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How Russians make money on 'sofas' in America

Impressive chairs with bright yellow upholstery, in the prime of life. Black leather sofa, moderately well-fed and young. But the wooden TV stand asks for a couple of beauty injections: the corners were slightly worn away and brightened.

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Mitch, a tall American of 40 years, casts a critical look at this guard.

- All this in my new house is not necessary, it will go to the trash.

Guys, can you take it for yourself? I’ll give you 20 bucks for this for everyone! - he turns to the loaders.

- I was just shocked. How to throw out furniture in good condition? - says Pavel. He’s a mover, he’s a loader, he’s an employee of the relocation service in California.

On that day, he became the happy owner of the sofa, and his partner Sergey - everything else.

“I sold the sofa for $ 350 in just a couple of days,” Paul shrugs. “I have my own, but money is never redundant.” At first, such generosity is shocking. But for a couple of months I got used to it. High-income people here easily part with the “old” things when moving.

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But Americans also benefit from their generosity. How?

Large items in the form of furniture and household appliances are not allowed to be left in ordinary trash bins. Some communities are only entitled to such an emission once a year.

Therefore, those who want to get rid of large size will have to call junk-men - the company that takes out such garbage. The fee for the removal of one sofa can be $ 30-50, depending on its size.

And if an American wants to get rid of all the old furniture? That's right, he will prefer to give it. Or pay for a nominal fee. Plus, calling such a company also requires time: you need to coordinate the time, be at home ...

I’ll say right away that we are talking about people with an income above the average.

California has a large number of movable companies founded by Russians. Accordingly, the workers there most often are our compatriots. Which receive such gifts.

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Several times I saw sofas and chairs near trash bins. However, Mexicans quickly came here, loaded the furniture into pickups and carried away. Several of these loaded cars came across already in the direction of Mexico. Perhaps the Jose family in hot Cancun is already sitting on that sofa.

Whatever it was, but while the Americans so dispose of unnecessary furniture, others will not miss the opportunity to earn extra money, which is quite logical. Including our compatriots.

The original column is published on the portal. "Yandex Zen".

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