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    Everybody loves a bargain. One person’s useless, ugly, or broken object can be another person’s bargain. That is why so many Americans do not throw things away. They put them outside their house. They put up a “For Sale” sign. And, as simple as that, they have a yard sale.
    In some parts of the country, such a sale might be called a garage sale (旧物销售) or a moving sale. Whatever the name, the activity is the same. People sell things they no longer want.
    The sellers put a paid announcement in a local newspaper. It tells when and where the yard sale will take place. It also lists some of the things to be sold.
    Early in the morning, all the things to be sold are carried out of the house. Then they sit all day in the sunlight — like tired guests at a party — waiting for someone to take them home.
    Just about anything can be sold at a yard sale. Sometimes, there are more clothes than anything else. Cooking equipment is also popular. So are old toys, tools, books, tables, and chairs. Then there are
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