YouTuber Bought a Mystery Amazon Return for $675 and Found the Unthinkable Inside
YouTubers are known to do some pretty outlandish things in order to get clicks, likes, and followers. Connor Gorman, a teenage social media personality who operates under the handle @ConnorTVofficial, has more than 1.2 million subscribers to his YouTube channel.
Most of his videos show him purchasing large quantities of unlikely products in hopes of finding something that will be worth a lot of money. In one video, Gorman bought an Amazon returns pallet for $675 from a liquidation center and what he found inside was truly unbelievable.
He Headed to a Liquidation Center in Detroit
In a recent video, the popular young YouTuber can be seen visiting Detroit Pallet Liquidation in Michigan. The expansive warehouse is full of various return pallets from several retailers.
He described the purpose of the liquidation centers in the video’s description, writing, “When Amazon customers return items they get sent to liquidation centers and loaded up on pallets. It’s a mystery [as to] what is in each box on the pallet.” Gorman chose a giant pallet from Amazon and paid $675 for the unknown pile of returned goods.
He Dropped $675 on a Giant Pallet
While talking directly to the camera, Gorman said that he wanted to “start off small” by buying the $675 pallet.
The camera followed him as he walked around the liquidation center, giving viewers an inside look at potential pallets available for purchase. He pointed to another pallet with a price tag of $2,400 and said that if his video gets enough likes he would go back and unbox that one as well. Gorman later said that the massive Amazon return pallet was the biggest mystery haul that we’ve ever done.”
He Unboxed an Assortment of Goods
Buying a bunch of boxes without knowing what’s inside was a risk that Gorman was willing to take for the sake of content creation.
As he unboxed various items from the pallet, the YouTuber showed viewers a pregnancy pillow, children’s car seat, lawn mower tires, and air filters. As he opened each item, he listed how much each one could likely resell for. When he pulled out an ax-throwing set, Gorman predicted that it would have a resale value of about $80. He also unboxed a tent and an assortment of car accessories.
He Found a Few Valuable Items
The next box Gorman opened contained a set of car coils, which he considered to be the “best find so far.”
After a quick online search, he discovered that the item was worth around $1,200. If he resells that one item alone, he would have earned more than double what he paid for the entire pallet. Gorman was giddy with the discovery, telling viewers, “That made up for the entire pallet right there.”
Not Every Item He Unboxed Was Noteworthy
After spending $675 for the entire Amazon pallet, the YouTube star was hoping to uncover some expensive items. While Gorman was pumped about unboxing certain high-value items, not everything he opened was spectacular.
Other less exciting items the YouTuber unboxed included a teapot, toolbox, air filter, stir fry pan, shower organizer, and a dog mat. Though these items were rather average, Gorman believed he would still be able to resell them to generate some sort of profit.
Did He Make a Profit?
After everything was unboxed, Gorman revealed that the estimated resale value of everything on the Amazon pallet was more than $4,000.
After paying $675 for the returned mystery items, Gorman would make a substantial profit after selling everything that he acquired. “That was insane,” he said in the video, visibly stunned by the treasures that were now in his possession. In all, buying the pallet full of Amazon returns seems to have paid off.
The Video Has Been Raking Up Views
So far, Gorman’s video, titled “I Bought a GIANT Amazon Returns Pallet!,” has amassed more than 315,000 views. More than 245 commenters shared their thoughts on Gorman’s unboxing video.
One commenter was amazed by his entrepreneurial endeavor, writing, “Can’t wait to get to your level!! Nothing but inspiration.” While another commenter encouraged Gorman to return to the liquidation center to do even bigger pallet hauls. “You definitely have to buy the big pallet,” they wrote.
He Did Receive Some Negative Feedback
However, not everyone was impressed by Gorman’s Amazon unboxing. Many insisted that Gorman’s estimated resale value of the products he purchased was way off. In fact, some believe that many of the items are unlikely to be resold at all.
“The evaluation on those items is optimistic at best,” wrote one person. Another viewer wrote, “As someone who works at an Amazon return center. I can promise you anything that is liquidated from Amazon and goes to a 3rd party either has cosmetic, functional damage or is missing parts. We only liquidate damaged goods that should not be resold.”
People Want to Watch Unboxing Videos
Gorman’s YouTube channel features dozens of videos of him visiting abandoned storage units and trying to determine if his moderate investment can produce a large profit.
Unboxing videos much like the ones Gorman creates have seen immense popularity across the YouTube platform. This year alone, unboxing videos have garnered more than 1 billion views. As unboxing videos are on the rise, Karl Baxter, the chief executive of Wholesale Clearance, has warned to “exercise caution” when making these kinds of mystery purchases.
Gorman Also Makes Trading Videos
The young YouTuber is also known for making a series of “trading” videos.
Gorman explained his “trading” content, saying, “I have been trading over a year where I started with a penny to trade up to a Tesla.” He goes on to list his biggest accomplishments, saying, “I have traded PS5 PlayStation 5, iPhone 13, Air Jordans, coins, jewelry, sneakers, guitars and even a rare Pokemon Charizard!”
His Videos Feature Excessive Spending
Gorman often spends hundreds – and sometimes thousands – of dollars on pallets to unbox for his YouTube Channel. Some of his other videos are titled, “I Bought a GIANT Pokemon Card Pallet for $2,000” and “I Bought a $10,000 ABANDONED STORAGE UNIT full of SNEAKERS!”
While some may think that Gorman’s spending is excessive given his age, his YouTube videos likely generate a hefty profit due to the number of subscribers he has and the number of views he gets. Like many other YouTubers, Gorman is creating aspirational content that captures people’s interest.