Thrift store shopping can be a great way for you to save money and live more sustainably. A lot of people look down on thrift shopping, because they think that it’s something that only poor people do. But in reality, it helps reduce waste in our landfills, and it gives a new life to objects that are still in great condition. And in this list, you’ll see some examples of people who found literal treasures among the trash. As someone who spent a lot of her life and thrift stores, we know for a fact that it takes a lot of visits to find something truly special. But for these people, they got incredibly lucky finding some out of this world items that are almost too good to be true.
These $7 Earrings Were Appraised For $4,682
Nowadays, fake diamonds like cubic zirconia are so realistic that most people can’t tell the difference. So it’s no wonder that this thrift store employee found this pair of earrings and automatically assumed that they must be fake. But somehow, this woman realized that these earrings were actually real. She bought them on a hunch for just $7, and took them to a jeweler to confirm if they were real or not. An appraisal like this might cost anywhere from $50 to $75. So it wasn’t free for her to get the estimate. But in the end, it was totally worth the price, because they ended up being worth $4,682.