There are few things in this world that I like better than a GOOD DEAL, and those of you who know me, know that! I find NOTHING shameful in being a good steward of your own money – if something is listed at$65, but you only value it at $30, and don’t ask for a price difference, then you have OVERSPENT $35. Which means you could have bought two of the items for one.
One small fact you may not know is that I like to barter on EVERYTHING. YES EVERYTHING. Cell phone bills, coupons, groceries at the Farmer’s Market, etsy, power bills, college loans, credit cards, ummmmmm you name it and I have bartered/haggled on it.
One of the best resources in Birmingham right now is Freecycle. Now, this is not a site JUST for Birmingham. Right now in Alabama they have a group for the following:
Membership is free, and everything posted must be FREE, legal and appropriate for all ages. To view the items being given away or sought in Birmingham, you must be a member of the local group. To view the local group posts, visit the local Yahoo Group where they are located by clicking on the link below!”
I love it. I have given up bamboo, an old coffee maker, a vacuum that didn’t work so well. In return I have received seedlings for herbs, a dishwasher that just needs a new board ($99 instead of $399 for a new one) as well as various and assundry things. Of course, you do run into those posts of “I need a brand new Blackberry cell phone for T-mobile” and I think, no one NEEDS that, let’s just keep it to the things that we really NEED to function properly.
But all-in-all I have had a FANTASIC experience on this site! Please try it out!!