A coffee in one hand and a bargain in the other. This was the scene at the annual "May the Fourth Be With You" sale at Musos' Corner.
Young and old music enthusiasts lined up for hours on Wednesday for their chance to grab a bargain, with one group of teenagers skipping school to attend the sale.
"It just worked out that it was the same day as the school teachers strike, so missing school wasn't such a big deal," said 14-year-old Charlie Catchick.
"This is much more important anyway!"
Wednesday marked the 11th time Musos' Corner has held the sale on May fourth, discounting hundreds of items by up to 90 percent.
Third in line was Samuel Collins who camped in front of the store for two days.
"I camped out because I originally was going to go for the Custom Shop Telecaster which was $7000 down to $700 and then the first person in line ended up getting that, so I got my third pick which was a guitar that was $1500 down from $6000 so I am pretty stoked," he said.
"Camping out was fun, it is always good because it is like a mini holiday hanging out with a bunch of musicians playing guitar and singing."
Musos' Corner owner Sandra Lindsay said the sale was very successful, with some customers driving hours to make it.
"It is always very popular. We did it online with COVID last year and we had extra servers but it still crashed the servers. It went online at 7am and by 7.15am it was all over but it was much more boring than this year because we couldn't have people in," she said.
The idea came from her son Andrew and some of the regular customers in the store who are all big fans of Star Wars. Now, it has "become a huge event."
"It went off so well the first time we did it and we just kept going. Now we get people ringing in March asking if we will have the sale and people come in asking when it will be," said Ms Lindsay.
"We used to only let 10 people in at a time, and now we are in a bigger building we can let 50 people in here. They all love it and I love it."
Michael Chapman drove for almost an hour from Bonnells Bay for the sale. He arrived at 7:15am, nearly two hours before the doors opened with hopes to buy a new snare drum.
"But you never know what you are going to get at this sale so the drive and the wait is well worth it. I will be happy with what ever is left."
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