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Using craigslist and facebook to source products to sell or satisfy your need to find treasures.

Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 10:45 PM

This not meant to take away from local ads and local yard-sales, but if the picking has been slim lately, be sure to expand your horizons.

While I still have not used Craigslist to sell, I constantly browse local listing to see what is out there. When I travel, I use my phone app to locate CL towns in the area and have followed up on a few listings that were just too good to pass up.

Two years ago I contacted a listing in Lebanon and they were asking too much but I asked them to keep my contact info in case they did not sell. About a year later I got an e-mail and bought 750 well cared for albums in covered plastic tubs (they had a value as well), a shelving unit and a working Magnavox stereo console for $200.

Have you tried a scan lately? This is a good time of year for yard-sales and auctions and you never know what you'll find. Searching 45 records in Nashville turned up this listing. http://nashville.craigslist.org/clt/3015... or http://nashville.craigslist.org/gms/3009... or http://nashville.craigslist.org/gms/3017... (old fishing lures and reels, oooooh) I better stop looking. :-)

Facebook now has a yard sale feature and so does eBay, although eBay's "Classified" is not as well supported as Craigslist.

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.