I thought the best find at a yard sale was a $20 board game, but then I found $2 toys inside a box worth 50x that

A professional second-hand retailer has warned customers about a key component of games that is letting them resell for a huge profit.

In a TikTok video, the reseller describes how he made a lot of money from one purchase.

A frugal professional resold two items for a huge profit


A frugal professional resold two items for a huge profitPhoto credit: Tik Tok / retrotoyenvy
This older toy sold for 50 times the original price


This older toy sold for 50 times the original pricePhoto credit: Tik Tok / retrotoyenvy

“Look what I just found at this garage sale,” the frugal pro (@RetroToyEnvy) said at the start of the video.

“It’s finally flea market season again and I’ve been digging again.”

The TikToker said he found a box of games for $2.

Inside he found a pristine Jumanji set.

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“This Jumanji game is terrible to play, it’s really difficult, but I was looking for one in perfect condition,” he said.

“This one looks like it’s never been used.”

The thrift specialist said he looks for games with little or no wear and tear – noting they tend to resell for tidy profits.

He expected to resell the game for $20.


The TikToker said another find at a separate flea market was an even bigger bargain.

“I really hit the jackpot at this flea market,” the TikToker exclaimed as he walked to another house.

He pulled out a plastic handle with a black ramp on top and said he “had to have it.”

“It’s a 1970s motorcycle noisemaker that you attach to your BMX bike,” he explained.

“These things sell for great money – I’ll grab this and a remote control car.”

He said he expects to resell the BMX sound generator for around $100.

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The TikToker creates several videos explaining what resellers should look for to make the most profit.

The creator explained that customers paid premiums for nostalgic items they owned as a child.

One person responded to his video: “Resell? Who would buy these things?”

He replied, “People who had one as a kid,” with a shrugging emoji.

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Because of this, a person had to return their used purchase to the store.

Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday 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. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday 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: ailaslisco@dailynationtoday.com.

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