Wednesday, August 6, 2008

High Gas Prices Won’t Stop Bargain Hunters

JAMESTOWN, Tenn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Not even high gas prices can drive away dedicated bargain hunters.

Tomorrow (Aug. 7) through Sunday (Aug. 10), the 21st Annual World’s Longest Yard Sale is taking place simultaneously in Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.

The huge yard sale runs along a 630-mile stretch on the US 127 Corridor and features hundreds of vendors along the way.

The route is often packed with bumper-to-bumper bargain hunters, and despite high gas prices, tourism director Walter Paige still anticipates plenty of traffic.

He says people love the yard sale because they find everything from antiques and collectibles, to art, crafts, and clothes.

Once, a sale hopper even scored a great deal on a used hearse.

Since the sale is so big, Paige suggests shoppers give themselves a few days to sift through the goods, although he’s never heard of anyone actually shopping the entire 630- mile stretch from start to finish.

And this year, customers can take their used treasures home nice and clean.

Mr. Clean is a sponsor and will host a booth where people can get their yard sale items cleaned for free.

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