Forget the Mall: Dumpster-Dive for Holiday Gifts Some people go to great lengths to secure just the right holiday gift. Kari Abate of Springfield, Ill., is willing to bypass the bargain bin to dig for presents. Her family gets CDs, cashmere clothes and other items that Abate finds in dumpsters behind stores.
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Forget the Mall: Dumpster-Dive for Holiday Gifts

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Forget the Mall: Dumpster-Dive for Holiday Gifts

Forget the Mall: Dumpster-Dive for Holiday Gifts

Forget the Mall: Dumpster-Dive for Holiday Gifts

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Some people go to great lengths to secure just the right holiday gift. Kari Abate of Springfield, Ill., is willing to bypass the bargain bin to dig for presents. Her family gets CDs, cashmere clothes and other items that Abate finds in dumpsters behind stores.

She talks to Liane Hansen about her unorthodox methods.