As the famous saying goes “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Such was the case with a woman who brought home a trendy sofa she found on the streets of New York, worth US$8k (£6,434).
A woman reportedly found a blue sofa worth $8,000 on a New York City street.
A video shared by a TikTok influencer named Amanda on May 20 is creating a stir on the internet as netizens couldn’t believe that she got a designer couch on the street for free. The video begins with him narrating, “Hi guys, I’m looking for an $8,000 couch in the middle of the street.” The blue-toned sofa appears to be from Sacha Luckick’s Bubble collection, which costs between £5k and £6.3k online. Two weeks after removing the furniture from the street, the influencer said he didn’t see any signs of the bedbugs and so decided to bring it home.
Amanda claimed in her first TikTok video that her father helped her carry the sofa from the street to the workplace, where she, her father, sister and boyfriend all helped clean it and gave it a new life. After facing criticism from netizens, he shared a follow-up video on May 21, explaining that he found the furniture in front of a “rich building”. He continued, “Rich people throw out all their furniture all the time because they get new furniture every other year…so I saw the opportunity and took it.”
Netizens react to Amanda’s $8k sofa picked from the streets of New York
While it may sound like a cheerful video about a woman finding her “dream couch” on the street, not everyone in her comments section appeared to be happy with that. Some Twitter users agreed with Amanda on the fact that wealthy people in New York often leave their designer stuff on the streets for them to pick up, while some believed that hard surfaces should be chosen While soft objects should be avoided there are high chances of bringing insects home.
One person wrote, “No idea if this is safe or not, but people who are are like, ‘there’s some reason someone would throw away such an expensive couch?’ And I’m sorry but you really underestimate the ability of rich people to throw away items that are in good condition. Another Twitter user wrote, “We have great stuff on our sidewalks in New York City (half my apartment is street furnished) but you have to draw the line at upholstery because it gets f***ing dirty.” A third person commented, “Hard surfaces, yes. Soft/fabric items are a big NOPE.”
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