A YOUNG WOMAN shared how she makes a living buying home furnishings from thrift stores and selling them online.
Chloe Gonzo from Dallas, USA is basically a professional thrift shop item finder who bag great deals and resell them for a profit.
Chloe has shared many videos of her thrift shop finds tick tockand reveals how much she makes from each item after she resells it.
Much like charity stores, thrift stores work by having people donate the old stuff they don’t want anymore so people can buy it at a fraction of the price.
In a video that has gone viral with over four million views, Chloe revealed how she made a huge profit selling chairs she found in a store.
Chloe explained how after she bought a set of four blue chairs with silver frames for $100 (£76), she decided to resell the chairs individually online.
From there, she sold a chair she described as “mid-century design” for $250 (£190), already making her £90 profit, and Chloe had three chairs left to sell.
While some users claimed they looked like the chairs you find in airports, Chloe proved that the right person was willing to pay big bucks when promoted properly.
She wrote, “This is for all the people who said these chairs looked like I could get them for free in the airport dumpster.”
Chloe was also able to resell a set of “antique” candlesticks she found for $8 (£6), which she listed for $35 (£26).
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Many people realized that the trick to reselling was to use keywords like “antique” or “mid-century” in the product description, as both of these are trendy interior styles at the moment.
But Chloe notes that she always does her research and finds out where and when the items were made to make sure she’s not misleading shoppers.
Some people weren’t impressed that Chloe was reselling second-hand goods at an inflated price, with one sarcastically saying: “Great now those who can’t afford expensive furniture don’t have furniture.”
But many defended it, saying it was just a business.
One person wrote: “Why are people crazy? Literally most companies buy things from vendors and resell them for a profit.”
“How is thrift and selling different from a regular shop that buys and sells stocks?” Another user added.
A third person said: “That’s a grind and super smart don’t think anyone should say otherwise.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/17936662/thrift-shopping-for-interiors-and-sell-on-for-profit/ I thrift shop for interiors and resell them to make a living… I made a £190 profit on a £20 chair