I was at a church rummage sale where I saw a statue of an alligator selling for $0.25. It was a nice sized statue, about 2 feet long. It also seemed new; the tag was still attached. I bought it.
My rooommate said that I could get it as long as I put it some place she wouldn't have to see it. As I walked with it through the crowd, a few people commented that they wondered who would buy it.
Then I looked for it on the internet. Amazon is selling it for $477.77 plus $11.99 shipping, a total of $489.76.
To buy it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Department-Large-Krinkles-Christmas-Alligator/dp/B003CHWPBK