Who has not dreamed of buying an item at a garage sale, rummage sale or flea market and then finding out it is worth a fortune! We have all heard the stories and I have written of them before, such as:
(2) $5 box of junk has $130 million inside!
Those are just a few of the various finds by individual like you and me out rummaging for a bargain and boy what a bargain they found!
Well, it has h append once again and it just goes to show, even if you don’t get out in the wilds like me and my team do, that huge finds of fantastic fortunes can be found right in your very own town.
Here is the story of how a $12 purchase became a $100,000 home run!
Alabama couple Robert and Janice Morris made a hefty profit recently when they sold a clay jug they bought for $12 44-years ago from a junk store, for $100,000.
The Morrises like to decorate their rural home with unique items and Robert told WBRC Fox 6, “We would always look for something out of the ordinary.” 44-years ago in DeLoach’s junk store in Fayetteville, Mr. Morris found a piece that fit the bill perfectly. Janice recalled, “He picked that jug up and I said, ‘Why are you gettin’ that?’” Robert simply replied, “Because I like it.”
They took the large 5-gallon jug home for just $12 and kept it the corner of the den. The jug was not treated delicately and according to The Daily Home, was dropped countless times over the years. “We kicked it around for years. I kept change in it. The kids played with it,” said Robert. “At first they were afraid of it so we started dressing him up,” said Janice. The pottery depicted a man from head to waist and the family would replace the everyday straw hat they placed on him around holidays, and swap it for themed attire.