Two words for you: retail arbitrage. In other words, the purchasing of an item from one market, and selling of it in another.
Remember ‘Ooshies’? If you spent a certain amount at the checkout, you’d get an Ooshie.
These things became so sought-after, some Ooshies would find themselves on places like eBay going for crazy prices. So insane was that in 2019, customers attempted to cash in on the rare ‘furry Simba’ from the Lion King Ooshies set, with bids fetching up to $100,000.
The new ‘Woolworths Brick’ collectables are fast becoming the next hot collectable, with some making more than 8-times original price of the product, reselling the toys for up to $90 each.
There are now over 600 listings for Woolworths Bricks on eBay, ranging from a single $3 Bricks pack to a $300 full set of 40 collectables.
Woolworths have quietly announced that there will be a ‘rare’ collectable joining the set, with more than 400 packs circulating around Australia.
On the flip side, customers will be able to drop pre-loved Bricks collectables to any Woolworths store to be recycled.