What Garage Sales Tell Us About Our Economy

May 13, 2008  •  From theTrumpet.com
As people struggle to put food on the table, a wave of second-hand goods is sweeping the nation.

Ellona Bateman-Lee is in trouble. With barely enough money to cover living expenses, she is having trouble coping with soaring food prices, utility bills and health-care costs. In desperation, she is turning to online flea markets as a last-ditch grasp at solvency.

Does the fact that the online garage sale industry is booming say something larger about the state of the nation?

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