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It’s a common enough dream – you pay a few cents for a dusty old trinket at a thrift store and it turns out to be a rare antique worth a small fortune. Of course that is extremely unlikely to happen to you – but it’s not completely impossible. Read on to discover 20 times when something like that actually did happen in real life.

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20. $35,000 Watch

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Zach Norris of Phoenix, Arizona actually paid a visit to his local Goodwill looking for a secondhand golf trolley. But he found a completely different bargain. What he spotted was a vintage diver’s watch from 1959, made by the exclusive Jaeger-LeCoultre company. He paid $5.99 for the watch – then sold it on a specialist watch collectors website for $35,000.

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