Church rummage sales offer a wide variety of items. Household goods, designer clothing, antiques, collectibles, toys, books, athletic equipment and tools are often found at rummage sales, according to numerous websites of churches such as St. Vincent de Paul Church in Brooklyn, Minnesota, and Christ Church of Winnetka, Illinois.
Church rummage sales are treasure troves of bargains, but some churches focus on specific categories of goods. The Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, offers household goods, children's clothing and small appliances, but it does not offer adult clothing or electronics, according to the church's website. Winnetka's Christ Church sales include apparel for all ages, electronics, computers, gift items and holiday decorations, as listed on the church's website. Some, such as St. Vincent de Paul in Minnesota, separate high-end items and sell them in a special designated area, explains the church's website.
Many church rummage sales offer lunch to keep shoppers' energies up. The 2012 church-wide sale sponsored by radio station Life 107.1 in Des Moines, Iowa, offered not only lunch but baked goods for sale, states the station's website. While rummage sales primarily consist of used items that are donated by members of the church or community, Christ Church sales include brand-new merchandise at reduced prices, as explained on its website.