If you’re a bargain shopper, then you know how important it is to get a good thrift store bargain. You spend your Sunday mornings perusing the aisles at your local thrift store, hoping to score a great deal. Occasionally, thrift store shoppers accidentally find something that’s truly worth something. Money hidden in picture frames, rings hidden in the pocket of a jacket, and even antiques worth thousands of dollars have been found on the shelves of thrift stores. This woman found the deal of a lifetime when she spent only 50 cents at her local thrift shop.She was checking out the deals at Cowichan Hospital Auxillary Thrift Store when she saw something she thought she could use, and it would only cost her 50 cents.
She paid the volunteers at the thrift store the two quarters, and made her way home. What would happen later that day would completely shock Loretta.
When she opened the box, she almost dropped it when she saw what was inside. Instead of Q-tips being in the box, like she expected, Loretta found something a pirate would be more than happy to have.
Inside of the box were eight rings and a pearl necklace. All of the rings were real, including the diamonds and rubies.
She only spent 50 cents, but got $1800 worth in jewelry. Loretta knew what she had to do.
“I just felt it wasn’t for me, meant for me to find and bring back, but not for me,” said Loretta. The volunteers couldn’t believe that she returned them to the store.
“It’s just astounding. But wonderful of the lady to return them, you know,” said a volunteer employee. All of the thrift store’s proceeds are donated to the hospital next door.
“They say you can’t find good finds at a thrift shop. I said ‘hey I did’,” laughed Simms. This just goes to show how important it is to pay attention to the things you buy. You never know when you’ll get a deal that changes your life!