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    EVER wondered where lost packages end up? One stay-at-home mother buys unclaimed packages and resells her finds. 5Ashley found Stella McCartney espadrilles, among other designer findsCredit: YouTube/Hustle at Home Mom 5She found a pair of YZY slidesCredit: YouTube/Hustle at Home Mom Ashley is an eBayer, YouTuber, and mother who goes by the username "Hustle at Home Mom." She purchased a pallet box containing 75 unclaimed packages, with the help of her cousin David, and hauled the mammoth box to her car. Upon arriving home to examine the goods in the $2300 box, she recruited her husband, T.J., to help her appraise the finds. Ashley and T.J. valued most of her haul under $200, however some pieces blew them away. READ MORE LOST PACKAGESTRASH OR TREASURE I spent $1,200 on lost mail packages & TRIPLED my moneyPURCHASE PRICE I bought lost Amazon packages & bagged goods worth DOUBLE what I paid Ashley pulled out a pair of Stella McCartney espadrille shoes, valued at around $600 retail. She estimated the resell price to be between 400 and 500 dollars. "I...
    A WOMAN who bought a entire truckful of lost parcels in a bid to see if it was really worth the money was stunned when she began opening them all. Over the course of two days she emptied the massive boxes of goodies along with her husband and they were both shocked by the wide range of products inside. 9The huge haul had a massive range if productsCredit: HOPESCOPE/YOTUBE Hope, who posted the giant haul on her YouTube channel explained: "These giant boxes are full of online orders that didn't make it to their final destination." She spent a whopping £10,712 on the pallets and so was expecting some big bargains. Hope dove straight in and began unboxing the mystery goods, and things definitely started well, she got a pair of Doc Martins worth £169 as well as loads of other shoes including Adidas, Converse, Birkenstocks and Toms. The majority of the boxes were filled with clothes, some of which were definitely better than others. Read more on shoppingMEGA HAUL I bought a John Lewis returns pallet & bagged over...
    AN INFLUENCER ordered a palette of lost mail packages for $1.2k and unboxed it revealing an array of products that added up to $6.8k in value. YouTuber Mia Maples often shares videos of herself unboxing returns palettes but now has branched out into unclaimed packages. 2Influencer Mia Maples bought a palette of unclaimed packagesCredit: youtube 2She spent $1.2k on the haul but found more than $6.8k worth of products insideCredit: youtube The first thing she noticed was the size and weight of the mystery boxes she had bought. She said: "These boxes are not small. They're really big and upon arrival I'm now realising when I took them up to this room that some of them are really heavy." In total she bought 17 boxes as part of the haul. The first box she opened had 24 pourers for the top of bottles. Which she found for $5.95 each online, giving the box a value of $142.80. Read more on shopping haulsBARGAIN BOX I bought a £270 homeware returns palette and ended up with £1.8k of stuff GAME CHANGER...
    EVERYONE loves a good shopping deal. Whether you’re buying clothing, electronics, or household items, a sale is always fun to indulge in. 3A woman paid over $3,000 for lost or unclaimed Amazon packagesCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk 3She opened hundreds of boxes and found the individual value of eachCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk One woman named Celina Myers, who goes by Celina SpookyBoo on her YouTube channel (which has over one million subscribers), said she scored big time after purchasing missing Amazon packages. In the clip, she explained: “You know when you order something from Amazon and it doesn’t show up at all and they send you a new one? “Well, all of those packages go to one place. And they went to this auction house.” READ MORE ON REAL LIFECOINING IT IN I made over £16k just by sitting on my couch - here's how you can too MODEL MATERIAL I spent $1,000 on Kendall Jenner’s used clothes - I had to pry them off Celina went to the auction house in the hopes of...
    IT'S possible to get a refund at your local TJ Maxx for those items you swore you'd return ages ago but seemed to have trashed the receipts for. A former TJ Maxx employee by the name of Darcy Gerhart explained exactly how to do this. 2According to Gerhart, if you have a return but don't have a receipt, as long as you have a tag, you can take that item back to TJ MaxxCredit: YouTube/TikTok 2When you do the return they can't see how long ago you bought it, or which TJ Maxx you bought it atCredit: YouTube/TikTok According to Gerhart, if you have a return but don't have a receipt, as long as you have a tag, you can take that item back to TJ Maxx with your valid ID and get in-store credit. And apparently, when you do the return they can't see how long ago you bought it, or which TJ Maxx you bought it at. Bring identification Gerhart explained that the reason you have to have a valid ID is because the retail chain keeps up...
