Cordova community yard sale draws thousands of bargain hunters

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CORDOVA, TN (WMC-TV) - The rain didn't deter bargain hunters from as far away as Oxford, Mississippi, from making their way to Cordova Saturday for the 27th Annual Countrywood Community Yard Sale.
Cars lined the streets as thousands of people shopped for clothing, purses, jewelry, furniture, household goods - even motorcycles.
Vendor Diane Scott says saving money is a priority for most people nowadays.

"Everybody's trying to save money. Everybody's trying to get the best deal, the cheapest deal, to survive," she said.

As a worldwide credit manager, Scott says she watched businesses struggle through the economic crisis.

"I see more bankruptcies than I've ever seen before," she said. "People are not being able to sell their product. We're competing against foreign countries."

Scott was dealt a triple blow. She lost her job, her home and her husband.

"I'm a widow now, and I'm trying to cut back and earn money to be able to survive," she said.

But experts predict the economy is rebounding, with companies like Memphis-based FedEx beginning to show better profits. In fact, Scott just found a job after a year long search.

"I'm so excited to have a job," she said.

And job or no job, Scott says she'll be back for next year's big sale.

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