Selling Up For a Song

That's quite a crowd for a spot just outside tiny Millicent, in southeastern South Australia—reason enough to stop and check it out. On the way over, several blokes sporting check shirts and unfashionable haircuts pass by carrying large pieces of what might be called junk, a strong clue that what's going on in is a sale. Bingo! On closer inspection, it looks like a garage sale, but one participant won't let that description stand. It's a clearance sale, he explains. The owners of the four-hectare property we're standing on sold up five weeks ago, and now, just before settlement, they're clearing...

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