We're guessing the cash flow situation for Lindsay Lohan is pretty dire, since she recently dispatched younger sister Ali to sell off her used clothing, shoes and accessories, presumably to raise money for her enormous tax bill.

Alms for the poor ... alms for the poor ...

Lindsay reportedly sent her kid sister to Wasteland, a used vintage and designer clothing shop, but things didn't turn out as planned.

A witness says Ali marched up to the counter with bags stuffed full of goods, but as the manager started sorting through them, little Lohan could be heard yelling, "Thirty dollars for these? They cost $700! This is ridiculous!"

"These have to be worth more, Lindsay was photographed wearing them, that has to add value," she was heard pleading in an effort to drive up the offered price of the clothing, which we're guessing smelled a lot like flop sweat and beer.

But it seems the fact that Lindsay Lohan wore the items did little for their value, and Ali left with significantly less cash than she apparently expected.

See, someone should've called Michael Lohan first. He'd have opened an eBay auction, called all the tabloids he has on speed-dial, and driven up the price significantly.