the success of garage sales is confirmed


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They were already mon of the most popular meetings among the French in recent years. While purchasing power is under pressure, garage sales and the second-hand market, which today represents 7 billion euros in France, live a real idyll with an ever-growing clientele.

Every Saturday, it’s the same excitement in Palavas-les-Flots (Herault)in the realm of bargains. All pitches were stormed on a garage sale. Buyers come for the pleasure of antiquing, and unearth little treasures. Here, everything is bought and sold at low prices. A blue shirt and a sweater. Two euros, and two euros”, affirms a man. Saving money has never guided bargain hunters so much in their purchases.

The decline in purchasing power has also motivated new sellers to empty their closets. Since the summer, one of them has been there almost every week. His sales bring him an average of 300 euros per month. With the fuel rising, all that, on is very happy to be able to get rid of, but also to bring in some money at the end of the month“, he confides. With the crisis, the negotiations have become sporting. In 30 years of garage sales, a seller says he has never had to make so many price concessions.

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