    A WOMAN who bought a leather chair from Amazon found something she didn't order when she unboxed her purchase. Jen Begakis shared details of the discovery on social media, saying what she found left her "terrified" and "lost for words." 2Jen Begakis ordered a chair from Amazon but received an additional packageCredit: Twitter/@jenbegakis 2The company offered her a full refund and a creditCredit: Twitter/@jenbegakis Begakis, a doctoral candidate at Cornell University, shared the discovery in a tweet. "If I told you the leather chair I ordered from Amazon was packaged with a blood collection tube that is ... full, would you believe me? because I'm lost for --- words." Begakis added: "I'm as terrified as I am confused."  She later tweeted: "I'll be back I'm taking nine showers in fear." READ MORE AMAZON STORIESGHOST IN THE MACHINE My Alexa is HAUNTED – I caught creepy 2am 'conversation with a ghost'CHECK THIS OUT Amazon has a secret warehouse where everything is cheaper - how to find it Begakis reached out to Amazon after receiving the package. After waiting for a response, she...
    EACH year, millions of packages handled by the US Postal Service never reach their final destination. The USPS makes efforts to pass these unclaimed parcels along to the right destination, but many are never delivered or returned to the sender. 2TikToker @financeunfolded shared how he gets unclaimed mail for cheap 2He bought a box of mail for $100 and got nearly $300 worth of goods In fact, you can buy lost packages and claim some of these items for yourself if you know where to look. The government groups items into categories and runs Storage Wars-style auctions, where bidders get a brief glimpse at the items in the auction lot and are free to make offers. GovDeal auctions include, for instance, a collection of 245 MacBooks for around $10,000 and a lot of seven wreaths for $350. TikTok user @FinanceUnfolded showed off another way to buy unclaimed packages without bidding wars. READ MORE ON SAVING MONEYALDI DEALS Deals expert reveals 10 items you should buy at Aldi this month to save money SAVE BIG How I saved 20%...
    ISN'T it the worst when you are eagerly awaiting a package and when it gets marked as delivered, it's nowhere to be seen? Well, turns out, those lost packages can end up in someone else's hands – for a small price. 3Hope Allen purchased over 100 lost packages that cost her $3,000Credit: YouTube/HopeScope 3She scored a very expensive hair toolCredit: YouTube/HopeScope Hope Allen, who runs the YouTube channel HopeScope and shares content of her purchasing used clothes or lost packages, recently purchased a hundred of these and she scored some pretty interesting things. She explained that when these packages get lost, they get donated or auctioned off. "Each of these boxes has about 20 packages in them each and I bid online for these," Allen said in her video as she sat in front of five huge boxes. "And I kinda spent a lot on these but if there's some legit finds, it could be worth it! It could be more than worth it!" Read More Shopping HaulsTORN UP I bought shapewear from Kim Kardashian’s Skims & something awful...
    Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert said she 'lost her mind, got botox and bought a Mustang' in the wake of her 2011 split from her second husband - long before ditching Hollywood for the simple life in the Catskills.  Gilbert, 58 — whose new book 'Back to the Prairie' details her life with current husband Timothy Busfield and moving to the Catskills — had recently told Fox News that she ditched plastic surgery and Hollywood expectations for the freedom of being in her own skin. The actress says she 'lost her mind' after the 2011 divorce from her second husband Bruce Boxleitner, according to a recent interview with Page Six, and admitted that she got botox and fillers, bought a Mustang and even got herself a younger French boyfriend, who wore a T-shirt that read 'Snatch' to a brunch at her mother's house. 'It was like, I lost my mind,' she told Page Six. 'One of my friends says, 'You know, every once in a while we all have to go to the zoo. And you went and now you're...
    RECENTLY, resellers have taken to buying lost cargo and Amazon return pallets in the hopes of making some extra cash. Since the pallets contain mystery products, buying them is a gamble, but some resellers have earned big bucks from the pallets. 4A YouTuber named Ashley decided to buy a lost cargo pallet with the hopes of making some cashCredit: YouTube/Hustle at Home Mom 4The pallet included luxury items including a Louis Vuitton sweaterCredit: YouTube/Hustle at Home Mom A mom-of-three named Ashley decided to try her hand at reselling pallet products and it seriously paid off. In a YouTube video, she shared how she spent $866 on a luxury cargo pallet that contained new and gently used clothing. At first, Ashley was worried that her name brand items could be counterfeit, but after unboxing several clothing pieces and looking up their retail prices, her worries quickly faded away. Her haul included several high-end products including Chanel garment bags, a Fear of God jacket, Alexander Wang shorts and button up, a Canada Goose coat, and a Louis Vuitton sweater. ...
