Checking out garage sales is a favorite past time for many people. Sure indicators of spring and summer are signs posted around the neighborhood announcing garage sales. As a buyer, it’s a way to pick up some items at a reduced cost or to find that unique item. Some people have been extremely fortunate, purchasing an item for a few dollars, only to later discover that the thing is worth a fortune.
How To Turn $3 Into $2.2 Million Dollars
A New York family purchased a plain looking bowl for $3 in 2007. After some investigation, they discovered that the bowl could sell at auction for $200,000 to $300,000. It turned out that the bowl was very rare and it sold at auction in 2013 for $2.2 million.
The "Lost" Jackson Pollock Painting
In the early 90's, Teri Horton bought an ugly painting for $5 as a joke. She later tried to sell it but was informed that it might have been a Jackson Pollock original. She believes it is worth millions. Her quest to have it authenticated was the subject of the film, Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?