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Published May 19, 2012, 06:06 PM

Thousands Flock to Alerus Center for 'Anything Goes Sale'

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - The tables were set and prices marked as the biggest rummage sale in Grand Forks got underway Saturday morning. The line to get in at 8 a.m. stretched more than 200 yards.

By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - The tables were set and prices marked as the biggest rummage sale in Grand Forks got underway Saturday morning. The line to get in at 8 a.m. stretched more than 200 yards.

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

"That's my goal, just to get rid of it all," exhibitor Sabrina Butterfield said.

People like Butterfield paid $25 for a booth to sell their odds and ends. Many agreed that it was money well spent.

"I made about $40 in the first half hour on baby clothes. That's pretty good that's pretty good for that I think," Butterfield said.

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

"Awesome, awesome, awesome," Pederson said.

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

More than 5,000 people paid $1 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.

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

"I usually sell them half price of what they're worth. So if they're worth $6, I'll sell them for $3 a piece," Zafke said.

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

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