Students Turn Quite The Profit On $20 Couch

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May 15, 2014 2:52pm PST

You’ve heard the stories of those lucky few who have bought something at a thrift store or a flea market just to ding whatever they purchased to be loaded with cash. Well it recently happened again after 3 upstate NY students found $40,000 in a couch they bought for $20 from the Salvation Army.

Students Reese Werkhoven, Cally Guasti and Lara Russo were simply trying out their new counch when they discovered that an envelope had been taped under the armrest. You can imagine their surprise when they discovered it was loaded with 20 dollar bills totaling $700.

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Werkhoven stated, “I almost peed.”

The gang scoured the couch in search of more envelopes and they did – leaving them a whopping total of $40,000. However, one of the envelopes had a woman’s name on it whom they contacted.

According to the IJ Review:

Every week, her husband (now passed) had given her an envelope with money. Instead of spending it, she saved it and hid it in the couch. However, when she was hospitalized for back surgery and her doctor suggested replacing the couch with a bigger bed, her daughter donated the sofa and its contents to the Salvation Army.

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Needless to say, the woman was so overjoyed that she gave the kids $1,000 back just to show her appreciation. That’s still quite the investment, wouldn’t you say?

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