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Published May 19, 2012, 04:38 PM

Biggest Garage Sale in Grand Forks gets Underway

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- The tables were set, prices marked as the biggest rummage sale in Grand Forks got underway this morning. The line to get in at 8 stretched more than 200 yards.

By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ, WDAY

The tables were set, prices marked as the biggest rummage sale in Grand Forks got underway this morning. The line to get in at 8 stretched more than 200 yards.

No matter what you're looking for today, with more than 300 booths set up around the Alerus Center, odds are pretty good that you're going to find it.

Sabrina Butterfield/Exhibitor: "that's my goal, just to get rid of it all."

People like Sabrina paid $25 for a booth to sell their odds and ends, and many agree, it was money well spent

Sabrina: "I made about 40 dollars in the first half hour on baby clothes. that's pretty good that's pretty good for that i think"

Younger sellers, like 7 year old Tara Pederson, can sum the day up in one word...

Tara: "awesome, awesome, awesome"

Tara bought some of her favorite movies, and is having a pretty good day sales-wise

Tara: "i don't really keep track but i sold at least 10 flyers, yep. that's what i did!

"guitar playing"

More than 5000 people paid 1 dollar for admission to hunt for treasures, from guitars to wedding dresses... many made multiple trips out to the car to stock up on as much as they could during the one-day event.

Savanah & Kelly: "I bought a couple headbands and lots of comic books

paul: i gotta get people to come in and buy!"

Paul Zafke, who has been selling comic books at the Anything Goes Sale for the past 3 years, says he does that by offering the best deals in town

Paul Zafke/Exhibitor: "I usually sell them half price of what they're worth, so if they're worth 6 dollars, I'll sell them for 3 dollars a piece .."

Local charities have the option of taking any leftover goods after the sale.

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