A car boot sale is a great way to bring a smile to many people’s faces.

But one woman was left thrilled when she bought a £2 toy from a car boot sale and was stunned when she Googled it and saw they were selling for hundreds of pounds on eBay.


A bargain hunter took to TikTok to show off the soft toy she bought from a car boot sale for just £2Credit: TikTok//@.plush.rush
Gem was thrilled with her bargin buy, but was left stunned when she realised they were selling for hundreds of pounds on eBay


Gem was thrilled by her bargin purchase but was shocked to learn that they were selling on eBay for hundreds of thousands of poundsCredit: TikTok//@.plush.rush
Gem found the same toy on eBay for almost £600 and said she will list hers for £350 and see what happens


Gem found the same toy on eBay for almost £600 and said she will list hers for £350 and see what happensCredit: TikTok//@.plush.rush

Gem, a bargain hunter, is known on TikTok ‘Plush Rush’It has 5,623 followers, and 78.1k likes.

Gem enjoys collecting and rehoming soft toys. She has been reselling soft toys for seven years.

She often shares her car boot sale and bargain buys from charity shops to TikTok, and her most recent find left her stunned.

Gem recently went to a car boot sale and found a Build-a-Bear Springbok soft toy which she purchased for just £2.

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She uploaded her video, showing her TikTok bargain purchase. ‘Can’t believe how much this guy’s worth! I had no idea.’

The reselling expert said: “I had no idea what this guy was worth until I got home.

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“I just liked him as he’s an unusual BAB.

“I can’t believe it.

“Something I won’t find again!”

Gem takes the stuffed toy and asks the seller what he’s selling it for. The seller responds that the item is worth $80. “£2”.

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The seller explained that: “He’s from South Africa, I did bring him all the way home.”

Gem responds with: “He’s lovely, I’ll take him”.

Gem was impressed by the bargain purchase, but she was even more amazed when she returned home to check out the prices on eBay.

The eBay bargain hunter discovered that eBay had the following: ‘Build-a-Bear South Africa Springbok ultra exclusive’ plush toy had sold for £395 and there was another for sale for £598.67. 

Gem explained: “I’ll list him for £350 and see what happens”. 

TikTok users were clearly stunned at Gem’s bargain buy as in just one day, her video has racked up 714.6k views.

It has 46.7k Likes, 454 Comments, and 336 Shares. 

One person said: “Oh my god I have one of these in the loft!” 

Another: “Whoa!!! Are you going to sell him? I think I’d be tempted to keep it, he’s so cute”. 

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A third comment: “Wow what a find!!”

Someone else said it: “Absolutely over the moon for you, well done”.

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