A sale of secondhand items, held in a driveway, garage, or front yard. They usually take place on Saturday mornings in summer.
From rummage sale
, so called because it is a sale where you can freely "rummage" (or sort) through things in piles or boxes.
They typically include used clothes, old records, ancient appliances, Happy Meal
toys, potholders, small brass deer, broken watches, coffee cups, and "crafty" Christmas decorations. Each sale is different, and finding something good is not a guarantee. (One might argue that it is actually unlikely, as you are sorting through someone else's cast-offs.)
It's main appeal is the thrill of the hunt
and the chance at finding a real bargain
You wouldn't believe the find I got at this rummage today! A nearly complete set of beat-up Beatles albums! AND a broken record player on which to play them!