When you're shopping for very affordable pieces, shopping at consignment stores, thrift stores, estate sales, classified ads like those on Craigslist or Freecycle.org (free!), garage sales, and furniture outlet stores will be your best bet.
In addition to the above sources, a Google search early in the summer season will generally yield dozens of private listing on platforms, such as Craigslist and MySpace, even some private Web site for individual properties.
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If you must have a Nintendo Wii and you don't want to bother looking for one at retail price, online auction sites like eBay and online classifieds like Craigslist always have a plentiful supply of Wii systems in stock.
Craigslist: While there are some risks associated with buying from individual sellers on the Internet, used games sold privately are generally less expensive than buying brand new games from a more traditional retailer.
Models and parts can still be found online at auction sites like eBay or on second-hand sites like Craigslist and it can still be found on Amazon.com, but finding one in brand new condition might be a challenge.
Rather than spending the full price on a brand new controller, you can sometimes find used controllers through online auction sites like eBay and buy/sell boards like Craigslist for substantially reduced prices.
If you opt for a Craigslist purchase, stay with local sellers only- you do not want to send money or checks to someone you meet off Craigslist since the site does not do any screening of sellers or buyers.
You might be able to find decent deals on admission passes to various parks through Craigslist and eBay, particularly for people who have last minute cancellations and no way to refund their own tickets.
Freecycle, Craigslist, and a thousand message boards achieve the same outcome.