As an antiquing aficionado herself, manning the stalls at the annual Monster Garage Sale is a peculiar torture for Liz Forbes-Taber.
For the 11th consecutive year, the Wagga woman returned to her position at the 'nice things display' inside the Baptist Church hall on Saturday.
"When my grandmother's farm was sold up, I ended up with a lot of these antiques and dinner sets," Ms Forbes-Taber said.
"That's when I got into it all. I have a house full of it now, so I just have to keep saying 'no' to it each year when I'm here [at the Monster Garage Sale]."
Some years, turning away from a bargain is harder than others. This year, Ms Forbes-Taber has been eyeing-off a particular candelabra with significant historic value.
"One of the most interesting pieces we've had this year is this piano candle-holder," she said.
"It was brought in by a local doctor, and it's got to be more than 100 years old."
If she were so inclined to add to her collection, the garage sale would offer ample opportunity to purchase rare items for a fraction of their valued price.
"We had a doll that was well over 100 years old," Ms Forbes-Taber said.
"It sold quickly, but she was absolutely beautiful. I think she would have been worth about $200, but we sold it for $80."
Beginning at 8am on Saturday, the Monster Garage Sale started off at a slower pace than in previous years.
Organisers Nick and Janine Menzies told The Daily Advertiser that the previous week had seen a smaller intake of donations, likely as a result of the recent outpouring for fire-affected areas surrounding Wagga.
But, the calibre of donations continued to remain high with many of the more notable antiques bought within the first few hours of the sale.
"One woman found an old postal notice board, and I actually managed to connect her with the daughter of the person who donated it," Mrs Menzies said.
"It had come from Tamworth and was a particularly good piece of memorabilia. She's going to re-purpose it for some old fashioned haberdashery."
For some, the morning's rummage provided an excuse to obtain a few personal goods for a housewarming.
"A lovely young fellow bought a Monet print that he was very excited about. He's starting uni and was setting up his share-house," Mrs Menzies said.