Valley bargain hunters on the prowl
By SALLY GORDON
IT was a case of first in best dressed for bargain hunters on the weekend.
Second Hand Saturday opened with a welcoming burst of sunshine and a crop of eager shoppers ready to turn someone else's trash into treasure.
The Kleindienst family, of Grafton, was fending off the crowds from as early as 5am.
Peter Kleindienst, his wife Heather and two-year-old grandson Jackson Holroyd, pocketed more than $800 from their second hand goods.
Furniture and knick-knacks were going swiftly as shoppers, six to eight carloads at a time, rushed into the Clarence Street home to inspect sale items.
And if it hadn't been for the weeklong deluge that swamped the Valley and hampered preparations, the Kleindienst family could have really cleaned up.
Mrs Kleindienst said the rush on Saturday to get everything out and on display meant a few items didn't quite make it. Around the Clarence almost 90 homes took part in the day, with garage sales also going ahead across the North Coast.