Sometimes, you’ll never believe what others are willing to pay for something you might think is worthless.
Just like how one man couldn’t believe that someone was willing to pay actual money for something he’d found in a pile of trash.
On December 19, 2020, a Singaporean named Leslie Koh revealed in a Facebook post that he’d successfully sold an empty PlayStation 5 box for US$22 (SGD30) on popular marketplace platform Carousell.
In his post, Koh recounted how he’d found the empty PlayStation 5 box – still in “pristine condition” – sitting amid a pile of rubbish nearby where he lived, and decided to take it with him for the fun of it.
“I thought to myself, Christmas is coming and this would make a great prank!”
Figuring that he’d have some fun, he snapped a few photos of the the box and put it up for sale on Carousell for US$22 (SGD30) with the description “Use it to prank your male friends or buddies this Xmas!”
Sold for money.
Surprisingly enough, there was interest in the box, with a buyer offering to take it off Koh without even bargaining.
Of course, a surprised and befuddled Koh accepted the offer, essentially turning a profit on a piece of unwanted cardboard he discovered by chance.
In the post, he noted down the lessons he learned from the incident, reminding everyone that “opportunities are everywhere, you just need to keep your eyes open,” and that “one man’s rubbish is indeed another man’s treasure.”
Due to sky-high demand, Sony’s new PlayStation 5 console is currently low in stock in many markets around the world, with the console having sold out pre-orders even before its official launch earlier this month.
This has unfortunately led to plenty of scalpers reselling their stocks of the console for insanely high prices to those desperate enough to want one immediately.
Aptly enough, Koh in his post also cautioned those supposedly receiving a PlayStation 5 console for Christmas to manage their excitement levels, just in case they so happen to receive an empty box instead.
And for those looking to buy a console from non-authorized distributors, we also strongly caution you check the contents of your purchase before paying, just in case you end up with an empty box just like the one Koh sold.
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ที่มา : Mashable