Man Who Bought Hoarder’s Home Makes Thousands After Discovering Incredible Treasures Inside
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Alex Archbold has been in the business of buying and selling antiques starting at the grand old age of just nine years old and, throughout all of those years, has developed a bit of a knack for treasure hunting amidst what some would simply see as trash.
Following a speedy purchase of an entire house he had never even stepped foot in before, Alex has since amassed thousands of pounds worth of super rare and highly collectable pieces.
After home owner with a hoarding habit passed away back in December 2020, Alex snapped up the whole house, including the contents inside of it, for a mere £7,331 ($10,000).
Upon taking the gamble, Alex subsequently found that what was inside of the hoarder's house amassed to a whole lot more than what he paid for.
Alex documented the entire process on his YouTube channel, Curiosity Incorporated, and at the start of the video, Alex explains: "The person who lived here was really into fashion so there is a really good chance that some of these items may be designer."
Little did he know, he would end up stumbling upon a load of vintage Tiffany jewellery, Chanel clothing and Burberry boxes.
'Look at the dust,' he remarks, as he begins to make his way through the hoarder's paradise, as the YouTube video shows a treasure trove of boxes, trinkets and bag stacked floor to ceiling in every room.
He continues the tour: "So, this is going to be an exploration - going through all of this stuff. That's what we're all about here."
A whole wardrobe stuffed to the brim with designer garments weren't the only treasures to be found. Some of Alex's most impressive finds included 'wallets full of cash, a 100-ounce silver bar, and bags full of gold and diamond rings', he told Bored Panda.
While the contents of the hoarder home dates back decades, Alex was certain that the items would have real, monetary potential.
Upon sorting through all of the findings, Alex has since estimated that after purchasing the home for £7,331 ($10,000), he has now made over "£293,270 ($400,000) after all is said and done after three auctions of the contents and treasures."
"This was the best investment I have made to date," he announced.
As an ode to the late hone owner, dubbed by Alex as a 'fun, patient and well travelled' lady, he has since decided to keep the grand piano that was the initial magnet to the property for himself to keep her memory going.
While the investment was definitely a risk - with thousands made in profits, it's fair to say that it was definitely worth the gamble!