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Clothes Resellers Getting Extra Picky

The resale business is booming in the recession

(Newser) - Stores that specialize in reselling trendy used clothes are doing a booming business these days—enough so that they can afford to be picky. So many people are looking to make a quick buck by thinning out their closets that even Dior and Juicy Couture can be rejected, the Wall ... More »

Want a Yankees Ticket? Shell Out $1,000

Sky high prices at Yankee Stadium are record for resellers

(Newser) - The average fan might need a loan to snap up one of the thousands of tickets available for tonight’s Game 6 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium. The cheapest seats are going for $550 online, the Daily News reports, but the online average is above $1,000. Resale... More »

Cemetery Workers Dug Up Bodies, Resold Graves

Illinois cemetery employees excavated graves, dumped remains for cash

(Newser) - Four employees of a historic Chicago-area cemetery face charges after police uncovered a gruesome scheme to excavate graves, remove the human remains, and resell the plots, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. One manager and three grave diggers at Burr Oak Cemetery are charged with dismembering a human body, which carries of... More »

Hybrids Lag in Resale Value

Not one cracks the top 10; Volkswagen rules the roost

(Newser) - No hybrids cracked the top 10 in a new report on the projected resale value of vehicles, the LA Times reports. The Kelley Blue Book predictions have 3 models from Volkswagen and 2 from Honda, but none of the gas-saving newbies. Brand-new hybrids remain strong sellers, one analyst says, but... More »

Home Resales Slump in June as Mortgage Rates Spike

Inventories are down; prices jump

(Newser) - Sales of existing homes dropped in June to a 5-year low because of rising mortgage rates and stricter lending standards. Home resales dipped 3.8% from a 5.98 million annual rate in May to a 5.75 million rate now. "The housing recession looks far from over,"... More »

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