Saturday, March 13, 2010

How to get local things free (or cheap)!

Do you have stuff you no longer want sitting in your garage? You can post it on the internet in a group where others will see it. If they want it, they email you and then will come pick it up. It works the other way too. If you are looking for something, you post that you need it. Someone else realizes they have it and they email you. You then drive over and pick it up - for free!

I have been able to pass along several Little Tikes outdoor toys that we no longer needed to someone who needed them.  I picked up a huge bean bag chair one time for free!  I drove out and picked up 30 tomato cages for our garden and saved my family about $30.00.  We gave away a working tv that we didn't need anymore.  I could tell you tons of examples of ways these groups have saved us money and kept stuff out of the landfill.   Win Win!

It's called freecycle! Here's a link to several of the local chapters....
or here's a link to find your local chapter.

If you are wanting to sell or buy something for cheap - try this group...
Danville Cheapcycle

Another option that works really well is Craigslist.  I just posted some stuff on craigslist so read on for details about how to post something on Craigslist.

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