The seller walked away laughing but guess who's laughing now!
Remember that awesome feeling of finding an awesome item for a very cheap price? Well, I’m guessing you walked away with a huge smile on your face and told all your friends about it. Well, that’s exactly how a seller felt when he first walked at a recycling store after successfully selling an old, rusty knife for $3. However, it’s the buyer who eventually ended up having the last laugh.
Japanese chef and YouTube vloogger Jun visited a recycling store to sell some stuff he no longer needs when, while there, he overheard another seller trying to strike a deal with the store owner. The guy had an old Japanese knife he was selling for ¥30 ($0.30) but they refused him.
This time, however, the seller raised the price to $3 and stayed firm despite Jun’s attempts to haggle. Jun got it and the guy, according to him, went out of the shop with a big smile, probably feeling satisfied that he sold his item 10 times the price he originally offered it to the store.
Unknown to the seller, however, the knife is worth much more than $3. A BuzzFlare article tells us that “a brand new one sells at around ¥10,500 ($93), with some even fetching higher prices!”
Eventually, Jun went to work and transformed the old traditional knife into something truly wonderful. He uploaded a video of it online and it caught a lot of attention that the video quickly became YouTube’s #2 video.
So yes, Jun not only got an expensive knife for a cheap price but he’s now earning much because of the viral video.
Well look who’s laughing now! The seller must be scratching his head in regret at this point.
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