    A WOMAN has revealed how she bagged thousands worth of goods after buying a lost cargo pallet. Ashley is a full-time mum and eBay seller from the US, and regularly buys returns pallets selling them on for a profit with the help of her husband TJ. 5Ashley and her husband TJ bought a mystery lost cargo pallet for $600Credit: YouTube 5Ashley had no idea what she would get from the mystery boxCredit: YouTube The mum of three shared their latest purchase on their YouTube channel, Hustle at Home Mom. Ashley bagged a pallet of mysterious clothing, with most of it still having the security tags on for just £455 and was pretty chuffed by its contents. Speaking in the video, she said: "This one attracted me because it had no description at all. I just thought I'd take a full-on gamble and see what was in this pallet." The content alone was worth $6,000 (£4.550), meaning Ashley got ten times worth of goodies than what she originally paid for. The pallet included $1100 worth of Tommy Hilfiger goodies including...
    IT'S always a risk to buy a returns pallet - sometimes the risk pays off, and sometimes it doesn't. And despite the fact that money-saving mum Holly Smith had only just bought a pallet, she decided to get another one because the title suggested it would be jam-packed with GHD products. 5Holly Smith splashed out on another Amazon returns pallet after seeing it said GHD in the titleCredit: YouTube/@ Holly Vlogs 5There were several Christmas trees in the palletCredit: YouTube/@ Holly Vlogs "I don’t normally do two in a row but when I saw this pallet come available I had to buy it because in the title it said it contains GHD products," she explained. "As always we don’t look at the stock list beforehand because we want it to be a surprise for you too." The rest of the pallet was meant to be "mixed household". Holly and her husband Callum then began unboxing the returns pallet, and found a pair of cordless GHD straighteners that looked brand new bar a small scratch. Read...
    A WOMAN has revealed how she scooped over £7,000 worth of luxury designer goods after buying a lost cargo pallet. Ashley is a full-time mum and eBay seller, and regularly buys returns pallets selling them on for a profit with the help of husband TJ. 4Ashley makes a living by selling on eBay, and recently purchased a lost cargo pallet to sell onCredit: Hustle at Home Mom/Youtube 4The pallet cost her £600 and contained around £7,000 worth of clothesCredit: Hustle at Home Mom/Youtube 4The mum says that it was the cheapest pallet she ever boughtCredit: Hustle at Home Mom/Youtube And their most recent purchase saw the couple, who live in Utah, hit the jackpot sharing the results on Asley’s YouTube channel Hustle at Home Mum. The mum-of-three bagged a pallet of mystery clothing, most of it new and some of it used for £600 at auction and was amazed by what it contained. Speaking in the recent video, Ashley said: “I’m shook, I think there’s some real gems in here guys, I’m so excited to unpack this.” The designer contents...
    A WOMAN has revealed how she ended up with £40,000 worth of luxury designer items after buying a lost shipping container. Hope, who often shares her bargain hauls on her YouTube channel HopeScope, spent just over £5,000 on her goods meaning she could be left with a potential profit of £35,000. 3Hope bought a lost shipping container and ended up with £40k of 'designer goods'Credit: YouTube/HopeScope 3Among the most expensive items was a Hermes pendent at £500 a pop, and Hope had four in totalCredit: YouTube/HopeScope 3She also unboxed seven Louis Vuitton walletsCredit: YouTube/HopeScope With the help of her partner Hope bid on a lost shipping container at the auction house Erkelens & Olson, marked up as ‘high end’ and claiming to contain thousands worth of unclaimed designer goods. Opening her first container, Hope says: “This is either going to be a complete waste of money or the coolest thing I ever bought.” While the pallet contains a few duds such as an Elvis Presley lamp and baseball cards, Hope is left with a sea of ‘designer’ goods. She unwrapped...
    A drawing bought for $30 in a Massachusetts house clearance sale is expected to sell for a staggering $50million after it was found to be a lost Renaissance masterpiece by Albrecht Durer. Experts believe the unpublished artwork, The Virgin and Child with a Flower on a Grassy Bank, was produced by the German Old Master in 1503. The 6.5ins by 6.5ins pen and black ink drawing on fine linen paper, which is signed with the initials AD, is being sold by London art gallery Agnews after extensive research confirmed its provenance. A drawing bought for $30 in a Massachusetts house clearance sale is expected to sell for a staggering $50million Experts believe the unpublished artwork, The Virgin and Child with a Flower on a Grassy Bank, was produced by the German Old Master in 1503 It came to light in 2016 when a man in his 60s spotted it and bought it for the modest sum at an estate sale. The American buyer was struck by the unframed drawing's beauty but both he and the seller believed it was a...
