Man makes a fortune after selling 'shopaholic' girlfriend's unworn clothes on Vinted
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One man has made a fortune after selling his 'shopaholic' girlfriend's unworn clothes on Vinted.
Paul, 43, successfully flogged a load of girlfriend Stacey Whyte's garms which once 'filled the entire house'.
It got so bad that, at one point, there were more than 200 unworn items of clothing scattered about the place.
Taking to Vinted, Paul decided to make a dent in the piles upon piles of unworn clothes that Stacey never returned and set up a Vinted account last month.
In case you're not in the know, Vinted works in a similar way to Depop or eBay (without the bidding).
He used the tagline: "My girlfriend has a spending problem so here are all her excess clothes. Shipping within 24 hours or less."
Paul spent five gruelling hours photographing and uploading listings onto the online marketplace - many of which were with completely brand new with the tags still on.
Given the amount of stuff the pair had to shift, it was no surprise that it didn't take long for the funds to start rolling in after they ended up earning a hefty £300 in just three weeks.
Paul said: "All of a sudden the page just went crazy. Every night we were bagging stuff up and sending it out to the Post Office, Evri and all these lockers.
"I was making trips daily to post it all off, people have been buying in bulk as well."
"We were looking around the house trying to find space for different stuff, and there were just bags and bags of clothes coming out of everywhere."
He went on: "There were wardrobes filled with vacuum-packed bags that she doesn't even wear. They were coming out of the eaves of the house, out of the loft, and out of the basement as well.
"We were going to take them to the charity shop when people on Facebook suggested I put it all on Vinted to see if I could get some money."
And thank god they did.
Stacey has since said she's 'happy for the help', adding: "I work long hours and don't have a lot of time to do it all myself.
"I didn't realise how popular the site was, but the extra money is a big help towards daily bills."
Not only has the situation given the couple a nice extra boost of income - alongside freeing up some much-needed space around the house - but the Vinted page has become somewhat of a viral sensation with a decent 1,700 followers on the app.
After Paul shared the page on Facebook, people even joked that 'every wife needs a Paul to do their Vinted'.
"I've been on it for just over three weeks and we've already made about £300 off it, I've done about 60 sales," he revealed.