Entrepreneurial teen cashes in on tacky Christmas sweater trend

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by KENS 5 Staff

kvue.com

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 6 at 8:53 PM

A Wisconsin teen is cashing in on an ugly holiday tradition: Christmas sweaters.

His obsession revolves around tacky Christmas sweaters. Some people find them beautiful.

"The more colorful, the more action, the more eye-popping things -- that's our definition of ugly," said ugly sweater entrepreneur, Jack McCarthy.

The 18-year-old sold his first sweater on eBay for $50. After realizing there was a market for ugly Christmas sweaters, Jack built his stockpile from every flea market, thrift store and yard sale across six different states.

The result is a website: UltimateUglyChristmas.com

The site sells the 'lovely' items for $20 to $50  a piece. He is now shipping out sweaters at a pace of 40 a day.

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