AN EXPERIENCED saver has shared online how he values items at Goodwill and his ‘crazy’ find.
Stevie regularly posts videos on YouTube sharing tips and tricks on how to make money and flip thrift items.
In a video, the YouTuber (@StevieSells) explores his local goodwill for “profitable flips.”
He scoured the shelves, bins, and racks for items he thought could be resold for a profit.
Towards the end of his search, after finding items that might have brought him around $15 in profit, he found something worth a lot more.
“When I left, I found something crazy,” he said.
He found a Keurig Vue coffee maker in its original packaging for only $44.99.
After a quick search on eBay for the same item, Stevie found it “can sell for over $150.”
He added that this price applies when the product is in “seller-refurbished condition.”
Stevie showed that a similar coffee maker sold on eBay for $159, meaning the Goodwill product could make $73.20 after shipping costs were deducted.
However, he admitted it was “a risky subject” to try to turn him over.
He also found a $6.99 bread maker that sells on eBay for over $50.
Viewers were shocked when one said: “You can make so much money if you know what you’re doing.”
Another added, “My best goodwill flip was a video game book I’d been looking for months.”
“I bought it for $22 and really enjoyed it, and then it turned out to be worth $200.”
“It ended up selling for $160 because it had a very small following.”
Meanwhile, others have criticized the YouTuber for exploiting charity items.
“These stores are there to help people who are going through tougher times. Leave them the good stuff,” one person wrote.
Another added: “You know it’s not called goodwill for nothing, right?”