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  • Steady traffic for city-wide garage sale

  • People looking for a good garage sale deal didn’t have to travel far Saturday, as Pittsburg held its city-wide sale.

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  • People looking for a good garage sale deal didn’t have to travel far Saturday, as Pittsburg held its city-wide sale.
    Some bargain shoppers started their days as early as 7 a.m. to pore through old clothes, furniture and knick-knacks as sellers unloaded their no-longer-used items. One such group, a collection of Pittsburg State University employees, gathered at Christel Benson’s home on Jefferson Street and combined their items to make one large sale.
    “It has been a good, steady flow through here,” said Benson, PSU lecturer in graphics and imaging technologies. “I’m glad that there wasn’t any rain, and it really seemed to pick up when it got warmer.”
    Benson said the city-wide sale allowed the group to start planning out the sale far in advance. Janet Miller, PSU senior administrative assistant in continuing and graduate studies, said that the group chose Benson’s home for its strategic location. Even then, Benson said, at times, the group found themselves buying the other group members’ items.
    “Sometimes we’re our own best customers,” Benson joked.
    Benson said the city-wide sale also allowed for potential shoppers to peruse advertisements and have a general plan for which sales to hit beforehand. She said group members occasionally left to look at other sales, but said the primary goal was to get rid of their old items.
    “It’s cash in your pocket,” Benson said. “And it’s a great way to unload all of the things you don’t want anymore.”
    Seller LeeAnn Ryan said that she, too, appreciated the city-wide sale.
    “I think that there’s more people out than you would have if you just did it yourself,” Ryan said. “The word about it spread around pretty well, and we’ve been pretty busy all day. We’ve seen constant car traffic through here, and that’s great.”
    Kevin Flaherty can be reached at kevin.flaherty@morningsun.net or by calling 231-2600 Ext. 134
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