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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!