    LOSING weight is a hard thing to do, but realising that people treat you differently once you’ve dropped dress sizes is another thing to deal with. One woman has opened up about her weight loss journey - after she lost ten stone.  3Kati opened up on TikTok about how people treated her differently after she lost ten stoneCredit: Tik Tok 29-year-old Kati, a TikTok user that posts videos under the username ‘katiriandrea’ revealed that after she lost ten stone she was shocked at the shift in people’s attitudes.  Not only were people nicer to her, strangers even started buying her things and she was getting better job opportunities.  Kati explained: “So back in 2019 I lost about 110 pounds. “I was weighing about 130/135 and I think my highest weight was like 275/285.  “So when I started weight loss I started doing it for myself - I wanted more energy, I wanted my health back, my doctor had told me I was going to get diabetes, the list goes on. “But as I lost that weight, they don’t tell you...
    WHEN Tasmin Blaney was made redundant while applying for a mortgage, she feared her dream of buying her first home would crumble. But the fashion designer-turned-maths teacher is now the proud owner of a three-bed semi-detached home, which she bought with boyfriend Phil Bolger in September 2020. 5Tasmin Blaney and Phil Bolger have added £67,000 to their home's value The couple, from Salford, Manchester, added a huge £67,000 to their home’s value in just a year – after teaching themselves DIY on YouTube. Tasmin, 29, and Phil, 30, bought the doer-upper in Warrington for £173,000 and it is now worth £240,000 — with this expected to rise to a quarter of a million when everything is complete. The couple, who had no prior DIY experience, taught themselves jobs like tiling and sanding the floorboards. They spent £19,000 on updates and Tasmin reckons they have saved £9,000 by doing much of the work themselves, as well as scouring Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree and eBay for bargains. But the pair, who met at school and have been together for nearly eight years, almost...
    A theater worker who lost her job during the pandemic has since moved into an old school bus and is traveling around the country to find work - while saving thousands of dollars in rent.   Jasmine Glenn, 33, from Boston, was initially devastated when she lost her job as a master carpenter in the theater industry in San Francisco's Bay Area when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and crippled the arts industry worldwide. But she decided to use her unemployment as an opportunity to break away from the rigid structure of her daily life and she is now busy traveling around the country looking for work while living in an old school bus that she turned into a cozy home.  In May 2020, Jasmine found and purchased an old school bus – a '03 Freightliner FS-65 Chassis – for $12,000 with money from her savings. Home sweet home! A theater worker who lost her job during the pandemic has revealed how it inspired her to embrace a nomadic lifestyle by transforming an old school bus into her home  ...
    LOTTERY players around Britain are being urged to check their tickets to make sure they don't lose out on a life-changing jackpot. A staggering £9.4million worth of prizes is currently unclaimed and will be gone forever if no one comes forward by January 18 – a nightmare scenario that has become a reality for some people. Shopkeepers in Walsall, Belfast, and Coventry are still waiting for customers to pop in clutching the £1million EuroMillions ticket they were sold earlier this year. And four Brits in Sandwell, Lancs., and Oldham, Greater Manchester, are still going about their daily lives unaware that they're sitting on £1million fortunes. "We’re desperate to find these mystery ticket-holders and unite them with their winnings," Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery told The Sun. "We’re urging everyone who bought a ticket in these areas to check their old National Lottery tickets again or look anywhere a missing ticket could be hiding." Make sure you check your tickets to avoid joining the ranks of some of the unluckiest lottery winners in history...
    A long-lost painting from famed American modern artist Jacob Lawrence is going on display in the New York Metropolitan Museum this week after it was discovered hanging in an apartment in Manhattan's Upper West Side. According to the New York Times, a recent visitor to the museum's exhibition 'Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle' believed that the painting hanging in her neighbor's apartment may have been one of the missing five panels from the work's original series of thirty. She contacted the owner of the painting who had picked it up at an art auction to raise funds for a music school some 60 years ago. It was confirmed to be one of missing paintings, last seen in the 1960s, and was hung alongside the rest of the work in the Met on Wednesday.  One of the five missing panels from Jacob Lawrence's series 'Struggle: From the History of the American People' was found this week in an apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side The work was identified as panel 16 in the series showing 'Shay's Rebellion', pictured  The couple who...
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