A man got $35,000 for a $6 watch he purchased at a Goodwill in Arizona. According to KTLA, Zach Norris was on the hunt for some treasures at the local thrift store when he came across a rare 1959 Jaeger-LeCoultre diving watch. He could barely contain his excitement, and refused to put his find down, even when it came time to check out!
“I’ve found some stuff in the past that I have been really excited about and stoked, but this is one of those things you’re like, one day, one day it will happen, and it happened for me. I didn’t even want to give it to her to scan. I was like, you can scan it in my hand if you want to. I just didn’t want to let it go.”
The $35,000 price tag for the $6 watch is pretty incredible, and Norris says that things like this are often missed by people who work at thrift stores. He says that you really have to know what you’re looking for. The particular watch that he scooped up was one of only 900 ever made.
“I knew I didn’t want to keep it because it’s kind of above my means to have a piece like that. I had a couple of good offers,” he said. As for what he intends on doing with the money, Norris is super excited to have some extra money to plan his wedding.
“We are planning a wedding. We’ve been planning a wedding for a while, but now that we have the extra funds we’re going to go ahead and start taking care of everything. We’re excited,” he explained. He also said that he will donate some of the money back to Goodwill.
According to Fox 31, Norris said that anyone can have his kind of luck, as long as they know what they are looking for. It’s important to keep a close eye on things while you are searching for little treasures at thrift shops, and doing your research can only help.
“You can do it. Research everything. Just take your phone in there and if you see something that looks goofy, you haven’t seen it before, Google it. You never know.”
Earlier this month there was another interesting find at a thrift store. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, a gun was found inside a book in Ellsworth, Maine. You can read about that story here.
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