Scavenger Couple Nearly Lives for Free

By David Schoetz

Apr 5, 2010 9:43pm

Late addition to tonight's show as we scramble a full report on the deadly mine explosion in West Virginia. We will also have a "Sign of the Times" about a Northern California couple named Kristan Lawson and Anneli Rufus who live and breathe thrift. They even wrote a book about it called the "Scavengers' Manifesto." The pair is well-versed in finding free — or substantially discounted — items online, in the trash and on the sidewalk. From food to furniture, they will salvage, swap and repurpose in the name of penny-pinching. Between the two of them, they spent $12 on clothes last year. Depending on your willingness to follow their tips – and that does not require dumpster-diving – you too could save big. Here's the report, "Human Scavengers."

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