A woman took a gamble on getting a mystery John Lewis returns pallet, and it's safe to say she was blown away by the results.
YouTuber Emily Canham couldn’t believe her luck when she saw the goodies she’d managed to bag, which left both her and her followers stunned. Check out another shopper who was just as shocked by what she bagged in her pallet:
John Lewis is just one of many retailers who offer return pallets for savvy shoppers to grab some bargains.
Products that are returned to the department store end up in these pallets, with the bonus for them that they can offload the old stock.
Previously, auction houses would have sold off the unwanted goods but now they’re being flagged in pallets for less than ten percent of the RRP of the contents – and the bidding wars can get pretty competitive.
TikTok users and YouTubers like Canham, will ‘unbox’ their pallets to reveal their mystery goods.
While they can land all sorts - from coffee machines to Dyson products - the John Lewis pallets can also include faulty electricals that need a professional fix.
Canham says she usually buys one of them every year, despite it being a bit of a gamble and purchased this one from auction house William George.
When she opened her enormous box, she didn’t have a clue what exactly what would be in there and crucially, if any of it would even work at all.
But turns out she managed to get lucky with the pallet.
Discovering the bounty of her bargain box, she showed off a ceramic heater, a clothes steamer and a mini blender, among other pricy products.
Having to almost climb into the cardboard, Canham pulled out a GHD product, her ‘favourite hair curler’.
Saying it’s worth about £120, she said: “It literally looks like it hasn’t been taken out the box and it also says it’s been tested. So I guess it works!”
She was also pretty excited to spot a huge Nespresso box inside. “This has definitely been used,” she said as she cradled the coffee machine.
Something that really got Canham buzzing was an electric blanket as she exclaimed: “I’ve always wanted a heated blanket.”
In the pallet, there was also a Lavazza milk frother which ‘retails for £69-ish’, a GHD travel hairdryer, a BaByliss curling wand, a DeLonghi coffee machine which has been ‘tested and it works’ and a BaByliss men’s hair clipper.
Canham also gained two brand new Tefal irons – worth about £150 each.
Saying ‘this is big, this is really big’, she hurled out a Shark air purifier from the box. “This is massive, it’s passed so it works… These retail from about £80 to £120 we’ve found. This could be something that I genuinely use day to day.”
Often, people who purchase the return pallets will go on to re-sell the products inside to make a pretty profit.
Impressing fellow bargain lovers with her pallet, they commented on her video: “I’m going to have to bite the bullet and get one myself.”
Another put: “You get so lucky with these returns.”Featured Image Credit: YouTube/EmilyCanham