Some lucky, ginger bastard in Phoenix bought a 1959 Jaeger-LeCoultre driving watch for $5.99 at Goodwill and sold it for $35k. For those of you that aren’t good at math, that’s a profit of $34,994.01.
“Sometimes they just miss it, they don’t know,” said Zach Norris, the lucky ginger. “It’s not a very fancy-looking piece. You have to know what it is.”
Apparently only 900 of these things were made, which begs the question, who the fuck donates a watch that valuable to Goodwill? Dropping off a trash bag filled with old rush t-shirts is one thing, but a $35,000 watch? I’d rather toss a timepiece that valuable into the ocean like Rose in Titanic than donate it to fucking Goodwill, but maybe I’m biased from the hundreds of hours of community service I’ve done in that hellhole.
Norris said he was hesitant to even hand the watch to the woman working the cash register.
“I didn’t even want to give it to her to scan,” Norris said. “I was like, you can scan it in my hand if you want to. I just didn’t want to let it go.”
Good on Norris for recognizing the value of the piece, and bad on the Goodwill employee, or, more realistically, community service worker, that carelessly slapped a $5.99 price tag on a $35,000 watch made in 1959.
“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,” Norris said.
You can watch a video of this lucky son of a bitch being interviewed here.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m headed to Goodwill..