Where: American Park 'n Swap at Phoenix Greyhound Park (3801 E. Washington St., 602-273-1250).
Drink: 16-ounce cups of beer for $3 each plus a $2 admission per person.
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Scene: The American Swap Meet is like Wal-Mart, thrift store, and Mexican supermercado all rolled into one gigantic outdoor yard sale. Four times a week (Wednesdays, 4-10 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m.-4 p.m.) denizens from across the Valley gather in the massive parking lot of Phoenix Greyhound Park hawk their numerous wares on tables, out of vans, or through makeshift storefronts. Practically anything and everything you can think of is available for sale, be it sunglasses, shoes and cowboy boots, gaudy jewelry, perfume, luggage, power tools...you name it, they got it. There are also a few items which are likely illegal to sell, like bootleg movies, cheap Chinese imitations of children's toys, and pirate Nintendo gaming systems. (Hope no one tells the feds about this place). Visitors can also imbibe while they're shopping, including sipping on $3 16-ounce plastic cups of Budweiser and Miller drafts, or perhaps pop the top of $3.50 cans of Mickey's or Steel Reserve. Paper bags are optional. --Benjamin Leatherman