http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumpster_diving. For starters, at "this blog":http://community.livejournal.com/dumpsterdiving, alley surfers share tips and brag about their bounties of “slightly crushed” produce, “mostly nice” clothing, and “perfectly useable” appliances. One of my favorite quotes has got to be "_I've been told that Zanotto's is a good place (however, there's probably a lot of competition from the hobos at the downtown location)…"_ Not only are they frugal, they're cut throat. But there's more, view "this movie trailer":http://jeffharrisshortfilms.com/vids/divetrailer.wmv of a diver's personal struggle in a tosser's world. Or better yet, here's some passionately written "instructions":http://web.textfiles.com/hacking/dumpster_diving.txt to get you started, which begins "_There's something about going through a dumpster that gets your blood pumping."_ I don’t know about you, but my blood pumps perfectly fine without shopping at D(umpster)*Mart.