Modern Living: Haggling, American Style

The traditional rummage sale is a backyard affair at which the customers gather to buy a neighbor's castoff items —ranging from rusty potato peelers to used refrigerators—at castoff prices. In the past few years, however, the sales have grown too big for the one-family garage; they have moved into farm fields, drive-in theaters, convention halls and even Pasadena's famous Rose Bowl. A far cry from the old neighborhood affairs, which were largely stocked with merchandise from family attics, the new supersales have become major outlets for professional merchants anxious to dispose of leftover...

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