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One person's junk is another man's treasure
Over 300 miles of shopping. That's what you'll find at Nebraska's state-wide Junk Jaunt.
It's a giant yard sale in cities along the state's scenic byways.
Good deals and cool steals. Once a year, the prospect of finding cheap goods turns quiet towns into bustling shopping centers.
"Oh, it probably triples in size," said vendor Jolyne Nelson. "It's just huge. I grew up here. It's a small town."
Some vendors are selling off their old collections.
Barb McBride, a vendor, says she's been collecting for years. In the past she has come to Junk Jaunt as a shopper.
"The kids look at the stuff and say, Mom! So, you know it's time," McBride said.
People scavange through miles and miles of old and used vintage merchandise.
With 300 miles of vendors, there's a lot to sort through, but for many people, it's about more than finding those hidden treasures.
"Just for us," said Shirley, a Junk Jaunt shopper. "Without the hubbies and without the kids and grandkids."
A trip to junk jaunt has become tradition for these four sisters.
They say it's a fun experience.
"The friendly towns, the small towns are awesome," said Betty, a Junk Jaunt shopper. "I just love talking to people and they ask where you're from."
This oversized yard sale attracts shoppers from all across the country.
Michelle Lundstedt is from Colorado.
"The experience is wonderful," Lundstedt said. "You get to see central Nebraska and then get to find some treasures."
There's something to appeal to everyone.
The Junk Jaunt ends on Sunday. Vendors are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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