US man is not impressed by a very common Australian trait


US man is not impressed by a very common Australian trait: ‘In America you would NEVER ever see that’

  • American shares shock at expensive items Australians leave on side of the road
  • Texas TikToker found a 65-inch 4K TV near a dumpster behind his apartment 
  • He said the TV was still working and only needs an $80 part to be fixed 

An American TikToker living in Australia has shared his shock at the expensive items Australians are throwing out.

The Texas man, known as Compl3xd, moved Down Under in 2021 and regularly posts videos about his experience with Aussie culture.

His latest video details finding a 65-inch LG 4K TV in an alleyway out the back of his apartment complex – something you would ‘never, ever see’ in the USA.

‘I’m under the impression all of you are super rich because you throw away a lot of expensive things,’ he said.

An American TikToker living in Australia has shared his shock at the expensive items Australians are throwing out after finding a 65-inch 4K TV near a dumpster

An American TikToker living in Australia has shared his shock at the expensive items Australians are throwing out after finding a 65-inch 4K TV near a dumpster

The American said the TV was sitting by a dumpster out the back of his flat, and after a quick check, he found it still worked.

‘I did a torch test on it, and it works. I’m pretty decent at fixing things, and all I have to do is order a circuit board I could get for $80-$100,’ the man said.

‘It’s just crazy some Aussie guy said it’s not worth the $80 hassle, I’m just going to throw it out and spend $1,000 on a new one.’

He said he’s found a series of expensive items sitting on the side of the road, including dressers, bar stools and book cases.

‘Back in America you would never, never ever never see that, ever. This isn’t a one-off thing either… I find a lot of expensive high-quality things that are still good,’ the Texas native added.

‘I just wanted to say thank you for throwing away cool stuff.’

The American said the TV was sitting by a dumpster out the back of his flat and after a quick check he found it still worked

The American said the TV was sitting by a dumpster out the back of his flat and after a quick check he found it still worked

Commenters said it was part of Aussie culture to ‘recycle’ items, with some people fitting out their entire homes with items found on the side of the road.

‘They’re not ‘throwing it away’. They put stuff out knowing someone will take it,’ one Australian commented.

‘Nah man it’s how we share things. It’s not just throwing out,’ another added.

‘Things are put on the verge knowing someone will take it. Wait until hard rubbish time and go for a drive around the rich suburbs,’ a woman replied.

One TikTok user said the part needed for the TV might have been cheap but the labor to install it wasn’t worth the price, if you did not have the knowledge to repair it.

‘Yeah $80 bucks for the part, then like $600 to fix it,’ she commented.

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