DETROIT (WWJ) – It was a big day for bargain hunters this Fourth of July.

In downtown Detroit the line outside one store began forming early Thursday morning.

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The store of choice on Independence Day? The Salvation Army!

All clothes were 50 percent off from open to close.

Cara and Michelle Lundgren.

Cara and Michelle Lundgren.

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WWJ’s Pat Sweeting spoke with Michelle Lundgren and her daughter Cara who were at the store early to cash in on the bargains.

“I was able to score forty dollars worth of clothes – it’s going to get me through the whole summer and yesterday I would have gone to the mall and spent forty dollars on one pair of jeans,” said Michele.

Taking advantage of the sale in order to resell items online was Lundgren’s daughter Cara.

“I also bought about sixty dollars worth of things,” said Cara. “And I also do sell online vintage clothing so some of these things will be sold and I will make a profit.”

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The proceeds of the Salvation Army Fourth of July sale help fund the organization’s adult rehabilitation program.