Cheap in Erie
By Dana Massing Erie Times-News staff blogger
I am a grandchild of the Great Depression and a survivor of more recent recessions. Through my grandparents and parents, I've learned to spend wisely and to save while still being able to live life well. I want to share my discoveries with you and hear yours.   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: April 6th, 2011
Rummaging for bargains

Kathy S. wrote in to say, “I think Erie has a bumper crop of amazing church and organization rummage sales and bargain-priced yard sales.  I can’t wait for the ‘season’ to start.”

She’s right and it looks like it has.

Rummage, next-to-new and garage sales can be great places to find used items that you need or want for little cost. I still have a set of steak knives that I bought at a garage sale when I moved into my first apartment in the early 1990s. They were practically new and while I don’t remember the exact price I paid, I know it was only a few bucks, way less than they would have cost in a store.

Starting tomorrow, Lawrence Park United Methodist Church, 4015 Niagara Place, Lawrence Park Township, is running a three-day rummage sale. Hours are Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday is 50-cent bag day from 9 a.m. noon. Call 899-9851 to learn more.

On Saturday, Eastminster Presbyterian Church’s women will hold their annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 2320 East Lake Road, Lawrence Park. Call 455-7819.

What’s the best bargain you ever found at a rummage or yard sale?

Know of any upcoming church or organization sales? Share them or an idea with us, like Kathy did, and if it makes it into the blog you’ll be entered for the $25 Visa gift card giveaway at the end of the year.

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One Response to “Rummaging for bargains”
  1. Rich says:

    As far as rummage sales go – the one at Lawrence Park United Methodist Church is a great one! Sure, as the pastor I am supposed to say that…but it REALLY IS!!! Come one out and see us!

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