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Behold, the 690-Mile Yard Sale

Four-day event spans six states

(Newser) - Do you really, really like buying other people's used stuff? Then have we ever got the 690-mile stretch of highway for you. Yesterday, the 25th annual "World's Longest Yard Sale" kicked off, with shoppers looking for bargains along a stretch of Highway 127 that runs across six... More »

Incredible Things Sold for $1

Dollar Tree, eat your heart out

(Newser) - With the stunning sale of Newsweek for a single American dollar this weekend, The Week decided to look into what other amazing things a dollar could buy. Their list:
  • TV Guide: Sold to a private equity company in October 2008 for $1. For just $1.99 more, you could actually
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1¢ a Night? Hit Red Roof Inn

Motel chain offers bargain, but you gotta be quick

(Newser) - Your next stay at Red Roof Inn could be about as close to free as it gets, but you need to be on the ball. The chain, with 350 US locations, is offering rooms for 1¢ from April 1-15, the Los Angeles Times reports, but you can book just 48... More »

Group-Buying Sites Bundle Shoppers for Big Discounts

They promise stores business, and pass on the savings

(Newser) - Your mom may have told you not to follow the crowd, but to get some of the web's deepest discounts, you'll need to do exactly that: "Welcome to the world of group buying," writes Katherine Boehret, "where the power of the Web can be utilized to offer... More »

Cyber Monday Sees 16% Jump in Online Sales

Third-party Amazon merchants have a good weekend

(Newser) - Online retailers saw a big bump from "Cyber Monday" sales as consumers continued their Thanksgiving weekend shopping from their work computers. Internet retailers reported a 16% bump in sales over Monday a year ago, with sales at about the same level as on Black Friday. Analysts had predicted a... More »

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