An antique retailer was caught selling a brass swan trio for $220 that had a Goodwill tag on it for $8.99, according to a TikTok video.
In just four days, the viral video has received over 2 million views.
“#brass #thriftshop #thriftstore #thriftstorefinds #bruh #pricegouging #swan,” TikToker @angelmunoz90, or Angel Munoz, captioned the 20-second video.
He then moved closer to a trio of brass swans laying on the ground. “Oh look, a metal swan!” he shouted.
When he checked at the price tag on one, he saw that the complete “brass swan family,” which contained all three, was $220.
“Well, I’m sure it has a fascinating backstory or was handcrafted…
As he flipped the identical brass swan over, the TikToker replied, “Or they bought it from Goodwill for $8.99.”
As he lowered the swan, the TikToker murmured, “Nevermind.”
@angelmunoz90 #brass #thiftshop #thriftstore #thriftstorefinds #bruh #pricegouging #Swan ♬ original sound – Angel Munoz
The United States has about 25,000 consignment, resаle, and not-for-profit resаle businesses, according to NARTS,
the Nationаl Associаtion of Resаle Professionals.
According to NARTS, around 16 to 18 percent of Americans will shop at a thrift store at least once a year.
12 to 15% of buyers will go to consignment and resale stores.
Someone else said, “At the very least, remove the sticker first.”
Goodwill Industries is a non-profit company that relies on donated products to generate revenue. It is funded by its enormous network of retail locations around the country. However, there appears to be a widespread consensus in the comments that prices have been steadily rising over time.
In the comments, a TikToker said, “Resellers have rly wrecked thrifting.” “Can’t say I blame them; our culture necessitates a shady side hustle just to get by.”
Angel Munoz was contacted by The Daily Dot via a TikTok comment.
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