Rummage sale shoppers save, sellers make quick buck

As New Jersey residents are faced with fears of the state and national economies, a number of buyers and sellers tried to cash in or save money at the Chatham United Methodist Church biannual rummage sale Thursday.

While some sellers were simply trying to get rid of old clothes, others in more dire need of cash turned to pawning off family heirlooms such as wedding rings. Frequent participants of the rummage sale say the event's above-average turnout is a sign of the times.

"We had a really long line this morning. Our line was a little longer than normal ?times are really bad," says seller Carolyn Palma.

Shoppers like Maggie Grady say it's just not worth it to shop at malls or department stores anymore.

"Nobody wants to pay the prices anymore for stuff in the stores," says Grady. "It's just too expensive, and everybody is cutting back."

Proceeds from the event benefit underprivileged women and families in Morris County.

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