Yard Sales Making a Comeback

POSTED: Monday, February 9, 2009 - 3:32pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:57pm

The economy has literally left some people on their hands and knees trying to dig up the best deals they can find.

Richard Peters hopes to get the most bang for his buck at a neighborhood yard sale.

"They should have more of them because it helps the individual and the person that’s coming to buy, said Peters."

Peters sifted through the piles of clothing, toys, furniture and appliances the Hewett's scattered across their lawn. Yard sales like these are making a comeback as the economy continues to putter and shoppers become more desperate to stretch out a dollar.

"Usually we have two or three or four in just this little neighborhood here,” said Peters.

Shannon Hewett is unemployed and her husband has worked only two days since Christmas.

"This is what I’ve come up with to help pay the bills,” said Hewett.

For the Hewetts, selling silk ties for a quarter and sporting equipment and baby clothes for just about a buck can really add up.

Just this weekend alone the Hewetts say they’ve made close to $500.

"We had 300 to 500 people here. I couldn’t keep up with it it’s been so busy,” said Hewett.

Peters admits this style shopping is hit or miss.

“I’m finding more kid’s stuff than stuff for myself,” said Peters

But even if he goes home empty handed, he figures someone will find what they’re looking for.

"Some people don’t have the money to buy something, and this way they can,” said Peters.

It’s a bargain hunting tradition that has withstood the test of time.