TJ Maxx Dumpster Diver Hits Jackpot, Finds Coach Purse in Trash

In a world the place retail costs and inflation are hovering, dumpster diver and TikToker Ella  (@GlamourDDive) takes to the dumpsters, uncovering what some would possibly name a treasure trove of discarded items from TJ Maxx. With a staggering 3.8 million views, her video captioned “Wait till you see what I discovered in this dumpster,” takes viewers on an surprising journey by luggage of allegedly discarded objects, sparking a vigorous debate in regards to the lengths to which of us will go to snag an excellent deal.

“So I’m dumpster diving at TJ Maxx, and I ripped open this bag, and it’s so full. There’s a Coach purse proper there. There’s a ton of stuff,” narrates Ella in her POV video, her pleasure palpable as she reveals merchandise after merchandise, from Calvin Klein boxer briefs to a seemingly pristine Coach purse with the unique $275 tag nonetheless hooked up. Her haul additionally features a Calvin Klein sweatshirt, BioSilk shampoo and conditioner set, candles, skincare objects, and even one other purse from Steve Madden.

@glamourddive Wait till you see what i discovered in this dumpster.. #dumpster #dumpsterdiving #insane #coach #glamourddive ♬ Glamorous – Fergie

The feedback part of her video shortly reworked right into a hub of conspiracy theories, giggles, and shared experiences. Several customers speculated {that a} TJ Maxx worker might need strategically positioned the bag for later retrieval. “An worker was 100% coming again for that bag. Good discover sister,” commented one consumer, whereas one other chimed in, “That poor worker discovering out their prized trash bag has been taken.”

One consumer, claiming to be a TJ Maxx worker, added gasoline to the speculative hearth. “I labored at TJ Maxx yeah positively looks as if a stash, as a result of we by no means throw them out we’ll preserve marking down till workers simply purchase for like $2,” they wrote. Another consumer humorously famous the retailer’s reluctance to trash objects, stating, “Listen there’s no approach… they received’t even toss the damaged Easter bunny from two Easter’s in the past sitting on clearance marked down from $15.99 to $15.98.”

Ella’s dumpster-dive journey, whereas offering a hearty chuckle, additionally casts a light-weight on the inventive lengths to which people would possibly go amid rising retail prices and general inflation.

In the top, whether or not it was an worker’s secret stash or a weird retail anomaly, Ella’s dumpster dive has actually offered viewers with an excellent chortle, a touch of thriller, and maybe a nudge to control the clearance aisle (or the dumpster out again) for his or her subsequent nice discover.

Update 2:15pm CT, Oct. 17: Ella’s video has now been seen 8.4 million instances, and he or she has since posted a follow-up in response to critics who accused her of staging the video. In response to 1 viewer who speculated that “she purchased it and put it in there lol,” Ella aimed to show how TJ Maxx usually throws away “insane issues,” like “name-brand and costly objects.”

In the newest video, which was seen 308,000 instances, Ella rummages by the dumpster and discovers a ton of sneakers that also have their tags hooked up. She says she discovered a minimum of 20 pairs of Tommy Bahama slides in addition to a couple pairs of Juicy Couture and Rae Dunn sneakers. She additionally finds summer time toys and child stuff—”all with tags” nonetheless hooked up.

In the identical video, she additionally exhibits what a dumpster dive appears to be like like proper after the autumn season. The dumpster is stuffed with “30 or 40” fall-themed pillows. She finds an analogous bag stuffed with goodies, similar to the one she finds in her different video. It accommodates a $150 necklace, and he or she notes in the textual content overlay that she wouldn’t have the ability to stage a video like this. “I wouldn’t have the ability to afford shopping for/faking all this,” the textual content reads.

The Daily Dot has reached out to TJ Maxx and Ella through e-mail for additional remark.

*First Published: Oct 11, 2023, 3:19 pm CDT

Jack Alban

Jack Alban is a contract journalist for the Daily Dot overlaying trending human curiosity/social media tales and the reactions actual folks need to them. He at all times seeks to include evidence-based research, present occasions, and details pertinent to those tales to create your not-so-average viral submit.

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