of the road and just took it with him in his truck.
He saw that a piece of glass had broken in the humidor and a new temperature control was needed.
He had to pay $65 for the two repairs.
Along with the repairs, he restored the humidor’s appearance by polishing the wood and making sure the inside was immaculate.
Eventually, he managed to find a buyer on Facebook Marketplace who was willing to pay $450 for the restored humidor.
He made a profit of $385, a little less than just flipping the ticket booth.
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Many other TikTok channels document their journey to turning old thrift finds into big wins.
Recently, TikTok colleague @surfsupfinds came across a version of NFL legend Peyton Manning’s old Indianapolis Colts jersey from his Indianapolis days.
He figured a find that valuable would cost around $30.
Much to his amazement, the icon’s jersey cost just $5.
A search on eBay revealed that Peyton Manning jerseys can be sold for a wide variety of amounts – and almost all of them cost more than $5.
He quickly showed off a jersey that took home a whopping $1.5 million.
While jerseys selling for this amount are almost always authentic game-worn memorabilia, a typical Peyton Manning fan jersey from his days with the Colts still fetches more than it gives.
Similar jerseys regularly sell for $30 or more on eBay.
Another saver could sell their new watch for a big profit.
And an old camera with a famous name was a diamond in the rough to an avid thrift collector.