Buying and selling household items through small free ads


Cities with local markets in the area I live in often have free newspapers that are available at local stores or sent through the mailbox each week. Some of these newspapers accept small free advertisements and this is ideal if you have surplus items that you want to sell.

I’ve always wondered, until recently, if anyone goes to the trouble of reading classifieds and if these free ads are successful in attracting buyers. Then I found out that my neighbor looks at them every week and has found some real bargains.

Neighbors are planning to move from the UK to France, where they have bought a small cottage, so they are always looking for bargain-priced furniture, fixtures and fittings.

His recent purchases include a multi-fuel stove that will help run his central heating system, as well as provide cooking facilities, and which the previous owner used to power twelve radiators. They bought two radiators from another vendor, and from someone else a couple of blocks away, bought a six-foot-six-inch orthopedic bed that they brought home down the street, to the amusement of passersby. All of these valuable items were at discounted prices.

So if you’re short on money and have surplus household items taking up space, it’s worth trying to generate some cash by using little free ads in your local newspaper. And if you need things, but your budget is tight, taking a few minutes to browse through the small ads might produce just what you’re looking for.